'Papacito Levine' on Serious Eats

Ed Levine's Serious Diet, Week 65: 'Call Me Papacito'

"Papacito, you don't need relaxed-fit jeans. Have you lost weight or something?" For me, someone who has wrestled with a weight problem my entire life, clothes-shopping has always been an exercise in desperation and denial. Even as a preteen I was always trying to convince my mother and the salesperson at our local clothier, Meyer's, that I didn't need to limit my choices to the clothes in the "Husky" section of the store. For the last 20 years I've hated the fact that the only clothing store I could find a wide (pun intended) selection of pants in my size, 46x30, was Rochester Big & Tall. I used to console myself by telling my wife that at Rochester Big &... More

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