REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF UNIFORMS - Continued
Slide fasteners. Replace defective fasteners with those specified in section III.
Buckles. Replace defective or missing buckles with serviceable buckles from salvaged trousers or new
buckles specified in section III.
Resizing. Resize all garments after complete repair and cleaning according to the item group schedule
of sizes listed in table 5-2. When items deviate in size from original marking, obliterate the old marking and
print or stamp the proper size with an indelible pencil or waterproof ink near the old size. When the
measurements do not correspond to a size listed, remark items to correspond to the next lowest size.
with measurements falling below the lowest measurement in the schedule will not be accepted
Table 5-2. Men's Wool Shirt Resizing Instructions
(Finished measurements in inches)
SLEEVE * *
BACK * * *
* One-half breast measurement taken, with shirt buttoned, from folded edge to folded edge in line with base of armhole
of back part.
* * Sleeve length shall be measured from center back at collar seam, diagonally across back and down sleeve to bottom
edge of cuff.
* * * Back length shall be measured at center back from collar seam line to bottom of shirt.
All work shall be accomplished by personnel skilled in the particular trade applicable to their duties in the repair of subject
items. Darning shall be neatly accomplished and patches shall be of the proper size and firmly stitched to the garments.
Stitching and reseaming shall be secure, and loose ends shall be turned and removed. Buttons, buckles, and belt loops
shall be securely and properly attached to function as intended. The finished items shall be complete and well repaired,
thoroughly cleaned, and free from all defects which may affect serviceability or general appearance.