"How do I choose my T-shirt size correctly?"
The question of men's T-shirt sizes often comes up.
That makes sense.
When you buy online, you can't try the T-shirt of your dreams.
Fortunately, I have several tips to help you find the right size.
Choosing the right size is essential
If there is one thing that changes everything, it is to choose a garment that fits.
Well-cut clothes at your waist will enhance your figure.
This size guide will explain everything if you are in doubt about how to find your T-shirt size.
The goal is to avoid looking like Ross from the Friends series:
What a T-shirt should look like in your size
Before going into the details of the size guide, it is necessary to visualize the result of a good purchase.
A good quality T-shirt must be well cut. And this makes it easier to choose your size. At a glance you can see if it's coming along well.
Here are 4 things to be aware of:
1. The waist at the level of the shoulders
The first thing you need to look at is how the T-shirt falls on your shoulders.
It is in this detail that you can see if the T-shirt is the right size for you.
"The sleeve seam must fall on the shoulder break. If it's well cut, the rest will follow."
If the sleeve seam is not adjusted, it will give a "plunging shoulder" effect.
If you like the style of the 90s (relaxed T-shirt, sometimes worn in the pants), I advise you to choose a size above.
For a T-shirt that falls well on the shoulders (tight fit), it looks more like this picture:
Today, it is much more common to see men with a tight fitting T-shirt than a loose T-shirt (i.e. with falling shoulders). But this choice depends on the style you want to adopt.
2. The waist at the torso level
The T-shirt should fall off when you are standing. The pecs will just be slightly molded. But you don't have to feel tight.
Note that it is normal for the T-shirt to wrinkle when you are sitting. Like you, the T-shirt moves into a more relaxed position.
The T-shirt should not be too tight or too wide at the hips.
As I said, it depends on your taste. Some people prefer their T-shirt (man) to fit well. Others prefer it more relaxed.
3. Waist at arm level
For short sleeve T-shirts, length is important.
The sleeves usually stop at half of your biceps. A more athletic couple will have slightly shorter sleeves that will highlight your muscles (Marlon Brando style, see the surprising story of the T-shirt).
In any case, no longer.
Avoid having the sleeves of the T-shirt go down to the elbow (this is very 90s like this example of Chandler wearing a T-shirt in the Friends series).
In general, aim for the middle of the arm. The ideal time is when they stop right at the beginning of the biceps and triceps in order to enhance these muscles as much as possible.
For long sleeve T-shirts:
When you are standing with your arms along your body, the bottom of the sleeve should reach the birth of your thumb (just below the bone of your wrist).
4. The length at the belt level
A good length T-shirt stops just below the belt:
To avoid: T-shirts that fall under the buttocks. If this happens, the T-shirt is either too big or the cut is too long.
The long T-shirt (under the buttocks) is back in the fashion world. But it's not a style that suits everyone (I'm told it goes into an avant-garde look with a "creative T-shirt".)
How to choose the right size T-shirt
There are several ways to find your size when buying online.
Here they are.
1. Start with your usual size
To find the right T-shirt, I advise you to start by choosing your usual size.
Men's T-shirts often (but not always) cut in the same way. (I am talking about "size" and not "cut". The last one depends on the T-shirt brands.)
So I suggest you start by trying on your usual T-shirt size.
Most brands try to stay within the standard in terms of size. This is the case with WhiteTar. Since the brand's inception in 2012, we have respected the French size scale. The goal is to make your life easier when you choose your T-shirts.
2. Think about your measurements (height and weight):
It's not easy to decide for yourself.
If you need advice, ask your question in a comment.
To do this, tell us your height and weight.
We have already distributed several collections and many of you are wearing our T-shirts. So we have a good idea of what size goes to what type of build.
Your size is useful to us. This is the first element that helps us to deduce whether you need an S, M, L, or XL. As a general rule, a man measuring 1m80 will opt for a size M. And a man measuring 1m75 will take S.
Weight also counts. This helps us to refine the choice of size. A rather thin man measuring 1m80 will wear a T-shirt size S (if he weighs less than 70kg). On the contrary, a man who is 1m80 tall but weighs 85kg will be better in a size L.
3. Find your size with a tape measure
If you are not sure of your size, the best way to find it is to use a tape measure.
This will allow you to measure the torso size (or chest size). This is the information that all T-shirt online shops use to advise their customers.
Here is how a man can measure his chest size to choose his T-shirt size:
1.Stand up straight.
2.Run the tape measure under your armpits at your pectoral muscles, the strongest part of your chest.
3.Make sure that the meter remains straight, at the same front and back.
4.Be sure to keep a finger's distance between the tape measure on your chest (the tape measure is neither too loose nor too tight
5.Report the resulting measurement to the size correspondence (see below).
If you do not have a tape measure, use string. Go around your torso and measure the length that was necessary to go around.
(MacGyver will be jealous of your improvised meter.)
The correspondence of the sizes of T-shirts
The size scale comes from the Anglo-Saxon world:
S = Small
M = Medium
L = Wide
XL = Extra Large
So you have to translate it into centimetres. And this varies according to the brand of men's T-shirt.
4. Find your size from one of your T-shirts
If in doubt, measure a cotton T-shirt that fits you flat. And compare the measurements with the table below.
(Be careful not to pull on the fabric when taking measurements.)
To order the right size T-shirt
1. Take your usual size. To make your life easier, our stylist has taken the French size scale. So choose the size you usually take.
2. It is easy to take your measurements. If in doubt about your size, take your measurements. For a T-shirt, the key measure is the chest size. You will find all the necessary information in this size guide.
3. Take into account the rate of shrinkage. An organic cotton T-shirt will shrink. You are dealing with a natural material. So it's inevitable. Take a t-shirt that fits gives you a little margin.
If you take care of your T-shirt, the shrinkage of the fabric will be almost imperceptible (for example, 2 to 3% in the case of Millionaire T-shirts). For maintenance, wash your T-shirt at 30°C. And no machine drying. Dry in the open air.
4. Result. Choosing the right size T-shirt is super easy. All you have to do is let yourself be seduced by the T-shirt of your dreams.
The pleasure of a T-shirt in the right size
That's it! That's it!
You have all the tools to find your T-shirt size. All you have to do is order your favourite colours and T-shirt designs.
And if you have any questions, ask them here.
You will love the Millionaire Paris T-shirts because they are always the right size: