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Old 03-08-2017, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Eastern Oregon
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I wish clothes were made to a standard size - would mean that I generally wouldn't need to try them on in the store. My dh just goes to the store - Cabelas, Costco, or wherever - finds his size and buys the clothes. Very easy. Either I have to try the item on or I have to use my tape measure to get an approximation of whether or not the thing will fit.

Sizes generally don't matter to me, but a few years ago I was close to wearing an XL in shirts. I hated that. Not just because I was too heavy (ugh), but it seems that larger sized clothes are designed differently, and not in a good way. Maybe I just don't like being heavy!
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Bay Area California
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I wish clothes were made to a standard size - would mean that I generally wouldn't need to try them on in the store. My dh just goes to the store - Cabelas, Costco, or wherever - finds his size and buys the clothes. Very easy. Either I have to try the item on or I have to use my tape measure to get an approximation of whether or not the thing will fit.

Sizes generally don't matter to me, but a few years ago I was close to wearing an XL in shirts. I hated that. Not just because I was too heavy (ugh), but it seems that larger sized clothes are designed differently, and not in a good way. Maybe I just don't like being heavy!
Regarding men's sizing....what I bolded above used to seem true for DH. It seems lately though that some makers are doing different cuts in their clothing and it throws the sizing off. DH bought his regular size in a pair of pants but they were slim cut. He could barely get them buttoned.
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:22 AM
 
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Speaking of size/weight in general --

Have you ever noticed in movies and TV shows, that most women under the age of 40 of so appear to be all about the same size (and I am not talking about just the stars)? Perhaps I am just not very observant, but it seems to me that unless they are very heavy or very skinny (gaunt/emaciated), they all look to be slender-to-medium. My point is that I don't think it really matters too much, appearance-wise, if someone is a size 2 or a size 12 (just for example). I just think we -- I definitely include myself in this -- should stop obsessing so much about a couple (or even a few) "extra" inches or pounds, as long as we are healthy.

Also, size can be very deceiving, anyway. There was a secretary in our office who was about 5'9' and looked Anne Hathaway slim, but she said that she was a size 11, while OTOH I have known short women who were a size 4, but appeared to be about a size 10.
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Don't care. I just care when sizing is inconsistent. Two pairs of jeans in the same cut and style, from the same manufacturer, side by side on the rack, should fit the same. Unfortunately, not always the case.
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:34 AM
 
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Don't care. I just care when sizing is inconsistent. Two pairs of jeans in the same cut and style, from the same manufacturer, side by side on the rack, should fit the same. Unfortunately, not always the case.
Wow, did you call that one right! My husband always buys 36 x 34 in Dockers (D3's), and you would think that with a national brand like that, the same size would all fit the same -- but, no, they will vary as much as two inches in both the length and the waist! Where is quality control?
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Old 03-08-2017, 12:07 PM
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Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Regarding men's sizing....what I bolded above used to seem true for DH. It seems lately though that some makers are doing different cuts in their clothing and it throws the sizing off. DH bought his regular size in a pair of pants but they were slim cut. He could barely get them buttoned.
On the flip side of that Wrangler jeans for my DH come in the U cut...which is a larger cut and doesn't work for him...nor does he want the slim cuts. So it has become even a little bit hard for him also.



The only reason it bothers me is because I have to try everything on and I hate clothes shopping.
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Old 03-08-2017, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Speaking of size/weight in general --

Have you ever noticed in movies and TV shows, that most women under the age of 40 of so appear to be all about the same size (and I am not talking about just the stars)? Perhaps I am just not very observant, but it seems to me that unless they are very heavy or very skinny (gaunt/emaciated), they all look to be slender-to-medium. My point is that I don't think it really matters too much, appearance-wise, if someone is a size 2 or a size 12 (just for example). I just think we -- I definitely include myself in this -- should stop obsessing so much about a couple (or even a few) "extra" inches or pounds, as long as we are healthy.

Also, size can be very deceiving, anyway. There was a secretary in our office who was about 5'9' and looked Anne Hathaway slim, but she said that she was a size 11, while OTOH I have known short women who were a size 4, but appeared to be about a size 10.
Agree. I'm 41 (will be 42 this year). At 5'10 and 160, I'm about twenty pounds more than I was in my 20s but appearance wise I look similar due to the fact that I exercise now, including active strength training that builds muscle mass and gives the appearance of being more lean than my actual weight. I've noticed that as I age, my body has changed and my size has changed (I used to be a 6-8 and now I'm an 8-10). I don't sweat it though because I've had to WORK hard to be the size I am (I was formerly 60 lbs overweight as well).
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Old 03-08-2017, 01:19 PM
 
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DH bought his regular size in a pair of pants but they were slim cut. He could barely get them buttoned.
So then they weren't his regular size of pants if he normally doesn't buy the slim cut.
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Old 03-08-2017, 01:23 PM
 
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Wow, did you call that one right! My husband always buys 36 x 34 in Dockers (D3's), and you would think that with a national brand like that, the same size would all fit the same -- but, no, they will vary as much as two inches in both the length and the waist! Where is quality control?
Yup, my husband recently encountered this as well. I was like, welcome to my world.
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Old 03-08-2017, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I wear a 27 in jeans, but non designer bottoms go anywhere from 2-6, Tops are S/M. Dresses however... considering I wear a DDD bra, my dress sizes always end up larger and at the tailors to handle my smaller waist and hips. I try not to let it bother me, but it's still a pain!
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