Custom Dress Shirt Measuring Guide

A century of experience making men’s premium custom dress shirts has taught us the importance of taking precise measurements. Our goal is to make every custom dress shirt a perfect fit, regardless of your physique or fit preferences. Over the years we have continually refined our measuring system to help us achieve that perfect fit. The instructions that follow provide a step-by-step approach to capturing the measurements we need to design and build the unique paper pattern we use to cut and sew your handmade custom dress shirt. Your Custom Shop bespoke shirt is a unique work of art that presents you as a man of substance, style and taste. If you feel uncomfortable with these instructions please download and print this sheet and visit your local tailor.

Custom Dress Shirt Measuring Neck


Place tape around neck at the point where your client wears his collar. Leave one finger under tape as shown.
This will automatically give the correct collar size.




Custom Dress Shirt Measuring Chest


The chest measure is taken well up under the arms, making sure tape runs over the shoulder blades. This measure
should be taken without drawing tape too snugly.





Custom Dress Shirt Measuring Yoke

The yoke measure is taken directly across the top of the shoulder as illustrated. It is taken from one shoulder bone
to the other at the  highest outside points.





Custom Dress Shirt Measuring Sleeve



Place end of tape at the exact center of the yoke below the collar, passing it over the highest point of the shoulder.
The sleeve length is to the bottom edge of the cuff.







Custom Dress Shirt Measuring Hip



Place the tape below the belt running across the hips and rear, taking an easy measure.





Custom Dress Shirt Measuring Girth


Place tape around the waist, well above the waistband at the widest girth, taking an easy measure.





Custom Dress Shirt Measuring Tail



The custom dress shirt length is taken from the base of the collar to the length your client likes his shirts. Give the length desired
for tucked-in and outer sport shirts. The tuxedo pleat length is taken from the front shoulder seam near the neck to
the length your client likes his pleat. If a vest or cummerbund is worn, a point approximately one inch inside of these
is correct. If no vest or cummerbund is worn, a point about one inch above the pants is correct.






Custom Dress Shirt Measuring Posture


For the purposes of avoiding inaccuracies in measurements, use the figures shown above. In figures 1-5, a man’s general posture is indicated. In figures A-C, the slope is indicated. This will assist the designer should there be any questions regarding your measurements.