SHIRT COLLAR MEASUREMENTS

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

  1. arvi

    arvi Senior member

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    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

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    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 Senior member

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    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 Senior member

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    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

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    thanks a lot...you're right about try-on however..i was really concerned about buying online rather than in store..
     


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