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Old 03-09-2017, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Greater LA area
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Women's sizing has changed AT LEAST twice since I started buying my own clothing in the 70s. What was a 6 turned into a 4, and then they did it again. So a size 8 in 1970 is now a size 4.

So certainly there is an issue of vanity involved, but the thing that bugs me about women's sizing is that it is and always has been so INCONSISTENT. A man can go buy a 32L and be sure that the next 32L is still a 32L. A size 14 shirt with 30" sleeve length 20 years ago is still a 14 with 30" sleeve length now.

This is why I HATE buying mail order clothing. I wear any of at least 3 different sizes and there is no telling which one until I actually try it on - or better, WASH it first and then see if it still fits.

Shoe sizes for women have also changed. Coming out of high school I wore an 11. Now I wear a 9.5 or 10, sometimes even a 9. I guarantee you my feet have not shrunk.
It depends on the country. Nobody wants to buy XXL. So the countries with lots of overweight people adjust their sizes so they don't feel bad about themselves. The companies make more profit that way.


Imagine a man having sex with a woman, taking her panties off and sees the L on the tag. His erection might go away. If he takes it off and it says "M" him and her will have a good time.


If I go to Italy, I have size M-L,. Here in the US = size S. Germany = M.
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Old 03-09-2017, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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It depends on the country. Nobody wants to buy XXL. So the countries with lots of overweight people adjust their sizes so they don't feel bad about themselves. The companies make more profit that way.


Imagine a man having sex with a woman, taking her panties off and sees the L on the tag. His erection might go away. If he takes it off and it says "M" him and her will have a good time.


If I go to Italy, I have size M-L,. Here in the US = size S. Germany = M.
LOL, the guys I've had sex with don't pay attention to tags that's for sure...

what gives them erections are how I look in the clothes and off.

I'm pretty certain that my husband really doesn't know what my size is.

FWIW I still wear L for length even if it is baggy everywhere else. Hey, gotta go with what fits, which is the subject of this thread..
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Old 03-09-2017, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Greater LA area
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LOL, the guys I've had sex with don't pay attention to tags that's for sure...

what gives them erections are how I look in the clothes and off.

I'm pretty certain that my husband really doesn't know what my size is.

FWIW I still wear L for length even if it is baggy everywhere else. Hey, gotta go with what fits, which is the subject of this thread..
Why do you think so many women wear clothes who are too tight and show every single of their rolls and the bra straps or muffin top? It is because they don't want to buy the size that fits. They want to buy the size that they THINK fits.
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Old 03-09-2017, 10:52 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I've noticed the discrepancy not only in clothing but in shoes also. I found a pair of red kitten heel pumps a while back and they were so comfortable that I bought them in black also. The red ones were and still are comfy while the black ones never were. Same size, same manufacturer, everything so what gives?
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Old 03-09-2017, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Clothing sizes are too much all over the place for it to matter to me. Before I went on my trip to SE Asia in January, I bought a few tops at my local mall here in Houston - all XS or S. And some of the Smalls were still ballooning out at the waist.

When I got there, I was trying on polo shirts and in the non-stretchy ones, I was a size XXL.

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Old 03-09-2017, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Greater LA area
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Clothing sizes are too much all over the place for it to matter to me. Before I went on my trip to SE Asia in January, I bought a few tops at my local mall here in Houston - all XS or S. And some of the Smalls were still ballooning out at the waist.

When I got there, I was trying on polo shirts and in the non-stretchy ones, I was a size XXL.

yes, when you buy/order clothes you always have to consider where they come from and where their market is and adjust your size in your mind.
I don't even go into Italian stores - their stuff is too short for me no matter what size I try on.
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Old 03-09-2017, 05:45 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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I think everybody knows that vanity sizing has been around for years, for both men and women.

But what's more surprising to me is that I'd swear vanity sizing is running amok in men's shoes now. For all my adult life I wore a size 12. In the past year I've brought three pairs of good shoes. All of them looked great and fit well. And they were all size 11 or 11.5. My feet have not shrunk. I swear they haven't!

And you know what they say about men with big feet...
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