SIZE GUIDE - BROOKLYN TAILORS SHIRTS

Brooklyn Tailors clothing is sized by a number system (01, 02, 03, etc).  Use the below chart to see how our sizing system converts to other commonly used sizing scales. Scroll down further on this page for additional sizing information to help you select the best size.

 

SIZE CONVERSION:

BROOKLYN TAILORS 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
US / UK SIZING (NECK)* 14.5 15 15.5 16 16.5 17 17.5 18
US / UK SIZING (SLEEVE)* 32.5 33 33.5 34 34.5 35 35.5 36
UNIVERSAL SIZING XS S S/M M/L L L/XL XL XL/2XL

 

GARMENT MEASUREMENTS:

The below chart provides measurements taken from our garments. You can compare them with items you already own, to help choose your ideal size. 

STYLE: BKT20 SLIM DRESS SHIRT / BKT20 SLIM TUXEDO SHIRT 

SIZE 01 02 03 04 05 06
NECK 14.5" 15.5" 16.5" 17" 17.5" 18"
SHOULDER 16.5" 17" 18" 18.5" 19" 19"
CHEST 39" 41" 43" 45" 47.5" 50"
WAIST 33" 35" 37" 39" 42" 44.5"
SLEEVE LENGTH** 24.5" 25" 25.5" 25.75" 26" 26"
BODY LENGTH 28" 28.5" 29" 29.5" 30" 30.5"

 

STYLE: BKT10 SLIM CASUAL SHIRT

SIZE 01 02 03 04 05 06
NECK 14.5" 15.5" 16.5" 17" 17.5" 18"
SHOULDER 16.5" 17" 18" 18.5" 19" 19"
CHEST 39" 41" 43" 45" 47.5" 50"
WAIST 34" 36" 38" 40" 43" 45.5"
SLEEVE LENGTH** 24.5" 25" 25.5" 25.75" 26" 26"
BODY LENGTH 28" 28.5" 29" 29.5" 30" 30.5"

 

STYLE: BKT14 RELAXED SHIRT

SIZE 01 02 03 04 05 06
NECK 14.5" 15.5" 16.5" 17" 17.5" 18"
SHOULDER 17.25" 17.75" 18.75" 19.25" 19.75" 20.25"
CHEST 41" 43" 45" 47" 49.5" 52"
WAIST 38.75" 40.75" 42.75" 44.75" 47.25" 49.75"
SLEEVE LENGTH** 24.5" 25" 25.5" 25.75" 26" 26"
BODY LENGTH 28" 28.5" 29.5" 30" 30.5" 31"

 

STYLE: BKT15 SHIRT JACKET

SIZE 01 02 03 04 05 06
NECK 15.5" 16" 16.5" 17" 17.5" 18"
SHOULDER 18" 18.25" 18.75" 19.25" 19.75" 20.25"
CHEST 39" 41" 43" 45" 47" 49"
WAIST 39" 41" 43" 45" 47" 49"
SLEEVE LENGTH** 26" 26.5" 27" 27.5" 27.75" 28"
BODY LENGTH 26" 26.5" 27" 27.5" 28" 28.5"

 

STYLE: BKT18 CAMP SHIRT

SIZE 01 02 03 04 05 06
SHOULDER 18.5" 19.5" 20.5" 21" 21.5" 21.5"
CHEST 43" 45" 47" 49" 51.5" 54"
WAIST 40.5 42.5 44.5 46.5 49" 51.5"
SLEEVE LENGTH** 10" 10.25" 10.5" 10.75" 11" 11"
BODY LENGTH 27" 27.5" 28" 28.5" 29" 29.5"

 

  • Garment measurements are in inches.
  • Instructions for taking measurements are provided below.  When measuring at home, please follow these instructions as closely as possible to ensure you are measuring in a similar way:
    • NECK: The neck is measured from the center of the neck button, to the end of the neck buttonhole (the end of the buttonhole opening). To measure, unbutton the neck of the shirt and lay it flat on a table. Be sure to eliminate any slack, but do not stretch the fabric when measuring.
    • SHOULDER: To measure the shoulder, lay the shirt flat on a table, front side up, and smooth out any slack in the upper part of the shirt. Place your tape measure horizontally (do not curve the tape measure) at the top of the shoulder. Measure from one shoulder seam (where the shoulder panel joins the sleeve) across to the other.
    • CHEST: Note, this is often referred to as a "pit to pit" measurement.  With the shirt laying flat on a table, and the buttons closed, smooth the fabric to remove slack.  Tug on it gently before measuring to ensure it is as smooth as possible but do not stretch the fabric. Place the tape measure directly under the armhole (where the underside of the sleeve joins the shirt body) and measure straight across to the other side. Take this "half measure" and double it to get the full chest measure.  
    • WAIST: The waist is the narrowest part of the torso, below the chest and above the hips.  Following the same methods described above for the chest, place the tape measure halfway between the chest and the hips (the hips are the bottom hem of the shirt at the side seams). Take this "half measure" and double it to get the full waist measure.
    • SLEEVE LENGTH: To measure the sleeve length, lay the shirt flat on a table, front side up, and smooth out the fabric along one of the sleeve, along its upper edge. Place the tape measure at the end of the cuff (the measure includes the cuff), and run it along the sleeve up to the shoulder seam at the point where the shoulder panel, front body panel, and sleeve join together. This point on the shoulder seam will be approximately 1.5 inches lower than where you took the shoulder measurement (will vary depending on the specific shirt). 
      • ** NOTE ABOUT SLEEVE LENGTH: The above instructions advise how to take the sleeve length measurement alone, without taking into consideration how the shoulder measurement affects overall sleeve length. Some brands instead quote their sleeve lengths as a "full sleeve length" which is inclusive of the "half shoulder." This sizing method is most common for dress shirts. If you see a shirt sized as "Size 15.5 / 33 sleeve" this would indicate a 15.5" neck size and a 33" sleeve length inclusive of the shoulder. To find out the full sleeve length in our shirts, simply take our quoted "Sleeve Length" and then take one half of our quoted "Shoulder" measurement. For example, if you see a shoulder measurement of 17" and a sleeve length of 25", the full sleeve length would be 8.5 (half of 17) plus 25 for a full sleeve length of 33.5".
    • BODY LENGTH: To measure the shirt body length, lay it flat on a table, front side down. Smooth out the fabric on the rear of the shirt to eliminate any slack, but do not stretch the fabric. Place the tape measure along the center axis of the shirt. Starting at the base of the collar where it joins the shoulder panel (measurement does not include the height of the collar band or collar itself), run the measuring tape straight down, with the tape completely straight, to the center point of the shirt's hem. 
  • NOTES ON WASHING AND SHRINKAGE:
    • The above measurements are based on a shirt that has never been washed. Please note that some of our shirt styles have been pre-washed in order to achieve a particular look and feel. As a result, pre-washed shirts may measure somewhat smaller than the measurements quoted above. In those cases, those washed shirts should be considered pre-shrunk.
    • Shirts that have not been pre-washed may experience some shrinkage when you wash them at home. Shrinkage will vary depending on the fabric, and on your chosen washing methods. If you wish to minimize shrinkage, wash on cold, and lay flat or hang to dry. 
    • Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about a specific shirt, and we will do our best to provide additional information and guidance.
  • While the above-mentioned styles have similar overall measurements and fit, each have different construction, stylistic details, and attributes that will affect the way the garment drapes and shapes the body.  Check each individual product listing for additional details specific to that item.