Shopping for your “size” can often feel like an exercise in schizophrenia. Maybe you’re an 8 on top, but you’re totally a 6 on the bottom. And honestly, sometimes your (elegantly) long torso fits best in a 10.
Christina Wallace and Alex Nelson feel your pain, which is why the recent Harvard Business School grads founded Quincy, a new clothing line for sophisticated, professional women that fits to shape rather than a 0 to 14 sizing system.
With on-trend work-ready pieces like smart pencil skirts ($138), color-blocked peplum blouses ($78) and timeless herringbone blazers ($238), the collection (designed by Project Runway winner Althea Harper) basically feels like a checklist for handsome wardrobe staples.
But what’s truly innovative is the way Quincy nails sizing. Before purchasing, customers are prompted to take an online body-type assessment (be prepared to answer questions about how your pants pull and where your sleeves hit). The site then assigns you a fit profile based on length, waist, bust and cup size, tells you which Quincy size to buy and stores your information for future use.
Plus, upon checkout you’ll have the option to try a second size free of charge. Just send back whichever garment you don’t want within 14 days.
The only person who might lament this arrangement is your tailor.