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Table 7 Preferred ease allowance estimates by the percentiles of body size measurements

From: A quantification of the preferred ease allowance for the men’s formal jacket patterns

Preferred ease allowance variables (body size measurements variables) Preferred ease allowance estimates by the percentiles of the body size measurements (cm)
5th 25th 50th 75th 95th
Preferred ease allowance on the chest circumference (chest–waist circumference) 8.26 (4.01) 7.47 (8.60) 6.75 (11.85) 6.13 (15.08) 5.17 (20.11)
Preferred chest–waist circumference on the jacket (waist circumference) 12.09 (69.58) 10.53 (79.20) 9.74 (84.10) 8.48 (91.85) 6.90 (101.60)
Preferred chest–hip circumference on the jacket (waist circumference) 1.34 (69.58) − 0.21 (79.20) − 1.00 (84.10) − 2.25 (91.85) − 3.82 (101.60)
Preferred ease allowance on the upper arm circumference (upper arm circumference) 5.86 (30.39) 4.73 (32.98) 4.00 (34.65) 3.26 (36.35) 1.58 (40.21)
Preferred ease allowance on the bi-shoulder length (bi-shoulder length) 1.95 (42.58) 1.03 (44.88) 0.59 (46.00) 0.19 (47.00) − 1.80 (52.00)
Preferred ease allowance on the sleeve length (BMI) 3.98 (19.32) 3.50 (22.10) 3.18 (23.95) 2.70 (26.73) 2.14 (29.96)
Preferred ratio of jacket length to stature (BMI) 0.406 (19.32) 0.411 (22.10) 0.414 (23.95) 0.419 (26.73) 0.425 (29.96)