Originally Posted by ProfCrash
Why not order online?
I do. Often. But in this case, because of the rapid weight loss, I really didn't know what size to order! There 'was' a shop in Kyoto that carried two well known American brands; Dickies and Wrangler, but at very high prices. I went there first just to try to try on these brands so I would know what size I needed, and could then order on line. Unfortunately, the store was no longer there... So do I order 36 or 37 or 38? And as I'm sure you've experienced, the sizes from one manufacturer don't always jive with the sizes from another. I remember my first wife often bought from J.C. Penny catalogs when we lived in the mid-west, buying several different dresses at different sizes, then returning the ones that didn't look or fit correctly. But overseas returns get expensive...