There is something to be said about driving to a big box store and selecting a particular polo shirt that catches your eye, then slipping into a changing room to wear it to assure a good fit before purchase. Then there is the warm feeling of a trip well taken when the pleasant sales clerk completes your purchase with a warm smile and a hearty thanks to you.
You wake up in the wee hours before dawn and as you sit in a cold sweat, you realize that was a recurring dream, a horrible dream that you cannot get out of your mind. Your psychiatrist diagnosed your nightmares as being caused by your seeing too many commercials. As you stumble into a shower to rinse the stink of sweat, you angrily recall that these box stores have been a disappointment all of your life.
Those department stores offer clothes such as polo or t-shirts about three months before a season begins. The most popular sizes are gone in about a nanosecond and the styles were designed by some pot smoking designer who had the last laugh on everyone who came to shop!
After you have changed your sheets and dropped your head back onto your pillow, you smile, realizing that this is the 21st century and YOU have the internet to comfort you. Yes, online shopping has been a part of your life and you know how to find peace of mind and a great shopping experience when buying new clothes.
There are thousands of online stores that can provide the size, color and style you seek every day of the year. From the comfort of your home, you can browse name brand clothing retailers who have as many as fifty or sixty styles of golf shirt and maybe an equal number of t-shirts.
You do not have to pay for gas, stand in long lines, and put up with rude shoppers; all you need is internet access and a tape measure. You want to shop any style that has a size chart and a color chart, and compare the size chart measurements with garments from your closet that you already know feel great when you put them on. By comparing an online size chart to a garment in your hand, you are very likely to get the fit you want.
There are one or two online shirt retailers that actually have clothing models in the store's video posing in a style so that you can see exactly how a particular size fits on a person who wears that size. That 360 degree, detailed look at a garment being worn is a great visual clue as to how that polo or t will look on you.
No problem if the fit isn't right as long as the online store you select has free shipping and free exchange.