- Woe is us content – Victim of the obesity epidemic.
My newer 32″ jeans are noticeably larger than my older ones. I’d expect it to be the other way round, as the older ones go saggy with age, but not so.
(I’ve got a t-shirt from a kids range too… the wife mocks me cruelly, but it fitted much better than the so called “small” one!)Posted 4 years ago
Have you ever measured how big a pair of 32 inch jeans really are? Mine are 33 1/2
They didn’t used to be, My usual paycheque stretching hunt round TK Maxx clearance aisle has revealed Fat Face, Crew, and other middle aged ‘lifestyle’ brands to be particularly bad at this.Posted 4 years ago
So, with everyone getting fatter I can’t get clothes to fit anymore. I work in construction and we’ve just had a new delivery of kit, even the small stuff has all this bagginess where they expect my belly to be.
Fitted shirts now have extra space in the middle region, Most ‘small’ stuff is like a tent billowing round my midriff, I HATE baggy shirts, they make you look work experience.
Cycling gear seems to be the worst offender, presumably catering to a MAMIL stereotype that I’m sure doesn’t exist. Bought two size small tops, perfect length sleeves, neck size etc and there it is, the gut pouch awaiting to be filled. Altura small shorts have a 35″ waist FFS!
I’m not a freak, 5’8″ 36″ chest, stuff used to fit me.
edited – typo – 35″ waist, not 39″Posted 4 years agoiamconfusedagainMember
I too find most clothes are for fat people. Shirts seem to be as wide as they are long.
Cycling stuff is not too bad as I am mostly roadie by nature so I can just look for Italian brands. I have to buy Castelli large. In normal clothes I guess 30 inch waist, the main problem is to get my quads to fit in the trousers or shoulders to fit in shirts the other bits are really loose.Posted 4 years agomolgripsSubscriber
I had the option of some specially printed kit a while ago. I chose large, and I selected the club option because I’m not a race whippet. It’s absoutely huge.
Shirts seem to be as wide as they are long
It’s been like that for decades. That’s why I went to Lewins and bought ‘slim’ fit. Despite being not slim. Fit far better.Posted 4 years ago
pictonroad – Member
Mine aren’t, I am cognisant of the operation of Velcro, size small, 32 ” waist velcro pulled until only a tiny bit sticks and they’re still way too big.
I think the problem here is that you accidentally measured your waist with a pinkbike ruler, which has doubled the size.Posted 4 years agoalaslasMember
I’ve never shopped in Matalan before but there’s a local one, so when I was pushed to buy some new jeans recently was a bit surprised to find I’m in to the smallest ones they’ve got 30″ skinny fit ones. Not bragging about that, just a bit shocked. Usually 32″ standard fit. Society is changing. Will we be condemned to child sizes?!Posted 4 years ago
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