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Question about collar size

flalaw

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My normal collar size is 15.5. I found a great deal for a shirt I wanted however the only size available is 16.5. I plan on wearing this shirt with the sleeves rolled up and collar unbuttoned without a tie all the time. Will the extra inch make the shirt look weird in the neck area or am I good to go w/ the 16.5? Thanks!
 

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I normally wear a 14.5" collar and I have a few shirts in medium that are 15.5". There is no realy noticeable difference unbuttoned.
 

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Sounds like a bad idea, unless the body measurements of this two-sizes-too-big shirt somehow match those of a 15.5 shirt. If that is the case, for some reason, I suppose it doesn't matter that you'd never be able to button the top button and/or wear a tie with the shirt.
 

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Oh, so a bigger collar size also relates to bigger body measurements too sometimes?
 

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Yes, it will likely be too big in the shoulders, and possibly the chest too. Try it on first.
 

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Originally Posted by flalaw
Oh, so a bigger collar size also relates to bigger body measurements too sometimes?

Not sometimes: always (relative to shirts with a smaller collar in the same line from the same manufacturer).
 

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Originally Posted by flalaw
My normal collar size is 15.5. I found a great deal for a shirt I wanted however the only size available is 16.5. I plan on wearing this shirt with the sleeves rolled up and collar unbuttoned without a tie all the time. Will the extra inch make the shirt look weird in the neck area or am I good to go w/ the 16.5? Thanks!

It's more than just the collar, the whole shirt will be too big for you. Chest, arms, yoke, even the cuffs.
 

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