How should a T-shirt fit?

How to tell if it fits: Your T-shirt should fall just below your belt and sit right around the middle of where your fly would be. It should also be a close fit. If you’re tall, going oversized might seem like the only way to get the right length, but opt for a longline cut in your size instead.

How do you know if a shirt fits?

Shoulder Seams The shoulder seams are a good way to tell how well a shirt fits you. Ideally, these seams should reach to the end of your shoulder at the very top of your arm. If they extend down your upper arm, the shirt is too big. If they don’t reach the end of your shoulder, the shirt is too small.

How tight should my T-shirt Be?

You should be able to pinch about 2-3 inches of fabric on either side of your torso. Any more than that and the shirt might be too loose. If you can’t pinch at least an inch of fabric on either side, it may be too tight.

How do I make my shirt fit perfectly?


  1. Collar: those with deep Vs should be avoided.
  2. Shoulders: seams should sit on shoulder-bone.
  3. Sleeves: they should be mid-length on biceps and not too loose.
  4. Length: a T-Shirt should end middle of fly.
  5. Width: ideal when you leave 2.5-5cm loose fabric on each side of the torso.

How should oversized T shirts fit?

A true oversized tee is so wide and square it falls loosely over a pair of skinny jeans. In fact, they key is to contrast what you’re wearing down below to show off the size of the top. Lighter in fabric, the relaxed fit takes a more basic approach to oversizing.

How do you know what size oversized shirt to get?

What to do with a shirt that’s too big?

Cut the shirt smaller. You will leave the extra half inch of fabric to create the new seam. Cut the sleeve to match the size of the pattern sleeve. Leave a ½ inch extra when cutting the sleeve to size. Cut along the bottom of the shirt to shorten the length of the shirt if desired to match your pattern shirt.

What size shirt should I wear based on height and weight?

Shirt Sizing Charts

height: 5’4″ 5’5″
weight: 120 lbs 130 lbs
dress size 2 6
chest: 33″ 36″

What size shirt should a 5’10 guy wear?


130-150 LBS 190-200 LBS
5’8″ XS XL
5’9″ XS XL
5’10” L
5’11” L

What is the best fitting T shirt?

A classic T-shirt should finish around the top of your hips.

  • Short sleeves shouldn’t cover more than half of your upper arm and should sit as close to the skin as possible without stretching.
  • A perfect-fitting T-shirt isn’t restrictive,allows you to move comfortably and should never feel tight (with the exception of performance attire).
  • How to shorten a T-shirt without sewing?

    Use some hemming web, a heat based glue tape, to hem the t shirt shorter – check YouTube for tutorials on how to use it (faster than sewing)

    What is the best T shirt?

    Cotton. It is soft,sturdy,and breathable,but does wrinkle.

  • Combed Cotton. It is made by specially treating the cotton fibers before spinning them into yarn.
  • Organic Cotton. It is very soft to the touch.
  • Pima/Supima Cotton. Pima cotton is made from extra-long fibers that make it extremely soft and durable.
  • Polyester.
  • Cotton/Polyester Blend.
  • Tri-blends.
  • What are the best brands of T shirts?

    Everlane Air Crew Tee. Everlane has taken the clothing world by storm with hyper-minimalist essentials for men and women.

  • James Perse Short Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt. James Perse has been synonymous with upscale loungewear and basics since the brand started back in 1994.
  • Calvin Klein Men’s Cotton Crew Neck T-Shirts.
  • Carhartt Men’s T-Shirt.