Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

What do the numbers mean on a men's dress shirt? (Ex. 17 34/35)

Answer Question

Asked by danalee11 at 9:13 AM on Mar. 17, 2009 in Shopping

Level 6 (131 Credits)
Answers (4)
  • the first number is the collar size and the second number is the length of the sleeves

    Answer by ZaTa at 9:15 AM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • really!?!? i didn't know that!! you learn something new everyday!!

    Answer by soccermama08 at 3:00 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • 34/35 being a SLEEVE length? PANT legs are that length on a very tall man's pants. Surely a man's arms are not that long! I'm not too sure on THAT one!

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:23 AM on Mar. 20, 2009

  • The sleeve length for a man's dress shirt is measured from the center of the back of his neck (where the knot at the top of his spine is) down to his wrist bone. 34-35" is pretty average. The neck measurement is taken snugly around the neck/adam's apple and then add 1/2" to it. Round up to the nearest 1/2" after.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:36 AM on Mar. 28, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.