Shirt sizes

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  1. banksmiranda

    banksmiranda Senior member

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    Which of the following is your shirt neck size/sleeve length?

    14.5-33

    15-33
    15-33.5
    15-35
    15-35.5

    15.5-33
    15.5-33.5
    15.5-34
    15.5-35
    15.5-36

    15.75-33
    15.75-33.5
    15.75-34
    15.75-34.5
    15.75-35
    15.75-35.5

    16-33
    16-34
    16-34.5
    16-35
    16-36
    16-36.5
    16-37

    16.5-33.5
    16.5-35
    16.5-36.5
    16.5-37

    17-34
    17-35
    17-35.5
    17-36.5
    17-37

    17.5-34
    17.5-35.5
    17.5-36
    17.5-37

    18-34.5
    18-36.5
    18-37

    18.5-34.5
    37.5-37
    18.5-37.5

    19-37
    19-37.5


    Just wondering, since there seems to be quite a variety of combinations - some people are 14.5-34, some are 16-33, etc. and if you can usually find RTW neck/sleeve size combinations that fit you well.

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    Seize sur Vingt has the following size combinations:
    14.5-33

    15-33
    15-35

    15.5-33
    15.5-35

    16-34
    16-36

    16.5-35
    16.5-37

    17-35
    17-37

    Thomas Pink has the following:
    14.5-33

    15-33.5
    15-33.5

    15.5-34
    15.5-36

    16-34.5
    16-36.5

    16.5-35
    16.5-36.5

    17-35
    17-36.5

    17.5-35.5
    17.5-37

    18-37

    18.5-37.5

    Ike Behar has the following:
    14.5-33

    15-33
    15-35

    15.5-33.5
    15.5-35

    16-33.5
    16-35
    16-37

    16.5-33.5
    16.5-35
    16.5-37

    17-34
    17-35.5
    17-37

    17.5-34
    17.5-36
    17.5-37

    18-34.5
    18-36.5
    18-37

    18.5-34.5
    18.5-37
    18.5-37.5

    19-37
    19-37.5
     
  2. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Depends on the maker of course, but most consistently 16-34/35. Some 15.5s fit me fine, some 16s are too tight, and after they go through a couple of wash cycles all bets are off.

    If I'm buying it without the intention of wearing a tie, I'll go for a 15.5 because the body will be considerably smaller.

    But then again, I have made a pact with myself not ever to buy another OTR shirt unless I try it on and it fits perfectly. It's not a good deal if it just hangs in the closet.
     
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    16 1/4
    right sleeve 34 1/4
    left sleeve 34

    rtw it's 16 34/35, though like j, i've bought smaller neck sizes for a trimmer fit in the body.
     
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    Brian SD Moderator

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    For proper fit on body: 14 / 34
    For proper fit on neck: 15.5 / 34

    Kind of sucky to have to choose. Needless to say I am a fan of Jantzen.
     
  5. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    It's going to be a sad day for me when Ricky Ho is no longer with us -- being in my early 20s, I'm guessing he'll be gone before me. Until then, I plan on wearing Jantzen for the rest of my life.
     
  6. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    16 1/2 neck, 34 sleeve is closest, although it fits my neck, but is very billowy on my torso, and my right arm is 1/2 inch longer than my left, so even the sleeve length is not exactly right.

    I get most of my dress shirts at WW Chan now for these fit reasons.

    For casual shirts that I'm unlikely to wear with a tie, I usually go with a 15 1/2 neck; 34sleeve. Fits much better through the torso.
     
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    18-36 (for wearing without jacket)
    18-37 (usually, for wearing under a jacket).

    With the help of the sharp eyes on this board, I recently discovered my arms are not equal in length, so I'm a Jantzen guy too.
     
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    15.5/16-34/35

       As most everyone else has said, it depends on the maker and the intention of how I will wear the shirt (tie or not).
     
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    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    16/34-35

    I've never bought a custom shirt, so this is what I get off the rack.

    Bradford
     

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