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One Size fits all

clothing to suit everyone.
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Imagine you could just walk into a clothes shop pick up a garment you like, knowing it is going to fit without even trying it on. The original material would have to be mixed with a heat repellent fibre which would expand or contract to suit the size of the person.
Turkish, Feb 12 2002

(?) there's already an hb idea with this name http://www.halfbake...20size_20fits_20all
without the superfluous capitalization [mrthingy, Feb 15 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]


angel, Feb 12 2002

       G'ma wearing the same clothes as baby - Good. If you can bring it off, that is.
neelandan, Feb 12 2002

       Lots of clothes are more or less one size fits all (unless you're 3 foot high). Examples: muu-muu, sarong, kilt, toga, string bikini, those really baggy clothes skateboarders wear, XL t-shirts (apparently), sari, some overalls, paint-on latex. In a more modest form, there's also unhemmed trousers and other clothes that can be adjusted to fit.   

       If you want them to expand/contract to fit the person, that might work for skintight clothes, but how're you going to do it otherwise?
pottedstu, Feb 12 2002

       A kilt is very definately not one size fits all - there are defined rules as to where on the leg the kilt should come to.
mcscotland, Feb 12 2002

       I don't get the point of this. By the time you're 20, you should know your sizes, measurements (waist, chest, inseam, etc.), and have a good idea how you fit into the S-M-L-XL-XXL-XXXL world. You should also have a good and reasonable idea as to which manufactures cut the clothing that fits you best.   

       I haven't "tried on" anything in probably more than five years and, yet, everthing that I've bought has fit perfectly.   

       This idea also doesn't leave room (ha!) for those that *want* to wear baggy pants, shirts, or both.
runforrestrun, Feb 12 2002

       How about clothes with velcro or bra-like hooks on the seams? With enough overlap you could resize them over a spectrum of sizes. Also allows you to mix and match fronts, backs, sleeves, collars, etc. Still not OSFA, but closer.
phoenix, Feb 12 2002

       Cardboard boxes are the answer. They can be trimmed with a pair of scissors or sharp blade and added to with sticky tape. They hide your body shape (less modest folk can cut strategic holes or insert windows) and can be folded up for easy storage (your wardrobe would resemble a shelf full ofvinyl LPs). You can decorate them any way you choose, they can be padded for warmth and made waterproof with a layer of PVA (wood glue). You could sell advertising on 'em, and, um, stuff...
Saveloy, Feb 12 2002

       Saveloy: Fine, you can do everything except sit down in them.
pottedstu, Feb 12 2002

       Padding, 'stu.
neelandan, Feb 13 2002

       [pottedstu] - a flap at the back as wide as your arse should solve the sitting down prob. Lift up, sit on chair (the downside being we'll have to take the arms off all chairs and hack bits off any that are too wide). The other alternative is, as neelandan might be suggesting, a narrow built in seat. To make use of it you simply release the shoulder straps, lower the box to the floor and sit *in* the box. Eye flaps would allow you to observe goings on outside.
Saveloy, Feb 13 2002

RayfordSteele, Feb 14 2002

       barrels with shoulder straps.
prometheus, Feb 15 2002


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