[LMB] M/F LMB Readership
marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Mon Sep 28 18:50:48 BST 2015
On Fri, 25 Sep 2015 09:46:48 -0700, <mmjustus at mmjustus.com> wrote:
>> And I like mens clothing because it tends to be made of sturdier material
>> and the
>styles don't tend to change as frequently as womens clothing does - I am
>frugal to the point of being cheap, better to spend $50 on a mans
>garment that will last me for 10 years than $10 per year for the same 10
>years on 5 new a la mode womens garments.
>I like men's trousers because they actually *fit* me better than women's
>trousers do. Men's clothing above the waist is pretty hopeless given my
>build, but women's trousers have two problems for me:
>1) If I buy petites the rise fits but I look like I'm waiting for a flood,
>and if I buy misses, they're almost long enough (but not quite) in the
>inseam but I need a necklace for a belt.
>2) If I buy them big enough in the waist I look like I'm wearing a balloon
>at my hips, and if I buy them to fit through the hips, I can't fasten them
>at the waist.
>Neither of these problems are fixed easily by alterations. Besides,
>alterations are expensive. I'm a quilter, not a seamstress (nor do I wish
>I have neither of these problems with men's trousers, which you can actually
>buy by the waist/inseam you need, have a rise of an appropriate length
>compared to the inseam, and the hips aren't humungus compared to the waist.
>If only men's trousers weren't so *boring*. Oh, and came in styles I could
>wear as part of a dressy outfit as a woman.
Have you tried Craghoppers? The BB can wear them, and she's hourglassy
and on the generous side.
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