Dr. Wampen's World Renowned System of Anthropometry as Simplified and Americanized

Dr. Wampen's World Renowned System of Anthropometry as Simplified and Americanized

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...check in verifying the correctness or incorrectness of the chest measure as taken for coat. doxical element of it being almost impossible to take a measure that is indisputably correct, because of its being ever subservient to the will, fancy, or judgment of the measurer and the advice of the customer, and therefore is productive of the most varying results; but the young aspirant for sartorial fame must not allow a knowledge of this fact to have a discouraging influence upon him. because the difficulty will ever be more or less 'common, according to the experience or ability of the cutter, notwithstanding even the gorgeous vi sions and' bold, extravagant statements of fake teachers of bogus systems and inventors of mechanical devices for harnessing up the customer and translating the "correct" size, form, and position to the pattern paper. THERE ARE NO ACTUAL MEASURE MENT SYSTEMS. Ve never have had, and I think never will have, a literal, actual measurement system. Ve make the assertion, leaving doubt and theoretic incredulity to gnaw the bare statement. Ve know there are many so-called actual-measurement systems, but their makers do not seem to realize the fact that actual measurement means actual distance, requiring no judgment whatever to settle the question. The actual length of a yard is thirty-six inches net, and no suave-tongued theorist can alter the fact. And as far as the cutter is concerned, he has no clearly defined, actual measure distance for either depth, breadth, or length; the points are all ill-defined, indefinite, vague, and fantastical. In all the socalled measures of the human form, the cutter as yet has not one measure that cannot be taken more or less as the individual judgment of the cutter...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236933982
  • 9781236933980