Proportion Grid: What is this?

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This is a proportion grid.  Genetically, humans have standard proportions.   Tailors have used these for centuries to create garments from few physical measurements.

Hong Kong has a garment district where you can give the tailors your measurements in the morning, and come back later and get a suit that will fit (it is somewhat less than curvaceous, but rather boxy).

They all do this by plugging your few measurements into a chart like this one above or by memorizing standard proportions.

You can get the above chart here:  http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0131/0182/files/Proportion_Grid.pdf?1471

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