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Sleeves do not match size chart
on June 7, 2015
The size chart states that a large (L) has a 39" sleeve. I bought a large. The sleeves were too short, so I measured a sleeve according to the instructions on measuring sleeve length and it measured 34", 5" shorter than indicated on the size chart.
I returned the large and got an extra large (XL). The size chart states that it has a 40" sleeve length. I measured a sleeve and it is not quite 36" (see photo).
Returning the first shirt was pretty easy, but it would be nice to get it right the first time.
Suggestion: Measure a long sleeved sweatshirt or similar that fits well. "Measure from center of back where collar joins garment to where the sleeve and shoulder join, then to the sleeve cuff or hem" (instructions taken from Champion Men's Apparel Size Chart). Then check the Champion size chart and note that the sizes listed on the chart for large and extra large are about 5" (for L) and 4" (for XL) shorter than what is listed.
A good fit for me would be about 37 1/2" so I first ordered a large, sleeves listed as 39" but were only 34". The extra large 40" sleeves are a little shy of 36". But I'll keep it since it's pretty close and fine for my purposes, and comfortable -- I like the shirt.
As stated, the Amazon return was easy and with no charge in this case (but check the return policy).