All measurements of clothing are here given in centimetres, followed by inches in brackets, both to one decimal point. Heights of people are given in metres/feet and inches.
Most of the measurements here are taken from published sources. Where publications differ we have given the alternatives. Many of the items discussed are behind glass and are not accessible to be measured, even when the authors have seen them personally. Where we have been able to measure for ourselves, we specify that fact.
All words marked with an asterisk are listed and discussed in the Glossary, pp. 431–436.