I think this has to do with the shape of the people that buy and wear the clothes. Selling european cut clothes west of the atlantic would just exclude to many potential american buyers. (sorry guys) This is one of my few complaints about RL and BB shirts - I could easily gain 25 pounds and they would still fit fine.
Â Â I thought thats why also. It sucks for guys like me though; I also could gain 30 lbs. and wear some of my shirts the same way. In order for me to get a proper fitting shirt or suit in the US, I'm finding I need to dish out stratospheric prices. Whereas in Europe I'd be able to pick up a great fitting suit for around $300 (full-retail), and a shirt that uses half as much material as it's US counterpart for $70. Comparable products in the US would go for $900+ and $175+ respectively. Â
I think this is due to the difference in our dining habits.
Â Â Definatly, but also Europeans tend to walk places a hell of alot more. Think of people in NYC; the obesity isn't bad at all, due to walking. LA is an exception though; those people are way too into looks, obesity may even be considered a crime. Â On a separate note: Why are double vents so exotic in the US? They are clearly superior in flattering the figure more than a single, or ventless back. Enty level suits with double vents are at lest $1200 when bought in the US.