Development of Compression Wear Tops for Men in Their Forties Based on Muscle Locations

인체 근육 위치에 기초한 40대 남성을 위한 컴프레션 웨어 상의 개발

  • Lee, Junghwa (Dept. of Fashion Design, Baewha Women's University) ;
  • Jun, Jungil (Dept. of Clothing, Graduate School, Gachon University) ;
  • Choi, Kuengmi (Dept. of Fashion Design, Dong Seoul College)
  • 이정화 (배화여자대학교 패션산업과) ;
  • 전정일 (가천대학교 의상학과) ;
  • 최경미 (동서울대학교 패션디자인과)
  • Received : 2014.09.29
  • Accepted : 2014.12.24
  • Published : 2015.04.30


This study presented functional designs for development of functional compression wear for men in their forties based on body muscles as well as designed 2D patterns using 3D standard body form data of men in their forties. Patterns with an optimal stretch rate were proposed through a comfort evaluation. Different material was used for different areas such as the sports ability strengthening areas including body parts that often move for sports (such as the shoulders, abdomen and lower arm), areas that require ventilation for perspiration (such as the chest and back center, and armpits), and stable form areas (such as the chest, waist and elbows). The front and back surface areas of the developed pattern was an average 102.4% size compared to the body surface area. The results indicated that the 90% reduction pattern showed changes in pressure value according to area of movement, had the best breathability when worn, and had the best, most comfortable fit compared to the other subjects. The clothing pressure values of the pattern were around 22.1-23.4mmHg for the arm area (which has a big movement range and has many muscles) and 10.4-11.8mmHg for chest and abdomen areas related to major organs and breathing, indicating appropriate clothing pressure. A compression wear top pattern with pressure appropriate to the target age range and excellent appropriateness for the body form will be developed for men in their forties. A study method will be proposed to develop design technology for ergonomic compression wear tops with excellent fit and comfort.


Grant : 3D 소비자 체형분석 및 Pop-up Fashion Store 개발

Supported by : 정보통신산업진흥원


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