And what I'm describing is the desire to actually be a little bit closer to being "normal" weight? Not by fat or anything but perhaps muscle? Your second question was a bit more on target but still off. If you have trouble fitting into even other brands' clothing then why is it so difficult to try and maybe build some muscle and fit into a regular small? Hey, I'm Asian (Indian) and we are a small people. So be careful how you throw around a word like "normal." In India (as in China, Korea, Japan, and other countries there), an XS here is actually a size M there. No joke. I recently bought this coat from a Korean eBayer: http://tinyurl.com/4zuz2go . Scroll to the bottom to read their description of "Korean Size" and how it differs from "US Size." In fact, they don't even sell the equivalent of a US Large over there, since it would be considered XXL.