CustomFit offers four fit choices when you customize. The exact amount of ease, in which part of the body, that CustomFit will try to achieve differs based on the body measurements and garment construction.
Set-in sleeve garments fit much closer to the body than drop-shoulder garments. Men’s and children’s fits are generally roomier than women’s fits; hourglass fits are snuggest of all.
- Close-fit garments are designed to be worn as close to the body as is possible for the construction. For set-in sleeve garments, this could include some negative ease through the chest especially; for drop shoulder garments, this generally means around 4’’ / 10cm of positive ease.
- Average-fit garments are designed to be worn with a relatively body-conscious fit, for the construction. For set-in sleeve garments this tends to be between zero and 2’’ / 5 cm of positive ease through the chest; for drop shoulder garments this generally means around 6-8’’ / 15 – 20.5 cm of positive ease through the chest.
- Relaxed-fit garments are designed to be worn with noticeable room through the torso for the construction; around 4’’ / 10 cm of ease for set-in sleeves and 9-10’’ / 23-25.5 cm for drop-shoulder.
- Oversized garments are designed to be worn with substantial room around the torso for the construction; around 8’’ / 20.5 cm for set-in sleeve garments and 12’’/ 30.5 cm for drop shoulder.
Here’s a visual comparison of the progression of fits from close to oversized: