Hawes and Curtis review


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Hawes and Curtis review – sizes available

Four different cuts are available from Hawes and Curtis

  • Classic Fit shirts are Hawes and Curtis’ widest cut around the chest and waist.
  • Tailored Fit falls between the Classic Fit and the Slim Fit.  On 17th November 2016 Hawes and Curtis removed the sizing data on Tailored Fit from their website.  I’ve kept the data as the shirts were still available here when I checked in April 2018.
  • Slim Fit shirts are the narrower than Tailored around the chest and waist.
  • Extra Slim Fit are the narrowest in the range.  These were launched in 2013 and are part of the general trend in the industry towards slimmer, fitting shirts.


In July 2016 Hawes and Curtis updated their shirt sizing and range and I’ve updated this page to take account of that. The older information is at the bottom of the page. There isn’t much difference in the sizing, mainly it’s widening of the range of Slim Fit and Extra Slim to cover large collar sizes. They have also removed the garments measurements for Classic Fit from their site, but I have kept this information to help comparisons.

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.

Classic Fit

Collar SizeSleeve LengthsChest Size (Garment Measurement)Waist Size (Garment Measurement)
14.5Not available in this collar size
15Not available in this collar size
15.5Not available in this collar size
1634,35,36,3750.447
16.534,35,36,3752.449
1734,35,36,3754.351
17.534,35,3856.353
1835,36,3858.355
18.5Not available in this collar size
193861.858.6
203865.762.5

Tailored Fit

Collar SizeSleeve LengthsChest Size (Garment Measurement)Waist Size (Garment Measurement)
14.5Not available in this collar size
1533 and 3545.739.8
15.532,33,34,35,3647.641.7
1634 and 3649.643.7
16.534 and 3651.645.7
1734 and 3653.547.6
17.534 and 3655.549.6
183657.551.6
18.5Not available in this collar size
19Not available in this collar size
20Not available in this collar size

Slim Fit

Collar SizeSleeve LengthsChest Size (Garment Measurement)Waist Size (Garment Measurement)
14.53341.537
1533, 34, 3543.539
15.533, 34, 35, 3645.541
1633, 34, 35, 36, 3747.543
16.533, 34, 35, 36, 3749.545
1734, 35, 36, 3751.547
17.535, 36, 37, 3853.549
1835, 36, 3755.551
18.5Not available in this collar size
193757.553
203759.555

Extra Slim Fit

Collar SizeSleeve LengthsChest Size (Garment Measurement)Waist Size (Garment Measurement)
14.53337.532.5
1533, 34, 3539.534.5
15.533, 34, 35, 3641.536.5
1633, 34, 35, 36, 3743.538.5
16.533, 34, 35, 36, 3745.540.5
1734, 35, 36, 374742.5
17.5374944.5
18375146.5
18.5Not available in this collar size
19Not available in this collar size
20Not available in this collar size

Hawes and Curtis review – cuff and collar manufacturing

All shirt manufacturers I know of insert an interlining into the cuffs and collars of their shirts to make them more robust.  Hawes and Curtis, like many others, use semi-fused interlinings, which means that their collars and cuffs have an interlining which is fused with the material of the shirt.

As part of the Hawes and Curtis review I took one of their shirts apart. The image shows the fused interlining, (1). The interlining is separate from the material on the inside of the cuff (2) and fused to the outside (3) of the shirt cuff. This is called semi-fused as the interlining is only fused to the outside. If the interlining was fused to the outside and inside it would be called fully fused.

Hawes and Curtis review - cuff manufactureThe image below shows the collar of the same Hawes and Curtis shirt. The same construction technique is used: the interlining (1) is separated from and not fused with the back (2), but is fused to the front (3) of the collar.

Hawes and Curtis review - collar manufactureHawes and Curtis – Pre July 2016 sizing

In the tables below N/A means this particular cut was not available from Hawes and Curtis.

Classic Fit

Collar SizeSleeve LengthsChest Measurement (garment size)Waist Measurement (garment size)
14.5N/AN/AN/A
15.0N/AN/AN/A
15.534, 35 and 3648.445
16.034 and 3650.447
16.534 and 3652.449
17.034 and 3654.351
17.534 and 3656.353
18.036 and 3858.355
18.5N/AN/AN/A
193861.858.6
203865.762.5

Tailored Fit

Collar SizeSleeve LengthsChest Measurement (garment size)Waist Measurement (garment size)
14.5N/AN/AN/A
15.033 and 3545.739.8
15.534, 35 and 3647.641.7
16.034 and 3649.643.7
16.534 and 3651.645.7
17.034 and 3653.547.6
17.534 and 3655.549.6
18.03657.551.6
18.5N/AN/AN/A
19N/AN/AN/A
20N/AN/AN/A

Slim Fit

Collar SizeSleeve LengthsChest Measurement (garment size)Waist Measurement (garment size)
14.53341.737
15.033 and 3543.739
15.534, 35 and 3645.740.9
16.034, 36 and 3747.642.9
16.534 and 3649.644.9
17.03651.646.9
17.53753.648.9
18.03755.650.9
18.5N/AN/AN/A
19N/AN/AN/A
20N/AN/AN/A

Extra Slim Fit

Collar SizeSleeve LengthsChest Measurement (garment size)Waist Measurement (garment size)
14.53337.432.7
15.033 and 3539.434.6
15.534 and 3541.436.6
16.034 and 3643.338.6
16.534 and 3645.340.5
17.03747.342.5
17.5N/AN/AN/A
18.0N/AN/AN/A
18.5N/AN/AN/A
19N/AN/AN/A
20N/AN/AN/A

Fitted Slim Fit

Hawes and Curtis used to have a size called the Fitted Slim Fit. This shirt was designed to sit under a slim fit suit jacket and fell between the Slim and Extra Slim Fit. As of March 2016 this shirt was no longer available on the website.

Discount codes

Compared to Charles Tyrwhitt and TM Lewin, Hawes and Curtis use fewer discount codes. The latest information I have on their discount codes is here.

Where are the shirts made?

As part of this Hawes and Curtis review I’ve looked carefully at the Hawes and Curtis shirts I bought recently but there is no information on where they are made.  I have been told the shirts are made in Turkey.

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