What Shirt Type are you? Slim fit Dress Shirts or Normal fit Shirts?

The fit is the most important aspect of your buying process, no matter how expensive or high-quality the fabric, the fit can ideally make or break your look. One of the most important factors to consider while buying a shirt is your body type. The ideal fit will not only compliment your body frame but also provide a level of comfort.

So here’s everything you need to know about choosing the right fit for your body shape.

The Classic Fit: One of the first fits for shirts, the classic fit was traditionally tailored with excess fabric in the sleeves and torso. This was ideally done to provide effortless movement and comfort. Today, this fit is considered a classic because it is suitable for all body shapes but highly recommended for men on the heavier side as it does not snug around their waist. Tailorman tip: Ideal fit for pear and apple body type.

The Contemporary/Tailored Fit: An in-between fit option, neither too accentuated nor too liberal, the tailored fit is slightly more tapered than the classic fit yet allows free movement and comfort. The armholes are high, the sleeves have some room but are not too wide, and the yoke extends to or just past the shoulder bone. This type of fit works for all body types. Tailorman tip: Ideal fit for Rectangle body type.

The Slim Fit:  A slim fit shirt typically has an accentuated back with darts and a high armhole stance allowing a shaped look that sits closer to the body. These shirts are suitable for a person with a smaller frame as they compliment your shape. People with broader shoulders and narrower torso than the rest of the body can opt for this fit as well. Tailorman tip: Ideal fit for Inverted triangle body type.

You can now customize your own fit from our range of Made-To-Measure fabrics:


The right fit can elevate your overall look. We at tailorman, want to eliminate the cookie-cutter styles with our Made-to-Measure tailoring services. We’d suggest starting with the Tailorman selection of Made-to-Measure essentials. If you’re apprehensive about what works best for you, book an appointment with our Traveling Tailor team and they’ll help you find the right colour, style and design from the comfort of your home/ office or at one of our guide stores, while also getting you fitted for an impeccably tailored look. To book an appointment with our team email us at care@blog.tailorman.com or call us on 1800 3000 1575.

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