T-shirt Fit Guide: How To Pick A Perfectly Fitting T-shirt For Your Size And Style

What’s your size?
A perfect fit will mean different things to different people, but you’re generally going to want a shape of tee which is flattering to your body shape. Sizes change depending on the brand — you might be a medium in one shop and a large in the next.

How to know if a t-shirt fits
A tee shouldn’t be too loose, or it’ll hang awkwardly and make you look shapeless. Too tight and it’ll show your least flattering contours. If you lift up your arms, the hem of the tee shouldn’t ride up to expose your belly. As a general guide, it should hang lower than your hips, an inch or two below your belt-line, but not all the way to your legs.Shoulder fit is the easiest way to tell if a t-shirt fits you right. The seam along the shoulders should extend across the centre of your shoulder to the very top of your arm.

How to choose a t-shirt for your body shape
According to most health and style experts, men’s body shapes can be roughly broken down into the following five categories. Knowing how your body fits into these is very handy in figuring out which styles might fit best – or be most flattering.You’ll see lots of features describing 10 or even 12 women’s body shapes, but really there are five main ones.

 

Choosing a t-shirt according to style
Slim fit t-shirts are best for those after an athletic, “muscle” or body-hugging fit. This is a cut that will hug the body more tightly, with sleeves that will be tighter around the arms. The classic cut is smart and flattering, with well fitted shoulders and sleeves that have a comfortable amount of space around the arms. The oversize t-shirt has become much more popular in recent years. You could choose a t-shirt specifically cut in this way – which means it will fit around the upper body better – or opt for a size or two bigger.

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