Tailoring & Sizing

Aertex Shirt Sizing

How to ensure you get the right size.

The easiest way to get your correct size is to take an existing shirt that fits you well, lay it flat and measure across the chest from armpit to armpit. 

This will give you the half measurement. Once you have this, check the size chart and order the size closest to what you measured on your existing shirt.

Armpit to armpit measurement in centimeters. Measurements are accurate to within 1 - 2 centimeters.



Measuring Gentlemen For Clothing

Collar Size:

Neck Measure (1) at the base of neck, not too tight. You should be able to get a finger behind the measuring tape.

Jacket size:

Chest Measure (2) under armpits with arms at your side. Across the nipples and shoulder blades. Do not take a deep breath.

Inside Sleeve:

(3) Measure with coat on, inside underarm to cuff. From where the inside of the sleeve connects to the main part of the jacket down to where the thumb joins the wrist.

Trouser Size:

Waist Measure (4) tightly around waist where trousers sit. Do not measure over bulky clothing or trousers. 

Inside leg (5) Measure a pair of trousers that fit you well. Measure from crotch to cuff of trousers along the inside seam with trousers laid flat. If the trousers are being worn measure from crutch to the floor, without shoes on. 

Height. Please also supply in centimetres.​​

Off The Rack

We’re proud to offer the largest selection of suits in Hawkes Bay. Our extensive suit lounge allows us to fit you in anything from a classic navy 2 piece to the most contemporary new season suits. We offer all basic alterations at no charge when purchasing a new suit and our extensive knowledge and partnership with our alteration professionals allows us to make more complex alterations if required.

Made to Measure

In conjunction with Rembrandt we offer a made to measure service for the discerning gentlemen. This process allows you to own something truly unique to your own style and personality. At your initial consultation, with our guidance, we take you through the process of cloth and lining selection, comprehensive measurements and selection of finer styling and details.

Your order is then sent to Rembrandt or Savile Row, where the pattern is cut and sewn, before arriving back in store approximately 4 to 5 weeks later for a final fitting. At this point we make any necessary minor adjustments to ensure your suit is fitting as well as possible.

Style Guide

Men’s fashion can be a confusing and frustrating subject with vague dress codes and fickle fashion trends. With our expertise you can be safe in the knowledge that we’ll help you negotiate these tricky issues.

Dress Codes

Black Tie

The most formal occasion most of us will ever be lucky enough to get an invite to. Black tie is the required attire for balls, awards dinners and occasionally weddings. A dark suit (Black or Midnight Blue) will do in a pinch, but to ensure you look the part a tuxedo or dinner suit is required. These generally come in black with peak or shawl lapels in a matching satin or grosgrain silk.

A White shirt with either a wing or turn down collar and black studs paired with a black bow tie will complete your black tie look.

Lounge Suit

A lounge suit describes any standard two button notch lapel suit. This is still a formal dress code but less so than black or white tie events, think weddings or the races. A tie is generally required at these events and allows you a chance to be creative and add some personality to your look.

Hats are also appropriate here, especially for a day at the races.


Still requires a degree of effort and consideration but is a more casual dress code than those above. A jacket, collar and trousers is still required but this can be a blazer or sports coat in a seasonal fabric such as linen or tweed and can be teamed with a cotton chino or corduroy trouser. Avoid short sleeve shirts and anything with a bold print.​