Sizing in Clothing
- S Ashdown, Cornell University, USA
The first chapter in the book discusses the history of sizing systems and how this has affected the mass production of ready-to-wear clothing. Chapters two and three review methods for constructing new and adapting existing sizing systems, and the standardisation of national and international sizing systems. Marketing and fit models are reviewed in chapter four whilst chapter five presents an analysis of the grading process used to create size sets. Chapters six and seven discuss fit and sizing strategies in relation to function, and the communication of sizing. Mass customization and a discussion of material properties and their affect on sizing are addressed in chapters eight and nine. Military sizing and the aesthetics of sizing are detailed in chapters ten and eleven. The final chapter reviews the impact on sizing of production systems and specifications.
Written by an international team of contributors, this book is an essential reference to researchers, designers, students and manufacturers in the clothing and fashion industry.
Researchers, designers, students, and manufacturers in the clothing and fashion industry.
- Published: April 2007
- Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-84569-034-2
…an invaluable resource for anyone conducting research into sizing or the pattern., Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management
This book must be commended for the insight it provides., Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management