Originally Posted by Get Smart
so clothing labels should cater to fat people and make everything supersized like their fries? fuck that, I like the fact that the clothing brands I am into only cater to skinny guys. I dunno man, there's way too much consideration for fat people these days, making everything larger to accomodate them, hence just enabling them to stay fat.
There is some room in the market for clothing labels that cater to fat people. There could be a lot of money in it. But no, not everybody has to do it.
But you have to admit that the mixed messages of gluttony and skinny clothes being fed to the masses are contradictory.
Making clothes smaller doesn't make people get fit, it makes them buy less clothes to avoid the disappointment or, worse yet, forces them into ghastly stretchy workout clothes and flip-flops because nothing else fits.
Originally Posted by LA Guy
Go into Barneys, Jeffrey, Ron Herman. Not too many obese customers, if any. Even down at the pricepoint of Banana Republic or Lucky, the typical customer is not obese. They may be on their way there, but for the time being, they are relatively young and relatively fit (using the term very generously here).
Barneys and Jeffrey aren't attracting a lot of obese people, to be sure. But as the aestheic filters down to the stores where fatter people shop, it's not going to work out very well. I think some average Joes will try hitting the gym to keep up, but if the people at your local mall look like the ones at my local mall, I don't think it will translate.