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Correct sleeve length

dbc

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I've done my share of reading and searching about this topic but I can't seem to find a definitive answer so please do chip in.

In 2010 I discovered bespoke clothing and realised that my arms are too short for OTR clothing. To give you an idea, I recently had 3 inches of cloth removed off the sleeve of a Z Zegna shirt which fits well everywhere else.

I'm going MTM and bespoke with my shirts from now on, so the question I have is this: Is the point where the shirt sleeve should end, right after the wrist bone?

I've had MTM done at quite a few local and HK tailors, and yet while they can get jacket sleeve length right, they seem to have trouble with this


TIA for your thoughts.
 

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When the shirt cuff is unbuttoned the bottom of the shirt cuff will be approximately
1 1/2" below your wrist bone. You have to discover if this works for you but it is a basic way to start. Shape of your hand and your preferences will determine if this measure is right for you.
 

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