Use a tailor’s tape measure for maximum accuracy.
If shopping online, it is advisable to check the size of the garment and compare it to a garment that you already have and that fits you. Lay the garment down on a table and spread it out.
W - Shoulder width. Measure from one shoulder point to the other. Your shoulder points will be
at the top seam of the sleeve. Hold the tape measure as a straight line. Your shoulder points will
later be a reference point for measuring sleeve length (S).
H - Shirt length. Measure from the collar, or the point where the neck and shoulders connect to
the bottom of the shirt.
C - Chest width. Wrap the tape measure around the shirt on the table and connect the ends of
S - Sleeve length. Measure from the shoulder point that you used to measure shoulder width
(W) to the end of the garment’s sleeve.
If you don’t have a suitable garment on hand, you can measure yourself instead. It’s best if you ask someone to help you.
W - Shoulder width. Measure from one shoulder point to the other. Your shoulder points are
where the seam of a properly fitting shirt would be. When measuring, hold the tape measure as
a straight line. Your shoulder points will later be a reference point for measuring sleeve length
H - Shirt length. Measure from the top of your shoulder to the point where you would like your
shirt to end.
C - Chest width circumference. Wrap the tape measure around the widest part of your chest,
relax, breathe out, and measure.
S - Sleeve length. Measure from your shoulder point down toward your elbow until you reach
the desired sleeve length.
Measurements and the characteristics of fabrics
Please have in mind - some materials like linen is not elastic, so if you have measured you body or already existing synthetic or other garment from elastic materials please consider to add plus size tolerance to your measurement. Our linen clothes are designed to be relaxed fitting.