Finding big sized clothes in Mauritius is really a headache… despite the (growing?) number of potential customers including tourists…
We are not only talking about over-weight people, but also those who are tall and well-built.
People often confuse the word “big” and “fat”, which don’t really mean the same thing.
I may be big, but not fat or even the vice-versa or both…lol
Do you realise that there are companies who produce ONLY large sized toilets?
A small off-topic paragraph before continuing with this post…
Today, together with Vero, Bernard and Om, we went jogging to Montagne Signaux, Port Louis.
For a first time, it was fun, cool and sweating… lol
The team is supposed to grow to about 8 persons for the next session, scheduled for this Wednesday!
T-shirts & Shirts
Finding large sized shirts (chemises) is not really a problem, but for t shirts, its really a nightmare to find one.
Some famous brands (Liquid, IV Play, Billabong, Peace, Le Voyageur, East Sider, Habit and others) in Mauritius do make them, but only in limited numbers, and I noticed that it is a bit more probable to find a t-shirt for me in Quatres Bornes instead in Port Louis, even in the same brand shop.
Unlike in other unbranded or unpopular shops, the staff of these brands are much more understanding and helpful..
btw, is anyone or some brands willing to sponsor some t-shirts like the one above?
Its not a joke, am serious…
Please, contact me for this deal in exchange of free advertisement here.
This reminds me of the last time I went shopping in Port Louis to find a new pair of shoes. btw, I usually wear 45-46 sized ones.
In one of the shops I entered, the owner gave me the largest sized shoes to try, but unfortunately, they did not fit into my small feet. And you know what the old man told me?
“Pas gagner souliers ou grandeur!”, in a high tone…
Fortunately, I kept my calm, but I nearly told him :
“Si pas ti gagne souliers mo grandeur, azordi mo ti pu marche pied-nus!”
Some months ago, I discovered 2 shops which import big sized shoes in Port Louis 🙂
Trousers and Jeans
I think many people actually wear tailor-made trousers, just like me… unlike jeans.
The problem is even more serious that finding t-shirts.
Share your opinion
I don’t think that I am the only one facing this difficulty, a subject which we may define as some sort of ‘tabou”.
I believe this is a problem not only for Mauritians, but also tourists, especially Europeans and Americans who are known to be really BIG.
Do you or someone you know face the same problem?
Don’t hesitate to share your experience
Its not something to be laughed at, so think twice before writing any nonsense in the comment box.
Once again, sponsors are the most welcomed for making some t-shirts.