Film ID: YFA 2940 THE MODEL MEASURE SYSTEM 1971 Visitor TabsDescription This film documents the different ways to properly fit a man's suit according to specific body types. The film opens with titles and credits - Burton Tailoring Training Films The Model Measure System Produced by J. Shaw - Burton Photographic Department Graphics by Michael Smith - Sales Promotion Department Produced for Retail Division Training Department In part of a store measuring room, there is a rack full of suits, each marked with a different size and style card. A man and a sales clerk look through a book of cloth swatches, and when the customer picks the cloth which he prefers, the order is taken down by the sales clerk. He is then measured for the suit by another man, and the sales clerk takes down the measurement info as well. After being measured, the customer tries on a jacket from the rack for a general template and fit. The majority of the rest of the film is designed for training tailors in the proper way to adjust the original style template of the suit jacket in order to properly fit each specific customer by looking for common body characteristics. The letters on the title cards correspond with the letters labelling the figures in the adjustment guide. Each figure shows what the body characteristic will look like and how to adjust the suit measurements accordingly. Title - X Sloping Shoulders Title - S Drop Shoulder Title - W Full Chest Title - V Erect Sway Back Title - T Head Forward The original customer then returns, tries on another jacket, goes through the final pinning and adjustment process. Title - Figuration Guide Title - To sum up these are the points to remember Title - The Model Measure System Title - Measurements Figuration Assessment Guide The film then closes with an end title.