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Sun Aug 22, 2021, 06:31 PM

Ok, why in some larger women's sizes are the sleeves so gawd damn long???

I swear they must think we kinda larger, like XL larger, women have arms like the monkeys. 😡 😡 😡 I am a tad larger due to the Covid weight gain, (? and damn near every top Iíve purchased, the arms are way to long that I have to have them sized. DAMN.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 06:50 PM

1. Maybe they think the fat in the arms is so big the sleeves need length to reach the arm fully.

I usually get pissed at large print and pleats. Then there is horizontal lines.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 06:56 PM

2. Petite X-large works for me

You might try that size if it is available.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 08:05 PM

10. It's an oxymoron but Petite X-large works for me also with a few exceptions.

Sometimes just the Large will do and the X-large is enormous.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 06:58 PM

3. I'm trying to understand why long sleeves are

sold in summer. Short sleeves, maybe, but I wear long sleeves only when it's cold, like 45 degrees.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 07:07 PM

5. Depends where you are. Colorado mornings can be a bit cool (50s) even when it gets to upper 90s

during the day. My 5AM hikes with the dog need at least 3/4 sleeves while I'd roast in them after about 11AM.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 23, 2021, 12:07 AM

13. That's when I use sweaters and/or layers. nt

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 07:06 PM

4. Large sizes sometimes equates to taller, hence longer arms in

Proportion.German sizes are often like this.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 07:23 PM

6. Ha! Guess I never noticed that because I am tall.

I usually opt for 3/4 sleeves because I canít stand a long sleeve thatís not long enough. I just bought myself a basic sewing machine because I got tired of taking clothes to a tailor for minor adjustments and paying more for that than the item cost in the first place.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 07:35 PM

7. 🙂 I bring mine to my S-I-L. She does my "fixing" but it just makes me mad that

XL women donít ALWAYS HAVE LONG arms.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 07:59 PM

8. This has to do with someone upsizing the pattern as if the ENTIRE body is equally

larger. Like on a copy machine. Cheap and lazy.

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Response to vanlassie (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 08:01 PM

9. Thank you......ugh, I have normal arm length.....NOT XTRA LONG ARMS. 🤬 🤬 🤬

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 08:08 PM

11. It's probably a men's shirt

Seriously, I sometimes buy a men's medium instead of a women's large. Both fit me perfectly in the shoulders, chest and waist. But the men's shirts/sweaters/hoodies have sleeves that are 2 inches longer than the women's.

If you're consistently seeing sleeves that are too long, but it fits everywhere else, then you're probably looking at men's stuff. The mix-up happens at lot at Good Wills and 2nd-hand clothing stores. I'm so used to it now that I actually prefer the longer sleeves.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sun Aug 22, 2021, 08:39 PM

12. My husband has this problem too

with his shirts. He hates tight collars so gets shirts with an even bigger neck size than he really needs. But shirts that size often have sleeves made for men 6', and he's only 5'8. With some shirts, you can get by both neck size and sleeve length, but what his combination is hard to find.

My arms are different lengths, so except for short and 3/4 sleeves, I have a problem.

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Response to Cairycat (Reply #12)

Mon Aug 23, 2021, 12:51 AM

14. Honestly if he doesn't need that many dress shirts.

 

I would recommend he just have them customer made. It isn't that much more than off the rack at Brooks Brothers and having all the measurements exact is wonderful.

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