Introducing new GM2.0 Measurement Mode
If you have already been using USTYYLIT with Try-On garments and the +/- Fit Tool method, we recommend you continue to do that as long as you prefer. The new GM2.0 method is useful when no Try-On garment is available or you need/want to match a specific garment's measurements.
If you know how to fit a custom shirt, you can fit a jacket the same way using GM2.0 method. It's the easiest way to fit a customer's body or match their favorite garment's measurements.
No longer need to pick a size. Just tell us what you need.
Now just input the garment measurements you need without having to worry about what base size needs to be used for the pattern. It's the easiest way to give your customer the fit he wants or needs.
New 'Clean' Worksheet format makes it easy to make quick notes while you fit your client, and finalize the finer details afterward.
Don't know which Garment Measurements you want?
No problem! We've built a Body Measurement converter that turns BMs into GMs making the process simple when you just have BMs.
The Body Measurement converters have been provided for your convenience when working with Body Measurements. We will be building the converters into the upcoming USTYYLIT 2.0 update. For now we hope these conversion tools are helpful for you. If you have any questions or feedback, please contact Customer Service by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or place a Support Ticket.
What else do you need to know about the new GM2.0 mode in USTYYLIT?
If you have a customer with an existing GM Fit Profile, their previously entered info will be carried over to GM2.0 mode. There will be some empty fields you will need to fill in. The Body Measurement converters and/or the GM Spec Charts will help you with that. The Spec Charts can be found in the USTYYLIT Resource Library. If you do not know the password for the Resource Library or how to access it, please contact Customer Service.
Garment Measurements in GM2.0 mode are taken with the jacket buttons fastened, and the jacket laying flat like a shirt. If you previously measured a client's Half Girth (half-waist) with the jacket flat, laying open. You simply need to subtract 1/2" (1.3cm) from the previous Half Girth for GM2.0 mode.
What do you need to know about Body Measurements?
There is no question that having a Try-On garment, or your customer's favorite one, and using Garment Measurements is going to get you the best results. Sometimes that's just not possible and Body Measurements are all you have. The following images and text can help you better understand the male anatomy and how to make clothes to fit it.
Let's call this guy "Mr. Perfect". He's not too muscular and he's not too skinny. He's just average and buys clothes off the rack all the time. If you had to take a tape measurement where every horizontal line is, you'd be measuring for a long time.
If we simplify the image and place measurement lines at the most critical points, this looks like a much simpler measurement process, right? Would you believe that the first image is roughly how many measurement points are needed for CAD systems to make M4U Clothes?
Now let's add a few more lines. Can you notice the difference between this image and the last one?
And now we'll add a few more lines. This represents all of the important measurement reference points for making M4U Clothes.
Let's take a look at Mr. Perfect's ideal body measurements. First let's look at the measurements in Centimeters.
And now we'll take a look at the measurements in Inches. These values have been rounded from cms, and are not direct conversions.
And here are the measurements side by side for comparison. By understanding the relationships between Chest-to-Seat and Chest-to-Stomach, you can make your fittings much simpler even when you don't have a Try-On or favorite garment available.
With this knowledge about body measurement relationships, you can order M4U Jackets as easily as you would a Custom Shirt using a very simple formula:
Body Measurement + Ease = Garment Measurements
After you take the body measurements, decide how much ease you want to add and the math is very simple. If you have any questions about this GM2.0 Information page, please contact Customer Service. We hope you will enjoy the benefits of the new GM2.0 mode.
Please remember that if you are already using the Fit Tool method successfully, please continue to do so. We are not suggesting that you need to make a change.