Size & Fit
Please see our size charts below. Looking for something you haven't found here? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do our best to help or even add to this page if necessary.
- Find Your Size in Our Shirts
- Fit Guide by Style
- Customizing Your Shirt with the Box Pleat
- Founder's Suit Sizing Guide
- Chino Sizing Guide
- Underwear Sizing Guide
Button-Up Sizing Guide
Fit is incredibly personal - some like their shirts to fit snugly around their body while others prefer to wear them looser. We've provided a number of fit charts below to help you find your fit. Note that there are some variations in the way different fabrics will hang on your body, and some shirts will fit more snugly than others. We recommend always sizing up in flannel.
If you're at the top 1 - 1.5 inches of the bust range, you will likely have to release the box pleat.
Below are the flatlay measurement charts for our Alpha shirts. We have shown our measurements taken from lying the garment flat and measuring in inches. We recommend grabbing a shirt you own in similar fabric and comparing!
In between sizes? Go for the smaller one - there’s a pleat in the back of every PDL shirt that you can remove with a seam ripper - this will give an extra 1½ inches in the chest to prevent button-gape.
Fit Guide by Style
One of PDL's foundational values is to create classic products. That’s why we have a suite of standard styles that we make in an assortment of fabrics. Once you know your fit in a particular style, you’ll be ready to snap it up when a limited edition upcycled fabric you love pops into our collection!
We've photographed a variety of styles on a few different bodies so you can get an idea of how our shirts might look on you. If your questions aren't answered here, please get in touch with us for personalized fit advice.
The PDL classic Alpha fit. A box pleat half-sewn down in the back for easy size adjustments, a collar that buttons down at the lapels, and our signature inside pocket. Available in a wide variety of fabrics, from flannel to Oxford to poplin and more, in short sleeve or long sleeve. > learn more about the box pleat and how it lets you customize your fit here.
CAR COAT & WALKING JACKET
ABOUT THE MODELS
Our size 4 model is 5'9", with a 34" bust, 25" waist, and 32" hips.
Our size 8 model is 5'9", with a 36.5" bust, 30.5" waist, and 42" hips.
Our size 16 model is 5'10".
Customizing Your Shirt with the Box Pleat
The box pleat at the back of PDL shirts allows for a bit of flexibility in sizing. Note: collarless shirts do not have their pleat sewn down by default.
Removing the Pleat for More Space in the Bust
If your shirt fits in the shoulders and arms but is a little snug through the bust, you can remove the pleat to gain an extra inch and a half in that area. Kindly note that shirts with the pleat removed are no longer eligible for exchange or refund.
To remove the pleat, you will need a seam ripper. This little tool comes with most sewing machines and sewing kits. Watch the video below to see how it's done:
Extending the Pleat to Take Your Shirt In at the Hips
If the shirt is too roomy around the hips, you can also extend the pleat to take the shirt in by 1 - 1.5inches from the waist down. This is a pretty simple sewing job if you have the skills. You'll need a sewing machine and an iron. Kindly note that all modified shirts are ineligible for return/exchange.
Watch the video below to see how it's done:
Founder's Suit Sizing Guide
Chino Sizing Guide
This size chart applies to our newest chinos! We took all of your feedback from the making of our founders trouser and made all the right changes! Let us know what you think!