|Vass (vass) wrote,|
@ 2010-09-20 07:34 pm UTC
According to ThinkGeek's sizing info, their largest women's tee, an XXL, has a bust size of 18 inches. Double that to get a maximum bust size of 36 inches, or 91.44cm. They advertise this as a US women's 16/18. They say in so many words that their women's t-shirts are a UK 18/20.
Here is Target Australia's sizing chart. Notice that 91.44cm is not quite a size 12. Remember that Australian/British sizes typically run 1-2 sizes smaller than US sizes? Not quite a size 12. For their XXL. And Target's sizes don't run small.
Also: it is fucking degrading that the women's shirts at ThinkGeek include clothing for girlfriends of geeks rather than actual geek attire. The obvious target consumer is a male geek who wants to display his female partner in it. It just further relegates women to the position of groupies, not real geeks in our own right. And why is it that the women's I Void Warrantees shirt (a shirt which I would be purchasing otherwise - oh wait, the largest shirt is less than half my size) mentions knitting, where the men's equivalent does not? Don't male geeks knit? Who says all female tinkerers do?