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Post 17741

Dr Anthea - ah who needs to learn things... just google it!

Yes!
My husband is 6’6” I have lost count of the shirts I have had to return because the sleeves are too short or tight or the shirt doesn’t even go to his waist or allow him to move without coming untucked


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Post 17742

Cheerful Dragon

It works the other way as well. Hubby has tried on shirts that aren't meant to be worn with a tie, like collarless shirts. The chest size has been fine but there's no way they'd do up at the neck. I know that it doesn't matter from one point of view, but it looks wrong when the top button is a couple of inches from the buttonhole and obviously can't get any closer.


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Post 17743

Teasswill

Or if you are short & plump like my Mum, everything bought for bust size is far too long.


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Post 17744

SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

"Who thought, 'the only way to sell shirts is by measuring the neck. Nothing else, just the neck. No-one will ever need to know how long someone's arms are, their stomach size, shoulder width, body length etc as long as they can wear a tie…'"

Who indeed...?! Good point - in the 2000s I used to wear shirts like tents so I could wear a tie and breathe at the same time... There is a bit more choice for workwear these days - 'slim fit', etc - but I also have a number of weekend shirts that fit everywhere except at the collar...

Sleeves are another thing indeed - I particularly dislike when they are too tight for me to bend my elbow or even vaguely flex my bicep to lift something...


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Post 17745

Cheerful Dragon

I have short body length so jackets are always too long and belts are in the wrong place on belted coats, bath robes, etc. I don't use the belt loops if I can avoid it, but it's not always an option.


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Post 17746

Cheerful Dragon

Off the subject of clothes, my current Petty Hate is searching for something on the web and getting answers that aren't exactly what I asked for. The latest example is that I asked about not feeling hungry. I got results that told me about loss of appetite. There's nothing wrong with my appetite. Given my weight problems the opposite is true. It's just that my brain isn't getting the chemical signals that I need to have something to eat. Can I find anything about this situation? Can I heck!


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Post 17747

SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

Might be worth Askh2g2 - I'm not quite sure I understand what your question is yet, but it sounds intriguing...


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Post 17748

Teasswill

That's search engines for you - second guessing what you really meant to ask. I've found the same when posing medical type queries - brings up pages all about one specific problem rather than 'it could be one of the following'.


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Post 17749

Baron Grim

Try duckduckgo. It doesn't track you at all and won't curate your search results.


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Post 17750

Cheerful Dragon

Thanks for the tip, BG. I tried duckduckgo and actually got some results about not feeling hungry, rather than just results about loss of appetite. Some answers were the same, but I did get some information about why my body doesn't seem to be sending the appropriate signals.


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Post 17751

Baron Grim

smiley - ok


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Post 17752

Teasswill

Today's PH - lack of notices of road blocked ahead. Or inappropriately placed.
I know there may be other priorities but out this evening - main road blocked by jackknifed lorry over an hour ago, but no warning until joined the queue of traffic a few hundred yards away. Man walking down the road to tell us to turn round.
On other occasions (planned roadworks) there's a notice miles ahead with no indication where the road is closed. Only those in the know are brave enough to proceed!


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