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For "straight-cut" v "fitted" I think I'd use "curvy" instead of "fitted" because "fitted" has a meaning in men's shirts too. Macoafi 18:18, July 30, 2010 (UTC)

  1. I think it might be a good idea to differentiate between what's recommended to say to the attendee vs what to say to the supplier--attendees may very well not want to read "babydoll" but that may be the actual supplier description of the fitted shirt? (Though to me that denotes a shorter shirt as well as a tighter one. I like them but I know many people do not.) Ataniell93 20:23, February 3, 2011 (UTC)

Body Shapes?[]

The write-up should take all body shapes into account: hourglass, pear, apple, strawberry, inverted triangle, ...

See the subreddit r/femalefashionadvice for example.

Good point, any edits to include more body types would be much appreciated! Monadic (talk) 19:47, September 29, 2014 (UTC)

Trans inclusion[]

This is an intersectional feminist wiki, so's edits were in harmony with our editorial guidelines, while's edits were not, just to make things clear. As a guiding principle, we believe that resisting male dominance and male privilege is inseparable from resisting the erasure of trans people. Monadic (talk) 19:47, September 29, 2014 (UTC)

Advice on 'gendered' (M:F) vs 'style' straight:fitted T-shirts[]

Been readingthis with interst.

I run software conferences and we have always provided at least two types of T-shirts. (We sometimes make ones for children if someone is coming with parent)

Our dress code is: clothes you feel comfortable in that others will be comfortable with you wearing. (This seems to filter out almost all instances of tie wearing at one end and rubber gear at the other). I wouldn't be seen dead in one of those styles.

We give guests a T-shirt for attending, we don't sell them - nor do we expect, encourage or cajole people to wear them at the event. Forced mass participation is a bit lame in our view. Pretty much every T-shirt manufacturer produces shirts that are clearly labelled.

M 2XS through to M 5XL (This is basically a tent - American sizes are larger than European ones as I discovered the first time I purchased one for myself)

L 2XS through to L 3XL

When guests register, we ask them to state T-Shirt size and whether they want an L or an M. If we presented this as straight vs fitted, I think a lot of men would opt for fitted and then feel uncomfortable that they have a 'Ladies' shirt. Any thoughts?

Also, are there suppliers that will produce a range of 'shapes' that would be worth considering?


Marklittlewood (talk) 18:35, October 15, 2014 (UTC)