Size Matters: Clothes Make the Clyde
This is a followup to the recent post about a fellow concerned with losing weight so he could fit back into his suit, and a supplement to the endless stream of posts about goal weights. We read little about sizes here, so I thought I'd provide examples of 'shrinkage' and suggest other posters do the same.
The Historian at 400 pounds wore:
size 22 dress shirt
size 4xl or 5xl sport shirt
size 64L suit
size 56 or 58 pants
size 13-14 shoe
The Historian at 242 pounds wore:
size 17-17.5 dress shirt
size xl - 2xl sport shirt
size 50L or 52L suit
size 44 or 46 pants
size 12.5 W shoe
The Historian at 285 pounds wears:
size 18.5 dress shirt
size 2xl sport shirt
size 52L suit
size 46 pants
size 12.5 W shoe
Keep this list handy for Christmas shopping season. :)
Ok, I'll bite. 3x top and bottom or 46 plus jeans or 22-24 womens. Size 11 underwear if anybody cares. Yes, Ill tell you size 40C bra. Size 9 shoes--up from size 7 when I was in high school. some of the increased shoe size is from being a nurse for 25 years!!
who else is brave enough to post their underwear size?:D
XL Fruit of the Loom boxer-briefs...
OK. Would you like that in Periwinkle, or Mauve?
When I started, at 316 pounds, I wore tight fitting slacks with a waist size of 44.
At 215, where I have been stuck for a few weeks, I wear size 36 waist.
I am new here and I just started dropping weight. At 240, I was in XL or XXL sports shirts and size 40 pants. Anxious to see these start going down. I know I will have to keep working hard, but I find myself looking forward to my 9 mile ride at lunch every day at work.
....at 290# I wore 44 waist....xxl shirts were "tight"
....at 270# I wore 42 waist....xxl shirts were "right"
....at 255# I'm wearing 38 waist.....xxl shirts are very loose....
At 380, I was in 4XL shirts (and some of them were getting a little tight), 58" pants. Now, at 275, I'm at 2XL shirts (depending on cut. I hate those tapered 'athletic' V-cut shirts with a passion), and 48" waist, which should soon be moving to 46. The day when I can just walk into a non-specialty store and buy clothes off the rack is one I very much look forward to.
At 330lb, I wore size 48 pants. My XXL polo shirts were too snug to wear. I wore a 18.5 or (XXL) dress shirt. Size 11.5 or 12 shoes. My size 54 jacket was starting to get snug.
At 297lb, my size 44 pants are just starting to getting loose. Thanks goodness I saved the XXL polo shirts because they fit great. I need to get some smaller dress shirts. My shoes are now 10.5 or 11.
at 285 i had to find the "magic" 42 pants and shorts. i had a wake-up call when i couldn't find a "magic" pair. i was wearing 18.5 dress shirts and i was on the brink of XXL.
at 240 my waist was a 38. i was still generally XL in shirts. i had to find the "magic" pants on a hanger. i refused to buy pants from the bins in the wall. dress shirt is a 17. shoes are size 12.
at 220 i started to hit the transition between XL and L in shirts. dress shirt is now a 16.5.
now at 205 my waist is 34, shirts are L, dress shirt is 16. body fat is at 14% with 185 pounds of lean mass. i need an abdominoplasty or i will look flabby for the rest of my life. shoes are still 12, though 11.5 isn't out of the question. cycling shoes tend to be around 45.
Shirt 5-6XL depending on the shirt.
Dress shirts 24
Shoes 13 or 14
Now at 245:
Shirts XL or XXL
Dress shirts 18.5
Pants 40 with 38 on the horizon
At 280, 2XL shirts and men's size 48 pants were key (stupid hips). Was too embarrassed to wear she-jeans. A few pounds later, I fit into 24s, very tight.
Then At 230, where I am now, those old shirts are tents. They make me look worse because of the way they hang.
So right now, hovering between 228-230...
Size L/XL T-Shirt
Size 16 Women's Top
Size 18W Women's Jeans, 22W if I want to look like a ghetto gansta'
(In men's is tough, because my hips seem to prevent wearing waist sizes below 40/38 correctly, so I am just sticking with looser men's shorts and women's pants)
Shoes: Men's 9.5-10.5 (depending on type), women's 11.5-12
And I'm guessing probably like XXL cycling shorts, I have to try them on tomorrow
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