Why clothing sizes are all over the map

Dec 5, 2016
A listener asks why garments of the same size may not have the same measurements, and often don't fit the same way.
Young woman choosing blouse in the clothes shop

High-end designers turn to 'alpha-sizing'

May 29, 2014
Why numeric sizes are giving way to "small," "medium" and "large"

Your waist doesn't lie, but your pants do

Sep 9, 2010
A size 36 is a size 36, right? Esquire's Abram Sauer discovered that men's pants are subject to vanity sizing too. He measured several pants all...

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