How to Easily Measure Your Favorite Shirt and Always Get the Right Fit


Finding the perfect shirt that fits just right can feel like discovering a hidden gem. But what happens when you can't find another shirt that fits the same way? Whether your favorite brand is no longer around, they've altered their sizing, or the fabric you love is out of reach, Liberty Shirt Co. has the solution.

With a few simple measurements, we can create a custom pattern that ensures every shirt fits exactly how you want. Let’s dive into how you can easily measure your favorite shirt and get the perfect fit every time.

Step 1: Measuring the Neck/Collar

The neck/collar measurement is crucial for ensuring comfort and style. To measure this, lay your favorite shirt flat and unbuttoned. Use a tape measure to find the distance from the center of the button to the center of the buttonhole. This measurement will ensure that your new shirt's collar feels just right, neither too tight nor too loose. Since your shirt may have shrunk from years of wash and wear, we will add just a bit to allow for future shrinking.

Step 2: Measuring the Chest

Next, measure the chest to guarantee a flattering and comfortable fit. With the shirt laid flat, measure from one armpit seam to the other. This measurement should be taken at the widest point of the shirt to account for your full chest circumference. Multiply the measurement by two ( x2) for your finished shirt chest measurement. Accurate chest measurements help us tailor the shirt to your body’s unique contours.

Step 3: Measuring the Sleeve

Finally, sleeve length is key to achieving a polished look. With your shirt buttoned and laying face down, with the sleeves extended, measure from the center of the back just below the collar to the end of the cuff. This ensures that the sleeves are long enough to allow freedom of movement while still looking sharp. 

Determining Your Preferred Fit: Trim, Traditional, or Relaxed

Once you have your measurements, it’s time to decide on your preferred fit. At Liberty Shirt Co., we offer three distinct styles:

  • Trim Fit: For a modern, slim silhouette.
  • Traditional Fit: For a classic, comfortable look.
  • Relaxed Fit: For those who prefer a looser, laid-back style.

Crafting Your Unique Pattern

Using your measurements and chosen fit, our expert pattern makers get to work. Each pattern is unique, crafted specifically to your dimensions and preferences. This ensures that every shirt we make for you fits perfectly, time after time.

At Liberty Shirt Co., we believe that every man deserves to look his best. With our custom patterns, you can always have shirts that reflect your unique style and fit preferences. Say goodbye to ill-fitting shirts and hello to a wardrobe tailored just for you.

Ready to get started? Use our easy measurement guide and let us craft the perfect shirt for you.