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Re: VIDEO - How To Measure Shirts - The Iron heart Method
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2016, 03:24:27 pm »
very nice and easy to follow video.

The only bit that confuses my neurotic mind is the 1/8" tick to decimal rounding scheme. Is there some tailoring/historical reason for why 1/8" rounds to 0.1" while 1/4" rounds to 0.2" and 6/8" rounds to 0.8"?

I can understand the desire to round to tenths of an inch due to variability in the product as well as variability in measurer.

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Re: VIDEO - How To Measure Shirts - The Iron Heart Method
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2016, 05:35:36 pm »
very nice and easy to follow video.

The only bit that confuses my neurotic mind is the 1/8" tick to decimal rounding scheme. Is there some tailoring/historical reason for why 1/8" rounds to 0.1" while 1/4" rounds to 0.2" and 6/8" rounds to 0.8"?

I can understand the desire to round to tenths of an inch due to variability in the product as well as variability in measurer.

Thanks @Al6ert - we simply do this for convenience, it's much easier to increment in .1 of an inch than try to insert eighth or quarter inches in our sizing charts, so we "cheat" and use approximate tenths of an inch instead.
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Re: VIDEO - How To Measure Shirts - The Iron Heart Method
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2016, 10:28:13 pm »
I think his question is more about the rounding- 1/8"= .125", is rounded down to .1"; 1/4"= .25", is rounded down to .2"; 6/8"= .75", is rounded up to .8".  Standard practice would be for 1/4" to round up to .3".

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Re: VIDEO - How To Measure Shirts - The Iron Heart Method
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2016, 11:16:59 am »
I think his question is more about the rounding- 1/8"= .125", is rounded down to .1"; 1/4"= .25", is rounded down to .2"; 6/8"= .75", is rounded up to .8".  Standard practice would be for 1/4" to round up to .3".

Ah, OK I understand now - to be honest when I'm measuring I don't think in anything but decimals anymore, so if it's about 1/4" I judge whether I feel it's 0.2 or 0.3 and same if it's approx 3/4" then I'll enter 0.7 or 0.8 depending on whether I think it's a tad under or over :)
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Re: VIDEO - How To Measure Shirts - The Iron Heart Method
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2016, 12:03:34 pm »
Video updated:

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Re: VIDEO - How To Measure Shirts - The Iron Heart Method
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2017, 03:11:34 am »
great info, and well narrated..
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Re: VIDEO - How To Measure Shirts - The Iron Heart Method
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2017, 05:46:29 am »
You are too kind...!  ;D
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