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15 June 2006 @ 05:47 pm
Okay, so... this whole clothes thing is very annoying.

Why the bloody fuck are sizes so inconsistent?! Recently I've purchased 3 pairs of capri jeans and one pair of jeans. Of these, two of the capris are the smaller size and two are the larger.

- I bought the jeans in the larger size because the material seemed particularly stiff, and I'd say that was the right decision.

- I bought two of the capris at the same time. I did try them on in the store, but apparently I was high (or trying to force myself to keep to the 'you will not buy the bigger size anymore' mantra, which is sadly much more difficult than you'd think it would be to stick to), because one of the pairs fits beautifully and the other is too tight - they fit, but I don't feel comfortable in them at all.

- I bought the 4th pair a week ago in the bigger size (yes, I know - I ignored the mantra, and so I am not paying for my heinous crime), and guess what? TOO FUCKING BIG. I walked during my lunch hour today and I had to keep yanking on them because they kept falling down, plus they're way too big on my thighs. -.-

The conclusion I've reached is that I am not allowed to buy anymore clothes, because clearly I cannot be trusted to buy the right size, no matter what I do. -.-
I feel: aggravatedaggravated
carta on June 15th, 2006 11:57 pm (UTC)
omg do I ever feel you on this. Clothes shopping is the most frustrating experience EVER.
Vicki: Right.hermorrine on June 16th, 2006 12:02 am (UTC)
It so sucks. Clothes, so fun and yet so stupid!!!

Tomorrow night - yes, no, maybe so? If you need to reschedule it's fine - no pressure!!
carta on June 16th, 2006 12:45 am (UTC)
So this is the thing. I'd forgotten that I had made plans with Chara to have an online date and watch Monarch of the Glen and squeal about Archie and Lexie online. We'd love to have you join us - you and I could do dinner and whatnot, and then hook up with Miss Thing later in the evening. If that's not to your taste, then would you mind if we rescheduled?
Vicki: Angelina grinhermorrine on June 16th, 2006 02:37 am (UTC)
Since I don't know a thing about that show, plus I want you and the big E to have your time together without my interruption, why don't we reschedule? Would next Friday night be any better, or is this an ongoing Friday night thang?
carta on June 16th, 2006 02:40 am (UTC)
I do believe next Friday would work beautifully, although you are still totally welcome to come tomorrow. It's a great show, so I may have to sit you down at some point to watch it with me. :)
Vicki: Yeah right!hermorrine on June 16th, 2006 04:42 am (UTC)
Let's plan for next Friday, then. I'll confess that I have nefarious and evilselfish reasons for wanting to reschedule - I didn't know it when we originally planned for tomorrow, but my dad and brother are BOTH out of town, which has never happened before, and I am REVELING in having the apartment to myself. So yes, next week would be awesome. :)

And ack, no! I have 2 TV shows to watch every week now, and considering that I hadn't turned on the TV for over 6 months, that's rather a lot all of the sudden... *hides from TV temptations*
gamps_garret on June 16th, 2006 12:23 am (UTC)
Consider taking the pants that are too big to wear, by just a size or so, to a tailor for alterations. Altering isn't nearly as expensive as new clothing, and the tailor -- a good one -- will actually measure your body and shape the clothes to fit you, rather than to fit a size.

The problem with clothes is that they aren't cut to a uniform shape, even if sizes can be consistent. I'm an hourglass; my sister's a pear. We wear the same size in trousers, but we can't share because we have to go with designers that cut their clothes for different women -- mine are too tight in the thigh for her. If you can find a shop or a designer (and I'm not talking haute couture, here) that you like, chances are that you'll be able to find pieces that are more consistent in fit for you.

And actually, shopping for a cut, rather than to purchase something and bring it home, can be fun. It's like playing dress-up with no expectations. Pick luxurious fabrics, and don't look in the mirror until you put something on that feels great. Maybe you spend a whole day not looking in the mirror -- but you'll have a ball.

Vicki: Kate by Sophiehermorrine on June 16th, 2006 05:18 am (UTC)
I can't imagine that it would be worth it to have a $40 pair of jeans altered, but I've certainly never looked into it, so maybe it's not as expensive as I would think.

*loves back*
gamps_garret on June 16th, 2006 12:57 pm (UTC)
Around here, it would probably cost about $25 for what I'm thinking of -- altering waist, inseam, and outseam. That totals $65 for a pair of jeans you'll feel confident and comfortable wearing -- rather than $40 for a pair that will hang in your closet, forever "new." That's worth it for me, but then again, I have to have almost everything altered -- otherwise I just don't bother to shop!

*makes note to budget suit alterations into September's money plan*

I hope the clothing crises work themselves out for you, darling. :-D
piperkipiperki on June 16th, 2006 12:24 am (UTC)
This has nothing to do with you. Sizes aren't consistent, period, end of story. I could go ON AND ON but why bore you. I'm just saying...I can fit into three different sizes depending on who made them.
Vicki: Penn closeuphermorrine on June 16th, 2006 05:19 am (UTC)
Yeah, and this is all the same store, same 'brand'... I give up!
R for Rambo: Mitchell has no pants.zorb on June 16th, 2006 01:39 am (UTC)
(Inconsistent) Sizes suck. I can't buy clothes online because I never know if they'll fit, though I would dearly love to because I hate shopping.

I resolve this dilemma by never buying clothes at all. :-D
Vicki: Who me??hermorrine on June 16th, 2006 05:20 am (UTC)
LOL Well, I kinda had to buy clothes for a while, because my old clothes would've fallen off or been indecent. But I think I'll stop for the time being.
Catcat_mom on June 16th, 2006 03:35 am (UTC)
Oh, it's not you at all! I bought two pair of shorts, same brand, style and size, the only difference was the color. I didn't try them on because I was at Sam's Club. Got home and tried them on and the black fit perfect and the denim was way too large. :/
Vicki: Red bra pouthermorrine on June 16th, 2006 05:21 am (UTC)
Clothing manufacturers clearly need to be beaten with sticks. :P
Cat: Eddiecat_mom on June 16th, 2006 03:27 pm (UTC)
Yes. Large ones. With big splinters.