How to Measure Sleeve Length – With the handle flat, measure the outside of the wrist to the seam marking the beginning of the shoulder. The Musketeers should be folded, as when wearing the shirt.
How to Measure Sleeve Length
Sleeves for Your Arm Length
The wrists of the shirt should extend about 1 cm from the sleeves of a jacket
Short Sleeves (SHIRTS)
With the preference “short sleeves”, there are two possibilities. We can either keep his usual sleeve length (between 50 and 80 cm), and we calculate a short length for you. Either create a specific cutting key, indicating here the desired short sleeves length. We advise 24 cm for a man of 175 cm, 23 cm for a man of 165 cm and 25 cm for a man of 185 cm.
Advice on Measurement
Unbuttoned cuffs, standing, arms relaxed along the body, the sleeve should arrive about 2 cm above the base of the thumb.
If you have modified the shoulder, consider taking it into account on the sleeves. 1 cm less at the shoulder should be offset by 1 cm more at the sleeves.
A good tailor “over-corrects” the length of shirt sleeves. So, if your arms are long, add extra length to the sleeves, which will come 1 cm above the base of the thumb. Conversely, if your arms are rather short, choose particularly short sleeves that will arrive 3 cm above the base of the thumb. This creates a flattering optical effect, visually bringing the length of the arm closer to normal. Imagine a child in an adult’s shirt – that’s the effect you want to avoid!
As an indication, the sleeves of shirts of the trade are generally 64 cm long and suitable for a man about 175 cm. A 165 cm tall man will take 60 cm sleeves, a 185 cm man with 68 cm sleeves.