Originally Posted by Robert
I disagree. But either of these points is hard to prove/disprove. Just going by my impressions or maybe prejudices--I think of the obese going to WalMart etc for clothes, the not-so-obese to "my" store.
But I think you're missing my point about J. Crew's sizing. I think it wouldn't be all that appropriate for them to make most of their garments very slim. It's not appropriate for the traditional preppy look. And I don't think it's all that big.
I guess we'll agree to disagree on who shops there.
To the main point, I think sizing at J.Crew has some room for improvement while still maintaining the preppy look. At least for me, the secret wash shirts fit in the neck/shoulders perfectly but have 4-5 inches in extra fabric in the forearm area about 10 inches extra in the waist. Their aesthetic calls for a looser look, but not the type of ballooning fit they have now that causes people to size down.