| || Sizing Of Trousers and Shirts for Indian Army Personnel: An Anthropometric Application
Author : Bharadwaj, H.;Verma, S.S.;Zachariah, T.;Kishnani, S.;Das, S.K.;Pramanik, S.N.;Singh, I.P.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:36(1) ; 1986 ; pp 77-94
Subject : 623 Military Science and Engineering;687 Textiles and Clothing
Keywords : Anthropometric data;Abdominal circumference;Regression analysis;Predict clothing
Abstract : The paper describes how anthropometric data obtained on 4400 Indian Army personnel was utilized in evolving size rolls for the trousers and shirts. A bivariate frequency distribution of abdominal circumference and abdominal height indicated that the data could be grouped into 14 sizes and such grouping could provide good fitting trousers to 92.52 percent of the troops. For shirts, the bivariate frequency distribution of chest circumference and arm length grouped army personnel again into 14 sizes. Such grouping encompassed 84.22 percent of the personnel studied. An extra large size has been provided for those not covered by these 14 size. In this study, 95 army officers' clothing measurements essential for their good fitting trousers and shirts were taken along with the relevant body measurement. A stepwise linear regression analysis was also carried out to predict clothing measurements from body measurements. These regression equations were used to work out the dimensions of the trousers and shirts for different sizes from the classified anthropometric data.