Hello! Thought it would be a good idea to have a thread for interesting stuff in the news that’s not politics and doesn’t necessarily warrant its own thread. Going to try and keep it accessible to all and less, involved shall we say, than the politics thread. Can still discuss important things as well as more alternative/lighthearted news, obviously, but let’s keep it nice and friendly yeah?
First sentence of this amused me
M&S said it overestimated demand for tight-fitting men’s clothing in the run-up to Christmas.
Menswear is the biggest clothing department, for sales, in Q3. The buying of wrong stock has stunted any potential growth C&H may have had over this period. Foods outperformed the market and was up on LFL sales
Maybe @rich-t can comment on this, but either I’m getting even fatter (plausible), or M&S shirt-sizes are in fact simply smaller when the label says “improved fit”
M&S’s skinny fit is nowhere near skinny enough for my tastes I have found…
Probably the former, but blame the latter by all means
you want slim you have to go skinny, you want straight you have to go slim. all M&S stuff is too baggy.
You were my last hope
Ha! Bit of a silly thing for them to stock I’d have thought as the sort of men (ie under 50) who tend to wear skinny jeans don’t really buy clothes in M&S I’d have thought.
This might seem massively judgemental but are the kind of people who want to buy tight-fitting clothes or skinny jeans etc likely to be the type to buy them at M&S?
I have a new pair of skinny trousers I’ve had to stop wearing because they made my balls ache
I think you’ve made the correct decision.
Or I’m dying but I’m tentatively going with the trousers for now
Got some m and s socks for Xmas. Size 9-12, but I’m only an 8. They fit fine.
Also their dirty fries thing is good.
@anon19035908, yeah there are, but they haven’t managed to get them in yet. The clothing side of the company is flailing in the wind atm. Can’t get the right strategy in place.
They fit me nicely as a size 13 too!
sore balls and increased wind - the curse of the tight trouser
this is great, was in the market for new skinny trousers, might call in and see what’s on sale