Shirt measurements

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  1. arvi

    arvi Senior member

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    i seem to recall a recent thread where instructions were given how to make shirt size meaurements from an existing shirt..maybe it was on a website..can someone please direct me?thanks
     
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    chorse123 Senior member

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    I believe there's a guide on the WW Chan website (sorry, I can't find a link now)
     
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    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There is a lot more to Shirtmaking then taking measurement based on a set of instructions found on the internet. Most likely the shirt will fit better then a RTW shirt. It took me a long time to figure out how to take proper measuremnts. Which questions to ask and what to look out for. Maybe Alex knows how long it took for a new Custom shop employee to get it right. How many poorly fitted shirts were returned by new salesman? "BUY AMERICAN" Carl www.cego.com
     
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    i'm not looking to have shirts made..i want a reference to compare to measurements of rtw shirts sold online so that i can have some sense of how shirt will fit
     
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    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    globetrotter Senior member

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    shirtmaven,

    do you know if anybody is making shirts using the new easy maintainance cotton that Brooks Brothers uses?
     
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    i want to know how to measure chest,back,sleeve,ecc of existing shirt to compare with measurements given by seller..i know there was a thread that dealt with this.. [​IMG]
     
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    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Measure it like a suit for chest, waist, shoulder, and length. For sleeve, measure from the middle of the botton of the collar to the shoulder, and then down the sleeve from the shoulder. Add the two together and that's your sleeve length.
     
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    Alexander Kabbaz Senior member

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    Shirtmaven
    At its worst, the Custom Shop was getting back 65 or every 100 shirts they made. After some intense work on the collar patterns, that dropped to 35 of every 100 shirts being returned. At one time, there were some 70 Custom Shirt Shops. Of the entire staff of hundreds of employees, there were about 8-10 who could take competent measurements. This is according to Mortimer Levitt, founder of C.S.
     

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