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1/4 & 3/4 collar sizes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SanktDavid, Nov 23, 2012.

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  1. SanktDavid

    SanktDavid Member

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know the reason behind why some shirtmakers only sell shirts with collar sizes in either whole or half numbers? I have especially noticed that several italian shirt makers have quarter sizes but most english have whole or half.

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  2. Ivar

    Ivar Senior member

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    It's because all European manufacturers except for the British measure the collar size in centimeters. Thus:

    EU size 38 (cm) = UK/US size 14.96 (inches)
    EU size 39 (cm) = UK/US size 15.35 (inches)
    EU size 40 (cm) = UK/US size 15.75 (inches)
    EU size 41 (cm) = UK/US size 16.14 (inches)
    EU size 42 (cm) = UK/US size 16.54 (inches)
    ...
     
  3. SanktDavid

    SanktDavid Member

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    Doesn't that mean that some British manufacturers jump over a pretty large segment of customers by only carrying whole and half sizes. I myself am a 15 3/4(15.5 too small and 16 too big). I find myself having to ignore most British shirtmakers because of that, which is kind of a bummer. Perhaps I'm not digging deep enough. Do you know any British companies who carry quarter sizes?
     
  4. clapeyron

    clapeyron Senior member

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    and this is why metric is superior, kids. if you can't fit a shirt collar using imperial, you sure as hell can't fly to the moon xD
     
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    cbfn Senior member

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    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    move the collar button!
    shirt manufacturers can't afford to produce and stock so many sizes.

    their is a reason custom shirtmakers keep busy
     

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