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Buying T-Shirts in SE Asia - Size?

  • Lawoat

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    Hi All,

    I have read in several articles on the forum that in order to not overpack you can buy T-shirts and/or shorts in SE Asia very cheap in comparison to "Western" prices. And as someone said its also a good souvenir to take back home.

    However I am just wondering if they sell XL and XXL in Vietnam/Cambodja/... Maybe I am thinking a bit too much in stereotypes but I haven't seen a lot of "big" Asian people (besides sumo wrestlers that is ;-)

    Greets,

    #1 Posted: 6/7/2009 - 19:47

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  • krisim

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    No worries - you will find T-shirts in XL and XXL in both Vietnam and Cambodia, at least in the bigger citys.

    #2 Posted: 6/7/2009 - 21:08

  • MADMAC

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    Yeah, if you are really big, it can be a challenge. A friend of mine living out here has to go to Bangkok to get clothes and shoes... but he's a big boy.

    #3 Posted: 6/7/2009 - 22:28

  • Lawoat

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    What do you consider "big"...its not that I am a sumo wrestler; lets say I am big boned ;-)))

    #4 Posted: 7/7/2009 - 01:19

  • MADMAC

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    Well, I would say if you are big for an average American (meaning overweight by some 30 or so pounds and also pretty tall (maybe 6 feet) then it will be tough to get good fitting clothes in some places (not impossible, just tough). If you are a dwarf like me - the size of the average Thai man, you're golden. I have no problem getting clothes or shoes.

    #5 Posted: 7/7/2009 - 02:08

  • BruceMoon

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    Lawoat

    I doubt you'll have problems.

    First, the SE ASian males wear large size t-shirts (ie not fitting).

    Second, the places you go will be geared for the western traveller and will even have sizes that will swamp on you.

    If you happen to go to the major cities like Hanoi, Hoi An, Saigon, etc., (but especially Hoi An) you can even get clothes tailor made to whatever takes your fancy.

    Cheers

    #6 Posted: 8/7/2009 - 20:09

  • Lawoat

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    That means more room in my backpack at departure ;-)

    #7 Posted: 9/7/2009 - 02:02

  • Lawoat

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    That means more room in my backpack at departure ;-)

    #8 Posted: 9/7/2009 - 02:02

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