I look alot like these models shown on here. cmon, dont waste your time on fast fashion morals lol. Brock, I’m very much in agreement with you here. In general, Its all about stretch and oversized pieces for me.”, “Before becoming a model, I worked in an Inditex store (not Zara, but Stradivarius, which is part of the same family), and both stores have identical sizes. Their false advertising is obviously affecting both ends of the spectrum but atleast to get a shirt that is too long you could have it hemmed, they can’t add any more shirt to it when you belly button to your butt crack is all visible. Most of the faces Zara uses remain a mystery to us, but we did manage to pinpoint five of our favorites. I’m 5″11 and I pretty much always wear small. First, it would make no sense at all for clothing manufacturers to cater their clothes to an exceptional part of the population (taller men). Well, where you run into a problem there is this: the average American man is 5’9″ or so, and is SUPPOSED to weigh in, if he is at a healthy body mass for his height, at ABOUT 165-170 lbs soaking wet. I’m in agreement and empathise with your sense of frustration. By anyone’s definition of the word, he is not a medium sized man. It has nothing to do with attracting viewers, because few if any models wear bras during runway shows ever, and they are rarely on TV. To date, it’s still one of the most popular blog posts on this site. If you are taller, say up into that 6’2″ range then you’re probably fine, too. I can get on board with a good ‘tailored’ look, and even super slim jeans (on the right body type). It’s not easy out there for us short folks lol. The fashion industry definitely seems to believe that the world is made up of petite women and tall, stocky men. I’m not trying to be arrogant but if you start hitting the gym and bulk up, you’ll won’t ever have to worry about shirt sizes being too big. If you like the shape of the fit but the sizing is too big or small, you can go up or down a size. It’s supposed to fit better, right? You have trouble finding stuff that fits, I’m 5’10” and was super skinny up until recently (and my older bro was a few inches taller and skinny) and let me tell you that it was very very difficult to find shirts that fit us until the brands you probably hate started hitting American malls (H&M for example). * Measurements shown in the size guide refer to foot length, not shoe size. Have you tried the women’s clothing section? Zara home hack This tip doesn’t actually involve the main site, but Zara home . This is a country that barring an interest in some quarters (such as this one) in well fitting clothing, has no sense of sizing and fit. And we’re not going to lie—it wasn’t easy! They were still expensive though . ‘Ready to wear’ clothing is manufactured with long sleeves and legs because the consumer can remove but not add length to the items. It’s all a matter of designer preference. Can you tell us anything more about the label you’re planning to debut? I am, and was, a 14. Allow me to rant…. That’s why some brands you might be a size 32 in pants, others you might be a size 30. Medium was also found to be size 12-14 across all brands, except for Zara where it is a size 10 and H&M where it is a size 14-16. There needs to be more coverage on this clear prejudice in the clothing industry. It’s a height distribution chart (same as the one above). I’ve already gotten pretty good at alterations…. As a 5’10” woman, I can tell you that it is pretty ironic to know that all fashion models are my height (but close to half my weight, too many pies, not enough running, mea culpa), yet all the clothes in the shops seem tailored for a 5’5″ woman. Even when I try to compensate with a large in place of a medium, the shirt’s are still often too short?! But I guess it’s also good to ask why there’s such an impulse to spend money in a shop that so very clearly excludes plus-size women. I have to order, return, order, return until we find good ones, because they are just not in the stores. I’ve struggled my entire life with the fact that clothes are overwhelmingly tailored for shorter, rounder people. Keep me updated! I know that 'regular models' wear a size zero or maybe a 1 or a 2, but if a normal girl wishes to model, and she's got the looks, what size clothing do they wear? I have dated a number of men who are over 6 feet tall who cant find shirts because they get their size and its a crop top or buy a size or two up which is longer but then is the same width as height so the bigger they get, they assume you are 300lbs at 6 foot 2. Their shoulders and hips should grow in proportion to their height. However, it’s a catch-22, because short men tend to shop less at brick-and-mortar because they never have our sizes, so it looks like we buy less. A bit late to the party here but I’ve found that, depending on the brand and fit, clothing sizes for men seem to vary drastically BUT in the west there is a trend toward building around the “average” *American* man. While many major clothiers go out of their way to cater to extra tall or large men, almost no one considers men who are shorter or smaller than average. As to why the industry chooses these models, a fair question. Less awkward. The problem is that rather than using curve/plus size models to support this 'campaign', Zara have used the same, slim models they use in every single one of their campaigns. theyre pictures not reality, they probaly would look weird walking down the street.all part of marketing. I have never seen a retail clothing photo caption that listed anything besides a size M. I honestly think the captions are probably made up (predetermined by marketing people) and not at all factual about the model’s height and shirt size. Haha, great text, i totally agree with you! Things are just as bad here in the UK and designer clothing is the worst of the bunch. My problem is that i have to pick between: – Correct sleeve length but baggy chest (Large) It’s just business. I have very little choice in this regard as most of these clothes have some kind of children’s cartoon character on them. I like that graph he has too, in all red the shorter sizes are labeled “very few options” then it goes over to the 6’3 – 6’5 area which don’t even get a bar there are so few options and it says in yellow “some options” like it has more than the short guys. My anger has driven me to to become successful enough to start my own line regardless of how small the “jockey “market is. I am only 5’11” maybe a little long torsoed but still I cant find a shirt long enough to reach my belt unless it’s either large tall which flaps like a cape in the breeze behind me or a xxxl which is like wearing a 5 person tent. It’s the same crap we’ve been getting our whole lives for being short just magnified more so. O.G. I’m available for anyone who may need some coaching along these lines. I firmly believe this is because if they rolled them down they would be ridiculously short. I have a sweater from them that fits great (xs), but a Henley in the same size is too big all around. This article, while heartfelt, is muddling height and girth. They clearly know that they’re isolating a huge portion of the market, but they don’t seem to care. I’m 6’2″(188cm) and my chest is 37-39 inches(96-100cm), however my shoulders are 19 inches(49 cm). I don’t see how any typical 6ft 3 male could possibly have a 38ins chest – I’m 5ft 6 and generally considered slim, and I have a 38ins chest. I can get European shoes, size 35-36 for about $300 for dress shoes. That’s why I’m excited about your announcement. This is especially tough with button ups to wear un-tucked. We live in Italy, the home of the small frame women and men. Hopefully there will be more UK options soon. Its ridiculous… The US population is so fat its crazy to have stick figure models wear a medium. If you're talking UK sizing, I would assume a Size 10 is a Medium in Zara. It’s just as much a nightmare trying to find things that fit properly for someone 5’8″ with a 48″ chest and a 10″ drop. For approximately the 17,321,212nd time, this column finds it can only answer … I’d recommend either ordering multiple sizes or just going into the shop to try on the garments!”, Stephanie Yeboah, Style Blogger and Writer, “Zara seems to be one of the only remaining stores on the British high street that refuses to cater for its plus-size fans. Same goes for female models who are 6’+ but extra small in width. 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