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Little Me

I’ve been looking to buy some new cutlery, but I haven’t liked any of the patterns I’ve seen so far. But the really annoying thing is that all the knives, forks, and spoons I’ve seen for sale are gigantic. Like too – heavy – to – lift – off – the – table, too – big – to – fit – in – my – mouth enormous. Have I mistakenly been shopping in Big & Tall kitchen stores?

Or am I shrinking? Now that I’ve become a little more fashion conscious after moving to NYC, I’m trying to replace my baggy Midwestern wardrobe with more flatteringly cut garments. But while I used to buy size-large shirts, I now find that even “smalls” are sometimes too big. Maybe I should start shopping in the kid’s clothing section like my boyfriend

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[My] Jeff tends to wear XS clothing when available (like from gap.com), as small often is too large for him; it’s just about right for me, and I’ve been known to shop in the boy’s department now and then for a better fit.

Thom | 23 Jan 2004
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try the farberware collection at century 21 (if it’s still there, you never know with that place), it’s inexpensive, nice looking, and not enormous like pottery barn silverware. For something a little fancier, try crate and barrel.

jon collins | 24 Jan 2004
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Century 21 was the first place I looked (I live 2 blocks from it). They only had Land of the Giants silverware. I’ll have to check out Crate and Barrel tomorrow…

Matt | 24 Jan 2004
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I have silverware from Crate and Barrel and it is 1) stylish 2) well sized and 3) not unrealistically expensive…All in all, a good choice.

Chase | 26 Jan 2004
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Try Oneida. Some of their stuff is really nice, and has a good weight. My nice silverware is Dansk Tjorn – it’s a little odd, but feels great in hand.

Miss E | 27 Jan 2004
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Let me guess: you have a tight, little waist like your boyfriend too, eh? Carson Kressley might not concur but stylistically it doesn’t matter whether it droops or clings when you have a squeezably slim frame; every thing looks good on you! And on that fashion bon mot, I’m off to buy another pair of envy green jeans.

And … I second Oneida. Mikasa is good too.

Chris | 28 Jan 2004