Also they make me look like Comic Book Guy and this is bad for my body image issues.
This is going to sound like a dumb Observational Comedian Rant, but here we go. What the hell is going on with t-shirt sizes? The devaluation of sizing is weird. I'm 5'11" and 240 lbs and in most other types of clothing I wear either an L or an XL. In t-shirts, an XL now looks like something one of my smaller female friends might comfortably wear without tucking it in. After washing, it's suitable for a chihuahua. In order to wear a shirt I must order at least XXL, and if it's going to be washed I should get XXXL. Of course the typical t-shirt vendor has S, M, L, XL, and that's it. I have had quite a few good shirts that I wore maybe twice before they became rags or gifts to tiny friends.
Is this a piece of sharp business to get us all to buy unwearable handkerchiefs for $20? Can they really make that much more money by selling undersized shirts to everyone? Do they think we're all Laotian? Why does no one buck the trend and sell t-shirts that are the Real World Size and US $1 more?
I have shirts I bought ten years ago that are XXL and still hang way below my belt line and feel a bit baggy around the shoulders. It wasn't always like this.
Small dishonesties like this bug me way out of proportion: the Starbucks small being "tall", ultra-colossal olives, etc.