question about fits on dress shirts

I know you're supposed to buy shirts so they have some wiggle room in the neck. When it comes to dress shirts, if my neck measures 17 inches, should I be buying 17 1/2 shirts, or 17 shirts?
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zeometer44d ago
how are you measuring the neck?
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zeometer44d ago
optimally you would slip a finger between your skin and the tape measure to account for comfort, and if so, go with the measured volume https://propercloth.com/reference/how-to-measure-your-body-neck-collar/
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Proper Cloth Help
How to Measure Your Body: Neck Around
How to Measure Your Body: Neck Around Place the measuring tape around the neck at the height where the collar would normally rest. This will be just below
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zeometer44d ago
if not, honestly just re-measure unless you are in DIRE need of a dress shirt, but even in that case try the true to size shirt on first with a tie
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Zal ;(44d ago
I got 17 following your guide above, and 17 from getting measured at a men's wearhouse the other day. I feel pretty confident in that number now. Thanks