Body Shape Classification of the Lower Body of Obese men in their 30's and 40's for Slacks Pattern Development

30~40대 비만 남성의 슬랙스 패턴개발을 위한 하반신 체형분류

  • Sin, Sunmi (Dept. of Clothing and Textiles, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Do, Wolhee (Dept. of Clothing and Textiles, Chonnam National University / University Industry Liaison Office of CNU Healthcare Ware R&BD Center / Research Institute of Human Ecology, Chonnam National University)
  • 신선미 (전남대학교 의류학과) ;
  • 도월희 (전남대학교 의류학과/전남대학교 산학협력단 헬스케어웨어 R&BD 센터/전남대학교 생활과학연구소)
  • Received : 2018.12.24
  • Accepted : 2019.03.29
  • Published : 2019.06.30


This study provided data for classifying and characterizing the lower half of the body shape for obese adult men in their 30s and 40s. Data of 492 adult males who were obese with a WHO criteria of >25 BMI were used for analysis. The results of the study are as follows. Six factors extracted from the factorial analysis as independent factors for cluster analysis were classified into three types. Type 1 (65.4%) had the lowest height of the lower half of the body with short circumference and length. Type 2 (20.3%) had the lowest height of the lower half of the body with the largest thickness, width and circumference from the back to the hip, but short in length. Type 3 (14.2%) had the lowest height of the lower half of the body with medium height and waist-height; however, the curve from the waist to the hip was the largest with the largest waist circumference, hip circumference, and width and thickness of the lower half of the body. This study will help to design a slack pattern that utilizes body shape characteristics of men in their 30s and 40s. In a follow-up study, we analyze the slack pattern and educational pattern by the company and study the necessity for a slack pattern for obese males.


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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