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Old 09-27-2010, 09:35 AM   #21
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When the spokes broke on my bike you pointed out that I had purchased a cheap bike. Maybe you need to buy some good quality pants.
I'll have you know that these pants cost $2.

On our camping trip, I spilled a fair amount of bacon grease on the pants I packed. They looked too grubby for wifi-ing with the yuppies at Starbucks. It was cheaper/easier to buy new pants at a thrift store than to launder them. So I got those in a thrift store in John Day, Oregon.

Shopping at the thrift store: free. Wrangler Outdoor cargo pants, with zip-off lower legs: $2. Having the salesgirl fish around inside the pants for the price tag while I'm wearing them: priceless!
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Guess this explains why the prior owner donated them to the thrift store.
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Old 09-27-2010, 01:11 PM   #23
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I'll have you know that these pants cost $2.
That's an interesting point-- unless one's time is worthless, it might make more sense to go shopping instead of repairing.
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Oh....don't even get me started.

Buy new pants....?
Darn it, she beat me to the punch. I guess I better log in more often.

T-Al has now set a new threshold for "this thread is useless without pictures".

LOOK OUT BELOOOOOOWWWWW....

Can I post a similar shot?
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I think T-Al should keep the pants and take all the credit without further comment.

I also think he has the perfect new profile picture.
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OK, you you bought the throw away fry pans for a buck each for the camping trip but are concerned about the $2 pants?

I think you and Lena need to seriously buy a $50 bottle of vino just for the hell of it.
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Wear one of these. A sporran is highly useful for stowing keys and other important items and looks much better than walking around clutching a newspaper in front of yer zipper....

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I got my kilt (from Utilikilts, not Scottish, so no sporran) this weekend. I can confirm that there is no zipper issue. Need to pee? Just lift the whole front up.

I don't have a pic yet but will post it when some of the people who took one get back to me.
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Need to pee? Just lift the whole front up.
I don't have a pic yet but will post it when some of the people who took one get back to me.
Oooookay, I think any pictures like that will actually make this thread less than worthless...
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I love T-Al's explanations more than anything else in the world.
The salesgirl fishing around inside the pants? Awesome!
But seriously, I had the same problem with some and ironing seemed to work pretty well, it is basically a design/fabric flaw. You have to iron them again each time you wear them.
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They've been steam-ironed, and are going to sit like this for a few more days:

Pants2.jpg

No comments about the hole in the weight plates, please ("Honestly, Doc, I don't know how this happened, but I can't get them off!").
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I'm surprised no one came up with the real answer.

Velcro.

That's all you need.
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On a similar note, I sure wish there were some way to know before purchasing which button-up shirts are going to "behave" and which ones are going to have the buttonhole placket get all puckery and wrinkled after washing.

Regarding Al's slacks--A steam iron will put it right temporarily. If there's a crease where it tends to crumple now, you could try wetting with vinegar before ironing--especially on polyester, vinegar help to make ironed-in creases more permanent, and to make ironed-out wrinkles stay gone for longer.

If you really like these pants, you could open up the fly flap and sew in/iron in some interfacing. That would be a lot of work.
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If the above doesn't fix it, I will insert a piece of thin plastic into the flap.
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If the above doesn't fix it, I will insert a piece of thin plastic into the flap.
Al, you're killing REWahoo! with these setups. You gotta stop pitching these softballs right over the plate...
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On a similar note, I sure wish there were some way to know before purchasing which button-up shirts are going to "behave" and which ones are going to have the buttonhole placket get all puckery and wrinkled after washing.

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Land's end shirts always behave and last for years .
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Oh....don't even get me started.

Buy new pants....?
I'm surprised that noone no one has suggested that Al stop wearing pants...
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I'm surprised that noone no one has suggested that Al stop wearing pants...
Al's pants are none of noone's business...
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Perhaps Al is expecting much too high a return on that $2 pants investment. This link explains a significant new correlation with respect to high expectations.
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