Thursday, July 31, 2008

Why can't sizes be universal?

A few days ago I went shopping for some new pants for work. Now I know that sizing may be different for different brands. I also know that I wear a size 12 because I have pants that are size 12 from 3 different brands. Even knowing what size I wear I still try on the pants when I go shopping.

I chose 2 pair of pants (same brand) and went to try them on. Both pair of pants were size 12. The first pair I tried on fit perfectly and I almost didn't try on the 2nd pair. I'm glad that I did. The 2nd pair was way too small and I had to go back and get a larger size (which I also tried on), this pair fit.

What I don't understand is how 2 pairs of pants from the same company can be so drastically different in the size. I really wish that all companies and brands would use the same sizing for pants.


Blue said...

I am notorious for purchasing pants - or any clothing (including shoes) - without trying them on first. And I invariably buy the correct indicated size, but it's not the correct fitting size. If you figure out how that happens, let me know.

Gran said...

I've never been able to figure this out myself.

Rose DesRochers said...

I have the same problem. lol

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