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Old 09-28-2010, 09:24 AM   #41
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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.
1) Well for $2 they sure did generate a lot of entertainment...

2) ...on the other hand, discussing possible solutions has cost way more in man hours than the pants are worth.

Therefore I conclude that in the interest of efficient use of resources we need to make fun of Al's pants, because 1) has a higher payoff than 2).
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Old 09-28-2010, 10:21 AM   #42
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What's wrong with doing nothing and wearing them just the way they are. I have a pair of shorts that do that. I don't care, I wear them anyway.
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I'm surprised the engineers on the forum didn't point out that different materials react differently to stress. Heat and water exposure (aka washing) will affect a nylon (my guess) zipper differently from cotton or cotton-polyester blend fabric, which is what the pants look to be made of. Even the materials composing the thread, used to install the zipper, will affect the compatibility of the materials mix.

Expensive clothiers take material compatibility into account, which is why my 18-year-old Brooks Brothers cotton jeans, with a cotton-metal zipper still fit fine after about 100 washings - and the zipper does not do that ripple thing. By the way, I did buy those jeans on sale, so there.

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Old 09-29-2010, 08:59 AM   #44
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I'm suprised no one has posted the obvious solution - wear a long shirt, untucked.
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What's wrong with doing nothing and wearing them just the way they are.
Cause I do enough goofy-ass senior moment things without people thinking I also left my fly open.

Note also that although the pants cost only $2, they are worth about $50. That's how much a new pair of zipoff cargo pants would cost.
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Note also that although the pants cost only $2, they are worth about $50. That's how much a new pair of zipoff cargo pants would cost.

And of course, these pants get folks to look at yer... um... Pretty good for 2 bucks
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Sew it shut and put a new zipper in back or on the side

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Note also that although the pants cost only $2, they are worth about $50. That's how much a new pair of zipoff cargo pants would cost.
That's how much a GOOD pair of cargo pants would cost.
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I'm suprised no one has posted the obvious solution - wear a long shirt, untucked.
Now you're talkin'.....

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Cause I do enough goofy-ass senior moment things without people thinking I also left my fly open.
So you have a ready-made built-in excuse?

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Note also that although the pants cost only $2, they are worth about $50. That's how much a new pair of zipoff cargo pants would cost.
C'mon, Al, we both know that neither you nor I will ever pay $50 for a new pair of cargo pants. It's probably a better use of your time to start stalking your local thrift stores. Then, with spiffy new cargo pants, you can iron the zipper flat on the old ones one final time and sell them for $20.

But please don't sell them to a member of this board...
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I can't decide if this is the cause or the solution.
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Lose even more weight so that you can sew the flap and zipper shut and just pull the pants down when you want to take them off. It will facilitate sitting down when you pee, keeping the bathroom nice and clean for Lena.
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Al. Need an update. Did you get your fly situation ironed out?
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Either mine got deleted by someone.... or for some reason never got on the thread... (at least I can not see it)....


OK... buy a T-shirt and put on it...

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Al. Need an update. Did you get your fly situation ironed out?
Yes. So far the iron and weight solution is holding. I've realized that the "location of the button" (AKA the pants are slightly too small for me) is putting stress on the flap, so I'm going to relocate it.
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Update

I hate to resurrect this thread, but an update is needed.

The ironing fix did not work.

I cut a strip of plastic from a package, cut a slit in the back of the flap, slipped it, and had Lena sew the slit closed, and that worked perfectly.
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Doesn't the plastic make your pants a bit stiff?
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