REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum


Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Automotive Chat > Vancouver Off-Topic / Current Events

Vancouver Off-Topic / Current Events The off-topic forum for Vancouver, funnies, non-auto centered discussions, WORK SAFE. While the rules are more relaxed here, there are still rules. Please refer to sticky thread in this forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-06-2013, 04:47 PM   #1
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
parm104's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Surrey
Posts: 2,779
Thanked 2,599 Times in 672 Posts
Lululemon says pants do not work for some women's bodies.

Here is a link to one of many articles that have been circulating today regarding a statement Lululemon's founder had made when addressing an issue with the brand's clothing.

The controversy that has popped up on Facebook and other social media is that the company, founder and clothing is discriminating against women of a particular shape/size.

Reason why I address this is somewhat similar reasoning behind the "Asian Fit" controversy. So now there is a presumed right to wear spandex pants and if a company fails to provide adequate sizing for plus-sized women, then we should all be up in arms about it?

http://globalnews.ca/news/950626/lul...womens-bodies/

Quote:

Lululemon Athletica founder Chip Wilson is facing more controversy after saying that their pants do not work for some women’s bodies on an American TV show.

Wilson made the comment when he and his wife Shannon were interviewed on Bloomberg TV’s “Street Smart” program.

Earlier this week, it was reported the company is facing new complaints about their yoga pants. Some customers are complaining they are pilling after only a few months of wear.

“The thing is women will wear seat belts that do not work, or they will wear a purse that does not work,” said Wilson. “Or quite frankly, some women’s bodies actually do not work for it.”

When the show host asked if it was more likely the pants will be see-through with some women’s bodies than others, Wilson replied, “Even our small size will fit an extra large. It is really about the rubbing through the thighs, how much pressure is there over a period of time, and how much they use them.”

The comment comes just months after Lululemon pulled their yoga pants from shelves because they were too sheer, costing the company millions of dollars in sales.

In July, the company said customers could still be sporting see-through yoga pants because they’re buying sizes that are too small for them.
Here's another article from a different feed:

Lululemon co-founder on too-sheer yoga pants: Not for 'some women's bodies' - TODAY.com

I fail to see what the controversy is here and why this has become such a prevalent story? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that body-forming, shaped clothing aren't designed to be worn for all shapes and sizes. That doesn't prevent someone from wearing them but it doesn't guarantee them the same results as someone slimmer/fitter.
Advertisement
__________________
Clicky Clicky For my Feedback
parm104 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 04:50 PM   #2
RS Veteran
 
Spidey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: vancouver
Posts: 8,773
Thanked 1,264 Times in 617 Posts
it isn't a big deal.. women who are offended by it are probably the same women that shouldn't even be wearing the largest sizes lulu has to offer. you don't see men complaining about not being able to fit into skinny jeans made for guys that are 100 lbs
Spidey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 04:51 PM   #3
My homepage has been set to RS
 
trancehead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 2,362
Thanked 742 Times in 363 Posts
only people complaining would be fat chicks

probably another self over valuating fat head

instead of looking for warfare on companies on this discrimination against "big beautiful woman": drop the mcdicks and lose some fucking weight
__________________
Quote:

[23-07, 02:03] shawn79 i find that at vietnamese place they cut ur hair like they cut grass
[23-07, 02:03] shawn79 do u go to vietnamese places for haircuts
trancehead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 04:51 PM   #4
y'all better put some respeck on my name
 
Harvey Specter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 17,740
Thanked 8,021 Times in 2,085 Posts
I've seen stretchy pants labelled "skinny fit", maybe Lululemon should do the same with some of their pants.
Harvey Specter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 04:55 PM   #5
2013, 2016 & 2017 NHL Fantasy RS1 Champion
 
HonestTea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 6,266
Thanked 938 Times in 421 Posts
They should've kept using the Luon material for their Yoga Pants..but people complained that it was too "transparent"
HonestTea is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 11-06-2013, 04:57 PM   #6
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
parm104's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Surrey
Posts: 2,779
Thanked 2,599 Times in 672 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by trancehead View Post
instead of looking for warfare on companies on this discrimination against "big beautiful woman": drop the mcdicks and lose some fucking weight
Or continue eating the McDicks and embrace your body and not blame society for your shortcomings!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Disick View Post
I've seen stretchy pants labelled "skinny fit", maybe Lululemon should do the same with some of their pants.
Fair suggestion but I think it's general knowledge that Lululemon and Yoga Pants, TNA pants etc. are meant for a particular body and shape. AKA #notfatchicks. All there products are "stretchy" so in theory "skinny fit." What would be the point of labelling every product from gloves, socks to jackets and pants to "skinny fit" lol.

Wearing yoga pants is a PRIVILEGE not a RIGHT!
__________________
Clicky Clicky For my Feedback
parm104 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 04:57 PM   #7
14 dolla balla aint got nothing on me!
 
Kidnapman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 694
Thanked 818 Times in 177 Posts
Kidnapman is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 11-06-2013, 05:01 PM   #8
My homepage has been set to RS
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Surrey
Posts: 2,414
Thanked 1,467 Times in 559 Posts
In other news no one wants to see fat chicks in spandex. The shit that causes controversy these days lol
Posted via RS Mobile
MarkyMark is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 05:07 PM   #9
Banned (ABWS)
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Coquitlam
Posts: 344
Thanked 353 Times in 89 Posts
2muchButthurt
maksimizer is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 11-06-2013, 05:11 PM   #10
Rs has made me the man i am today!
 
will068's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: van
Posts: 3,334
Thanked 458 Times in 193 Posts
haha.. I saw that interview on Bloomberg.

The female commentator made a big deal about it.

The male commentator just brushed it off.
__________________
RS Buy&Sell Rating
will068 is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 11-06-2013, 05:18 PM   #11
OMGWTFBBQ is a common word I say everyday
 
punkwax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: South Surrey
Posts: 5,296
Thanked 4,193 Times in 1,316 Posts
No, Lulu pants aren't for every woman. But the ones they are for...
__________________
If you drive like an asshole, you probably are one.
punkwax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 05:49 PM   #12
RS Veteran
 
Spidey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: vancouver
Posts: 8,773
Thanked 1,264 Times in 617 Posts
I haven't and won't buy Lululemon mainly because of the price... but for those who do buy them, do they come in sizes which reference your body size? ie. small = 25inch waist, etc? If not, maybe they should... so women who have a 40" waist won't cram themselves into a small
Spidey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 05:51 PM   #13
kwy
My homepage has been set to RS
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,397
Thanked 1,715 Times in 595 Posts
I bet some of the women still complaining about the pants being too sheer are trying to stuff their too-fat asses into way undersized pants..and you wonder why the material is being pushed to its limits..
__________________
2007 Dodge Charger
1981 Pontiac Trans Am
----
1989 BMW 525i
2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
2006 Mazda 3
2008 Jeep Liberty
2003 Infiniti G35
1995 Eagle Talon
1984 Chevrolet Corvette
1981 Pontiac Trans Am
1992 BMW 535i
kwy is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 11-06-2013, 05:56 PM   #14
I Will not Admit my Addiction to RS
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 595
Thanked 505 Times in 124 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spidey View Post
I haven't and won't buy Lululemon mainly because of the price... but for those who do buy them, do they come in sizes which reference your body size? ie. small = 25inch waist, etc? If not, maybe they should... so women who have a 40" waist won't cram themselves into a small
are you a girl? I know lululemon makes male pants too but...
is350 is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
This post FAILED by:
Old 11-06-2013, 06:03 PM   #15
Where's my RS Christmas Lobster?!
 
yogenfruz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Victoria
Posts: 881
Thanked 448 Times in 155 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by kwy View Post
I bet some of the women still complaining about the pants being too sheer are trying to stuff their too-fat asses into way undersized pants..and you wonder why the material is being pushed to its limits..
"Oh my god, my 'diet' must totally be working. I fit into a pair of small LuLuLemon pants!"
__________________
PSN: gThorpe92
Quote:
Obviously, you're suffering wankers cramp.
yogenfruz is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 11-06-2013, 06:14 PM   #16
RS Veteran
 
Spidey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: vancouver
Posts: 8,773
Thanked 1,264 Times in 617 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmwx1 View Post
are you a girl? I know lululemon makes male pants too but...
I don't understand what you are asking? Why would it make a difference whether I was a man or woman, and asked that question?
Spidey is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 11-06-2013, 06:29 PM   #17
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
parm104's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Surrey
Posts: 2,779
Thanked 2,599 Times in 672 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spidey View Post
I don't understand what you are asking? Why would it make a difference whether I was a man or woman, and asked that question?
He's trying to be funny...a little uncomfortable about his manhood and implying that somehow wearing lululemon pants makes you less of a man.

On a side note, Spidey I agree that they're too expensive but they sure do last a long time. I end up justifying making a purchase every now and then for something I really like because they always last me years without any sign of wearing or degradation.
__________________
Clicky Clicky For my Feedback
parm104 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 06:34 PM   #18
My homepage has been set to RS
 
SpeedStars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 2,494
Thanked 3,690 Times in 857 Posts
I don't understand the controversy... The sizes they offer are up to 14 iirc. That's fking huge. If the founder believes certain body shapes fit his product, so what? I'm pretty sure the founder of Ferrari doesn't want his product driven by spoiled 17 year olds. WEAR THEM IF YOU THINK YOU SHOULD.(even when others think you shouldn't )
__________________
'16 WRX

'93 GSR
SpeedStars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 06:36 PM   #19
Banned By Establishment
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: bedroom
Posts: 3,111
Thanked 3,491 Times in 1,176 Posts
Lululemon is crazy over priced, but it is good quality. They advertise and the sales people really push the "non-pilling" and pre-shrunk fabric/materials. I've never had a problem nor have any of my friends but because their quality it so good, I have not bought anything new from them in about a year and a half. Maybe they changed materials?

Also, they don't sell xs-xl....their pants and hoodies are sizes 2 to 12...like other stores.
dinosaur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 06:37 PM   #20
RS Veteran
 
Spidey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: vancouver
Posts: 8,773
Thanked 1,264 Times in 617 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by parm104 View Post
He's trying to be funny...a little uncomfortable about his manhood and implying that somehow wearing lululemon pants makes you less of a man.

On a side note, Spidey I agree that they're too expensive but they sure do last a long time. I end up justifying making a purchase every now and then for something I really like because they always last me years without any sign of wearing or degradation.
The only thing lulu lemon I have owned was a dri fit t shirt, and track pants... Yup track pants.. they had them when they were about 3 years open.... I personally would buy some of the pants for men, but I wear shorts to the gym, and they are too expensive for "lazy sunday" pants. I won't deny they are good quality and worth the money if you do wear them out a couple times a week.

Now that you got me thinking.. I might check out the store and pick up a pair.. damnit!!
Spidey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 07:35 PM   #21
Rs has made me the man i am today!
 
will068's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: van
Posts: 3,334
Thanked 458 Times in 193 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by parm104 View Post
He's trying to be funny...a little uncomfortable about his manhood and implying that somehow wearing lululemon pants makes you less of a man.

On a side note, Spidey I agree that they're too expensive but they sure do last a long time. I end up justifying making a purchase every now and then for something I really like because they always last me years without any sign of wearing or degradation.

I get what he's saying. Lululemon still has that very feminine aura about it. Like owning a car model driven predominantly by the female gender. However, at the end of the day, if you're not harming anyone or anyone's property, just do you.

I wonder if this will have positive effect on the revenue for U. I can see heavy-set women going "Oh yeah, I can still wear your clothes....".
__________________
RS Buy&Sell Rating
will068 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 07:45 PM   #22
reads most threads with his pants around his ankles, especially in the Forced Induction forum.
 
Mr.HappySilp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 9,532
Thanked 1,659 Times in 843 Posts
Some styles/clothing simply don't work for everyone. As someone mention skinny jeans aren't for everyone. Should I go to the store and complain about it? No I simply get something else I look good in......
Mr.HappySilp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 07:45 PM   #23
MOD MOD MOD MOD MOD
 
nabs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: vancouver
Posts: 5,526
Thanked 3,333 Times in 1,061 Posts
yeah Pilling is a big problem with their pants and it's nothing to do with the size of the wearer or anything, My gf has a couple pairs and the pilling happens after a few months, and my gf is definitely wearing her size, actually she made sure the pants were a looser fit because thats how she likes her yoga pants.

After buying her first pair she saw the pilling happen and then went to the store to ask about it, the person helping her told her how to take care of it and how to wash it and shit. She bought another pair and she took care of it like the girl told her, pilling still happened. My gf really takes care of her clothes in general to make sure they last a long time. After that she never bought a pair from LuLu again. The quality and longevity is just not the same as it used to be back when I worked at LuLu, I have a pair of trackpants that I still wear to this date back from 2007.

/rant
__________________
.

Looking for something to do tonight? ====> OFFICIAL MUSIC EVENTS CALENDAR

Spoiler!
nabs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 08:14 PM   #24
My AFC gave me an ABS CEL code of LOL while at WOT!
 
bing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: vancouver, B.C.
Posts: 1,842
Thanked 563 Times in 229 Posts
Lululemon should make a similar tag and attach this to every piece of clothing they sell

__________________

Cars:
02' Lexus IS300 5spd (rip)
07' BMW 323iA (sold)
05' BMW Z4 5spd (sold)
06' BMW 330i 6spd (sold)
10' Audi A4 quattro
08' BMW M3 6spd
10' Honda Ridgeline
17' Audi Q5

Motorcycles:
15' Kawasaki Ninja300
08' Yamaha R6


Last edited by bing; 11-06-2013 at 09:10 PM.
bing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 08:25 PM   #25
Prince of the Apes
 
bloodmack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Abbotsford
Posts: 2,469
Thanked 3,046 Times in 672 Posts
dude I even know fit chicks who shouldn't wear this shit.. the requirement should be to have an ass..
__________________
There's times in life where I want a relationship, but then I cum.
Quote:
[23-08, 13:17] nabs i've gripped ice boy's shaft before
Quote:
[26-08, 13:50] Jesusjuice is this a sports car forum? why are there so many hondas?
bloodmack is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Revscene.net cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of Revscene.net