Fashionistas like myself need to be aware of sizing differences when clothes shopping in different parts of the world. For example, I wear a men's size medium (M) sweater here in the United States. However, in the United Kingdom I'm required to size down to small (S) when purchasing a sweater. And in the United Federation of Pygmylands, only a size XXXL sweater will fit me correctly.
Of course, it's boiling hot in the Pygmylands, so sweater size isn't really an issue. Nevertheless, should a freak cold front suddenly materialize, it's smart to know your correct sweater size so you can quickly grab something warm and wooly from the store shelf before you start shivering.
In fact, the only part of the world where inconsistent sweater sizing does not reign supreme is the North Pole. I am reliably informed that climbing inside frozen a freshly killed and still warm caribou carcass works on a one-size-fits-all (OSFA) basis.
Meanwhile, I worry that Texas will eventually secede from the Union and sweater size confusion across borders will only get worse. Judging by the hefty proportions of many Texans I've met, I believe I'll probably be an extra small (XS) in the Lone Star state. Then again, I doubt I'd ever buy a sweater in Texas no matter how cold it grew as I don't like rhinestone bling and wavy patterns.
But even you manage to correlate all these global sizing differences, there is still the parallel universe of Big 'n' Tall, slim fit, and comfort stretch. I often wonder how the world is supposed to live together in peace and harmony when we can't even agree what size a mock turtleneck with raglan sleeves truly is.