It’s been a while since I’ve done an Incredible Shrinking Clothes post (see the most recent one here, or go to My Favorite Posts to see all of them), but I have a good one for today. I decided that I needed to clean out my closet and dressers again. I have a lot of clothes that I’m no longer wearing because they’re too big, and I want them out and gone from my house to make room for new clothes.
While going through the closet, I pulled out an old winter jacket that I used to wear at my heaviest. I didn’t wear it often – I don’t think ever in Los Angeles – but since I’ve gone to Michigan every Christmas, and I’ve spent many New Years in Chicago, it’s come in handy then. It’s a size 4XL (!) and it was part of – get ready for this – George Foreman’s clothing line at Casual Male XL. Yep, he doesn’t just hawk countertop grills, he also has a clothing line for big and tall men. Well, he used to, at least, I don’t know if he still has the line or not.
Anyway – I tried on the jacket one more time before tossing it into the “donate” pile:
Wow. That’s a big jacket.
A few weeks ago, I got a new jacket, as a Christmas present from my parents. It wasn’t a surprise – I helped pick it out with my mom and sister, but I love it and wear it all the time. Ladies and Gentlemen, check out my new jacket:
It’s not real leather, which I didn’t realize until we got home from the mall, as it feels and even smells like leather, and you bargain-hunters will be happy to hear that, all told, it was 70% off. Score! Oh, and I nearly forgot – the size is XL.
Keep it up, David!