(c) Rise. Make sure the bottom of the trouser waistband is at the top of the hipbone, plus
or minus 1/2--inch, and the trousers are well up into the crotch. A short rise may cause tightness
and discomfort and a long rise may cause trousers to be baggy in the seat and crotch.
(d) Seat. The trousers must fit easily around the seat without wrinkles below the
backwaist. They must be full enough around the hips to prevent the side pockets from spreading
and to allow for comfort in normal movements, such as sitting, climbing stairs and walking. When
deciding which of two sizes is more suitable, select the trousers that provide the best fit around
the seat, even though an alteration at the waist may be required.
(e) Waist. The trousers must be fitted with about a 1/2--inch of ease, fitting easily around
the natural waist without bulging.
(3) Coat. Completely button coat and inspect for proper concept of fit by checking the
(a) Collar. The shirt collar must show about 1/4 to 1/2 inch above the coat collar at the
center back of the coat. The coat collar should fit close around the neck without gapping or
(b) Back, Shoulders, and Chest. The coat must fit easily over the chest and shoulders,
giving a slight draped effect in the front and back. Four to seven inches of looseness should be
equally distributed around circumference of the waist to provide comfort when moving.
(c) Hips. Coat fronts should be smooth and even at the bottom edges. The bottom edges
in the front of the coat will protrude and the back vent will spread if the coat is too snug at the
waist and hips.
(d) Lengths. The bottom edge of the coat must extend below the crotch but not less than
one inch. Have the individual stand erect with his arms at his side and bend his fingers at the
knuckle, forming a semi--fist and keeping his thumbs straight. The bottom edge of the coat should
fall into the pocket made by bending his fingers, approximately to the tip of this thumb.
(e) Sleeves. The sleeves of the coat should fall about 1--inch below the bottom of the
wristbone, covering the sleeves of the shirt.
(4) Cap, Garrison. The cap (Fig. 3--3) should fit with the bottom of the front vertical crease at
the center of the forehead in a straight line with the nose and at a point between 1 and 1--1/2
inches above eyebrow level.
(5) All Weather Coat. To ensure proper concept of fit, attach liner and completely button the
coat (Fig. 3--4), checking the points:
(a) Collar. The collar of the coat should fit close at the neck without gapping or
overlapping. The back of the collar should cover the collars of all subgarments.
(b) Back, Shoulders, and Chest. The coat, with liner attached, must fit easily and
comfortably over the shoulders and chest to allow free use of the arms without pulling or giving
discomfort to the wearer.