Express shirts fit guide

Looking for an Express shirts fit guide or an Express size chart for shirts? This page contains shirt size data unique to this site and a review of Express shirts and the various fits available. You can purchase direct from Express by clicking on the image below.Express shirts fit guide - logo
The fit guide below explains the four different fits of Express shirts available.

  • Classic Fit shirt – this is the most generous Express cut, but it’s still relatively slim compared to other shirt brands. In late 2017 Express changed the names of their fits. This used to be called the Modern Fit.
  • Athletic Fit shirt –  Express describes this as broader through the chest and shoulders, with a tailored waist. I don’t have any measurement data for this fit as it wasn’t for sale in every one of the Manhattan Express stores I visited. When I visited the store on Broadway the sales assistant didn’t know that Express did an Athletic Fit!
  • Slim Fit shirt – slimmer through the chest and shoulders with a slim waist. This used to be called the Fitted Fit.
  • Extra Slim Fit shirt – the slimmest of the Express shirts, narrow through the chest and shoulders with the narrowest waist. This used to be called the Slim Fit.


More detailed shirt sizing information is available below. This data is based on my measurements of actual Express shirts and is more detailed than on the Express website. One other thing to note, the Express 1MX shirts are made with 97% cotton and 3% spandex, which means they have more give in them than 100% cotton shirts.

When comparing the shirt measurements and your body measurements remember:

  • For the chest the shirt circumference should be six inches larger than the body measurement for a comfortable fit. Four inches for a tighter fit.
  • For the waist the shirt circumference should be four inches larger than the body measurement for a comfortable fit. Three inches for a tighter fit.

Table 1 – Express shirts fit guide – Classic Fit

Collar SizeSleeve Lengths AvailableChest Size - Garment MeasurementWaist Size - Garment Measurement
13.531.53836
14.532.54139
15.533.54442
16.534.54745
17.535.55048
18.536.55351

Table 2 – Express shirts fit guide – Slim Fit

Collar SizeSleeve Lengths AvailableChest Size - Garment MeasurementWaist Size - Garment Measurement
13.531.53733
14.532.54036
15.533.54339
16.534.54642
17.535.54945
18.536.55248

Table 3 – Express shirts fit guide- Extra Slim Fit

Collar SizeSleeve Lengths AvailableChest Size - Garment MeasurementWaist Size - Garment Measurement
13.531.53432
14.532.53735
15.533.54038
16.534.54341
17.535.54644
18.536.54947

Shirts that fit like Express shirts?

If you are looking for alternative shirts that fit like the Express shirts use the shirt search engine, select your collar and arm length and then find the shirts that have similar chest and waist sizes.

Where are Express shirts made?

When I looked at the labels, Express 1MX shirts were made in Vietnam.

This image shows an Express tag, with the shirt made in Vietnam.

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