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Re: Pants

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This is a long con. On the day of the big heist they'll switch up and fool everybody.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 8:33 AM
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Don't all parents of young identical twins mark one with a Sharpie?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 8:38 AM
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I've never had twins, but I read "What To Expect."


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 8:41 AM
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I've never had twins, but I read "What To Expect."


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 8:41 AM
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Identical comments.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 8:42 AM
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Depending on body type, Pants-Under-the-Belly would likely be the frugal option since your pants size can stay the same as you gain 50 pounds, like my dad.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 8:44 AM
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Last week I had the opportunity to eavesdrop on a neighboring-table conversation about fancy blue jeans. I learned things. What 'selvege' is, for instance; otherwise it was mainly about strategies for wearing them without ever washing them. Aerosol air-freshener apparently features prominently in one of the people's efforts, but followup-googling seems to indicate that's not a widely used Weird Trick.


Posted by: Grumbles | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 8:50 AM
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I thought, canonically, the freezer?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 8:58 AM
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That's what I heard, but I don't even own a jeans.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 9:12 AM
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The freezer thing was the only denim-care secret I knew about. My mother has a canned conversation about kids doing it when she was in high-school that she marshals to service eye-rolling about fashion.

I dunno. My non-helpful thought at the time was that maybe she also smokes a lot of pot.


Posted by: Grumbles | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 9:14 AM
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Frozen pants make for terrible munchies.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 9:15 AM
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My mom never smoked pot. What's that like and how did you know?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 9:15 AM
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Well, they're no mashed up cookies, in milk, eaten like cereal. That's all I'll say.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 9:20 AM
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Smoked pants.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 9:20 AM
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Sorry, indefinite article malfunction. I intended to associate pot with the aerosol-weilder, not my mom.

Mom has smoked up maybe once a decade in my adult life. She went to Kent State in to 60s, and was whatever you call a small-c conservative hippy. Dad was the stoner, and it was open. An early memory was being like 5 or 6 or something, running around the house like a 5 or 6 year old, and flipping his pot-plate onto the carpet.


Posted by: Grumbles | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 9:22 AM
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15.1: I may have known that and made a joke regardless.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 9:26 AM
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6: Unless you have no gut at all as near as I can tell it is not possible to wear most casual men's pants without putting the waist below you belly. There isn't enough room between the waistband of the pants and the seam at the crotch for my balls if I try to do that.

Obviously, pants for suits work just fine even if you put the waistband above your nipples.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 10:30 AM
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Following on from Moby's point, I always wonder if this only seems controversial to women and little old men.

When I was a little kid my mother was constantly trying to pull my pant... trousers up to taint-chafing positions which was mystifying in addition to being irritating (and corrected as soon as she wasn't looking). When I got older I figured it was just because the only hips she'd ever had to fit trousers over were her own lady hips, which do make the over/under-the-hipbones question seem more reasonable.

The only men I've ever seen pulling their trousers up that high are 80's gay porn actors, for reasons I can understand, and little old men, for reasons I do not.


Posted by: Swope FM | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 10:48 AM
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IT'S NICE TO BE UNDERSTOOD


Posted by: 80s GAY PORN ACTOR | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 10:49 AM
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I should have asked: Are these twins you speak of boys or girls?


Posted by: Swope FM | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 10:49 AM
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UM WHAT


Posted by: 80s GAY PORN ACTOR | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 10:52 AM
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If you watch old movies, you'll see that even young men used to have their pants pulled up really high.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 10:53 AM
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This seems so clearly gendered, although the little-old-men thing is a good counter-example.

I've always assumed that it was because high-waisted pants were the style at the time, along with onion belts. But then going back and looking at pictures from WWII--the surrender on the Missouri photos are good, since almost everyone is wearing khakis--high waists only seem to occur on senior officers. Little-old-men are the constant.

Needless to say, I'm worried that there might be some sort of morphological transformation that human males undergo in their fifties or sixties that I have not been informed of.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 10:54 AM
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True, and I guess that explains why little old men do it; for the same reason my dad still wears his Members Only jacket.


Posted by: Swope FM | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 10:55 AM
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I'm thinking of men who were old when Members Only was popular.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 10:56 AM
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23.last: You've been informed about the disappearing butt thing, right?


Posted by: Swope FM | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 10:57 AM
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26: After some googling, I'm alarmed and will begin butt exercises immediately.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 11:08 AM
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Are these twins you speak of boys or girls?

Boy twins. And my own older son is on Team Waist. But they're all seven years old and wearing baggy elastic waisted shorts.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 12:27 PM
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The Calabat's trouble is that he's very slender so pants that fit him in the waist are too short.

I miss low rise pants but man would they not fit me now. I also miss my waistline. Or hipline.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 8:01 PM
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The Calabat's trouble is that he's very slender so pants that fit him in the waist are too short.

I miss low rise pants but man would they not fit me now. I also miss my waistline. Or hipline.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 8:01 PM
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I miss my hairline.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 8:40 PM
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my dad has smoked up everyday since sometime in 1967. it's...interesting.

due to queasiness caused by...psychiatric drugs? the strain of checking into the actual nuthatch? stress about hurting myself? whatever, I lost 20 pounds in about two months, which is sort of bad but naturally I secretly love it. I still prefer high-waisted pants, at least at the moment, because being thin doesn't erase your 'mummy tummy', as british friends say. well, I've gained back a few pounds from the nadir, there was a point where I had a flat belly I guess. must...tamp down urge...to diet. it's a modest form of self-harm, up to a point. better than knives or whatever but I do worry about what message I'm sending my daughters. also my boobs went away.

watching old movies shows that even young and glamorous men like fred astaire had high-waisted pants, and that a man's suit in the '40s could be comically so tailored. they just had much longer inseams and appropriate tailoring. they can look great on a guy so long as he's not shaped like the particular sort of old man who resembles an apple balanced on two straws.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 9:21 PM
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An apple balanced on three straws seems inappropriate.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 9:29 PM
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Goodnight internet.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 9:30 PM
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They do say it's best to quit while you're ahead.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 04-25-18 9:35 PM
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28: Genuinely surprised at this answer, although maybe the baggy elastic-waisted thing makes a difference. Which makes me think of all the teens/twentysomething guys I see with their trousers halfway down their ass, which always seems like it'd be just as uncomfortable, in a different way, then having them cinched way up.

I GUESS it's always possible that I'm just over-generalising from my own experience/preferences and therefore the whole gender dimension I'm proposing is just bullshit from my stupid male head.


Nahhhh.


Posted by: Swope FM | Link to this comment | 04-26-18 6:57 AM
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