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Dress Shirt Collar Sizing Question

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Hey guys,

 

I've been browsing posts on here for a while now (I have y'all to thank for introducing me to my favorite online menswear vendors!) but thought I'd make an account since I've got a question for y'all about going up a collar size in dress shirts.

 

I usually wear a 15" collar for dress shirts, slim fit. I'm in need of a couple new dress shirts and have found a shirt online that I like that's a 15.5" collar size - but it's extra-slim fit and all body measurements (other than the collar and maybe sleeves) fit my measurements. Would it be a terrible idea to go up in size or is it fine? (FYI I have access to a tailor and am not planning on wearing the shirt with a tie).

 

Basically, I guess I'm just curious how much of a difference .5" in the collar makes, if I'm not going to be buttoning the top button anyways.

 

Thanks for your help and sorry if my question seems obvious/dumb to y'all - I'm not super experienced in how this works!


Edited by Iwest - 6/23/16 at 7:24pm
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Originally Posted by Iwest View Post
 

Hey guys,

 

I've been browsing posts on here for a while now (I have y'all to thank for introducing me to my favorite online menswear vendors!) but thought I'd make an account since I've got a question for y'all about going up a collar size in dress shirts.

 

I usually wear a 15" collar for dress shirts, slim fit. I'm in need of a couple new dress shirts and have found a shirt online that I like that's a 15.5" collar size - but it's extra-slim fit and all body measurements (other than the collar and maybe sleeves) fit my measurements. Would it be a terrible idea to go up in size or is it fine? (FYI I have access to a tailor and am not planning on wearing the shirt with a tie).

 

Basically, I guess I'm just curious how much of a difference .5" in the collar makes, if I'm not going to be buttoning the top button anyways.

 

Thanks for your help and sorry if my question seems obvious/dumb to y'all - I'm not super experienced in how this works!

A 0.5" difference in circumference is considerable.  That said, if you are not planning on wearing the shirt with a tie, you are probably good to go.

post #3 of 4
the collar could look a bit large.

You can not alter the size of a collar

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post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 

Thanks for both of your advice - appreciate it and that's very helpful to know that I can't alter collar sizes!

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