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You are too funny. Seriously, kid, grow up.
You like your own advice so much? Well why don't you use it and check out your own backyard before you start insulting anyone elses?
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After I've finished typing up this post, I'm going to walk away from all of this as it does require a bigger person to do so.
Bigger person, eh?
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I know that it's not just Topshop that does it; New Look is bad too and GAP is even more notorious.
I don't understand. If most shops do it, then how are you supposed to know what your real size is? In fact, does it even matter? If I get a 10 in every shop I go to, does it make any sense to say that my size is really a 12 but all my clothes are 'fakely' 10s?
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Again, don't tell me what to do. You can stick your comments where the Sun doesn't shine because that is what they are tbh. To the bold bit, you are a hypocrite. I have plenty of friends and I'm well respected by ppl whom matter. I have a better outlook on life than you and when I want to take the advice, as I have already listened to it, from stupid *****es like yourself and amie then I'll let you know about it! I'd rather be me than you lot any day!
Yeah well so's your face (that's me bringing myself down to your level btw).

Obviously now that you have pointed out you have friends, called me a ***** and assured me that you have a better outlook on live than I do (how you know that I don't know). I realise that everything you have said has been 100% correct, you are a genius. I am just a crazy mixed up fool, as is Amie. Wow I am glad you have enlightened me (Normally I would not feel the need to point the following out, but in your case I feel it is necessary:THAT WAS SARCASM).
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(Original post by Adhsur)
I don't understand. If most shops do it, then how are you supposed to know what your real size is? In fact, does it even matter? If I get a 10 in every shop I go to, does it make any sense to say that my size is really a 12 but all my clothes are 'fakely' 10s?
No, of course not. If the general consesus is that you're a 10, then so be it. But sizes vary so much from shop to shop. I'm normally a 10 in most shops, but as I've said I can be an 8 or a 12 in Topshop, too small for a small (8/10) in French Connection, or anywhere from a 6 to a 14 in H&M!

At the end of the day, your clothes size doesn't matter one bit. All that matters is that you buy clothes that fit!
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Bigger person, eh?
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Sometimes waist sizes just don't correlate with hip size though - I have a 26 inch waist and 42 inch hips. It's ridiculous. Totally impossible to buy jeans...
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Guys, in Cosmopolitan theres this High Street Guide to all the main shops, and it tells you the size you should buy from there for the proper size that you are! Its very useful indeed and definitely truthful! it says to buy a size smaller in miss selfridge for example which is most definitely true, their clothes are massive
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Don't you just love the feeling, though, when you end up being a size or two smaller than usual, due to the way a shop cuts its clothes?!

The reason that all shops vary so much is because they use 'fit models' - supposed prime examples of each size. So it's very unlikely that all shops will ever have a unified sizing system.

So much easier for men, they do it by collar, leg and chest sizes rather than all this 12, 14, 16 business!
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I also stll think we need an odd sizes shop. i swear a size nine would be the perfect fit!
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(Original post by so_this_is_sam)
I also stll think we need an odd sizes shop. i swear a size nine would be the perfect fit!
Some brands do jeans in in-between sizes. I have a pair of Diesel jeans that are a waist 29
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Thanks for the neg rep, whoever that was. Very mature

That's me told :rolleyes:
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Again, don't tell me what to do. You can stick your comments where the Sun doesn't shine because that is what they are tbh. To the bold bit, you are a hypocrite. I have plenty of friends and I'm well respected by ppl whom matter. I have a better outlook on life than you and when I want to take the advice, as I have already listened to it, from stupid *****es like yourself and amie then I'll let you know about it! I'd rather be me than you lot any day!
How arrogent. here is some advice. Take your A* english grades, you arrogent, insulting attitude, you 'better outlook on life. and leave.... never come back.

GOODBYE :p:
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oooops. OH NO I MADE A TYPO AHHHHH. I MEANT 'YOU' TO BE YOUR' OH NO...... like i really care!
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I work in Levis and our sizing is pretty standard.
Waist sizes do directly equate to clothing sizes

24 = size 6
25 = size 6/8
26 = size 8
27 = size 8/10 (so like a 'nine')
28 = size 10
29 = size 10/12
30 = size 12
31= size 12/14

... And so on. Basically, it used as an alternative to using conventional clothes sizing, but those are the figures that correspond; At least in Levis.
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i'm starting to feel bad for being a "bigger person" now. I mean hell if topshop are making sizes bigger and they still don't fit me.... *walks to the nearest cliff*
i know exactly how you feel. i'm the same size as you and i have the same issues with topshop clothes.
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Originally Posted by amie
If you know what size you are in other clothes (like 8, 10 or whatever) it's easy to convert it into the waist size. In Topshop:

24 - size 4
25 - size 6
26 - size 8
28 - size 10
30 - size 12
32 - size 14
34 - size 16
Well I'm buggered!!!! I'm a size 14 in trousers but my waist is 28inch :confused: I can see I'm going to have fun when I go shopping for jeans next weekend!
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Can I just say...

LMFAO at Elements. That was pure class. What a tard.
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Well I'm buggered!!!! I'm a size 14 in trousers but my waist is 28inch :confused: I can see I'm going to have fun when I go shopping for jeans next weekend!
Lol, don't worry about it! Just try on a bunch of different sizes, Topshop sizes are screwed up anyway. Shopping for jeans in the worst, good luck!
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