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Little rant on A&F's new sizing

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Neo1, May 2, 2016.

  1. Neo1

    Neo1 Distinguished Member

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    Jan 6, 2015
    I'm sure plenty of people here hate A&F, rightfully so. For really casual & weekend wear, in warmer weather I'm a big fan of decent polos. I'm a pretty small guy, so I'm always on the lookout for something that is small & tapered enough that it doesn't fit me like a beach towel. Yeah, you can find plenty of stuff in high-end designer brands but for something on the cheaper side I had stuck with either Polo RL (when it worked, which wasn't often), or BB (in XS slim fit, when it worked). I stumbled upon A&Fs polos, forget when. In a normal S, no bullshit XS, no slim fit, etc. just plain vanilla small, they fit great. They were readily available and could readily be had for very little cost. I was pretty happy at least one place still existed without stupid vanity sizing applied.

    Today I swung by to pick up a couple polos, and noticed they now carried XS for guys - I thought, oh no....what have they done? Tried on a size S polo - totally swimming on me. Damnit! They went the vanity sizing route too? So now, they carry a small selection of XS, most of it is online only. Why this change? What's the point of introducing XS and making it online only - yeah I get it that this accommodates bigger guys, but it totally screws the other end of the spectrum like me. Oh well, at least I won't have to deal with the loud music and horrible perfume anymore.

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