Friday, December 18, 2009

three sixes and a four....













I keep threatening to buy my next pair of black slacks at a men's wear store.... at least the men have a size system that works. They buy clothes that say... 32 waist... if your waist is 32...wow...what a concept! Why can't women's clothing be so simple?

And...in men's wear... if an article of clothing does't quite fit .. according to a knowledgeable salesperson.. because that's who they hire for staff.... it is altered... FREE of charge! HUH? Mr. BV bought a shirt last year... too large for him.. and baggy almost everywhere... but, he liked the fabric... their tailor totally remade the shirt into a slim fitting beautiful shirt. We actually felt guilty picking it up and almost wanted to pay the tailor something extra... almost...

In a women's shop? ... nada..zippo..nothing. It is $12 to $17 to have slacks hemmed... and they don't even offer..you have to ask. They look shocked if you wonder if they could take in the hips a bit or let out the waist...etc... and...the answer is ... Would you like to see this in another size ma'am? or... we have nothing in the store to fit you...or last year's fav.... you should buy some padded panties or pantyhose and buy a larger size pair of slacks.... what? .... and the sizes... well, I have no idea what size I am anymore and even if I did... none of them fit the same anyway so how to choose which fifty pairs to gather from the racks. Forget about a salesperson or "assistant", as they like to call themselves, helping you. They are hopeless... lazy,.... tell you they look great even if they hike up the crevices... ridiculous... who hired these people anyway? oh, yeh..I remember now ..nobody really wants to work anymore... most of the girls work in clothing shops so they get a few things for themselves 40% off.... At 40% off I don't even want to buy the stuff. I've worked in clothing stores too..and know the markup..

Each year I am a different size...not my actual body you understand; that has pretty much been the same for too many years to mention...with the exception of a few pounds or inches here and there depending on what time of year it is and how much I have (or haven't been) working out. As a matter of fact... I'm sure I'm the same size I used to be years ago, when I was buying 10's or 12's .. but, a different size in somebody's crazed measuring mind....where 4 is now the new 6 ...6 is the new 8...just a minute...is it the other way 'round? .... yep, that's it... 8 is the new 6 .... I'm so confused! My size 4, which were the most expensive pair I have ever bought ... hence the right to put a smaller size on it. .. or so it seems to me ... is closest to fitting if none of the others did. A bit tight... but could do in a pinch. I could wear my Bridget Jones panties to hold things in a bit.
The cheapest pair .. which were Bianca Nygaard.. on sale for $38 last year ... a six... well, a 10 to look at from my point of view... they fit beautifully everywhere... no hiking, puckering or riding up where they shouldn't... but, a size 6.. and a lovely pair of pants. I'm even going to wear sexy panties under them... They are still a perfect fit this year even if I have been up and down like a yo yo in weight and measurements... the other two 6's...?? hmmmm don't fit this year.... I wonder what size they really are? .... I'll keep 'em all ...who knows what next year will bring?














Of course, if I keep up this festive baking ... and the more than occasional taste testing .... I could be looking at a different size altogether next Christmas....

7 comments:

Lynda (Granny K) said...

I've already had to break out the Brigit Jones big pants! Too many mince pies and ham rolls with pickled onions, not to mention the crisps and chocolates, or the wine. D'oh!

Merry Christmas, it's only once a year!

Hugs, Lynda :o)

Linda Fleming said...

I only buy clothes that come in small, medium, and large... with elastic waists! Some months I'm a small and spome months I'm a medium. This will be a medium month-Ha!

Jennifer Rose said...

when I was in canada I had to wear guys jeans as I could never find a womens pair that would go over my hips (a product of my eastern european roots) but not be huge on my waist which is tiny compared to my hips. I don't have a huge problem finding jeans here, still a little big on the waist but not bad. I have noticed though that sizes seem to be shrinking. if I go to buy a size 10 now it doesn't fit but a size 10 (uk) I bought 2 years ago still fits.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Your cup cakes look delicious.

beedeebabee♥ said...

THIS post was so funny...just great Vee!!! How true, too! The more expensive the pants, the smaller the size. I think they just want you to feel better about paying more! Well, I walked my butt off all spring and summer, and now I'm eating goodies like they're going out of style! Oh heck...one more week of happy munching, and then I'll be good again! Hugs, =D

Serena said...

OH, those cupcakes are mouthwatering! YUM!!!

I think women's clothing sizes have gone absolutely crazy and I no longer know what size I am anymore. I can range across three different sizes all depending on brand and where they were made...very frustrating!

Picture Imperfect said...

Oh my goodness BumbleVee, I could have written this post myself. Well... the sizes would have been bigger but that would be the only difference. LOL

I hate shopping for clothes. I try to do it once a year but sometimes hold out for a two year stretch. I am lucky that I am able to maintain (mostly) the same weight and size. Otherwise I'd be screwed. I'd just live in my sweat pants. LOL!