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Ohio Gay Marriage Ruling is Stayed
Published: Friday, 18 April 2014 14:29
Ohio Gay Marriage Ruling is Stayed

The Ohio gay marriage ruling has been stayed. Appeals will likely take months.

How to Get Legally Married in Vermont
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014 22:19
How to Get Legally Married in Vermont

All you need to know about getting legally married in Vermont!

How to Get Legally Married in Rhode Island
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014 21:44
How to Get Legally Married in Rhode Island

Same-sex couples can be legally married in Rhode Island. 

Patricia + Julissa: An Autumn Wedding Under the Texas Sun
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014 20:49
Patricia + Julissa: An Autumn Wedding Under the Texas Sun

Patricia and Julissa were married under the hot desert sun of the Texas landscape!

Oklahoma Marriage Equality Case Appealing to 10th Circuit
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014 18:15
Oklahoma Marriage Equality Case Appealing to 10th Circuit

The 10th Circuit is hearing arguments in the Oklahoma marriage equality case.

Under the Tux: Wedding Day Undergarments for Men
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:09
Under the Tux: Wedding Day Undergarments for Men

Guys, it's not all about the tux. Wow your man with some fun unmentionables!

Barbie + Alexa: An Intimate Garden Wedding in DC
Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014 18:48
Barbie + Alexa: An Intimate Garden Wedding in DC

Barbie and Alexa decided to make their love legal on their 8-year anniversary!

Wednesday Wedding Song: All of Me by John Legend
Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014 08:00
Wednesday Wedding Song: All of Me by John Legend

John Legend's song All of Me touches me to my core every time I hear it, and that's why I'm choosing it as this week's Wednesday Wedding Song.

Ohio Marriage Ruling May Be Stayed
Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014 02:23
Ohio Marriage Ruling May Be Stayed

A federal judge is considering staying his recent ruling that same-sex marriage be recognized in the state.

Patrick + Arive: Celebrating 10 Years Together
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014 19:31
Patrick + Arive: Celebrating 10 Years Together

Patrick and Arive recently celebrated 10 years of love together.


Finding a well-fitted dress shirt can be tricky for all of us. Whether you are shopping online, bringing a shirt to the tailor, or getting one custom made, it will be very useful to know your measuremensts. To measure, you will need a cloth tape measur and a friend/cute queer.

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Neck measurement (N): Wrap a tape measure around your neck, approximately an inch up from the base of your neck. Add half an inch to determine your dress shirt neck size. Neck sizes are based in half-inch increments (16, 16 1/2, 17, 17 1/2 etc.). If the neck measurement falls between sizes always choose the size up (e.g. 15 1/4 becomes 15 1/2.)

Sleeve measurement (S): Place your hand on your hip, creating a right angle with your elbow. Have your friend place the head of the tape measure between your shoulder blades, and measure out and around the elbow straight to your wrist. If the sleeve measurement falls between sizes, always size up. (e.g. 15 1/2 becomes 16)

Chest/Bust measurements (B): Wrap a tape measure around your chest at the widest point. If you normally wear a flattening sports bra or binder, keep that on while measuring.

Shoulder Width: Have your friend bring a tape measure from the end of one shoulder to the other while you stand up straight.

Torso Length: Have you friend measure your back, starting at the bone at the base of the neck and ending at the top of the hipbone. Make sure to include the curve of the spine.

Hip Length: Wrap the tape measure around the widest part of your hips while keeping it parallel to the floor.

MEN'S SHIRTS

Men's shirt sizes are usually based on neck size and sleeve length. Most men’s shirts will base their measurements on N x S. For example, a neck measurement of 16 inches and a sleeve measurement 35 inches is 16 x 35. Female-assigned folks might find it helpful to base shirt sizes off of their chest and hips instead. Shorter folks should make sure to measure their torso length in case it needs to get shortened.

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WOMEN'S SHIRTS

Women’s shirts are generally based on chest/bust size; sometimes referred to as “B.” The table above can help determine your size. Women’s shirts vary widely in length and fit, so think of this size as a ballpark before trying them on. We recommend taking all your measurements so that you can get adjustments made if necessary. Male-assigned folks may find that they will want to get a shirt based on shoulder width rather than chest size.

More from Equally Wed's Dress Shirt Guide:

fabric options for dress shirtsThe Fabrics
An introduction to dress shirt fabrics to help make your shirt buying a little easier.

 

collar types for dress shirts
The Collar
Learn about all the variations in collars for a dress shirt.


Photo: Real Wedding Nikki and Carolyn, photography by Robert Godridge Photography

TRAVEL

Always Among Friends: St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Always Among Friends: St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Published: Friday, 21 February 2014 00:56

Many consider the island of St. John to be the jewel in the Caribbean crown. Affluent and tranquil, this tiny tropical paradise is only 13 miles long and four miles wide.

Glaciers, Humpbacks and Bears, Oh My: Honeymoon on an Alaskan Cruise
Glaciers, Humpbacks and Bears, Oh My: Honeymoon on an Alaskan Cruise
Published: Tuesday, 18 June 2013 19:11

Cruises serving the LGBT community have long been popular, but gay-friendly traveling options are widening as cruise lines increasingly welcome same-sex couples. 

Pocono Mountains Retreat: Mount Airy Casino Resort
Pocono Mountains Retreat: Mount Airy Casino Resort
Published: Tuesday, 30 April 2013 05:00

Mount Airy Casino Resort offers a picturesque honeymoon and wedding destination to gay, lesbian and allied couples alike.

ASK KIRSTEN Wedding Advice from our Editor

Our Families Don't Know We're Queer or Our Gender Identification and We're Getting Married
Our Families Don't Know We're Queer or Our Gender Identification and We're Getting Married
Published: Tuesday, 08 April 2014 05:00

As we approach our engagement party where our families will meet our partner for the first time, as well as each other, we are feeling really nervous that they will be uncomfortable and confused.