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HOW SHOULD A FORMAL SHIRT FIT?

By Vogue Republica | January 11, 2018

A made to measure shirt is not only the ultimate expression of a person’s individual taste and style, but also provides a sharper and cleaner look.

You can always identify an ill-fitting shirt by the following characteristics

  • Looks awkward
  • Makes you feel uncomfortable
  • Makes you look sloppy and unprofessional

Below are clear instructions along with guided illustrations to show you what you should be looking for while buying that perfect shirt that you always dreamed of wearing.

BOTTOM HEM LENGTH

 

The proper dress shirt length ends a few inches below the beltline ( an inch above where the zipper ends). This ensures that the your shirt is tucked in at all times. You can also go untucked with this length, when wanting to look more casual.

TORSO FIT

Wrinkles near the button hole indicate that the shirt is too tight. A tight shirt will also cause pulling of the sleeves. A loose shirt on the other hand will have excess fabric around the waist and the chest. The right shirt on the other hand will follow  your body silhouette, giving a crisp and smart look.

COLLAR FIT

The collar is the crown of the shirt. Getting this part wrong can make even an expensive shirt look cheap. The collar should rest perfectly around your neckline. A good indicator that the collar fits right is that you should also be able to put in two fingers comfortably.

SHOULDER FIT

A short shoulder line will cause wrinkling on the sleeves, while a long shoulder line will make your shirt look sloppy and loose. Make sure the shoulder line sits perfecting at the edge of your shoulders. Altering the shoulder line with a tailor is almost pointless, so getting it right the first time is very important.

SLEEVE FIT

A tight shirt sleeve will create a lot wrinkles while a loose shirt sleeve will creates folds of cloth. The right shirt sleeve should flow straight to your wrist in a tapered manner. You should also be able to roll up the sleeves comfortably upto your elbow.

SLEEVE CUFF FIT

You should be just able to put on shirt sleeve on or take it off without unbuttoning the cuff.

 

Remember to look out for these pointers while buying your next shirt.

 

Source – Real Men Real Style

https://www.realmenrealstyle.com/proper-dress-shirt-fit/