Dunstable Kids Buy Clothes Meant For Obese Adults
1 November 2012, 16:00
Mick Radford's Big Stuff clothes store in Dunstable normally sells shirts, trousers and jackets for the extra-large adult - but is now selling to children.
Speaking to Heart, owner Mick Radford said he began his business 9 years ago catering just for the very large adult - but in the last two years, he's seen more and younger teens coming to him to find something to wear.
It started with a teenager who needed a pair of trousers with an increasing large waistline - and now sees teenagers who can't find school-uniform style trousers to fit them in normal shops - some as young as 14 and 15 - who need fitted trousers with as big a waistline as 46 inches.
One of the teenagers Mick told Heart, needed a blazer jacket with a 52 inch chest.
Mick said: "I was quite surprised to see a school child coming in it took be back a bit. And not just one - it was four this year - and it has increased from two the previous year.
I sort of stood back a bit and thought that's not why I started this business - I started it only for the bigger guy - and now children are needing these sizes clothes.
It's a bit sad really."
Heart reporter Bela Shah (below) models one of the super-large trousers