A Guide to Great Fitting Casual Button-Up Shirts
As the workplace is becoming more casual, it is common to see casual shirts making an appearance. How do you look casual and yet still stylish and pulled together? We have the complete guide on how to find the right fit for your casual shirt. Hint: it’s more tailored than you think. Follow this checklist on the top eight things to watch for to achieve the look that keeps you casual, yet confident.
Finding the Right Body Fit
For the proper fit, there should be 1 ½”-3” of fabric when you pinch the excess fabric on the side of your body. When doing this, do not pull the fabric.
Finding the Proper Shirt Length
A good tip is to use the zipper on your pants as a guide. The front hem of your shirt should end between the middle and bottom of your zipper.
Another point of reference for proper shirt length is the back pocket on your pants. The hem of your shirt should end between the middle and bottom of your pants pockets, never fully covering your pockets.
Consider Your Shirt Collar Height
The back of your collar should land on the back of your neck, without a large gap (a finger should fit in comfortably). A large gap between your neck and your collar is a sign that the shirt is too large for you.
Click here for a complete guide on collar types.
Sleeve Fit of A Casual Shirt
Your sleeve should end ½” below your wrist. This is especially important when pairing your shirt with a jacket, as you want to make sure your shirt cuff ends ½” below your jacket sleeve hem. See our guide to measure sleeves here.
How Your Cuff Should Fit
Where the Shoulder Seam Ends
How the Armhole Should Fit
Avoid Buttons Pulling on Your Shirt
Remember, when you move around, it is natural for buttons to pull a bit.
Find Your Perfect Fit Casual Button-Up Shirt
Shop Batch’s line of casual shirts here.