Reg Hackerettes – The jury delivers its verdict

You spoke, we listened

Thanks to all those Hackerettes who answered our call regarding optimum sizes for a women's-fit Hacker t-shirt.

And very entertaining reading it made too. Firstly, shame on all those men who insist that the ideal size is tight, and preferably wet. That's hardly constructive, is it?

Neither is advising us to order size sixteen and call it a ten on the grounds that women are "prone to self-flattery" when it comes to delaring their size. Those are not my words, by the way.

The bottom line is this: Reg Hackerettes come in a range of sizes, and we're going to act accordingly.

So, we've decided to scrap our original plan to produce just one size, and go for no less than three:

  • Small - UK size 8/10 - To fit bust 30/32"

  • Medium - UK size 12/14 - To fit bust 34/36"

  • Large - UK size 16/18 - To fit bust 38/40"

It gets better - we've identified a top-quality v-neck shirt with 5 per cent Lycra. Oh yes, the shirt won't be black, but you'll have to wait two weeks to find out exactly what is the new black for Hackerettes. Watch this space.

Bootnote

We'll have full details of how the UK sizes relate to other international standards when the shirt is released. As promised, five of our correspondents will be rewarded for their participation when the shirt hits the shops.