Originally Posted by Shingles
Where have you got those measurements from? The popover fits loose. I have it in medium but could wear S as well. Depends on what fit you like though. I'd say stay tts. What size do you wear in other shirts? I'm both s and m in EG shirts. I prefer a 21" chest. I think the popover in M is 22", it's a pretty baggy shirt, especially in the back. Great for warm summer days.
Exactly this. The popover fits tighter in the chest but bellows out generously from there; It's the intended aesthetic of a really relaxed fitting tropical-wear shirt. I'm in the same boat as Shingles, I could go S/M on pretty much any EG piece depending on how I want it to fit and I've only bought the popovers in medium. For those who find the body to be too
relaxed when sizing up because of the chest/shoulders, our tailor did a simple alteration for me where he just stitched the box pleat along the back at the base of where it folds and continued the stitching down to around the waist area. This kind of just pulls the shirt taut so it doesn't really float away from my body as dramatically, reducing the "beer belly" effect that I know has turned some people away from this piece.