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Survey on the Actual Wearing Conditions of Naval Duty Uniforms in Naval Vessels

해군 함상 근무복 개발을 위한 착용 실태 조사

  • Lee, Hyo-Hyun (Research Institute of Human Ecology, Seoul National University) ;
  • Shin, Sora (Dept. of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, Seoul National University) ;
  • Lee, Joo-Young (Research Institute of Human Ecology, Seoul National University) ;
  • Baek, Yoon Jeong (Dept. of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, Seoul National University)
  • Received : 2015.06.01
  • Accepted : 2015.07.25
  • Published : 2015.08.31

Abstract

This study investigates the conditions of Korean naval duty and combat uniforms to develop a new design. Survey participants consisted of, 723 Sailors ($25.3{\pm}6.9yr$ in age, $43{\pm}53$ months in work experience, $174{\pm}6cm$ in height, $71{\pm}9kg$ in body mass) serving in the Korean Navy for over 12 months. The questionnaire consisted of 72 questions about anthropometric characteristics, preferred design, textiles, wear mobility, and subjective perceptions. The results showed that the preferred colors for future naval duty uniforms were blue in summer (69%) and black in winter (62%). Digital camouflage pattern (60%) and darker colors on the inside of shirt collar (87%) and the edge of sleeves (84%) were preferred. They favored more than one pocket on the upper arm and chest of the shirts (58%), narrower width around pant legs and hems than the current clothing (63%), self-controlled elastic waist (55%) and no cargo type pocket on the pants (45%). There were requirements to alleviate excessive heat stress in summer and to protect from the cold and wind in winter. Wrinkle-free (85%), anti-bacterial (78%), water-proof (75%), oil-proof (90%), and elastic (67%) textiles were preferred for Korean navy uniforms. These results will be applied to develop the next generation Korean navy uniforms.

Keywords

naval duty uniform;questionnaire;navy combat uniform;wearer mobility;thermal comfort

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 국방부

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