General Question: How to Model Clothes

Hi, how would you model clothes in Blender? I have a couple of projects on my mind, one of which is making a WWII German soldier model wearing a camouflage smock. Would I make manipulate a plane into a smock and then merge the smock plane to the soldier’s body? And are there other options of doing this?

Thanks!

I say unless you want to animate without a shirt I would not make the body below only the shirt. If that is not a option I would duplicate the body mesh if and make that a new object and change shape and textures. So the shirt and body have the same weight and deform the same.