Pay Attention, C. J. Banks! The Roving Consultant Has Your Number!

Before I went to Florida I bought a nice light purple striped shirt that reminds me of an Easter egg. I like C. J. Banks' clothes better than some of the granny designed clothes at other stores' full figure departments. Yeah, I said full figure. I buy a lot of my clothes at C. J. Banks.

My spring-starved soul said, "Buy this shirt and spring will come."

I said, "Okay." Because in Maine we are that desperate for spring. If someone said, dress like a chicken and spring will come you would see many, many Mainers out and about in their chicken costumes. But I digress.

Off to Florida we went - my Easter egg shirt and I - to the land of eternal summer. I wore it on a visit with my uncle to the Greek Festival in West Palm Beach. It served me well for that afternoon.

So far, all seems to be good, right? Well, no, actually - it's not.

What drives me bananas about C. J. Banks clothing is that every cotton knit shirt I buy there looks great in the store. But they shrink way too much in length to feel comfortable to wear after that. I want to be clear these are shirts that say, "Wash Cold, Tumble Dry Cool."

Can't you just see a fabric buyer for C. J. Banks winking to the Vice President of Sales, "If we buy fabric that shrinks a lot in length, they'll buy MORE clothes. They'll have to."

The slogan on their website says, "Swing Into Spring: Wear Now, Wear Later."

Uh, no. It should say, "Wear now, Never wash it, Wear Later."

C. J. Banks - Pay Attention! I'm going on strike. I love your clothing design but I'm not taking it any longer! I'm going to buy clothing from places where a tunic does not become a halter top after washing.

This is The Roving Consultant, signing off.

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden




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