12. "RE: AINA: Extremely Belated Review"
In response to message #11
>Given the mention early in SoS of an auto-tailor that produced Utena's >uniform at WPI, I suspect most people's clothes in cities like New >Avalon are tailored. > >For example, you might go through the racks to pick out something you >like the look on, but it's not "do they have this in my size" it's >going into a booth that takes your measure and the design of the item >that you want and they run up a version cut specifically to fit you >perfectly. > >So it is perfectly ordinary T-shirt and jeans... but by the standards >of the 23rd/24th century which are much better than our 'off the rack' >would be.
Oh yeah, I'd forgotten about that! Good point.
Interestingly, this is technology that might actually be implemented on a widescale basis within the next couple decades. Big-box retailers are looking into it as a way to remain relevant in the marketplace.
I'm looking forward to it immensely. I am oddly shaped. Not so much to look at, but my arms and legs are of a sufficiently non-standard proportion to each other that most things I find on the rack don't quite fit entirely right.