I'm not a troll.
I'm a little...different, as a product of two new age hippieish parents I was always taught the value in re-using and re-purposing various goods.
This leads to using old dress shirts (past usuable) as cleaning cloths, turning thrift tore jackets ($100 in materials for a diy bag for $49.99?!) As material for a usuable art project and various other....let's say unique ideas.
Thank you for the kind words mexicutioner!
The charvet shirt incident stems from the size label visible in one of the pics, nobody caught it and I went back and edited the thread before a mod deleated it and left an old thread.
I'm also horrible at measuring shirts or anything and I'm just a little paranoid since I don't have a formal apperenticeship telling me how to measure stuff (there are a lot of tailors on sf! And they all have their own way of measuring/nobody has given me the consensus of the ideal way)
There is aharris's guide to measuring suits and jackets and for the most part I would approach shirt measuring in a similar manner.
Button it, lay it flat and
-take chest measurements pit-to-pit
-take sleeve measurements from shoulder seam to end of sleeve (some prefer middle of the back to seam to end of sleeve)
-take shoulders from seam to seam, you can be specific if it's from the front or back of the shirt.
-take "waist" measurements at a certain button, just specify that at which button i.e. 2nd from the bottom
More or less you are giving the buyer something to compare to say, his favorite shirt at home. But be specific - state "lying flat, buttoned, and pit to pit" for example. Also add in a disclaimer like "approximate" or "guideline". If shit seems way off you most likely have a shirt that was previously altered rather than shitty measuring skills.