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Clothing Size Conundrum

Have you ever wondered why you're a size 6 in one store and a 10 in another? Or why the size 34 pants you've long bought have expanded even though you haven't shrunk? Variations in clothing sizes from one store to another or one season to the next have long confounded shoppers of all ages and both genders. We explore the history, psychology and technology that goes into setting sizes.

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