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2023 Author: Malcolm Clapton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-22 06:26
It is possible to buy an expensive quality shirt, but if it does not fit well, the money will be wasted. A perfectly fitting shirt should not be too tight or too loose.
When trying on, be sure to pay attention to the following details.
The collar of the shirt frames the face. If it is poorly matched, it will destroy the whole image. If the collar is too tight, it will squeeze the neck and cause discomfort. A collar that is too loose (when four fingers are placed between the neck and the collar) also looks bad. Ideal - when two fingers fit freely between the collar and the neck.
If the shoulder seam is too high, the shirt is too small for you. If it hangs too low, then the shirt is too big. Ideally, the shoulder seam should be located where the arm meets the shoulder joint to provide freedom of movement.
If the fabric on the chest is taut, then the shirt is too small for you. If the tucked edges of the shirt hang over the belt or the shirt looks baggy, then it is too big for you. Look for a smaller size or a different brand. A perfectly fitting shirt should taper towards the middle, following the shape of the figure.
The sleeves should not be too tight, otherwise they will restrict freedom of movement. Too loose sleeves, the fabric of which hangs down, is also an inappropriate option. Sleeves of ideal width fit close enough to the arm, while no more than 2.5–5 centimeters of fabric remains free.
If the cuffs are very close to your wrists, the shirt is too small for you. If the arm goes freely through the buttoned cuffs, the shirt is large. In both cases, you can alter the button, but try on a different size shirt first. If you usually wear a watch, choose the perfect cuff for your watch.
If the sleeves end above the wrist joint, they are short for you. Try on shirts from other brands. If the sleeves partially cover the palm, they will have to be shortened. Perfect sleeves only cover the wrist.
If the shirt barely covers the belt, it is short for you. If the hem also covers the fly, then it is long, try on a smaller size. Ideally, the hem should end a few centimeters below the belt so the shirt won't knock out if you raise your arms.
Just remember that no store-bought shirt can fit perfectly. To make it fit exactly on your figure, you will have to take it to the atelier.