How Do You Measure Shirt Collar Size?


Quick Answer

Use a measuring tape to determine the diameter of the neck, using the unbuttoned collar as a guide for where to place the measuring tape and record the measurement. Two fingers should fit comfortably between the shirt collar and neck to ensure a proper fit that isn't too snug.

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Full Answer

  1. Lay a collared shirt out flat
  2. Unbutton a collared shirt that fits well and lay it out flat.

  3. Measure the collar
  4. Use a measuring tape to measure from the button hole on the collar to the stitching on the back of the collar's button.

  5. Record the measurement
  6. Record the measurement, making sure to round to the nearest quarter inch.

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