For men it is a great hassle to measure their size. In fact, most of the men do not know theircollar or other size except for their waist for dress pant. This is due to the fact that men areusually careless and never cared for their size. While buying a custom dress shirt it is necessaryfor men to know their exact measurement and in order to get perfect measurement they needto know how to measure correctly for a comfortable fit. A cloth measuring tape would beneeded to take measurements. Then you would also need an assistant, because not all of themeasurements can be taken alone without any help.
In ready-made shirts are bought based on neck sizes while other sizes are adjusted accordingly.In order to measure your shirt size, the first thing is neck measurement. Put the tape aroundthe largest part of your neck where normally collar lands. Check the measurement and add upto half inch for your neck movement. If you find the size is not on half or full inch then go to thenext full or half inch. The increment in the neck size is based on the comfort level of the wearer.For some men keeping one or two fingers between the neck and tape is alternate way to addone or half inch in the size.
Measuring Sleeve Length
When measuring sleeve length for custom dress shirt, stand up straight, stretch, hold arm toyour side, and slightly bend it from the elbow. In measuring sleeve length, assistance of anotherperson is needed. Start measuring by placing one end of tape in the middle of the back of yourneck. Go across the shoulder, down to your arm while following the curve of shoulder andthe arm, then end at the wrist bone. Add one inch, rounded to the next number and use themeasurement as your sleeve length.
In custom dress shirts, waist measurement is also very important, especially for athletic fit
shirts. To determine size of your waist, put tape around your waist and add one to one and halfinches in the size. Waist is measured where you generally wear your pants and buckle them.
There are three types of shirt fittings, according to which measurement is taken. In athletic cut,the measurements of the custom made shirt will be almost exact leaving very less room between the fabricand body. In it, generally biceps and chest measurements are also taken to ensure the exposureof every body part. Almost all men wear regular cut shirt fitting, as these are neither too loosenor tight while leaving good space for body movement. Full or loose cut shirt fittings are formen with big belly or huge body structure. In loose cut shirts, there is plenty of room for bodymovement and these shirts are also longer than other shirt fittings.