In the coming weeks, I’m going to try and blog more. I’ve been out of the country for two weeks and the past week have been recovering the 9 hours I lost flying to Istanbul.
So while on vacation, I tried on clothes. Very interesting. In the US, I’m a size 8 in clothing and a size 9 in shoes. In Turkey, I wore a size 42 in clothes. In Greece, I wore a size 38 and a size 40 in shoes. In Italy I wore a size 46 in pants. I grew frustrated that nothing fit. I tried on 20 pairs and asked the clerk what is up with these narrow cut legs in the pants?! She said, “Model legs.” That’s the Italian cut in all pants . . . “model legs.” Well, in disgust I told her I have “American thighs.”
It’s fun to visit other countries and look at their clothes, but after this experience, I may stick to checking out all the local foods and eating them versus trying to fit into their model clothes.
P.S. The fashion in Italy is tight white linen pants w/o undies or at best, a sheer-nothing thong.