I’m on the hunt for a job, and I need to buy a dress shirt that I can button all the way up and wear a tie with. I’m an average-sized guy; I wear a medium tee shirt. Unfortunately I also have an 18-inch neck, which means anything off the shelf wears like a circus tent on me. That’s an XXL, if I recall correctly.
I know I’ll have to have a shirt tailored, but cost is a factor. Should bring the tailor a shirt that fits my neck and have him redo all the other seams to make the shirt fit? That seems like it would be easier to just make a whole shirt from scratch. Or maybe the opposite… is widening the neck something a tailor can do? I don’t see how, if it’s still going to button up at the top.
The shop is closed up for the night, and I’m eager to find out what my options are. Can anybody clue me in?