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Style Is Stupid [Oct. 10th, 2007|04:58 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
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All I want is a roll-neck cotton sweater. No ribbing, no cuffs, no embellishments, no wicking, no whatever-the-fuck, just a nice straight sweater.

I found one that was perfect (here), and it comes in this lovely shade of purple, my favorite color. Only available in women's sizes, of course. I haven't fit into regular women's sizes in twenty years. My arms (too long) and my shoulders (too broad) stopped fitting before my boobs did. I can't even blame this one on the fat.

You would think they might have an equivalent in the men's, so I could buy a goddamn men's 2XL and be happy. But no. Noooo. THAT would be too easy! Pigfuckers.

More men need to buy roll-neck cotton sweaters, tunic style, so I can get me some.

Stoopid vagaries of style.

[User Picture]From: metagnat
2007-10-10 07:48 am (UTC)
Style is really irritating. I run into problems like this all the time. Like, even when there is a size to fit me, they don't make it in the same colors as the regular women's clothing because OF COURSE a fat woman wouldn't want to wear, like, a color.

And finding fat talls is graaaah.

I have shoulder issues, too.

In short: empathy.

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From: i_leonardo
2007-10-10 08:28 am (UTC)
the extra-double stupid thing about that ? you could buy the sweater from the catalog for $60. to buy the yarn to knit it (which would be trivially fast and easy), you'd prolly spend $130.
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[User Picture]From: foomf
2007-10-10 09:17 am (UTC)
You're trying to buy things that aren't 'standard' sizes. For things like that you have to go to specialty catalogs.

Oh yeah, and men do buy them - so fast that the three places that did have them (in the top of the search results) were sold out.

Penny really liked Making It Big because they use real-size women as models, and their fitting guide works. They don't have a roll-neck in the current online catalog, sadly.

Cabelas has something almost what you want.

Leaving the country you can find Columbia Sportswear as marketed in the UK... has some not terrible examples.

And another UK site on eBay that seems suspiciously good.
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[User Picture]From: foomf
2007-10-10 09:18 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, and that tinge of bitterness there in the "you have to go to specialty catalogs" is based on my, and Penny's, tremendous 'fun' trying to find stuff we liked in our sizes.
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[User Picture]From: laurenpburka
2007-10-10 11:52 am (UTC)
Shop eBay. My favorite.
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[User Picture]From: laurenpburka
2007-10-10 04:15 pm (UTC)
Alternatively, I could teach you to knit. It would take practice before you could make a sweater, but making your own stuff is pretty darned fun and liberating, even though the yarn costs more than a garment.

I'd offer to knit you one, but I'm pretty backed up on projects, and the RSI's are limiting.
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