Should bigger clothing sizes cost more?

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I saw the other thread about big bras costing more and I got to thinking.

Shouldn't we pay more for bigger sizes of clothing?

I mean why does a £100 coat, for instance, cost the same whether it's a Small or an Extra Extra Large?

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Doesnt make sense to me, but then people'll ***** about it 'cause their fat
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I think so in some cases- if it costs more to make the bigger sizes then I don't think those buying smaller sizes should be subsidising the cost of this. Lots of kids clothes are priced by size and children can't help growing taller- most adults CAN help getting bigger.
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Doesnt make sense to me, but then people'll ***** about it 'cause their fat
It would provide obese/overweight people with an incentive to loose weight:yep:

Also it would save money for those of us who normally are a small or a medium.
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Yes.
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In an ideal world, you would pay for the material you purchase.

But fat people love to moan.
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Should people be paid according to height? Or perhaps a system of taxation where you pay less tax if you're tall? :rolleyes:
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And then we'll have more cases of anorexia/bulimia because people couldn't afford to buy large clothing? It's fair if everything is an equal price, size shouldn't change the price.
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It's not just fat people that need bigger clothes - don't persecute tall people either!
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(Original post by paddy)
It would provide obese/overweight people with an incentive to loose weight:yep:

Also it would save money for those of us who normally are a small or a medium.
Yep, but then they'll moan its another tax on the 'poor, down trodden working class' :rolleyes:
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yes because they have more fabric, sometimes a lot lot more.....and it might make my clothes cheaper =)
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There's no need for bigger sized clothing to cost more. The actual increase in cost to use that extra bit of material is insignificant in the grand scheme of things - we more than pay for the costs of production anyway.
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the materials for clothes are a very small fraction of the cost of the finished item and that's the only thing that changes as the size gets larger so no, I don't think they should pay more.
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yes because they have more fabric, sometimes a lot lot more.....and it might make my clothes cheaper =)
Ha Ha!

Shops will charge less?

Most likely going to increase the size for more fabric than cut into their profits!
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the materials for clothes are a very small fraction of the cost of the finished item and that's the only thing that changes as the size gets larger so no, I don't think they should pay more.
Tbh, manufacturing costs won't be that great as you just pay a bunch of indonesians 0.5p per year. Yeah, there are transporting costs but they are relative to the size of garment etc. The actual cost of cloth is a sizable amount. Fat people should have to pay more so I pay less.
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Ha Ha!

Shops will charge less?

Most likely going to increase the size for more fabric than cut into their profits!
lol i know but i can always hope....
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I think it should go in brackets though, like sizes 4-8 cost this much, 10-14 this much, S and M this much L and XL this much etc and so on as some people are really tiny but they aren't like that on purpose whereas I'm tall and can't help having long legs and needing 2 more inches in jeans leg length :no:

Its not realllllly going to work though is it, and then you will get people claiming they have the fat gene and can't help being fat!
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Yes, I wear XS and as such should not pay as much as people who wear XL clothes. Whilst people will ***** it's not their fault they're fat (lies) it really isn't my fault that I am a short-arse!

Seriously guys... its like, half the material!!!
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Tbh, manufacturing costs won't be that great as you just pay a bunch of indonesians 0.5p per year. Yeah, there are transporting costs but they are relative to the size of garment etc. The actual cost of cloth is a sizable amount. Fat people should have to pay more so I pay less.
what about the cost of designing the thing and getting it to the stage where it can be mass produced? Fabric is usually a matter of pence when bought in the large quantities that manufacturers but it in.
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(Original post by paddy)
I saw the other thread about big bras costing more and I got to thinking.

Shouldn't we pay more for bigger sizes of clothing?

I mean why does a £100 coat, for instance, cost the same whether it's a Small or an Extra Extra Large?

Thoughts/opinions?
its my how done the thread about the bras lol and the think is if shops started charging more for the bigger size they would be an out cry i mean how long has it been that the bigger sizes are the same price as the smaller ones!

and in the long run its the shops that would miss out cause ppl would stop buying them cause some ppl maybe couldnt afford them!

the point of the bras was that the smaller backsizes and larger cups are the same material as a larger bk size and a small cup lol just cause there no the common sizes there cost more but thats like saying that a size 8 isnt a common size as its not seen as the average size of ppl but there still make the size and it still costs the same as a size 12 which is the average size of the country !!!!


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