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post #31 of 35
acarlton: I'd say the correct length is a few cm from your wrist bone, where a watch might be worn. Anything below the base of your thumb is far too much.
post #32 of 35

I see this is an older conversation...but recently this has been on my mind. I have been measured and told I'm a 32/33, however, I generally feel like that length comes up short much of the time. It looks fine if I'm standing, arms hanging at sides. But as soon as I start moving around, I I feel the sleeve start pulling up past my wrist, tightness in elbow area of sleeve, etc.

 

One thing of note - I do have pretty thick/broad shoulders...and I feel like sometime when I'm getting sized for a jacket, etc...the tailors don't always take that into effect. I'd say (and many have commented on this, so I'm going to say it's fact) that I definitely have broader shoulders than the average joe.

 

Anyway...Seems like when I jump to a 34/35, many are too long, though...but i guess better to be a bit long than much too short?

 

As I type this out for example, in a 32/33, I have my hands out in front of me on the keyboard...the sleeves have pulled up just even/slightly past my wrist bone. Another example, if I stand or sit with my arms crossed - I can feel in many shirts with the 32/33 length that the shoulders get tight and sleeves pull up a quarter to half inch past wrist bone...which puts end of sleeve about a half inch to full inch lower than the palm/bend in my wrist.

 

Question being this (to make a long question short):

 

Would most of you recommend I generally look for a 34 or 34/35 sleeve?

 

Thanks in advance...

post #33 of 35
^^^^Find cuffs that are somewhat narrow so they will only fall down to a certain point and are stopped by the width of your hand no matter the slack in the sleeve. RTW seems to make most cuffs too large. For aesthetics, narrower is better also.
But why would you go from 32/33 to 34/35 rather than just 34 if possible? Also, every shirt is different in sizing for stated measurements. Try and try on again.

This all assumes not having the sleeve made to your measurements, of course.
post #34 of 35
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Originally Posted by gambit50 View Post

^^^^Find cuffs that are somewhat narrow so they will only fall down to a certain point and are stopped by the width of your hand no matter the slack in the sleeve. RTW seems to make most cuffs too large. For aesthetics, narrower is better also.
But why would you go from 32/33 to 34/35 rather than just 34 if possible? Also, every shirt is different in sizing for stated measurements. Try and try on again.

This all assumes not having the sleeve made to your measurements, of course.

 



Right...I would probably go to a 34 or 34/35 just depending on the shirt and the offering of sleeve size. I know they all vary...I think I have one 34 and one 34/35 that work well, but then I bought one and returned the other day after the 34/35 was much too long, and the 32/33 too short (as usual).

 

Thanks for the reply...another option I have considered is if I find a good deal on a shirt is I could of course always have the sleeves altered at a tailor.

post #35 of 35

First post so if I'm in the wrong place I apologize,

I have read dozens of time the proper dress sleeve length, what drives me up the wall is coat (not suit jacket) sleeve length has no correlation to shirt sleeve length.

As in I wear a a 34" on the mark dress shirt how in the world does that transfer to a coat sleeve lenth?

Someone put me out of my misery.

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