Wednesday, September 8, 2010

So You Think You Can Pants

Here is something for you to read the next time you shop at the mall and then treat yourself to ice cream.

From an article in Esquire, Abram Sauer's Are Your Pants Lying To You? An Investigation:

This isn't the subjective business of mediums, larges and extra-larges — nor is it the murky business of women's sizes, what with its black-hole size zero. This is science, damnit. Numbers! Should inches be different than miles per hour? Do highway signs make us feel better by informing us that Chicago is but 45 miles away when it's really 72? Multiplication tables don't yield to make us feel better about badness at math; why should pants make us feel better about badness at health? Are we all so many emperors with no clothes?

Nice to know men and women share the struggle. Thanks to Chris over at Cynical-C for finding this.


Chris said...

I was wondering about the 32 slims I found in the husky section at Filene's Basement the other day.

Abbi Crutchfield said...

I tried pants on the other day, and the size tag had a picture of a person shrugging.