Sizing on this shirt

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  1. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Ok, I am a bit confused. In this auction (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...EWN%3AIT&rd=1), the seller lists the item as "14 1/2 x 29 1/2". I'm having trouble figuring out what the 29.5" refers to...surely not sleeve length? I've never seen anything shorter than a 32/33 on a shirt.

    Could it be referring to the length of the shirt (collar to hem)?

    aportnoy had his theory on this, which is probably correct, but I'd like to see some other thoughts.
     
  2. JCM

    JCM Senior member

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    Could it be the sleeve taken from another starting point (ie not center back)?
     
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    Duveen Senior member

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    37 = 14.5 --> it is the European neck size.

    41 = 16 neck.
     
  4. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    37 = 14.5 --> it is the European neck size.

    41 = 16 neck.


    What duveen said. This is a common mistake.
     
  5. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Actually, it possibly could be sleeve length doubled, or from cuff to cuff. The ad and accompanying picture give a 37cm sleeve length, and off the top of my head (suppose I could look it up but I'm lazy) I think 29 1/2" is just a tad over 74 (37x2) cm. It strikes me as quite short to be the collar-to-hem measurement, but that's obviously a possibility, too.

    I ran some measurements on one of my better-fitting FC shirts. The length from where the shoulder seam (at least I think it's the shoulder seam) meets the base of the collar to the cuff is 29.25". So maybe that is the measurement they're referring to. I sure hope so, lol.
     
  6. JCM

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    mack11211 Senior member

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    Whether the seller is measuring from the shoulder seam or the shirt has been altered, the only way is to ask the seller. Fire off an email.
     
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