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Old 12th Feb 2013, 08:27
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Supermarket Clothing

Sometimes I wander into our local supermarket late evening, when it's quiet, and browse all the non-food items.

The clothing tends to be good quality and cost-effective, this time I was attracted by a shower-proof jacket, nice texture, only eighteen quid, just the job when I cast off my heavy winter parka, and not too great a drag on a state pension.

But they only had S and M, whereas I'm very definitely XL. A perennial problem, and why I simply hate shopping for clothes. You have to go in week after week before they get anything in your size and colour, and then it's out of season.

I asked one of the girls and she didn't hold out much hope. But, she said, I could try their internet site and then click on 'collect from store', so that's what I did. Product easy to find, then the usual address, card details, confirmation email and it should be here in a couple of days.

Wow! That really beats High Street clothes shopping! Now if only the usual retail outlets could get things in that quickly, instead of giving you the 'try again next week' lethargic response, they might be doing better business.


...thanks in advance for all the S and M jokes, can't wait to hear them.
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Old 12th Feb 2013, 08:51
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Got to admit Mike, now that I am fairly stable in shape and size, I purchase most of my clothes online, for the same reasons you state.
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Old 12th Feb 2013, 08:53
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I find supermarket clothes jolly good, by George
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Old 12th Feb 2013, 09:06
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The Babbit Bros................

Raymond: Of course I don't have my underwear. I'm definitely not wearing my underwear.
Charlie: I gave you a fresh pair of mine to wear. Where are they?
Raymond: They're in the pocket of my jacket. Here.
Charlie: I don't want them back.
Raymond: These are not boxer shorts. Mine are boxer shorts. These are Hanes 32.
Charlie: Underwear is underwear, Ray.
Raymond: My boxer shorts have my name and it says Raymond.
Charlie: All right, when we pass the store, we'll pick you up a pair of boxer shorts.
Raymond: I get my boxer shorts at K-Mart in Cincinnati.
Charlie: We're not going back to Cincinnati, Ray, so don't even start with that.
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Old 12th Feb 2013, 09:08
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2 mins later..............

Raymond: Gotta get my boxer shorts at K-Mart.
Charlie: [Pulls over, gets out of the car and yells] WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE WHERE YOU BUY UNDERWEAR? WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE? UNDERWEAR IS UNDERWEAR! IT IS UNDERWEAR WHEREVER YOU BUY IT! IN CINCINNATI OR WHEREVER!
Raymond: K-Mart!
Charlie: You know what I think, Ray? I think this autism is a bunch of shit! Because you can't tell me that you're not in there somewhere!
Raymond: Boxer shorts. K-Mart!
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Old 14th Feb 2013, 13:04
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Being a Larger size (don't sit next to me on a Lo-Co or in Economy) I've been a frequent customer of Mr Fran Cotton (both on-line & in store) as he usually offers suitable sizing

However I'm currently wondering if Fran has been on a DIET as the majority of his recent offerings only go to 3XL !!!!

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Old 14th Feb 2013, 13:19
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Seriously as I was browsing this thread and ad for tutus appeared underneath. I honestly cannot think of an opportunity for anyone to wear a tutu, well I can but not in any normal context.

As for supermarket clothes, I see where you're coming from. It's a male thing isn't it? I see I buy, looks good? Yeah whatever. It's fairly new on this side of the pond. But of course Walmart and Kmart had it worked out years ago. Basic clothes for men and women. The day to day boring stuff. I stock up every time I visit America. Can't beat it.
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Old 14th Feb 2013, 13:21
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Mrs g tends to have her knickers on back to front since C&A have gone out of business.
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Old 14th Feb 2013, 13:29
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Interesting because I've always shunned supermarket clothes as my snobbish mother drummed into us that 'people like us' didn't buy our clothes at supermarkets! As my average dwell time in a supermarket is about 10 seconds longer than it takes me to get what I've gone in for, I've never even looked at clothes. I don't give a fig what I wear as long as it's clean and comfortable and not some fancy designer label crap. Most of my clothes come from Cape Union Mart, a venerable institution, but maybe next time I'm in a supermarket (this afternoon in fact) I'll have a look. Although ..... I don't need any sodding clothes ...........

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Old 14th Feb 2013, 14:36
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Mrs G likes me to wear cashmere jumpers. I see 'em in John Lewis at 80 or some such and go nuts at the idea.

Now she waits until Tescos Florence n Fred cashmeres are down to half and buys me 2 at a time at 25 each. I can live with that.

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Old 14th Feb 2013, 17:03
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Mr TV, I'm sorry to inform you that Cape Union Mart has become some kind of trendoid fantasy horror, nothing like the little shop in an obscure side street in Cape Town that actually stocked useful stuff. Exchanged some of my issue gear in the little place before heading for the Antarctic. The next time I saw the name, it was above an emporium such as that pictured in your post and a total and utter waste of time. Expensive and catering to weekend heroes.

Not with a barge pole.
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Old 14th Feb 2013, 17:34
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A while ago I was invited to a black tie do.

I hadn't seen my DJ for at least three house moves and my son couldn't find his either (he lives in a small house and had undoubtedly parted with it).

For little more than the cost of hire, a supermarket were selling DJ separates.
I took the free bus into town and tried on several sizes, settling on what I needed - but there was no stock of my sizes.

I went online and bought the jacket and trousers and arranged for them to be sent to my local store (which doesn't stock evening suits) with the promise that I could return them if they didn't fit.

They even supplied a suit-carrier FOC.
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Old 14th Feb 2013, 20:35
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Being a Larger size (don't sit next to me on a Lo-Co or in Economy) I've been a frequent customer of Mr Fran Cotton (both on-line & in store) as he usually offers suitable sizing

However I'm currently wondering if Fran has been on a DIET as the majority of his recent offerings only go to 3XL !!!!
Ref Cotton Traders - If you lay a new 3XL shirt over a 3XL from 10 years ago, the new ones are very much smaller! Good shirts though - if they fit.

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Old 14th Feb 2013, 20:39
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It's because a 3XL in China is different to a 3XL in the UK / US !

Clothes have got smaller and i have also got bigger so it is a case
of both.
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Old 14th Feb 2013, 20:55
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Moral - if you find something you like, buy four of them, then you don't have to buy anything more for years ( and go on a diet at the same time )
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Old 14th Feb 2013, 21:02
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"if you find something you like, buy four of them, then you don't have to buy anything more for years ( and go on a diet at the same time )"

Very true and even more so nowadays with the "must have something new"
line every year so often what you like is not available next year.

Has always stood me in good stead, especially with boots / shoes / sandles etc.
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