Do-It-Yourself T-Shirt Measuring

Do-It-Yourself T-shirt Measuring Guide

A guide for t-shirt measuring. To determine your correct size to order when buying a new t-shirt, use your best fitting t-shirt as a guide. Todd Shelton t-shirt sizing charts can be seen here.

T-shirt Measuring – Chest

Lay t-shirt on a flat surface and smooth out any creases. At one inch below the armhole, measure across the chest. Measuring two t-shirts will produce more accurate results.

Size S S/M M M/L L L/XL XL XL Plus
Inch 18 ¼ 19 ¼ 20 ¼ 21 ¼ 22 ¼ 23 ¼ 24 ¼ 25 ¼

The shirt is narrow by half an inch at the bottom opening in relation to the above chest measurements.

T-shirt Measuring – Shoulder

To determine shoulder measurement, lay t-shirt front side down and measure straight across from left top shoulder point to right top shoulder point.

Size S S/M M M/L L L/XL XL XL Plus
Inch 16 ⅜ 16 ⅞ 17 ⅜ 17 ⅞ 18 ⅜ 18 ⅞ 19 ⅜ 19 ⅞

Sleeve Length

To determine sleeve length you will need to measure your t-shirt’s shoulder and sleeve. Measure from top shoulder point to the end of the sleeve, add this measurement to half of the shoulder measurement from from your own t-shirt to find your sleeve length.

32/33 = 33 1/2, stabilizing at 33 after laundering
34/35 = 35 1/2, stabilizing at 35
36/37 = 37, stabilizing at 36 1/2

Overall Length

To determine overall length, lay shirt your t-shirt on a flat surface and measure from the highest point (beside the neckband) down to the bottom hem.

Size Short Regular Tall
Small 24 26 28
Small/Medium 24 ½ 26 ½ 28 ½
Medium 25 27 29
Medium/Large 25 ½ 27 ½ 29 ½
Large 26 28 30
Large/X-Large 26 ½ 28 ½ 30 ½
X-Large 27 29 31
X-Large Plus 27 ½ 29 ½ 31 ½

Arm Width

Narrow arm and narrow waist shapes are illustrated with white lines on the left facing arm and left facing side seam.

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