Details About Our 11-Point Full Tailoring System

We use two types of measurements for our 11 point tailoring system. Please be advised that our standard sizing and our neck and sleeve sizing does not following this system. If you'd like something simpler, we recommend considering standard or neck and sleeve sizing. You can read more about them here.

We only provide this article for transparency, we take care of all of this for you behind the scenes. If you ever need any clarifications about the system below, please contact clientrelations@originalstitch.com

Body Measurement:
When you take your measurements manually using our video guide found here, that sizing is called your "Body Measurement" or "Body Sizing." With Original Stitch, your first shirt will be taken in body sizing. An allowance will then be added for fit.

Allowance:
The extra room between your Body Measurement and your Shirt Measurement is known as your "Allowance." The Allowance changes depending on the type of fit you like. We use pre-set allowances based on fit type (Super Slim, Slim, Regular, and Relaxed). You can view the numbers for the allowances below. After your first shirt, you will be able to adjust the sizing of the shirt itself by reordering in "Shirt Sizing".

Shirt Measurement:
This is the actual size of the shirt. If your shirt size was identical to your body size, it would be completely unwearable. Original Stitch takes your body measurement, applies the type of fit you'd like (Super Slim, Slim, Regular, and Relaxed) and generates what is known as the "Shirt Sizing." All repeat orders are placed in "Shirt Sizing."

Another way to think about it is:
BODY MEASUREMENTS + ALLOWANCE = SHIRT SIZING

What you should know:

For the very first shirt you order, we focus solely on your body sizing and your fit preference. We input the allowances based on your body measurement, height and weight. As always, we will keep this process as simple as possible for you and take care of the number crunching on our end.

We will save your sizing profile with your account. From then on, your personal sizing can be copied to any additional shirt with just a click!


What are the allowances, anyway? I want numbers.
If there is no value listed, then there is no allowance in that measurement.

Super slim:

  • 4.5 inches (12 cm) to Chest, Waist, and Hip
  • 3 inches (8 cm) to Bicep
  • 2.5 inches (6 cm) to Cuffs

Slim:

  • 5.5 inches (14 cm) to Chest, Waist, and Hip
  • 3.5 inches (9 cm) to Bicep
  • 2.5 inches (6 cm) to Cuffs

Regular:

  • 6 inches (16 cm) to Chest, Waist, and Hip
  • 4 inches (10 cm) to Bicep
  • 2.5 inches (6 cm) to Cuffs

Relaxed:

  • 7 inches (18 cm) to Chest, Waist, and Hip
  • 4.5 inches (12 cm) to Bicep
  • 2.5 inches (6 cm) to Cuffs

 

If you have any questions about sizing, please don't hesitate to write to us at clientrelations@originalstitch.com

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