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Retail stores are dying.

Craft stores, of course, have been dyeing for a long time. :)
Yea... I have to look real closely at the size charts for womens swimsuits and other things. because a lot of times, they're Asian sizing.. means my normally "M-L" wife is a 2XL-3XL on some brands :eek: on the flip side, some stores actually now have some brands where "size S" tags actually do fit my wife's M-L size :s0001: I like the old days where things told you what bust size, what waist size, and/or height/torso length and were reasonably close (allowing for stretch or shrinkage)
 
Yea... I have to look real closely at the size charts for womens swimsuits and other things. because a lot of times, they're Asian sizing.. means my normally "M-L" wife is a 2XL-3XL on some brands :eek: on the flip side, some stores actually now have some brands where "size S" tags actually do fit my wife's M-L size :s0001: I like the old days where things told you what bust size, what waist size, and/or height/torso length and were reasonably close (allowing for stretch or shrinkage)

Some of the sites will have size charts and weirdly, some don't.
 
Yea... I have to look real closely at the size charts for womens swimsuits and other things. because a lot of times, they're Asian sizing.. means my normally "M-L" wife is a 2XL-3XL on some brands :eek: on the flip side, some stores actually now have some brands where "size S" tags actually do fit my wife's M-L size :s0001: I like the old days where things told you what bust size, what waist size, and/or height/torso length and were reasonably close (allowing for stretch or shrinkage)
You need Thornton Melon?...
View: https://youtu.be/j6W2tXk6yBs

Beautiful pics Mister! That boy looks to be a spitting image of his Dad.

I've learned that buying "Clothes", after 36 years, for Wifey isn't something I should/can do anymore.
 
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BUmping this thread.

I can get sun/swim shirts/rash guards for my kids, and for myself in physical stores,but not so for my wife. The closest are those mesh/lace/sheer "coverup" shirts/dress/robes...View attachment 1905770View attachment 1905771View attachment 1905772View attachment 1905773

Mesh doesn't really protect against sun damage. I think I will have to either order online, go to a surf/swim shop on the coast, or find a men's S swim shirt that she likes :rolleyes:

Edit, those are stock/shop photos


Another.

"Beefy" shirts that are 2+ sizes smaller than tag size and never quite cut right for actual fat people :s0140: always cut the same as smaller shirts (bigger pecs/shoulders, smaller waist, short torso because they assume you wear pants above belly button at 2XL+ sizes) :mad:
Sun protection shirts? Try places that sell fishing gear. Those are big with fishermen/women.
 
Clothes that also can be used for swimmng, hence me looking at rash guard types. Target advertise ""big and tall"" but lists only "beefy/snug" fits :rolleyes:

Edit, no one needs to see my big torso bare or with tight shirts :s0140:
Ahh, gotcha. Those should still work (except the PFG). They are a thin spandex type material like a women's swimsuit with good wicking. I use them all the time, but for fishing.
 
Another peeve of my wife's, might be TMI for some. "Why are all these sexy outfits only available in thong/"Rio" super cheeky cuts!?" :s0140:

She hates such bottoms with a passion.

My own? Why is it always the least attractive people who are the most unashamed of their bodies that wears almost nothing!? :s0170::s0125:
 
To be honest, I have no problem going shirtless when swimming, that's 100% normal and to be expected... its being out of the water, chasing/wrangling a toddler and a kid; and UV being more serious now than last few years it seems... I want a shirt that'll cover most, and can get wet, dry quick, maybe even be useful for swimming at the cooler lakes versus swimming pools.
 
To be honest, I have no problem going shirtless when swimming, that's 100% normal and to be expected... its being out of the water, chasing/wrangling a toddler and a kid; and UV being more serious now than last few years it seems... I want a shirt that'll cover most, and can get wet, dry quick, maybe even be useful for swimming at the cooler lakes versus swimming pools.
Trust me on the fishing shirts. Meets all those. While I don't swim with them, I get them wet often. My fishing gloves are the same material. Kayakers use that stuff too.

Downside is they can be pricey for what they are. Not a $10 Walmart t-shirt for sure, but can be had at brick and mortar for $35-65 depending on brand. Of course there are Shanghai knockoffs for $20 online, but that is kinda hit or miss.
 
Trust me on the fishing shirts. Meets all those. While I don't swim with them, I get them wet often. My fishing gloves are the same material. Kayakers use that stuff too.

Downside is they can be pricey for what they are. Not a $10 Walmart t-shirt for sure, but can be had at brick and mortar for $35-65 depending on brand. Of course there are Shanghai knockoffs for $20 online, but that is kinda hit or miss.
"Pricey" is relative. Amazon lists my size only long sleeves for $40ish without hoods. Walmart has similar shirts for $15 but they come with hoods :rolleyes: be like a drag parachute choking me in the water :s0140:

Edit,.I could always cut the hoods off but i'd rather not :D so something good quality for $35 at Sportsmans? Sure why not
 
"Pricey" is relative. Amazon lists my size only long sleeves for $40ish without hoods. Walmart has similar shirts for $15 but they come with hoods :rolleyes: be like a drag parachute choking me in the water :s0140:

Edit,.I could always cut the hoods off but i'd rather not :D so something good quality for $35 at Sportsmans? Sure why not
Know anyone with a sewing machine that knows exactly what you want and could make it??:D:D:D
 
Ha. Ha. Ha.

Edit. $ to get fabrics and notions, $ to find just right sewing pattern, and my time to put together that could be used for other things

A lot of fabrication shops are buying metal or plastic parts because it's cheaper to pay a specialist to make it and ship it to them than to pay an employee to make that same part, especially if you need 10 or more of something. Same concept. Focus on what you do well, farm out the stuff that slows you down if you can.
 
A lot of fabrication shops are buying metal or plastic parts because it's cheaper to pay a specialist to make it and ship it to them than to pay an employee to make that same part, especially if you need 10 or more of something. Same concept. Focus on what you do well, farm out the stuff that slows you down if you can.
Yeah, its what I do to get lasercut MOLLE panels from Carcajou Tactical for the Medium ALICE ruck bags I'm making
 
Lately social media sites are aggressively pushing non-users to join just to look at anything :mad: my wife sends me Instagram and Tiktok short videos, I had to "join" Tiktok to view, and i refuse to "log in" onto IG :rolleyes: even though I'm still on FB and last I read, FB owns IG too?
 
Lately social media sites are aggressively pushing non-users to join just to look at anything :mad: my wife sends me Instagram and Tiktok short videos, I had to "join" Tiktok to view, and i refuse to "log in" onto IG :rolleyes: even though I'm still on FB and last I read, FB owns IG too?

If they don't want me to see it without logging in, they don't want me to see it.
 

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