Aldi/Crane Sports Stocking of larger sizes

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arnsider
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Aldi/Crane Sports Stocking of larger sizes

Postby arnsider » 11 Nov 2018, 2:16pm

In common with a number of thrifty cyclists, I get a lot of clothing from Aldi and Lidil.
For some time now, Aldi has been a real disappointment.
I am six feet tall and most tops and bottoms need to be XXL.
Aldi's size guide on their special buys pages go up to XXL listing corresponding chest and waist sizes, but stop at XL availability.
Their stores never have XXL items and what's worse, they have pinched material making existing sizes a lot less generous than they were when they entered the market.
I have complained to Aldi, but all I get is a cop out and things never change.
At one time, the cvhance of getting good gear drew me to Aldi for groceries, but now, I giove them a wide berth.
They don't mark down any produce and frankly their vegetables are a risk and don't stay fresh very long.
Shame on Aldi.

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Re: Aldi/Crane Sports Stocking of larger sizes

Postby CyberKnight » 18 Nov 2018, 4:34pm

Just as bad they dont do small sizes, the medium which is the default smallest size they do comes out closer to a standard large .
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Re: Aldi/Crane Sports Stocking of larger sizes

Postby Flinders » 19 Nov 2018, 9:37am

CyberKnight wrote:Just as bad they dont do small sizes, the medium which is the default smallest size they do comes out closer to a standard large .

That's the thing about cheap- cheap usually means stocking only the sizes that sell in large quantities. I found Aldi's smallest leggings far too big for me- even altering them didn't help much, as I'm really not good enough at that sort of thing. I'd have been better off paying more for some that fitted better.

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Re: Aldi/Crane Sports Stocking of larger sizes

Postby CyberKnight » 19 Nov 2018, 10:05am

leggings i can get on with im 5 foot 7 with 30 waist but each thigh is about 24" around
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Re: Aldi/Crane Sports Stocking of larger sizes

Postby mercalia » 19 Nov 2018, 4:36pm

just got some warm thermal base trousers from Lidls says XXL and 50-52 waist hehe thats a joke more like 42-44. so Aldi not the only one who have strange eyesights

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Re: Aldi/Crane Sports Stocking of larger sizes

Postby pete75 » 6 Dec 2018, 9:42am

mercalia wrote:just got some warm thermal base trousers from Lidls says XXL and 50-52 waist hehe thats a joke more like 42-44. so Aldi not the only one who have strange eyesights


The 50-52 is continental sizing which is about 42 in UK sizing.

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Re: Aldi/Crane Sports Stocking of larger sizes

Postby bigjim » 6 Dec 2018, 2:15pm

arnsider wrote:In common with a number of thrifty cyclists, I get a lot of clothing from Aldi and Lidil.
For some time now, Aldi has been a real disappointment.
I am six feet tall and most tops and bottoms need to be XXL.
Aldi's size guide on their special buys pages go up to XXL listing corresponding chest and waist sizes, but stop at XL availability.
Their stores never have XXL items and what's worse, they have pinched material making existing sizes a lot less generous than they were when they entered the market.
I have complained to Aldi, but all I get is a cop out and things never change.
At one time, the cvhance of getting good gear drew me to Aldi for groceries, but now, I giove them a wide berth.
They don't mark down any produce and frankly their vegetables are a risk and don't stay fresh very long.
Shame on Aldi.

I like Aldi's fruit and veg. No it doesn't last as long as the big stores, but it isn't rock hard and wet. I therefore assume it is fresher and has not been sat in frozen containers as long as some, if at all. I understand they source locally and have been awarded 'Best in Industry'.
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