How To Measure Collar Size by Tapered Menswear

How To Measure Collar Size

How to measure collar size is a crucial sartorial skill that can elevate your look from good to great. In fact, the collar size measurement is not just a minor aspect; it is essential for a sharp, put-together appearance that complements your frame and gives you that extra boost of confidence.

But how do you measure your collar size? To measure collar size, wrap a measuring tape around your neck where the collar would sit, making sure it's not too tight or too loose, and then add half an inch or a centimeter for comfort.

Alternatively, measure a well-fitting shirt's collar from the center of the button to the end of the buttonhole.

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Let me guide you through the best way to measure collar size and help you find the right collar size that ensures your next shirt purchase will be nothing less than a perfect fit. For that perfect fit, look no further than right here at Tapered Menswear.

How Do I Know Collar Size?

By Measuring! Determining your collar size is a foundational step towards ensuring every collar sits perfectly, neither too snug nor akin to a gaping void. With a tape measure in hand,  commence at the base of the neck, where shirt collar would rest.

As a rule of thumb, make sure there is just enough space for two fingers between the tape and your neck. This a critical collar sizing tip that promises a balance between comfort and a neat appearance.

While measuring there are some pitfalls you do need to keep in mind that are common. Keep a neutral stance that mirrors without puffing your chest or stomach out. 

How Do You Measure for Your Collar Size?

You can measure your collar size accurately in just a few simple steps. Get yourself a flexible tape measure and place it at the very base of your neck, ensuring it's exactly where my shirt collar would normally rest.

This is typically at the bottom of the Adam's Apple. It's important to keep the tape measure level and snug, but not so tight that it constricts—comfort is key here.

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Stand in front of the mirror and drape the tape measure around your neck, situating it at the base where the collar would naturally rest, without tightening it too much. It's essential that the tape measure lies flat against your skin.

Then place your index finger beneath the tape measure to ensure there's enough room for the collar to fit comfortably without constricting your neck.

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How to Measure Your Neck Size?

Measuring your neck size is the exact same steps as above. Commonly if you are measuring your neck its so that you get the correct collar size for a shirt.

Whether it's for a day at the office or a formal event, knowing your precise collar size calculation is indispensable.

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Collar Size Chart

When consulting a size chart for collars after you take note of the measurement. Round it up to the nearest half-inch for a little extra breathing space.

If you don't usually wear a tie, having the collar a bit tight when buttoned is fine and in some cases will make an open collar stand up nicely.

Here at Tapered Menswear we provide a collar size chart, making it easy for you to match your measurement to the appropriate size.

This chart is particularly handy as it translates my neck measurement into standardised collar sizes that range from small to 4XL. 

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Below is our size chart for our dress shirts here at Tapered Menswear. This gives a good idea on collar size.

Size Chest (cm) Waist (cm) Collar (cm)
S 51 41.5 37.5
M 53.5 43.5 39
L 57 46.5 41
XL 59.5 48 42
XXL 62 50.5 43
3XL 64.5 53 44
4XL 67 55.5 45


Size Chest (in) Waist (in) Collar (in)
S 20.1 16.3 14.8
M 21.1 17.1 15.4
L 22.4 18.3 16.1
XL 23.4 18.9 16.5
XXL 24.4 19.9 16.9
3XL 25.4 20.9 17.3
4XL 26.4 21.9 17.7

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As a man who takes pride in my appearance, I understand the significance of a shirt that fits like it was made just for me.

Properly measuring collar size is not just about ensuring comfort; it's about achieving a sharp, tailored profile that elevates my entire look.

Here at Tapered Menswear we have ingeniously crafted a line of fitted shirts that meet these criteria, providing a a new unique cut thats completely new to the market. 

Our v-tapered shape cut equally helps to reduce the amount of material around the midsection to give you your guaranteed dream shape.

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Meaning, no more annoying material where you really don’t want it. We believe that we have solved an age-old problem that many men with bigger builds have faced.

Whether a casual T-shirt or a formal dress shirt, our sophisticated  range gives you the bespoke treatment, without the middleman or the hefty price-tag.

Made for you, you will find that our shirts give you everything you need to succeed at style.

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Not only that, they’re also completely comfortable. Made from 100% cotton, that moulds effortlessly to your shape, you can work and play in our shirts and expect comfort all day long.

We have also recently added the classic Henley shirt to our range for even more choice. Why not give Tapered Menswear a chance. No more ill-fitting shirts. No more money spent on a tailor.

Available in both long sleeve and short sleeve muscle fit shirts.

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