Friendly Measuring Guide

We like to make everything easy. Below you will find the easiest way to get the best fit. It requires a measuring tape. If you don't have one, we'll send you one. Really. So take a deep breath. It's only numbers. 



  1. Lift your arms and take a normal breath. No need to puff out your chest – just inhale.

  2. Measure all the way around your chest at its fullest point (this point is usually below your armpits, across your nipples, and across the bottom of your shoulder blades. It may vary depending on your body and chest shape.)

  3. The tape measure should be snug, but not restrictive.



  1. Measure around the base of your neck, where the collar of a button-down shirt would be if buttoned).

  2. The tape measure should be snug, but not restrictive.


  1. Sleeve length measurement starts in the middle of your back and runs down your arm to just past your wrist bone.

  2. Grab a friend to help you take your sleeve measurement.

  3. Stand up tall, look forward, and relax your arms at your sides.

  4. Place the beginning of the measuring tape on the back of your neck at your spine, in line with your shoulders.

  5. Run the tape across the top of your shoulder and your arm, stopping just past the wrist bone.


Tip: You can go from your neck to the corner of your shoulder, pressing the tape against the shoulder and let go of the beginning of the tape. This allows you to continue the tape down the arm - without it slipping off the shoulder.



  • Your Jacket Size is typically your chest size. Measure about the widest part of your chest, not including your arms.
  • Jacket Length: The length of your jacket is a preference, but here are our general guidelines:

Bantam: Under 5'4"

Standard: 5'4" - 5'8" 

Long: Over 5'8" 

(Who ya callin' short? We changed "Short" to "Standard" in 2015 because so many folks prefer this length. We also changed "Regular" to "Long".)


  • Your Trouser Size is typically your men's pants size.
  • A Size 36 Trouser will have a 36-inch waistband (worn near your navel).
  • "Regular" Trousers have a mid-rise and straight leg
  • "Full" Trousers have spacious seat and extra-wide leg
  • "Low-Rise/Tapered" Trousers have an ultra-low rise and tapered leg


Parker Dress Shirts & Oxford are custom made, and therefore non-refundable. It is highly recommended that you have a professional measure you.