How Dress Shirt Should Fit

In our previous blogs we have discussed how a suit should fit vest should fit. In this blog I will give you my 2 cents on how the shirt should fit.

You may not think shirt fitting is a big issue but in fact if you do look around you will find that most men wear dress shirts that are usually 1 or 2 sizes too big. Reason is

simple, off the rack shirts are made based on standard sizing so if you try and get the collar right, the shoulders might be too big or the length might be off. So here are some key points on how your shirts needs to fit.

Let’s take it from the top –

Collar –


blog-innerimg2Now the correct collar size is when the collar touches the neck skin but does not press it, you should be able to put 1 or 2 fingers between the collar and neck without having to pull the collar too much.

If the collar is too tight it will be choking and in some cases you may not even be able to do the collar button up. On the other hand if it is too big the collar will sit much lower and will rest on your body.

Shoulder –

Just like your jacket your shirt shoulder seam of your shirt should sit flat on your shoulder and finish where the arm meets your shoulders.

If it is too tight then you will notice pulling around the armhole and if the shoulder is too big, the shoulders will drop on your arm and make you look much bigger than you are

Torso –


When you close the buttons on your shirt there should be no pulling around the placket area. If the shirt is too big you will notice billowing on the sides when you tuck the shirt in and if it’s too tight you will notice pulling on the buttons.

Well that isn’t all when it comes to your shirt fit, will share others in my next blog.

Image Curtesy – Real Men Real Style


Posted on

September 11, 2017

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Aaron Costello
Aaron Costello
11:37 11 May 17
Bentex Suits did a fantastic job designing & tailoring an amazing suit for my wedding day. I was so happy with the outcome and felt really good on the day. I wanted to go for a vintage look & feel and they totally nailed the brief! I had so many comments from just about everyone saying how dapper I looked and after receiving our photos from the day, I’ve really been able to see how nice the suit looked! I'd recommend Roshni & the team to anyone looking to get a suit tailored.
Titus Boris
Titus Boris
09:35 15 Oct 17
If you prefer quality tailoring or, like me, if you need it - I strongly recommend Bentex Suits.
Jonathan Paul
Jonathan Paul
13:29 11 Jun 17
I would highly recommend Bentex Suits to anyone looking for quality tailored clothing. I have struggled for years to find suits and shirts that fit me properly (given my tall & slim build) - not anymore! Ajay and Roshni are both very knowledgable, the variety of available fabrics is vast and no request is too challenging. I have 2 suits/12 shirts and will certainly be returning again. Well done Bentex!
John Briggs
John Briggs
06:22 15 Mar 17
This was our first stop for a Bridal Party 6 suits in total! We booked in and were given all the knowledge of a suit and it's materials... The options are endless! But we were professionally steered in the right direction after sitting down with Bentex we were armed with all the knowledge! We shopped around after seeing Bentex but were not treated as well or given the same options with the suit designs and always limited fabrics! All in all we wasted our time going back to other shops and came straight back to Bentex the final fitting was a breeze and the wedding was fabulous! Thank you so much Bentex!
Abhimanyu Nithyanand
Abhimanyu Nithyanand
06:49 22 Jul 17
Roshni & Ajay were absolutely fantastic in all ways possible. They assisted with the selection of the suit including the syle and colour. They ensured that the trials and delivery was on time and above all the suits looked absolutely amazing! Would never go anywhere to stich suits anymore
Manuel Espindola
Manuel Espindola
01:24 19 Oct 17
I have bought 3 suits from Bentex Suits and they did a fantastic job making sure the suits fit me as I expected, the quality of the fabric is excellent. They also work fast as one of the suits was required by me quite fast, they did meassure and made modifications in less than a week. Very professional place tu buy from and excellent service.
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