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Mic
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After Not Fitting In Identical Size 10 Leggings, This Woman Is Blasting Meaningless Clothing Sizes

Earlier this month, fitness blogger Katy, who goes by the Instagram handle @WodTheFork, walked into an Express to try on some clothes. She went into a dressing room with two pairs of size 10 leggings and found that neither fit. Despite the fact that they were the same size, one was far too big for her while the other couldn’t make it around her hips. “Sizing is such bullshit,” Katy wrote in an Instagram post detailing the scenario that’s already got over 9,000 likes. “These are both a size 10 short from Express in their low rise leggings. Literally the same store, cut, size, etc. The one was
Bloomberg Businessweek
3 min read
Fashion & Beauty

Pins And Needles In The Heart Of The Alps

Catherine Bosley and Corinne Gretler Producing the intricate, lacy embroidery used in lingerie, evening dresses, and bridal gowns is the kind of detailed labor that’s been increasingly farmed out to Asia. Emanuel Forster makes it in Switzerland. Forster is co-chief executive officer of Forster Rohner AG, a 113-year-old company in the eastern city of St. Gallen that produces fabric that can cost thousands of dollars per yard—including material he says was used in the dress British socialite Pippa Middleton wore at her wedding in May. Forster Rohner is among dozens of Swiss textile producers t
Bloomberg Businessweek
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Fashion & Beauty

Kyma Sandals

THE CHARACTERISTICS Kyma was founded in 2014 by two brothers, Deno and Alex Mantas. Born in Texas, they relocated to the island of Patmos as children and followed their family into the footwear business. Each pair of their luxury sandals is handmade in Greece using the country’s traditional approach. Alex, the brand’s designer, travels to various locations—every model is named after a different island, from Antiparos to Santorini—for inspiration before creating a shoe. The upper straps are made with natural vegetable-tanned vachetta leather, and every Kyma sandal has a blue sole—in Greek, kym