[LMB] M/F LMB Readership

Marc Wilson 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:

>Aruqvan:
>> 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 
>to learn).
>
>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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