GENERAL FITTING PROCEDURES
2-1. APPROVED CONCEPT OF FIT The approved concept of fit for uniforms and individual
garments pertains to the Army concept of proper appearance when an individual is fitted
according to correct size and measurement
2-2. FITTING PROCEDURES
a Physical Measurements.. Measure using tape, NSN 8315-00-792-9000, and record the
basic body measurements of each individual (Figs 2-1 and 2-2) to determine the initial size for
selection of the try-on garment. Each measurement must be taken over the appropriate
subgarment to ensure proper fit.
b Initial Selection for Try-On.. Using results of the physical measurements, make selection
of the initial try-on garment by referring to the size prediction tables provided for each type of
garment. To ensure the best possible fit from tariff sizes, each individual wearing the proper
subgarments, may require a minimum of two sizes for try-on..
c Marking for Alterations.. When the fitter decides that an individual cannot be properly fitted
from tariff sizes, the closest fitting item will be put on and marked for alterations (see Tables 2-1
and 2-2 for authorized alterations). If the number and types of alterations are excessive or the
proper fit cannot be obtained, request for special measurement clothing will be prepared and
submitted in accordance with AR 700-84
d Final Check.. When alterations have been completed, the garment should be put on and
checked for proper fit. If necessary, make additional alterations. The jacket and trousers should
fit smoothly with no vertical, horizontal, or diagonal wrinkles or creases. Horizontal creases
usually indicate the garment is too tight; vertical creases indicate the garment is too loose; and in
jackets, diagonal creases in the shoulder area generally indicate that one shoulder is lower then
2-3. REQUEST FOR SPECIAL MEASUREMENT CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR.
a Special Measurement Clothing.. Special measurement clothing; is authorized only for
persons who cannot be properly fitted with standard tariff sizes or by authorized alterations.
Unless directed otherwise, service members take all special measurement clothing with them on
permanent change of station. For supply procedures of special measurement clothing see AR
b Special Measurement Footwear.. Special measurement footwear is authorized only for
soldiers who cannot be properly fitted with standard tariff sizes stocked in the depot supply
system. Orthopedic footwear and orthopedic adjustment to standard footwear are not authorized
under this provision. Special measurement footwear is included under the clothing and allowance
system. Detailed supply procedures are in AR 32-4 (AR 700-84).