A question for the ladies


#1

or the men actually

is there a difference between “men’s” and “women’s” t-shirts?

Bought a t-shirt from Primark (probably shouldn’t be buying from there too right?) and I don’t know if or how to tell if it’s a “man’s” t-shirt.

Of course it doesn’t matter either way I’m just curious if there’s conventionally a difference.


#2

Tighter fit usually. But who knows these days, fashion is a crazy thing.


#3

sleeves seem a little short…gonna have some real lovely armpit-hair exposures!

As you say though could be the fashion…I didn’t bother to look at it in the shop just bought it folded up cos it was cheap and I felt guilty for just spending 2 quid on socks.

Also learnt today that there’s a thing called “long-bodied” t-shirts and they look ridiculous (to me).


#4

What size is it? Women’s are usually 8/10/12 etc…men’s are usually s/m/l?


#5

ah that’s a very concise and good answer. It’s an m so I guess that solves it.

Thanks :slight_smile:


#6

I feel like you need a lot of hand holding though life :slight_smile:


#7

ah is this something everyone should know? :flushed:


#8

Perhaps men don’t know it. Perhaps men think women come in just three sizes?


#9

I guess the sexualisation of women and their clothing leads to this whereas men are allowed to be much more generic (wrong word)

Sorry I should have thought about this before posting, I wasn’t trying to be all WHEY LADS LIFE IS EASY FOR ME.


#10

Clearly it’s not easy, you don’t know which t-shirts you’re wearing.


#11

tried an XL boys football shirt on recently thinking it’d be the same as mens medium
didn’t look right at all


#12

thought it was just a t-shirt, it’s just a body after all


#13

nah women’s t-shirts are s/m/l/xl a lot too

in some shops xs =6, s=8, m =10 etc but not always and sizes vary a lot depending on the retailer.

generally this sort of sizing is useless. I can be anything from a medium to an extra large.


#14

Generally a bit more tapered (wrong word dunno) cut on the body and shorter sleeves I think. Taken to buying women’s jeans recently. Cheaper and more comfortable but shit pockets, generally


#15

now I’m unsure again.

It was mostly in the men’s section but kinda in between.

It has a breast pocket on the left-hand side, does this help?

I remember finding out recently that some women’s jeans have no pockets which is really really stupid


#16

surely it depends on the style? lots of women’s t-shirts have longer and tighter sleeves.


#17

I have some t-shirts that have a pocket on the breast. the lack of actual usable pockets on women’s clothing is the main feminist issue of our time though.


#18

also right, side pont: the young lady at the paypoint was way too friendly, first she asked me what I was up to this weekend (ok that’s fair enough I suppose) I just said not much, which should be a sign that the chit-chat whilst pleasant is over. Then she asks what I’ve got planned for my holiday this year.

I’m not going on holiday, I never go anywhere, this makes me feel really lame and poor. Not everyone can have holidays, she was nice but I dunno…too much for me.


#19

yeah, just meant yer bog standard t-shirt


#20

some places make their staff do that. it’s fucking horrible and I feel really sorry for the staff too.