Proper fit is critical for the full enjoyment of your Kurtz Clothiers garment. Sizing is beyond doubt the most tricky aspect of buying (and making) clothing. We draft patterns using "standard" sizing. That is: proportional neck and chest measurements. Our size charts state clearly the measurements upon which our patterns have been drafted.
To most easily find your correct size, please measure your neck using a tape measure. This is the size you should order, assuming all the other measurements given in the size chart are suitable for your body. Ignore the stated size on any other shirt you own. Each Kurtz Clothiers shirt has been built to fit a measured neck size. Our stated size reflects this physical neck measurement. The neck band of a Kurtz Clothiers shirt measures 1/2" more than this physical neck measurement, for ease of fit. Alternatively, measure the neck band of a shirt that fits you well, from the centre of the buttonhole to the centre of the button. Compare this measurement to the measurements given in our size chart.
If you fall between sizes, we suggest buying the next size up. So, if your neck measures 14.75", we suggest buying Size 15. A slightly loose neckband is infinitely more comfortable than a tight neckband!
We cannot offer alterations to the standard sizing of shirts already made. We will periodically offer a made to measure option, depending on workload.
We have provided a comprehensive size chart for each size we offer in our standard range. Please compare these measurements to a shirt that fits you well. It is unlikely that all measurements will exactly match another shirt you own, and you must decide on overall fit based on the measurements we have provided.
We are happy to advise you, should you still be at a loss as to which size to order. Please send us an email to petecormie [at] kurtzclothiers.com, and we'll be happy to help.