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If you think you're going to save money by buying your Banana Republic clothes at an outlet store, think again.

$50 for irregular pants at an outlet?? Yikes! It rather sucks that I have to go to the clearance rack in a clearance store in order to buy clothes that fit my budget and my body.

(OK, what am I saying? I'm talking about Banana Republic here, not Target...)


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Jan. 24th, 2004 01:06 pm (UTC)
what? you don't strike me as particularly irregular from that one time we met. :) my sympathies though. my boyfriend has a hard time because he's tall and has long arms. myself, I'm in the 14-16 pants range which are never ever in stock anywhere because that's like the most common size range, meanwhile there are a billion size 2s available. clothing companies really need to get on the ball.
Jan. 24th, 2004 01:21 pm (UTC)
Weird, I commented on this but it's not showing up.

To sum up: I'm not THAT irregular, but I have really long legs. But most of the stuff that was there was irregular, and I don't quite know what it means. Perhaps they made too many of a particular size or something...
Jan. 24th, 2004 02:12 pm (UTC)
yeah! what is up with that? I was at a store the other day and all they had left were 0, 2s and 4s! Why don't they get the idea and order half as many of those sizes and twice as many of the real sizes??
Jan. 24th, 2004 02:28 pm (UTC)
I think its a conspiracy to break down every shred of self esteem we have while boosting the growing dieting industry. :P some old (ex) friends of mine have the nerve to say that they were once fat at my size, now that they have starved themselves down to 2s and 4s. fat! I have family members who are unhealthily obese, it seems like people seriously have a skewed idea of what fat is these days. a woman with hips is NOT it.

Jan. 24th, 2004 08:25 pm (UTC)
I'm on the bandwagon also!
So, irregular clothes at an outlet store pretty much means that there was, like, 1 stich that didn't met their standards, or something is just a little bit off. Petty stuff, really, but oh well. If it means that I can get kickass clothes (meaning allowing myself a guilty pleasure of reveling in a brand name) for a reasonable price, that works.

As to the issue about being 'normal'. An ex of mine is very petite. She started to get freaked out when she didn't fit into her size 4 pants. I did notice the increase in size, but it wasn't anything to me. Gave me a little more to hold onto, really. I myself am pudgy. My ex would never allow me to refer to myself as 'fat'. I will have to agree that the clothing, pharmacuticle, and magazine industries are all out to make the 'thicker' women of the world feel un-pretty. I, for a little while was on a kick to loose weight, but hey! I am the original 'good-luck buddah'! And I's ain't gonna change! Can I get an AMEN!
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