Originally Posted by notwithit
There's been some talk about t-shirt sizing, so I thought I'd weigh in and say that I went TTS on them. TTS means "true to size", indicating that it's an actual size - medium, for example, which is what I'm wearing - as opposed to a made-up size, like 83. If you walk into a clothing store and try to buy something, and when they ask you what size you want and you say "83", they're going to look at you funny because 83 isn't an actual (or "true") size. If you ask for a medium, however, they'll know exactly what you mean, so they'll check in the back to look for a medium and come out and tell you that they ran out. At that point you might as well ask for a size 83 because you're pretty much SOL.
x-post from WAYWT:
I think you're missing the point here. TTS is not a good reference since one person's TTS may be different from another person's TTS. Alphabet sizing is subjective because there is nothing for them to compare against except other brands and sometimes they are vanity sized. The best way to determine sizing is to get actual measurements. Even with number sizing though some brands still do vanity sizing and that can still cause confusion.
For anyone that is interested here are the sizes that I got from Mauro for the v-neck tees:
X-small = 18.5"
small = 19"
I'm kind of torn and don't want to deal with shipping back a size that doesn't work. I measured my long sleeve v-neck from last year and got 46cm/app. 18.1" (damn Muji measuring tape is only in metric). RKD says the extra small is too small for him, so I am going to go with the smalls.
EDIT: and because Mauro said sizing should be consistent with what I already have.Edited by Winston S. - 10/21/13 at 1:32pm