Research has demonstrated that sensorial clothing comfort is a complex function of material
properties, garment design, as well as conditions of use. This paper discusses a modern holistic
approach to clothing comfort assessment that is based on a multilevel concept, advancing from the
investigation of fabric properties to, ultimately, analysis of complete garment systems in controlled
wear trials. It describes the value of the measurements made by advanced instrumented measurement
systems when used as part of comprehensive research program designed to explain human response to
the wear comfort of functional clothing and materials.