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Old 09-26-2010, 12:35 PM   #1
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How to Fix This Pants Problem

I know it's going to be difficult to get a serious answer, but I have several pairs of pants with this problem:

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That is, the flap over the fly is folded so that the zipper shows. I can unfold it, but it only stays that way for a while. I might try a lot of starch and ironing, but DW says that won't work.

Any solution?
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Buy new pants....?
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Old 09-26-2010, 01:21 PM   #3
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Pants may shrink a little in the laundry. Buy larger pants. Try on different styles and check them out in the mirror.

Lena is right IMO - - starch and ironing won't work.
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Old 09-26-2010, 01:39 PM   #5
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I think it's the fabric that is causing the fly to do that. The pants look like nylon or polyester and that happens a lot with that fabric. The only think I can think of to fix it is to sew a few seams the length of the fly to stiffen and support the fabric. Maybe one seam every 1/2 inch would help.
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I think a couple of rolled up pairs of socks stuffed down the front of the pants would stretch the material tighter and "unwrinkle" the fly.

Upon rereading the OP, I see you wanted a serious response. Fugetaboutit!
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I searched for men's apparel that face the 'overly endowed' problem. Unfortunately I could find none suitable for this forum

However if you ever encounter a 'northern exposure', try one of these....

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Wet down the flap and place a heavy weight on it until dry. Not while you're in the pants though.
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I have always been able to fix that with a steam iron. Move the iron towards the opening and hold it there for a few seconds. If you have one of those irons that has a burst of steam so much the better. Give the fabric a few blasts and then press down.
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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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Suggestion two: put on some sandals, muss up your hair and wear a shirt that says: Retired: no time clock, no commute and NO IRON.
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That problem is commonly known as Zipper bulgitis . It's common in more well endowed men who are still in their prime before erectus flatitis sets in . The solution is cold showers and if medication is needed in extreme cases saltpeter is usually prescribed .
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Nah, the kilt and sporran wouldn't work well on a bike.

You need a codpiece, Al.

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I know it's going to be difficult to get a serious answer, but I have several pairs of pants with this problem:

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That is, the flap over the fly is folded so that the zipper shows. I can unfold it, but it only stays that way for a while. I might try a lot of starch and ironing, but DW says that won't work.

Any solution?

This answers the why is Lena always smiling question !
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Al may not be a pilot but from the photo it does appear he's quite the flyboy...
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This answers the why is Lena always smiling question !
He must have "something" for her to agree on those barebones camping trips...ha!

You know, I noticed my young Dentist has this same problem. Needless to say, I like going to the Dentist.
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This thread really has me laughing big time.


On a serious note I would go with the steam iron and press the area several times.
Hey wait, where did you buy these pants? Maybe you can return them and get a replacement pair. Didn't Eddie Bauer used to offer a lifetime guarantee on their clothing although not sure if that is still so.
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I'd try ironing it with steam. If that doesn't help, you could try sitting down to pee, because then you don't pull the fly sideways.
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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.
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