Accession Number:

ADA347174

Title:

Tariff Expansion and Storage of Pre-Altered Patterns

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. for 1 Aug 96-31 Jul 97

Corporate Author:

WISCONSIN UNIV-STOUT MENOMONIE DEPT OFAPPAREL AND TEXTILES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-09-18

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

An analysis of U.S. Army special measurement orders for mens dress coat and trousers was made to determine the minimum and maximum sizes needed to fit soldiers. The minimum and maximum measurements were compared to the existing tariff. Statistical analyses were performed to determine an accurate tariff expansion. The project supports the expansion of sizes for dress coats to 52 and to have coat lengths at extra, extra long starting at size 38. The project supports the expansion of sizes for trousers to size 50 with extra, extra long lengths starting at size 30. Pre-altered patterns or pre-altered patterns combined with a partial tariff expansion are alternatives to complete tariff expansion. The majority of special measurement orders were for extra girth and extra length in coat and trousers. These are simple pattern adjustments and alterations that could be computer stored for quick retrieval. Size prediction by weight and garment length prediction by height are possible. Expanded tariff andor pre-altered patterns would assure a maximum number of soldiers be clothed quickly and with good fit. This project supports customer driven uniform manufacture by tariff expansion and pre-altered pattern making, by improvement of measurement form.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE