Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fitting a shirt

A shirt "off the rack" is rarely perfect, It has either too much material on the shoulders, in the waist or length, but is perfect in the other area. Here comes in the wizard of fashion: tailor. It's amazing what can be made with those too big pieces that are laying around. And when buying a new shirt, we should be thinking about a tailor and what can be done to make it perfect. That's why you should always check if it's right in the shoulders and collar, because it's the hardest part to change.


Shoulders -  Make sure that seams end just at the point where your shoulders start to curve down. If the shirt is too wide, the top of your body would look sloppy and give impression of somebody that is "drowning" in his own clothes. On the other hand, if the shoulders seams are too high, the fabric will probably be too tight to wear comfortably and will create some ugly stretches.

Collar should just gently brush on your neck, not clamp on it. Button it up and try to put two fingers between the fabric and your skin - they should fit easily. But remember, that if three fingers can go inside, it might be too loose. Other way that you can check if the collar is too tight is looking in the mirror and turning your head left and right - if the collar is moving with you, then look for a larger one.

Length is important when tucking it in as well as casually leaving it out. Too long and it might look like a dress or pajama and make you look shorter than you are. When tucked, it will create extensive bagginess near the belt and add extra roundness into your figure, which is something that we should avoid at all times. Make shure that the fabric doesn't some out during usual movement (walking, sitting down, dancing) when tucked in.

Sleeves and cuffs - Clothing designers usually associate sleeve length with collar size, there are usually two lengths per collar. There might be a situation, where all the shirts with a perfect collar will have non fitting sleeve. There would be no way of avoiding service from an experienced tailor. There is a little trick that you can do to check the size: Stand up straight with your arms hanging down your body, cuffs should end on your wristbones. Then, raise your arms and check how much the sleeve gets pulled back, if it's more than an inch, then you need to get them tailored. Cuffs should be tight enough to lay on your wrist bones, but loose enought to have some space for a watch.

142 comments:

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George Martin said...

Then, raise your arms and check how much the sleeve gets pulled back, if it's more than an inch, then you need to get them tailored. Cuffs should be tight enough to lay on your wrist bones, but loose enought to have some space for a watch.

Gregory said...

Cuffs should be tight enough to lay on your wrist bones, but loose enought to have some space for a watch.

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Harlan said...

Cuffs should be tight enough to lay on your wrist bones, but loose enought to have some space for a watch.

Billie Nicholson said...

Other way that you can check if the collar is too tight is looking in the mirror and turning your head left and right - if the collar is moving with you, then look for a larger one

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The shoulders and collar, because it's the hardest part to change.

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Travis Marshall said...

Cuffs should be tight enough to lay on your wrist bones, but loose enought to have some space for a watch.

Bryan said...

check if it's right in the shoulders and collar, because it's the hardest part to change.

Loreen Barraza said...

The fabric doesn't some out during usual movement (walking, sitting down, dancing) when tucked in.

Queenie Bock said...

There would be no way of avoiding service from an experienced tailor.

Idell Stpierre said...

The fabric doesn't some out during usual movement (walking, sitting down, dancing) when tucked in.

Mui Moreau said...

it might be too loose. Other way that you can check if the collar is too tight .

Neoma Dellinger said...

That's why you should always check if it's right in the shoulders and collar, because it's the hardest part to change.

Gabriele Karr said...

The fabric doesn't some out during usual movement (walking, sitting down, dancing) when tucked in.

Evelyne Hitt said...

The fabric will probably be too tight to wear comfortably and will create some ugly stretches.

Zulema Clough said...

That's why you should always check if it's right in the shoulders and collar, because it's the hardest part to change.

Chung Salcedo said...

The collar is moving with you, then look for a larger one.

Nathanial Pryor said...

Cuffs should be tight enough to lay on your wrist bones, but loose enought to have some space for a watch.

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Cuffs should be tight enough to lay on your wrist bones, but loose enought to have some space for a watch.

Mervin said...

On the other hand, if the shoulders seams are too high, the fabric will probably be too tight to wear comfortably and will create some ugly stretches.

Jamey Villanueva said...

The shoulders seams are too high, the fabric will probably be too tight to wear comfortably and will create some ugly stretches.

Bo Schaefer said...

That's why you should always check if it's right in the shoulders and collar, because it's the hardest part to change.

Whitney Helms said...

The fabric will probably be too tight to wear comfortably and will create some ugly stretches.

Teodoro Boyce said...

There is a little trick that you can do to check the size.

Mavis Geiger said...

Other way that you can check if the collar is too tight is looking in the mirror and turning your head left and right - if the collar is moving with you, then look for a larger one.


Rosalind Benavides said...

Then, raise your arms and check how much the sleeve gets pulled back, if it's more than an inch, then you need to get them tailored. Cuffs should be tight enough to lay on your wrist bones, but loose enought to have some space for a watch.

Simone Friend said...

Make shure that the fabric doesn't some out during usual movement (walking, sitting down, dancing) when tucked in.

Pauline said...

And when buying a new shirt, we should be thinking about a tailor and what can be done to make it perfect. That's why you should always check if it's right in the shoulders and collar, because it's the hardest part to change.

Harriett Champagne said...

Make shure that the fabric doesn't some out during usual movement (walking, sitting down, dancing) when tucked in.

Loraine Bourgeois said...

Other way that you can check if the collar is too tight is looking in the mirror and turning your head left and right - if the collar is moving with you, then look for a larger one

Celeste Steiner said...

Make shure that the fabric doesn't some out during usual movement (walking, sitting down, dancing) when tucked in.

Estella Whittaker said...

The collar is moving with you, then look for a larger one.

Francisca Tobin said...

That's why you should always check if it's right in the shoulders and collar, because it's the hardest part to change.

Emma said...

On the other hand, if the shoulders seams are too high, the fabric will probably be too tight to wear comfortably and will create some ugly stretches.

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Shelley Redmond said...

Make shure that the fabric doesn't some out during usual movement (walking, sitting down, dancing) when tucked in.

Danielle said...

On the other hand, if the shoulders seams are too high, the fabric will probably be too tight to wear comfortably and will create some ugly stretches.

Paige Salter said...

That's why you should always check if it's right in the shoulders and collar, because it's the hardest part to change.

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Cuffs should be tight enough to lay on your wrist bones, but loose enought to have some space for a watch.

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Cuffs should be tight enough to lay on your wrist bones, but loose enought to have some space for a watch.

Harriett Champagne said...

Cuffs should be tight enough to lay on your wrist bones, but loose enought to have some space for a watch.

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Cuffs should be tight enough to lay on your wrist bones, but loose enought to have some space for a watch.

Belinda said...

Cuffs should be tight enough to lay on your wrist bones, but loose enought to have some space for a watch.

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There would be no way of avoiding service from an experienced tailor.

Pamela said...

That's why you should always check if it's right in the shoulders and collar, because it's the hardest part to change.

Judy said...

if the shoulders seams are too high, the fabric will probably be too tight to wear comfortably and will create some ugly stretches.

Sherrill Wofford said...

a tailor and what can be done to make it perfect. That's why you should always check if it's right in the shoulders and collar, because it's the hardest part to change.

Michael Jones said...

Here comes in the wizard of fashion: tailor. It's amazing what can be made with those too big pieces that are laying around.

William Brown said...

And when buying a new shirt, we should be thinking about a tailor and what can be done to make it perfect. That's why you should always check if it's right in the shoulders and collar, because it's the hardest part to change.

Carleen Winstead said...

the fabric will probably be too tight to wear comfortably and will create some ugly stretches.

Maybelle Alderman said...

enough to lay on your wrist bones, but loose enought to have some space for a watch.

Stephine Keener said...

Then, raise your arms and check how much the sleeve gets pulled back, if it's more than an inch, then you need to get them tailored. Cuffs should be tight enough to lay on your wrist bones, but loose enought to have some space for a watch.

Richard Miller said...

Other way that you can check if the collar is too tight is looking in the mirror and turning your head left and right - if the collar is moving with you, then look for a larger one.

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tight enough to lay on your wrist bones, but loose enought to have some space for a watch.

Jenni Stump said...

will probably be too tight to wear comfortably and will create some ugly stretches

Linnea Canfield said...

should always check if it's right in the shoulders and collar, because it's the hardest part to change.

Ocie Siler said...

Here comes in the wizard of fashion: tailor. It's amazing what can be made with those too big pieces that are laying around.

Delisa Sparkman said...

A shirt "off the rack" is rarely perfect, It has either too much material on the shoulders, in the waist or length, but is perfect in the other area.

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Elaina Forte said...

check if the collar is too tight is looking in the mirror and turning your head left and right - if the collar is moving with you, then look for a larger one.

Kenna Luce said...

On the other hand, if the shoulders seams are too high, the fabric will probably be too tight to wear comfortably and will create some ugly stretches.

Karey Wynne said...

When tucked, it will create extensive bagginess near the belt and add extra roundness into your figure, which is something that we should avoid at all times. Make shure that the fabric doesn't some out during usual movement (walking, sitting down, dancing) when tucked in.

Shandra Lemay said...

Cuffs should be tight enough to lay on your wrist bones, but loose enought to have some space for a watch.

Karey Wynne said...

There is a little trick that you can do to check the size: Stand up straight with your arms hanging down your body, cuffs should end on your wristbones.

Marylee Cato said...

when buying a new shirt, we should be thinking about a tailor and what can be done to make it perfect. That's why you should always check if it's right in the shoulders and collar, because it's the hardest part to change.

Karey Wynne said...

On the other hand, if the shoulders seams are too high, the fabric will probably be too tight to wear comfortably and will create some ugly stretches.

Enaio said...

And when buying a new shirt, we should be thinking about a tailor and what can be done to make it perfect. That's why you should always check if it's right in the shoulders and collar, because it's the hardest part to change.

Korird said...

If the shirt is too wide, the top of your body would look sloppy and give impression of somebody that is "drowning" in his own clothes. On the other hand, if the shoulders seams are too high, the fabric will probably be too tight to wear comfortably and will create some ugly stretches.

Pennie said...

But remember, that if three fingers can go inside, it might be too loose. Other way that you can check if the collar is too tight is looking in the mirror and turning your head left and right - if the collar is moving with you, then look for a larger one.

Linnea said...



The fabric doesn't some out during usual movement (walking, sitting down, dancing) when tucked in.


Marylyn Marr said...

A shirt "off the rack" is rarely perfect, It has either too much material on the shoulders, in the waist or length, but is perfect in the other area. Here comes in the wizard of fashion: tailor. It's amazing what can be made with those too big pieces that are laying around. And when buying a new shirt, we should be thinking about a tailor and what can be done to make it perfect. That's why you should always check if it's right in the shoulders and collar, because it's the hardest part to change.

Karey Wynne said...

Shoulders - Make sure that seams end just at the point where your shoulders start to curve down. If the shirt is too wide, the top of your body would look sloppy and give impression of somebody that is "drowning" in his own clothes. On the other hand, if the shoulders seams are too high, the fabric will probably be too tight to wear comfortably and will create some ugly stretches.

Lacienon said...

the top of your body would look sloppy and give impression of somebody that is "drowning" in his own clothes. On the other hand, if the shoulders seams are too high, the fabric will probably be too tight to wear comfortably and will create some ugly stretches.

Sheron Ralph said...

Shoulders - Make sure that seams end just at the point where your shoulders start to curve down. If the shirt is too wide, the top of your body would look sloppy and give impression of somebody that is "drowning" in his own clothes. On the other hand, if the shoulders seams are too high, the fabric will probably be too tight to wear comfortably and will create some ugly stretches.

Clyde Reddick said...

A shirt "off the rack" is rarely perfect, It has either too much material on the shoulders, in the waist or length, but is perfect in the other area. Here comes in the wizard of fashion: tailor. It's amazing what can be made with those too big pieces that are laying around. And when buying a new shirt, we should be thinking about a tailor and what can be done to make it perfect. That's why you should always check if it's right in the shoulders and collar, because it's the hardest part to change.

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Kia Skidmore said...

Cuffs should be tight enough to lay on your wrist bones, but loose enought to have some space for a watch.

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it might be too loose. Other way that you can check if the collar is too tight is looking in the mirror and turning your head left and right - if the collar is moving with you, then look for a larger one.

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Carlotta Millard said...

Then, raise your arms and check how much the sleeve gets pulled back, if it's more than an inch, then you need to get them tailored. Cuffs should be tight enough to lay on your wrist bones, but loose enought to have some space for a watch.

Maegan Guest said...

And when buying a new shirt, we should be thinking about a tailor and what can be done to make it perfect. That's why you should always check if it's right in the shoulders and collar, because it's the hardest part to change.

Dusty Chamberlin said...

When tucked, it will create extensive bagginess near the belt and add extra roundness into your figure, which is something that we should avoid at all times. Make shure that the fabric doesn't some out during usual movement (walking, sitting down, dancing) when tucked in.

Carlotta Millard said...

Then, raise your arms and check how much the sleeve gets pulled back, if it's more than an inch, then you need to get them tailored. Cuffs should be tight enough to lay on your wrist bones, but loose enought to have some space for a watch.

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Your body would look sloppy and give impression of somebody that is "drowning" in his own clothes.

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The shoulders and collar, because it's the hardest part to change.

Leatrice Mena said...

Cuffs should be tight enough to lay on your wrist bones, but loose enought to have some space for a watch.

Noemi Dobbins said...

A shirt "off the rack" is rarely perfect, It has either too much material on the shoulders, in the waist or length, but is perfect in the other area. Here comes in the wizard of fashion: tailor. It's amazing what can be made with those too big pieces that are laying around.

Ilene Whittington said...

Shoulders - Make sure that seams end just at the point where your shoulders start to curve down. If the shirt is too wide, the top of your body would look sloppy and give impression of somebody that is "drowning" in his own clothes. On the other hand, if the shoulders seams are too high, the fabric will probably be too tight to wear comfortably and will create some ugly stretches.

Lakeshia Mcadams said...

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Brigitte said...

On the other hand, if the shoulders seams are too high, the fabric will probably be too tight to wear comfortably and will create some ugly stretches.

Almeda Cathey said...

The fabric will probably be too tight to wear comfortably and will create some ugly stretches.

Carlotta Millard said...

Your body would look sloppy and give impression of somebody that is "drowning" in his own clothes.

Belleld said...

If the shirt is too wide, the top of your body would look sloppy and give impression of somebody that is "drowning" in his own clothes. On the other hand, if the shoulders seams are too high, the fabric will probably be too tight to wear comfortably and will create some ugly stretches.

Ernestina said...

And when buying a new shirt, we should be thinking about a tailor and what can be done to make it perfect. That's why you should always check if it's right in the shoulders and collar, because it's the hardest part to change.

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we should be thinking about a tailor and what can be done to make it perfect. That's why you should always check if it's right in the shoulders and collar, because it's the hardest part to change.

Tamatha Lira said...

Shoulders - Make sure that seams end just at the point where your shoulders start to curve down. If the shirt is too wide, the top of your body would look sloppy and give impression of somebody that is "drowning" in his own clothes. On the other hand, if the shoulders seams are too high, the fabric will probably be too tight to wear comfortably and will create some ugly stretches.

Carlotta Millard said...

Te fabric will probably be too tight to wear comfortably and will create some ugly stretches.

Chloe said...

And when buying a new shirt, we should be thinking about a tailor and what can be done to make it perfect. That's why you should always check if it's right in the shoulders and collar, because it's the hardest part to change.

Tamatha Lira said...



Cuffs should be tight enough to lay on your wrist bones, but loose enought to have some space for a watch.

Mindihett said...



The fabric doesn't some out during usual movement (walking, sitting down, dancing) when tucked in.

Vida Alaniz said...

Then, raise your arms and check how much the sleeve gets pulled back, if it's more than an inch, then you need to get them tailored. Cuffs should be tight enough to lay on your wrist bones, but loose enought to have some space for a watch.

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The fabric doesn't some out during usual movement (walking, sitting down, dancing) when tucked in.

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Then, raise your arms and check how much the sleeve gets pulled back, if it's more than an inch, then you need to get them tailored. Cuffs should be tight enough to lay on your wrist bones, but loose enought to have some space for a watch.

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The fabric doesn't some out during usual movement (walking, sitting down, dancing) when tucked in.

Mindi Burchett said...

Then, raise your arms and check how much the sleeve gets pulled back, if it's more than an inch, then you need to get them tailored. Cuffs should be tight enough to lay on your wrist bones, but loose enought to have some space for a watch.

Nicolasa Mendenhall said...

Shoulders - Make sure that seams end just at the point where your shoulders start to curve down. If the shirt is too wide, the top of your body would look sloppy and give impression of somebody that is "drowning" in his own clothes. On the other hand, if the shoulders seams are too high, the fabric will probably be too tight to wear comfortably and will create some ugly stretches.

Loreen Barraza said...

There would be no way of avoiding service from an experienced tailor. There is a little trick that you can do to check the size: Stand up straight with your arms hanging down your body, cuffs should end on your wristbones.

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There would be no way of avoiding service from an experienced tailor. There is a little trick that you can do to check the size: Stand up straight with your arms hanging down your body, cuffs should end on your wristbones.

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On the other hand, if the shoulders seams are too high, the fabric will probably be too tight to wear comfortably and will create some ugly stretches.

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There would be no way of avoiding service from an experienced tailor. There is a little trick that you can do to check the size: Stand up straight with your arms hanging down your body, cuffs should end on your wristbones.

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Then, raise your arms and check how much the sleeve gets pulled back, if it's more than an inch, then you need to get them tailored. Cuffs should be tight enough to lay on your wrist bones, but loose enought to have some space for a watch.

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When tucked, it will create extensive bagginess near the belt and add extra roundness into your figure, which is something that we should avoid at all times. Make shure that the fabric doesn't some out during usual movement (walking, sitting down, dancing) when tucked in.

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