Shopping for T-Shirts Online? Here's How to Find the Perfect Fit.

May 31, 2017

Shopping for T-Shirts Online? Here's How to Find the Perfect Fit.

Shopping for t-shirts online has plenty of perks. Thanks to the tireless power of the internet, online retail stores are open 24/7...365 days a year, meaning you can shop peacefully from home, at any hour of the day or night, from the sweet comfort of your PJs. Online t-shirt selections are seemingly endless, it's relatively easy to compare prices, and as an added bonus, you can quickly hop from store to store without the frustration of having to fight traffic or search for a new parking space. Oh happy day!

While shopping for t-shirts online comes with a lengthy list of pros, it can sometimes present the worrying challenge of selecting the correct size for your new found favorite tee. After all, one designer's medium size tee does not necessarily equate to that of a different designer. Problem solved! Here's our top pro tip on how to choose the best fit when shopping online for t-shirts.

If you're unsure of what size t-shirt to buy, try measuring a similar tee that you already own and compare those measurements to the size chart provided within the product page. 

For best results follow these suggestions:

  • Choose a tee from your personal collection that fits you well.
  • Lay the t-shirt on a flat surface, front-side up.
  • Smooth out any wrinkles.
  • Do not pull or stretch any part of the t-shirt.
  • Use a cloth tape measure or a piece of yarn/string to measure the chest width and overall length of the t-shirt.
  • If using yarn/string, use a ruler/yardstick to convert the string measurement into inches.
  • Measure two t-shirts for the most accurate'll make your former math teacher smile.

Most t-shirts are pre-shrunk; however keep in mind that 100% cotton t-shirts may shrink up to a half inch in chest width and overall length. If your measurements fall between sizes, it is generally best to size up.

Chest Width
Measure one inch below the armhole from side to side across the chest. 

Overall Length
Measure from the highest point (beside the neckband) down to the bottom hem.

How to Measure a T-Shirt

Ready to give it a go? We welcome you to check out our fatih-based inspirational tee collection at Clothed with Truth. Feel free to give us a call if we can assist you with sizing recommendations. Here's to a perfect fit...happy shopping!

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