# Straight forward sleeve length question

#### msawch

##### Active Member
I'm ordering a few shirts from MyTailor (based on a shirt that I sent in to be replicated with a few changes to be made)

Here's my question:

I'd like the shoulder width increased by 0.5&quot;. Since the sleeve length is measured as the sum the length of the sleeve itself plus the additional 'shoulder seam to neck' measurement, do I then specific that I'd like the length of the actual sleeve shortened by 0.25&quot; to offset the new shoulder width?... (reminds me of a grade-school math problem)

#### msawch

##### Active Member
one and only bump

#### vitaminc

##### Distinguished Member
i wouldn't worry about that extra 0.5&quot; of sleeves length, unless your current measurements already extend beyond mid-palm. (i like to have my shirt sleeves extend to roughly 1/3 of my palms unbuttoned).

#### msawch

##### Active Member
Thanks for the response but I'm looking at this from a more technical stand point, ie. does an increase shoulder width, necessitate a decrease in arm length to maintain the same &quot;sleeve length&quot;?

#### Despos

##### Distinguished Member
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It will be adjusted by the maker, no need for you to change anything else.

The measurement does not start at the neck but from the center of the yoke, over the shoulder to the wrist. If you are increasing the yoke measure by 1/2", you realize that is only 1/4" per side, right? Or do mean to increase the shoulder width 1/2" on each side? You need to be clear about that.