ASTM D6458 - 12

    Standard Tables of Body Measurements for Boys, Sizes 8 to 14 Slim and 8 to 20 Regular

    Active Standard ASTM D6458 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.55

    Book of Standards Volume: 07.02


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    Significance and Use

    The use of the body measurement information in Tables 1-4 will assist manufacturers in developing patterns and garments that are consistent with the current anthropometric characteristics of the population of interest. This practice should in turn reduce or minimize consumer confusion and dissatisfaction related to apparel sizing. (Also refer to ISO 3635 Size Designation Procedures.)

    Three-dimensional avatars depicting each of the childrens sizes were created by Alvanon, Inc. and included in this standard to assist manufactures in visualizing the posture, shape, and proportions generated by the measurements charts in the accompanying Tables. (See Figs. 1-9.)

    TABLE 1 Boys Sizes 220 Body Measurements, Inch-Pound Units

    Childrens Body Measurements 2 to 7Boys Body Measurements 8-20, maximum age based at 15 yrs.
    Size2345678R10R12R14R16R18R20R
    Body Weight (Mean), lb2931½36414555657895108118130140
    Body Weight (Range), lb28-3030-3334-3839-4342-4852-5861-6871-8787-100102-112114-125125-135132-146
    Girth Measurements, in.
    Head Girth2020¼20½20¾21213/821½21¾2222¼22½22¾23
    Neck Base Girth101/8103/810¾111/811½11½12123/812¾13¼13¾14¼14¾
    Mid-Neck Girth9¼93/895/810103/8103/810¾111/811½1212½1313½
    Shoulder Girth233/8241/8255/826¾27¾291/830½31¾331/834¾361/837¾39¼
    Chest/Bust Girth20½2122232425½26½27½28½30½3233½35
    Under-Bust Girthn/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
    Upper-Chest Girthn/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
    Waist Girth2121½2222½2323½24½25½26½2829½3132½
    High-Hip Girthn/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
    Hip/Seat Girth212223242526½27¾2930½3233½3536½
    Thigh Girth11¾123/813135/814¼15½16½1717¾18½19¼2020¾
    Mid-Thigh Girth11115/8117/8123/8127/8n/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
    Knee Girth8½8¾91/89½97/810½111/811½12125/813¼137/814½
    Calf Girth8¼83/885/8993/8101/8105/81111½121/812¾133/814
    Ankle Girth5½57/86¼65/8775/888¼85/8993/89¾101/8
    Armscye Girth8½91/89¾103/81111¾125/81313¼13¾143/815¼163/8
    Upper-Arm Girth61/863/865/867/871/87½7¾8¼8¾9¼9¾10¼10¾
    Elbow Girth6¼6½6¾77¼7½7¾81/88½87/89¼95/810
    Wrist Girth4½45/84¾47/855¼5½5¾66¼6½65/86¾
    Hand Girth5¾6661/86¼6¾7¼7½81/883/885/89¼93/8
    Trunk Length (total vertical girth)33¾357/8383/840¼423/8433/8455/849¾52¼53¾55¾6063¾
    Vertical Measurements, in.
    Height, inches3538414446½49½5255½58½61½6466½69
    Head and Neck Length6¾77¼7½7½7¾881/88¼8½8¾991/8
    Cervicale Height28¼3133¾36¼38¾417/844473/850¼5355¼57½597/8
    Cervicale to Crotch14¼153/8165/817½18½18¾19¾217/8227/823¼24¼263/8281/8
    Cervicale to Knee-----281/8295/83233½35365/8383/8403/8
    Center Back Waist Length87/895/8101/8105/8111/8115/812131/813¾1414½155/816¾
    Center Front Waist Length88½993/897/810½105/8117/8123/812½131415
    Scye Depth3¼35/837/84¼4½45/847/85¼53/85½5¾663/8
    Side Waist Length4¾553/853/85½5¾5¾6½71/873/87½883/8
    Waist to Hip/Seat Height33/83¾43/84¾555¾661/86¼63/877½
    Waist to Knee Height1112¼135/8147/816167/81819¼20213/822½231/824
    Waist Height19½215/8237/82628305/8323/8345/836¾393/8411/842¼43½
    High-Hip Heightn/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
    Hip/Seat Height161/8177/819½21¼227/825¾26¾28½305/8

    1. Scope

    1.1 These tables list body measurements of boys sizes. Although these are body measurements, they can be used as a baseline in designing apparel for boys in this size range when considering such factors as fabric type, ease for body movement, styling, and fit.

    1.2 The maximum age for the Boys chart is 15 years old to the size 20.

    1.3 The size table includes the range of toddler sizes, these values are for both girls and boys and will be included in the girls standard as well.

    1.4 These tables list body measurements for the complete range of Boys sizing. Slim subjects are of same stature (height), with a slimmer body, and lower body weight than regular subjects as illustrated by the measurement charts.

    1.5 The values stated in either acceptable SI units or inch-pound units shall be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other, without combining values in any way.

    1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles

    D5219 Terminology Relating to Body Dimensions for Apparel Sizing

    ISO Standard

    ISO3635 Size Designation of Clothes, Definitions, and Body Measurement Procedures


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.180 (Ergonomics)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 53102307(Body shaping garments)


    DOI: 10.1520/D6458-12

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