Our Athletic Fit is for guys who have a more muscular upper-body and need more room in the shoulders, chest, and arms, but still need a fitted shirt that tapers to their waist.
Cut with a broader yoke and larger armholes to fit a more muscular physique, athletic fit men's dress shirts have a fitted, tapered waist that differentiates them from full-cut dress shirts with the same neck size and sleeve length. Although not all manufacturers carry this fit, those that do are worth finding for men with muscular physiques.
When a shirt is labeled traditional fit, it has side seams that are straight or only slightly tapered at the waist. Some manufacturers taper the waist more than others, so it is wise to try on the shirt or pay close attention to waist measurements when buying a shirt with a traditional fit. Many traditional fit shirts feature box pleats at the base of the yoke for more comfortable movement. This silhouette may also be called a straight fit, classic fit, or natural fit.