An Investigation of Integrated Sizing for US Army Men and Women
ANTHROPOLOGY RESEARCH PROJECT INC YELLOW SPRINGS OH
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Described in this report is a step-by-step analysis of anthropometric sizing data leading to the development of integrated sizing programs for use in the design field clothing for Army men and women. Spurred by the need to clothe and equip increasing numbers of women for almost all of the Armys occupational specialties, and by the failure of scaled-down mens sizes to properly fit many women, this research was undertaken to identify the critical dimensional differences between men and women, and to devise single sizing systems which would take these variations into account. Concepts underlying the development of anthropometric sizing systems, the problems unique to sizing for a mixed male female population, and analytical procedures employed in seeking an effective sizing solution are all described here in some detail. Alternative sizing schemes, beginning with those based on traditional key dimensions, are examined and two 20-size programs--one each for upper-- and lower-body garments--are recommended.
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