I think it’s time you stop guessing your size when shopping for clothes online, or in stores when you have no time to try things on.

Tell me if any of this sounds familiar.

You like shopping online for convenience, but often steer away from brands or clothes you haven’t tested out, because you don’t want to buy the wrong size.

If you were daring enough yet still managed to order the wrong size, you HATE having to go through the returns process and wait that much longer for the garment you bought.

Going shopping drains the life and energy out of you, and you can’t stand the idea of visiting store after store, and fitting room after fitting room, just to find a few items that fit you great.

You’re tall and skinny, or athletically-built, or of average height yet carrying a little weight, or you have long arms, or a wide torso, or… Basically, you have a unique body shape that doesn’t quite conform to the off-the-rack sizes in most stores.

Can you relate to at least one of the above scenarios? I know I can.

Why is finding the right size so tough?

Believe it or not, I don’t really enjoy shopping.

It’s exhausting, with the crowds, and the food smells, and the loudness, and all the walking.

(I sound like a crotchety old man.)

If I have to buy something, I prefer buying it online.

However, I tend to stick to brands I know, because I don’t want to deal with returning and exchanging online purchases.

And if I’m feeling daring enough to try a new brand, I make sure they have generous exchange policies. But even then, the fact that I have to wait so long for something I wanted yesterday can drive me a little crazy.

I prefer to order the right thing the first time. I’m sure you can relate.

What if there was a better way? What if we could know our size for any article of clothing from any brand? What if we had a better idea about the brands that work best for our body type?

That would be pretty wonderful, wouldn’t it?

Can we quit with the guessing games, already?

I’m excited to share this site with you, which should help get rid of all your sizing concerns when shopping. It’s called Fitbay.

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Just by using Fitbay, you have the information you need about the clothes you want, right at your fingertips.

You can find clothes that fit, check out your body doubles (people that have the same measurements, proportions, and characteristics as you) to see what they’re wearing, and discover new brands that work well for your body type.

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“Is it free? How do I sign up?”

Yes, it’s free.¬†Getting started should take you about 30 seconds. You don’t have to measure anything.

Simply answer a few questions about your body, and you’re all set.

Here’s what to do.

  1. Sign up for Fitbay (it’s FREE, in case you missed that little detail)
  2. Follow EG once you’ve signed up (it’s more fun with friends!)
  3. Start building your profile and finding your body doubles
  4. Then, whenever you’re done getting dressed, snap a quick photo in the mirror and document it
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It’s super easy to document the clothes you own. Just describe what you’re wearing, the size, and how it fits. Here is an example of one I did for a pair of Levi’s 508. (You may not be able to see that example unless you’re logged in.)

The more clothes you add and tag, the better. You’re contributing to the community and helping others find great clothes that fit them, much like how you can find clothes simply by browsing what your body doubles are wearing.

Are you excited to stop guessing your sizes? Will I see you on Fitbay? Would love to hear from you in the comments. (Add EG!)