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Spark Comic 41
June 6th, 2012
Spark Comic #41 - Clothes Shopping (Part 1)

The first part of a two-parter comic.

I've wanted to do this comic for a very long time. I experience this everytime I go clothes shopping. Here's the thing: I'm not fat and I naturally don't eat very much. Sure, I need to lose a few pounds (Let's face it, most of us do), but I'm not a very big person, sans my bone structure. Still, finding clothes in stores is a chore because I swear companies think the world is only inhabited by walking skeletons. I swear this is the sizing criteria for 90% of clothing stores. It has to be because there is no way that the shirts they sell are the size they say they are. I've seen clothes marked as Extra Large (XL) and they're only big enough to fit a malnourished 3rd world child with twig sized bones. Things like this is why shopping for clothes is always a infuriating experience.

Considering that the western world is experiencing what the media exaggerates as an obesity pandemic, you'd think clothing manufacturers would get a clue and produce bigger clothes. Heck, you'd think they'd get a clue about that by looking at a normal/average sized person. I understand that not every company thinks all Smalls/Mediums/Larges are the same size, but it's becomes ridiculous when I'm not even sure if they're even making proper clothes for humans anymore and a shirt for what companies think are the "average person" looks and feels more like a casual corset.

See you next comic where I will continue my rant about clothing. :)