Friday, 27 August 2010

Spot the Difference

See if you can spot the difference between these two rather elegant , workaday pairs of black trousers

Struggling? Well the pair on the left is an image from the new website which finally allows Gap lovers the chance to buy their full range online in the UK. The pair on the right is from the US site These are exactly the same trousers but sizing on the UK site only goes up as far as (US size) 14, roughly a UK size 18, while on the US site sizing goes up to a 20, which is the equivalent of a UK size 24.

Can anyone explain the reason for this disparity to me? Is it madness, rudeness, negligence, ignorance or stupidity on the part of the retailer?  These are exactly the same trousers people, made in the same factory. Pah!   

I contacted's customer service about this issue and recieved the following response. Its hardly an explanation.

"We appreciate the time you've taken to contact us about our current size selections at  Unfortunately, we do 
not know when we will be offering additional sizes in the future. We sincerely apologize for any disappointment this may cause."

I would ask anyone who take the time to read this post and agrees that this policy is unfair leaves a quick message on their website. Things will only change if they can be persuaded that public opinion is against them,

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Blog Recommendation: Clothes on Film

As a bit of a departure from my usual posts I thought I'd draw your attention to a wonderful blog I've just discovered courtesy of The Guardian Guide. Clothes on Film is part reportage, part review of Screen Style and Identity. In recent posts it has provided an exclusive interview with Jeffrey Kurland on the clothes for Inception,  a preview of George Clooney's new movie (which I was excited to find is directed by Anton Corbijn) and best of all some fantastic archive material reassessed, like considering Audrey Hepburn in Jeans. Just look at this marvellous shot taken from her 1966 rom com Two for the Road, wouldn't you just have loved to be her best friend?