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How to Measure Your Collar

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


  • Step 1: Stand in the mirror Stand facing the mirror and locate the largest part of your neck.
  • TIP: The largest part of your neck is usually just below the Adam's apple.
  • 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.
  • FACT: Both humans and giraffes have seven vertebrae in their necks.

You Will Need

  • Mirror
  • Measuring tape
  • Pen and paper

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