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June 18th, 2004

Off the Rack

There is one small pleasure in life I will probably never experience: pants that fit, off the rack.

Oh sure, most shirts do. But when you’re the same height as your co-Pingmaster (which is the same height at Neve Campbell,) it’s hard to find pants with the proper inseam. Which is why, of course, almost everything has to be hemmed.

Do you find that you can get clothes off the rack that fit just fine? Or do you have to do something fancy schmancy to make them work?

Posted in Everyday Life

FROM: Rob [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday June 18, 2004 -- 10:20:27 am
Man... it's no WONDER I mistook you for Neve Campbell...

FROM: Zach [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday June 18, 2004 -- 2:47:35 pm
Rarely. When I do, I buy about six pairs.

FROM: Rafael
DATE: Friday June 18, 2004 -- 6:48:43 pm
Has anyone noticed that when you go to try on pants the first one always fits just right, however when you try the second pair even though it’s the exact same style, cut and size it just does not fits quit right. Either too tight in the ass or in the crotch or better yet you have to suck it in to do the pants or my favorite is when they don’t go past the thighs.

FROM: Eliza [E-Mail]
DATE: Saturday June 19, 2004 -- 12:10:54 am
Rafael -- there's actually a good reason for that. When clothing is made in factories, great swaths of cloth are stacked on top of one another, and someone cuts down through the layers. It's pretty difficult to keep your knife/scissors completely straight cutting all the way down. So the stuff made from the layers at the bottom is generally bigger than the stuff from the top.

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