Clothes need universal sizing

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Should clothing have universal sizing?

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Clothes need universal sizing

Post by StereoKey » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:03 pm

In one clothing store you try on some new jeans... boom... they fit perfectly! Looks like I'm a size 2. You remember the size as you proceed to the next store... only to try on multiple size 2s and find that the waists are 3 inches too big!
Men's pants are sized very perfectly with 2 numbers that you know will fit you every time. I understand this is difficult to implement for women due to changing styles and other factors, but this is not what I expect!

I think we need to have some guidelines as to how much of a difference each size should be. There needs to be less variance, and all stores should follow the same sizing rules unless you're specifically a store for petite or plus sized people.

Here are some reasons why:
  • When online shopping, you no longer will worry about clothes not fitting you and having to check complicated sizing numbers that some stores don't even provide
  • No need to try on 20 clothing items before you buy them when a store has a huge sale
  • No disappointment in seeing a beautiful piece of clothing in your size... except it's not really your size
Vote below and tell me what you think!

Mad Clothier

Re: Clothes need universal sizing

Post by Mad Clothier » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:39 am

Indeed, if it can be done (not perfect but much better) for boys and men, it probably can be done for females too.
Some extra numbers may be needed for different body shapes but they should all be based on measurements, not "codes" that one needs to look at a table to understand.
This could also eliminate the children/adult size dilemma.

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