Consumer products, Shopping and Saving

A vent about women’s clothing…

Why is it that if the average woman is 5’4″, most standard inseams are 32″? I realize that a lot of women wear boots or shoes with high heels, but many others wear flats, sneakers or other footwear without the heel. We’re lucky here in that we have several stores with “petite” clothing; however, we pay dearly for it! I much prefer shopping in the States, with its broader range of choices and lower prices, but that’s an other post all together 🙂

Another gripe of mine is the price of men’s vs. women’s jeans. Jeans are a staple in the majority of people’s wardrobes, so I figure that they are a good benchmark for prices. I went shopping with someone for jeans, and he was able to find a brand that fits him and that looks good at a cost of $8.97!!! Try finding prices like that in the ladies’ department…if we get well-fitting jeans for maybe $19.99, we’ve made out very well.

Hopefully I will have more to say on this subject in a few months…my new year starts on 10 January, and I plan on continuing what I started almost 6 years ago. Stay tuned! 🙂

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2 thoughts on “A vent about women’s clothing…”

  1. I feel the same way! My inseam is about 29″ but I feel you on the price differences. That being said… I hate jean shopping!

  2. Maybe they’re just catering to the superior sex? 🙂

    *ducks*

    Or maaaaybeee… it’s that you women have an infinite selection of clothes, whereas we men are happy wearing a burlap sack.. it doesn’t have to be fancy.. it just has to be there… How many pair of those jeans do I own? 4! When you can mass produce the same thing over and over again, it keeps costs down. When I walk into work, I don’t even notice that half the guys are probably wearing the same jeans. Try doing that with women! You demand more variety, and that means no standardization… which in turn means higher prices.

    Sorry!

    😉

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