What Our Clothes Say About Our Health

August 1, 2014 10:06 PM

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Have you noticed lately that a lot of men's shirts seem to be called "slim fit"? I bet you even own a few. Somebody has to own them because they're everywhere. And just recently, I've been baffled by this new category of shirts -- EXTRA slim. What the heck does that mean? What makes it extra slim? Is that like extra skinny? As if trying to squeeze into the standard slim-fit clothes was not enough of a struggle, now we have to suck in that gut and wear an extra-slim shirt and pants, in order to be fashionably fit.

And who is wearing all these slim shirts? Last time I checked we had an obesity epidemic. So how is everyone now slim? According to fashion trends, five years ago, 60 percent of clothes were regular fitted and 4 percent were slim fitted. Flip it around to today and 40 percent are regular, 50 percent...

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