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CLASSIC FIT SHIRTS

Confidence Begins With Your Shirt

Our Brook Taverner shirts are meticulously designed to provide the perfect form under our suit jackets. A well-fitted classic fit shirt will elevate the suit and tie worn with it, making you feel your confident best. Understanding how to get the right fit for your body type and sense of style will serve a man well whether he is on his way to the office or an evening on the town.

Shirt Collar and Shoulder Seams

A well-fitted shirt collar should allow for one finger between the neck and the collar. Shoulder seams should meet directly at the corner of your shoulder bone.

Classic Fit Shirt Sleeve Length

For the perfect fit, the sleeve of your shirt should fall where your wrist meets your hand when arms are resting at your side. To achieve this, be sure the sleeve itself is long enough to reach beyond the wrist while the cuff circumference is tight enough to prevent the sleeve from slipping to the back of the hand.

   


Classic Fit Shirt Torso

The midsection of your shirt is one of the most important areas. When it fits properly you’ll still look polished, even when your suit jacket is removed. For the classic fit, the torso is more roomy, but should never be sloppy. If you can pull more than 4 inches of fabric away from your body, the shirt is too big.

Classic Fit Shirt Features

  • 1Collar should have a finger space when fully buttoned
  • 2Armholes are high enough to allow movement without restricting motion
  • 3Shoulder seam meets the edge of your shoulder
  • 4Sleeve falls to where wrist meets hand
  • 5Cuffs should be tight enough to prevent the sleeve from slipping too far down
  • 6Torso shouldn’t give more than 3-4 inches of fabric when pulled away from body
  • 7Classic fit shirts may vary in length but should be long enough to tuck in without pulling out of waistband when arms are raised chest high.
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TAILORED FIT SHIRTS

Tailored Fit Details

Remember the days of billowy, oversized shirts? We’d all like to forget them. Today’s sleek styling calls for a trimmer cut, one that fits your body without giving away any unnecessary secrets or restricting movement. Whatever your build, a tailored fit shirt can help you look more polished, crisp and ready to tackle the world. Here’s some details on what to look for.

Shirt Collar and Shoulder Seams

The fit of your shirt collar doesn’t change with the fit. It should always allow for one finger between the neck and the collar when the shirt is fully buttoned. The shoulder seam should rest right on the corner of your shoulder bone.

Tailored Fit Shirt Sleeve

Although the sleeve of a slim fit shirt is more closely tapered than the classic fit, it should never be tight enough to see the details of your arm. Bending your arm should not cause your cuff to move up your wrist more than an inch. Like the classic fit, the shirt cuff should rest where your palm meets your wrist.

   


Tailored Fit Torso

The torso is noticeably trimmer fitting than the classic fit shirt. Created to follow the form of your body, it shouldn’t be overly tight or restrict movement. When grasping the material throughout your chest and midsection, there should be an inch or two of fabric that can pull away from your body.

Tailored Fit Shirt Features

  • 1Collar should have a finger space when fully buttoned
  • 2Armholes are high enough to allow movement without restricting motion
  • 3Shoulder seam meets the edge of your shoulder
  • 4Sleeve falls to where wrist meets hand
  • 5Cuffs should be tight enough to prevent the sleeve from slipping too far down
  • 6Torso is slender and follows your silhouette while allowing at least an inch or two to be pulled away from body
  • 7The length should be long enough to tuck in without pulling out of waistband when arms are raised chest high.