You know, the one where you go to a fantastic concert, and you're thinking you'd like to buy a t-shirt, something you don't do too often at shows, but this band, they're that incredibly amazing, that you want to buy a shirt, and then you look at the prices, and it's 20 bucks for small, medium, large, and extra large, but 25 for XXL and above?
I'm not ragging on the band I went to see last night in particular, I see it often, and it makes a certain economic sense as the bands are probably buying the larger shirts in smaller quantities, and as such don't get the bulk pricing deals the can for the regular sized items.
But for someone who actually wants to wear the shirt of a band they admire so much, and don't want to feel like a sausage while doing so, it means you're paying that extra cost, and doing it over and over again, and getting kinda mad about it every time.
Guess there's one thing I can do about it, and that's to lose enough to feel comfortable in a size that won't cost the extra price. The only other t-shirt I have from this band is, indeed, a size XL, because I last saw them in 2012, when I was losing some weight, and had hopes of maintaining that. Alas, it's now a sausage casing - a bright green sausage casing - that I don't feel comfortable wearing out in public.
So, yeah, I paid the fat tax last night. But take a look at the video below of the band, King's X, doing their final song of the night, and maybe you'll get why, in this case, I was glad to do so.
King's X - "Goldilox"
It's not for material, it's for bulk pricing vs lesser quantity pricing, as I mentioned. Otherwise, there would be a price difference between small and extra large. That doesn't exist. Hence, it's not about the amount of material used per shirt. 657 days ago