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Title: An anthropometric study of young Indian men for bottom wear sizing

Authors: Manoj Tiwari; Noopur Anand

Addresses: Department of Fashion Technology, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Jodhpur-342037, India ' Department of Fashion Technology, National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi – 110016, India

Abstract: The objective of the paper is to develop a standardised bottom-wear body size chart for young Indian men through a pan-India anthropometric survey. The research involved a pan-India anthropometric survey of 14 crucial body dimensions (required for bottom-wear) of 2,401 Indian male aged between 18-29 years. Statistical analysis of the anthropometric data was done through multivariate analysis using principal component analysis (PCA) and two-step cluster analysis as data mining techniques using SPSS 16. The developed size charts were validated statistically by calculating aggregate loss based on Euclidean distance. The research resulted in the selection of six body size charts based on standard deviation as well as cluster analysis. The aggregate loss values observed between 1.81 cm to 2.42 cm. The percentage coverage of the population ranged between 76.22% to 97.21% with a number of size categories ranged from 32 to 40. The research fills the gap in the Indian bottom-wear manufacturing setup by providing size chart developed as per anthropometric make of young Indian male. The developed size chart is envisaged to provide well-fitting bottom-wear to Indian costumers thereby reducing loss of sales and increasing consumer satisfaction.

Keywords: anthropometry; young Indian male; bottom-wear; size charts; statistical analysis; Euclidean distance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJFEM.2020.10030903

International Journal of Forensic Engineering and Management, 2020 Vol.1 No.1, pp.24 - 41

Received: 30 Jun 2019
Accepted: 01 Jul 2019

Published online: 01 Sep 2020 *

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