1. In 2018. by way of thanks for being a part of this community, we'll be choosing 16 active members of our community at random to receive a special gift and a gift certificate for one of our affiliate vendors, to represent each of our 16 years.

    Fok and the Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

SHIRT COLLAR MEASUREMENTS

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by arvi, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. arvi

    arvi Senior Member

    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Location:
    New York City
    sorry to bother everyone with a question that i recall being answered a while ago..i have seen descriptions on ebay for -Size - it is marked a size 15 (38cm) and it measures to a US size 15...actual collar measurement - 15.5
    is this standard or do some 15s measure larger or smaller?
     


  2. drljva

    drljva Senior Member

    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Location:
    Seattle
    Some shirt manufacturers add a bit to account for shrinkage; others truly run "true-to-size"... For example, Borrelli shirts always run a little big, whereas Lorenzini (at the least the ones I've bought from NM) tend to run more true-to-size...

    JV
     


  3. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    4,458
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    a 15" collar should measure around 15.5" to 15.75" when brand new. it can then shrink to 15.5" after a couple of washings.

    the seller must be measuring a brand new shirt.
     


  4. Drinkwaters

    Drinkwaters OG Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    2,298
    Likes Received:
    681
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2004
    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    This info is for those who have started buying shirts with inches and centimeters for size identification. 37 / 141/2 actually is about 1/32 > than 14 1/2 38 / 15 actually is 1/32 < than 15 39 / 15 1/2 actually is 1/8 < than 15 1/2 40 / 15 3/4 is exact 41 /16 actually 1/8 > than 16 42 / 16 1/2 is exact 43 / 17 actually 3/32 < than 17 44/ 17 1/2 actually 5/32 < than 17 1/2 45/ 18 actually 7/32 < than 18 As I've always stated, it's best to try on instead of relying on numbers. One finger width between you and the top button is the best for a good fit after the shirt sizes itself through laundering. [​IMG]
     


  5. arvi

    arvi Senior Member

    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Location:
    New York City
    thanks a lot...you're right about try-on however..i was really concerned about buying online rather than in store..
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by