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Old 06-09-2014, 04:44 PM
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Clothing Label Unveils New Sizes 'Fat'? 'Jumbo'?

Japanese Company May be Warning Citizens to Keep Trim

By Arden Dier
Newser Staff

A Japanese clothing company has replaced the usual sizes, (think S, M, and L), with ones sure to boost shoppers' self-esteem—like Titch, Skinny, Fat, and Jumbo, the Daily Mail, reports.

The company, Fatyo, says on its website that it's just trying to make the word fat, "cool." But Jumbo?

Well, the move is getting attention, although Fatyo isn't the first Japanese brand to create unusual garment sizes. Could be Fatyo is reminding the Japanese, (the slimmest people in the developed world), not to get too hefty, Yahoo notes.

Japanese lawmakers were so concerned about weight gain that in 2009 they set maximum waistline sizes for citizens over 40: 33.5 inches for men and 35.4 inches for women.

Per Japanese health coverage, employees get their waistlines checked annually and are sent to health counseling if the scales tip too far.

So, are bigger Japanese shoppers likely to buy Fatyo? Rocket News, which broke the story, says it's, "not sure," how the company, "expects to drum up sales by calling out its larger customers in the least delicate way."

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Re: Clothing Label Unveils New Sizes 'Fat'? 'Jumbo'?

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They probably noticed that some in the US aren't quite as petite as most Japanese, except for Sumo wrestlers.

I think it will go over well with the male population, but, not the females.

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Good.

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Re: Clothing Label Unveils New Sizes 'Fat'? 'Jumbo'?

Did japan also cut back on their fast food marketing and boost their fresh foods/healthy living ads?

No point in fat shaming if you don't teach people how to get better.

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We would be in big trouble in the US if we started with these rules.

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The Japanese are so ahead of the times.

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They may as well change, "Titch", to, "Anorexic."

Let's ridicule both ends of the size spectrum.

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Re: Clothing Label Unveils New Sizes 'Fat'? 'Jumbo'?

I knew it was gonna be somewhere like that.

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