How to measure for a shirt step 1

Step 1

Before you start, make sure you have a tape measure. It is easier to have someone else on hand to help measure you, but if this isn’t possible, just take each measurement a few times to ensure accuracy.

How to measure for a shirt step 2

Step 2

Measure your collar size by taking the tape measure and placing it flush around your neck. To get the most comfortable fit, place two fingers between the tape measure and the neck when measuring.

How to measure for a shirt step 3

Step 3

Next, measure your sleeve length. Before measuring, raise your arm and bend it slightly at the elbow, as if you are looking at your watch.

How to measure for a shirt step 4

Step 4

Start at the top of the centre back, just below the collar. Place the tape measure here and measure to the peak of the shoulder, then note down this measurement.

How to measure for a shirt step 5

Step 5

Next, place the tape measure at the peak of the shoulder, and measure down towards the elbow.

How to measure for a shirt step 6

Step 6

Finally, measure from the elbow to just above the wrist bone, or wherever you prefer the shirt cuff to sit. Add these three measurements together to calculate your sleeve length.


Some people like to add an extra half inch to both their collar and cuff measurement, but we already allow for this in our shirts to ensure you always get the perfect fit.