An analysis of the anthropometric measurements of the U.S. navy male recruit in order to improve garment and pattern design

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Richard A.J. Ranieri (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Melvin Hurwitz

Abstract: The objectives of this study are, first, to improve the clothing and pattern designs of the U.S. Navy male recruits by utilizing anthropometric data, and second, to propose a tariff improvement, if possible. The establishment of a bridge between the anthropometric data and the patternmaker or designer was required. Statistical data of the mean and standard deviation were utilized to identify the range of generic stature sizing for the upper and lower torso garments. These same statistical tools were used to identify the range of generic body type sizes for the full torso garment. The median was utilized for individual garment sizes including the identification of bench marks for pattern and garment design. An improved range of generic sizes was established for stature. The key variable for full torso type garments was identified as vertical trunk circumference and chest circumference. From there a new range of generic size for body type was established. The use of statistical analysis of other body measurements associated with garment design will provide for an improved fit. These same statistical procedures indicate that, in all cases except the new coverall, the tariff required to support 90% of the population can be reduced.

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Language: English
Date: 1985
United States. $b Navy $x Uniforms
Proportion (Anthropometry)

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