How to Measure Your Collar

Not too loose and not too tight -- find the perfect shirt size with these steps.

You will need

  • Mirror
  • Measuring tape
  • Pen and paper

Step 1 Stand in the mirror Stand facing the mirror and locate the largest part of your neck.

Step 2 Wrap the measuring tape Wrap the measuring tape around this part of your neck and mark the measurement with your thumb.

Step 3 Jot down the measurement Jot down the measurement and round up to the nearest full or half size, adding an inch for comfort.

Step 4 Go shirt shopping Go shirt shopping with the confidence that you won’t be choked by your clothes.