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

Express SizeCollar SizeSleeve LengthsChest Size (Garment Measurement)Waist Size (Garment Measurement)
XS13.531.53836
XS TALL13.5333836
S14.532.54139
S TALL14.5344139
M15.533.54442
M TALL15.5354442
L16.534.54745
L TALL16.5364745
XL17.535.55048
XL TALL17.5375048
XXL18.536.55351
XXL TALL18.5385351

Table 2 – Express shirts fit guide – Slim Fit

Express SizeCollar SizeSleeve LengthsChest Size (Garment Measurement)Waist Size (Garment Measurement)
XS13.531.53733
XS TALL13.5333733
S14.532.54036
S TALL14.5344036
M15.533.54339
M TALL15.5354339
L16.534.54642
L TALL16.5364642
XL17.535.54945
XL TALL17.5374945
XXL18.536.55248
XXL TALL18.5385248

Table 3 – Express shirts fit guide- Extra Slim Fit

Express SizeCollar SizeSleeve LengthsChest Size (Garment Measurement)Waist Size (Garment Measurement)
XS13.531.53432
XS TALL13.5333432
S14.532.53735
S TALL14.5343735
M15.533.54038
M TALL15.5354038
L16.534.54341
L TALL16.5364341
XL17.535.54644
XL TALL17.5374644
XXL18.536.54947
XXL TALL18.5384947

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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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