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Sizing on this shirt

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Ok, I am a bit confused. In this auction (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...EWN%3AIT&rd=1), the seller lists the item as "14 1/2 x 29 1/2". I'm having trouble figuring out what the 29.5" refers to...surely not sleeve length? I've never seen anything shorter than a 32/33 on a shirt.

Could it be referring to the length of the shirt (collar to hem)?

aportnoy had his theory on this, which is probably correct, but I'd like to see some other thoughts.
post #2 of 8
Could it be the sleeve taken from another starting point (ie not center back)?
post #3 of 8
37 = 14.5 --> it is the European neck size. 41 = 16 neck.
post #4 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duveen
37 = 14.5 --> it is the European neck size.

41 = 16 neck.

What duveen said. This is a common mistake.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by lawyerdad
Actually, it possibly could be sleeve length doubled, or from cuff to cuff. The ad and accompanying picture give a 37cm sleeve length, and off the top of my head (suppose I could look it up but I'm lazy) I think 29 1/2" is just a tad over 74 (37x2) cm. It strikes me as quite short to be the collar-to-hem measurement, but that's obviously a possibility, too.

I ran some measurements on one of my better-fitting FC shirts. The length from where the shoulder seam (at least I think it's the shoulder seam) meets the base of the collar to the cuff is 29.25". So maybe that is the measurement they're referring to. I sure hope so, lol.
post #6 of 8
This might help:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ADME:B:SS:US:1

This Zegna is a 14.5 - 37 and has sleeves measured at 33
post #7 of 8
Whether the seller is measuring from the shoulder seam or the shirt has been altered, the only way is to ask the seller. Fire off an email.
post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by JCM
This might help:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ADME:B:SS:US:1

This Zegna is a 14.5 - 37 and has sleeves measured at 33

i believe the 37 refers to the neck size (37cm=14.56in), not the sleeve length.
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