What is it with shirts and pants shrinking when left stored for a while? Having been invited out for lunch for our daughter birthday (I wont say how old she is because even if I take 10 years off both her and I i'm still bloody old) I went looking for my "sunday going to meeting clothes" , not something I dig out very often. Any way the first pair of pants had shrunk by almost 3 inches since last use, the second not quite as bad but still unlatchable even if sucking in my once 32" waist (distant memory that). The third pair strangely had not shrunk so went with them before the shrink moths got to them also....... Now for a nice shirt, somehow I dont think the Mrs would approve of my dirty old work shirt with clean pants...... Yep, first one tried actualy fit.....so long as I dont breath out it will be fine, hope the buttons are sewn on good.
Seems I must go through my 'good' clothes and see how many the shrink moths have attacked ...... either that or just wear my grubbies and stay hidden from public view ...... till the next time family drags me out of my cave to go to town!
I bought a secondhand pair of Abercrombie & Fitch jeans on Monday. They were £4 in the Barnardo's charity shop and supposed to be a 32" waist, 32" leg - skinny fit. This is usually my perfect size and cut. The shop has no fitting room so I took a chance and bought them. Got them home, tried them on, and they're more like a 36" waist, 34" leg. Washed them at 95 degrees to try and shrink them and they're still bleeding loose. Could do with a cauldron to boil them in.
How can sizing possibly be so wrong ? I reckon it's a ploy to convince fat Americans that they're two sizes smaller than they really are.