One man’s body is not the same as another. This is why stylish men who take great care in their appearance should use custom made dress shirts rather than “off the rack” dress shirts available at any department store. A well-fitted shirt emphasizes the positives of a man’s physique while kindly concealing the negatives. Wondering what you should expect from custom made dress shirts? Then read on.
The Shoulder Should…
The seam of the shoulder should meet right at the corner of a man’s shoulder bone. When trying on a custom shirt, a man should be able to easily move and extend his arms without feeling any tightness or discomfort around his underarms.
Another way to make sure that the shoulders are well fitted is to tuck your shirt into your pants. If when you raise your arm your shirt lifts out of your pants more than an inch, your armholes are likely too low and will need to be adjusted.
The Collar Should Fit Right
The collars of custom made dress shirts in Long Island should not be tight. As a rule of thumb, you should be able to slip two fingers between your neck and the collar when the collar is closed. If you can slide more fingers in, there is a good chance that the collar is too loose.
Your tailor should also give you a run down on the different collar types there are and how they can benefit or take away from you appearance.
* A tall spread collar is suitable for long necks
* A short point collar is best for shorter necks
* Pointed collars flatter rounder faces
* Spread collars best suit a narrower face
The Sleeves Should Be the Right Length
Your sleeves should not be so tight that you can see the outline of your arm, but they should not be so loose that they are billowy when you walk. The sleeves should be cut off right where the palm meets the wrist (an inch further than where your wrist ends) and it should be tight enough so that it does not move past the palm of your hand. Bend your arm – does the cuff move way up your wrist? The perfect sleeve will move no more than an inch up your wrist.
The Body Should Fit Your Torso Correctly
Unless you want a skin tight shirt resting snug against your body, no more than 3 to 4 inches of fabric should lift off from your body when you pull the shirt lightly away from your stomach or your chest. The shirt should be loose enough to allow for movement without appearing oversized, and normal motion should not cause your shirt to become untucked.
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