- May 24, 2002
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I should probably move this over to "pet peeves," but count me as one who's fed up with designers who seem incapable of accurately using a tape measure. An inch is an inch, a centimeter is a centimeter. If pants are size 32 x 32 (US), then they should have an actual 32" waistband and 32" inseam (or, in the case of jeans, should at least shrink to that size after washing). If a jacket is a size 40 (US), then it should comfortably fit a man with a 40" chest, not a man with a 44" chest or a 36" chest.I was informed I should buy my normal size and deal with errant billows of cloth all about.
Someone over in "peeves" complained about people who don't know their own size. I agree; but, when designers don't even know what size a garment is, how are average consumers supposed to figure it out? This is not "style," it's stupidity.