At Med Supply Shop, we are committed to providing the right home medical supplies that fit your specific care needs, including all the right sizes of everything from power scooters and wheelchairs all the way down to slings and braces. Standard sizing is, though, a relatively recent development. Prior to the American Civil War and the industrial revolution, the vast majority of clothes were made at home, either by a tailor or by the owner themselves. Numerous measurements were taken and the clothes were made specifically to fit the individual who would wear them.
When the war began, most clothing, including soldier’s uniforms, was still custom-made in homes or small factories. As the war progressed and the demands for uniforms increased, manufacturers realized that using individual measurements to produce uniforms was timely and costly, and they would be able to produce more uniforms if they could use standardized sizes. When the Civil War ended, the measurements used to mass-produce soldier’s uniforms carried over to the general public market and were used to create a commercial sizing system for men’s clothing.
The right fit is important for clothes and for incontinence supplies, too. These FitRight Active Male Guards have a soft breathable back sheet for increased comfort and discretion; they have a super absorbent core with fast acquisition layer for optimal dryness and protection and an adhesive to hold product in underwear securely. Visit us online at MedSupplyShop.com to browse our entire selection of incontinence products today!