You know what I really hate?

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    • #4896
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      I hate how clothing companies have scaled down the size of clothing in a greedy ploy to conserve material and increase profit.

      I look at my hoodie sweatshirts from a few short years ago and they are a full size, if not more, larger than the new ones. Shoes are smaller too.

      I will no longer buy stuff online because I know it will be too small when it arrives. And, no, it’s not because I am getting fatter. The clothing is now smaller, a whole size and more.

      I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".

      Me

    • #4901
      Joe Shlabotnik
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      and yes, manufacturers are probably happy to save on the material, but that’s whats popular.  Skinny jeans, tight T shirts, painted-on business suits.  Its a fad, we’re all supposed to look athletic with ripped muscles.  I’m not getting fatter either, still the same 6′, 180 lbs as usual, but when I buy clothes online, I automatically order XL, or XXL if I want them to fit comfortable.

      ~ All good things are Wild and Free ~

      • #4938
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        I have a number of osteo arthritis physical problems and even a heart problem. There is no way at 66 I am going to become “ripped” or buff. I was an avid weight lifter and very active in my past life. Now, not so much. If I could exercise like in the past I could shed the weight.

        I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".

        Me

    • #4943
      beemerphill
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      My real size is an L or an LT. In most stores, I must purchase an XL to fit comfortably.  About the only place that has true sizes is Duluth Trading. Their clothes run true to size, are made of decent material, and last a long time. I do not own stock in them nor do I benefit in any way from saying this beyond helping other people find quality clothing. In the long run, it is much cheaper to buy good clothes rather than the “bargains” from a box store. One hint, if you are thinking about buying from them, it might be worth your while to wait for a sale. They have frequent sales and what you want will probably be in one of those sales shortly.

      beemerphill

    • #4948
      elias39
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      Their closest brick and mortar is 150 miles from here. If their sizing is really good, I need to look there. I have a helluva time finding pants in my size in many stores 32-32 or 33. Am I the only small man in the northeast? 32″ waist to puny for the rugged outdoorsmen of the northern forests?

       

    • #4949
      sonofspy777
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      our sizes as that’s where all the clothes are manufactured now…

      “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
      ~Samuel Clemens

      • #4966
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        Now what!

        I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".

        Me

      • #5005
        glinda
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        I always buy larger to be more comfortable and I have been buying strictly organic (tentree or Pact/sales). Buying less. Getting rid of synthetics, pesticides and dyes that shed into the waters.

         

        Animals know more than we do.

    • #4968
      Pam2
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      ..I hate the trend of women’s clothes with parts of the sleeves cut out. I won’t buy them.

    • #5063
      emme
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      A couple summers ago, desperate for a couple tank tops to wear in hot weather,  I came across Duluth.  They had tanks that hit all my requirements:  armholes and a  neckline cut high enough to not gap and flash the girls every time I bent over;  a long enough tail to not show lower back /upper butt in the other direction. And oh  yeah, not skin tight and made of thin fabric.

      Figured DTC  cut small like everyone else, so ordered large.   Ended up with baggie tanks, which actually were fine for at home and out on errands which was what I wanted them for. Comfy as hell. Even had the little strip under the shoulder seam that can be used to secure bra straps.  (Now  there’s a whole ‘nother can of worms—bras.) Although a tad too big on me, neckline and armholes did not  gap.

      I’ve since ordered a couple shirts to wear with jeans,  in medium, and fit was perfect.

       

       

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