Do Different Brands Stick To Same Size Parameters?

Discussion in 'Fashion & Apparel' started by luckycharm, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. luckycharm

    luckycharmActive Member

    Oct 5, 2016
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    While I was shopping in a textile showroom here I found that different brands of the same Size varies in their actual size. For example two branded Shirts of 42 inch will be different in their actual size. I wonder how it happens as size should be the same anywhere in the world as it is a universal parameter. So I always use their trial room before finally buying clothes. I also avoid online purchase because of this fear. There is no consistency in sizing among different brands .

    Have you ever experienced this when you buy clothes online / offline?
  2. Decentlady

    DecentladyActive Member

    Oct 23, 2016
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    This is so common and not only in textiles but shoes too. Most companies and countries have their own size parameters according to the average sizes of their representative demographics.

    You can't rely on one size while shopping widely. Luckily, most online stores gives a specific suze chart and calculators attached for each company that is represented. Even then sometimes it is trial and error.
  3. Penny

    PennyActive Member

    Jun 23, 2015
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    Well if they are labelled by inches then that should be the exact size of the shirt from armpit to armpit, anything else is an error. That's a pretty unambiguous way to label sizes.

    When is comes to things like small, medium, or large, it doesn't have any set meaning anymore. I can generally get the right size for familiar brands but across brands I range from small to extra large. It depends on what population they cater to and whether they are doing vanity sizing (labeling larger clothes as smaller sizes) or are a juniors range.
  4. larryl332

    larryl332Active Member

    Oct 31, 2016
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    This is one of the most frustrating things about shopping, in my opinion, and I am not sure why but it never seems to ever get better or change, which you would think it would. I have lost quite a bit and wasted some good time and money on this little error.
  5. anupamas2

    anupamas2Active Member

    Oct 7, 2016
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    Yes, different brands have different size parameters. That is why it is recommended to buy clothes after checking the sizes and not go by Small, medium, large sizes. I usually see the size details given there before buying the clothes. For shoes I prefer to buy offline rather than online, because sizes differ.