Originally Posted by blank
Here are the measures from my blue oxford:
Pit to pit: 20.75"
Pit to hem: 17"
Pit to the lowest part of the shirt (it is rounded, so slightly longer in the front): 20"
And I measure the inseam of the sleeve at 20"
Sleeves fit nice and slim
On a second examination this morning, it is an excellent shirt. I'd say it is priced perfectly at $53 plus shipping
these aren't really the best measurements to take. pit to pit makes sense - since that's the chest measurement. but pit to hem, pit to lowest part of the shirt, and sleeve aren't good measurements. inseam, for example, doesn't tell you much, because you don't know the armpit opening size or the shoulder width of the shirt, although you might be able to guess from the pictures.
It would be much better to measure: 1) chest (pit to pit); 2) neck, 3)sleeve measurement from back of neck to end of sleeve (should come out in the low to mid 30's, like 33, 34, 35, maybe 36). These are key shirt measurements - most dress shirts are sold based on numbers 2 and 3.
Also nice to include are 4) waist (gives you an idea of how tapered the shirt is), 5) shoulder width across the yoke (give, and 6) upper arm size (gives you an idea of the sleeve fullness, including armpit opening and giving both is pretty good).
I usually include these six measurements in my shirt auctions.