Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Conversion of American sizes on clothes compared to British

  1. Dec 14, 2006 #1
    Could someone please hlp me. What is the conversion of American sizes on clothes compared to British. Like an average size 8 or x-snall in the UK would be what in america?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 14, 2006 #2
  4. Dec 14, 2006 #3
    oh awsum thanx
     
  5. Dec 14, 2006 #4

    Astronuc

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    I have no idea. I let my wife handle those details. :biggrin:

    I wear the same size clothes that I wore in high school 30+ years ago.
     
  6. Dec 14, 2006 #5

    Mk

    User Avatar

    Hope you washed 'em!
     
  7. Dec 14, 2006 #6

    NoTime

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    :rofl: I've successfully bought clothes for women.

    The sizes in the US are some sort of joke.
    They don't seem to have any meaning at all.

    The only way to tell is measure them yourself.
     
  8. Dec 16, 2006 #7

    Moonbear

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Wow! You really have bought clothes for women, or are a woman, or have really been paying attention to women! :bugeye: :biggrin: :approve:
     
  9. Dec 16, 2006 #8

    Ivan Seeking

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Since we're all getting fatter, the manufactures or retailers are changing the sizes so that we won't feel so fat. If a consumer finds that size X works in brand A, but it takes size X+1 in brand B, guess which brand the consumer is likely to choose.
     
  10. Dec 16, 2006 #9

    verty

    User Avatar
    Homework Helper

    Are people that petty? Wow.
     
  11. Dec 16, 2006 #10

    Moonbear

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Yep, one more way for people to deny that they've gotten fatter..."I still wear the same size I wore in high school." :rolleyes: Well, I KNOW I've gained weight since high school, and I wear two sizes SMALLER than I did then! :bugeye: It's a pain in the neck to try on clothes, because I pretty much have to grab one of every size on the rack to find out what size I'm going to fit with that manufacturer. Something is wrong when my closet has everything from size 6 to size 12 and they are all my size! :grumpy:
     
  12. Dec 16, 2006 #11
    Not completely true, I a still the same size (if not smaller) than I was about 8 years ago and I am not in denial, I know this because I have kept some of my clothes from then in case in the future there are 90's dress up parties at some point and I have issues with throwing things out. My foot size hasn't grown since I was 8 as well
     
  13. Dec 17, 2006 #12

    NoTime

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    Most definitly not a woman.
    Guilty on both other counts. :biggrin:

    I was just amazed that no one jumped in to point this problem out :confused:
     
  14. Dec 17, 2006 #13

    Ivan Seeking

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    And what used to be a size ten in men's shoes is now sold as a size 13. :uhh:
     
  15. Dec 17, 2006 #14

    Moonbear

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    :rofl: Because shoe size correlates to....



    foot size. :wink:
     
  16. Dec 17, 2006 #15

    Moonbear

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    But are you still the same clothing size? Then again, I'm not sure 8 years is enough time to have seen the change. It was something that happened more in the 90s, so by the end of the 90s, the sizes had already changed. Nonetheless, there is no standard whatsoever. If you are faithful to one or two brands, you might not notice, but if you buy across a range of brands, you may have noticed that every brand is sized differently, even different styles of the same brand will be sized differently.
     
  17. Dec 17, 2006 #16

    ShawnD

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor

    I don't know why but this is hilarious :biggrin:
     
  18. Dec 17, 2006 #17

    8 years ago I was 10 (don't have alot of time behind me) so the style of clothes I wear has changed but I can still fit into kids clothing (not that I really want to they don't look as good when you've developed curves) but the number of the size I fit into is smaller than it use to be
     
  19. Dec 17, 2006 #18
    When I was a freshmen in high school, I wore medium sized t-shirts. Now as a senior, I wear mostly small and some medium. WTF
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?



Similar Discussions: Conversion of American sizes on clothes compared to British
  1. British american humor (Replies: 60)

  2. British sitcoms (Replies: 53)

  3. Quality clothes (Replies: 17)

  4. Physics clothes (Replies: 17)

Loading...