… from my secure perch here high in Tennessee, I have observed a disturbing trend in the manufacturing community… to many of you, this Great Failing will have went unnoticed… and to many, many more of you, well, you could probably care less one way or the other…

.. but in My World?... it is one of the few ruffles in my otherwise stayed feathers….

… for instance, the jeans that I am wearing right now have a hole the size of my fist on the left calf area…. The hole was there when I purchased them and I didn’t mind – they fit… the name-brand is missing from the jeans as they are most definitely of ‘second’ quality… again, no biggie… they fit and are comfortable, and so they were purchased for ten bucks at some bargain basement bazaar outside of Nashville when I had nothing better to do a few months ago….

… the size on the jeans?... 36X32… and therein lies the problem….

… jeans are my staple… on any given day I can be found wallowing in the Joy that is Wearing Denim… but I am finding it increasingly difficult to find jeans that properly fit… and hell, I’m a fairly averagely sized fella…

… I just checked my closet and found – among my seven pairs of jeans – the following sizes… 32X34, 33X34, 34X34, 34X36, 36X32, 38X30, and 38X32…. and all of them are Levis… and with the exception of two being button-fly 501s, the rest are straight-leg 505s…. so, what gives?.... you buy the same jeans – model and size – and they are off in both inseam and waist by 2 to 6 inches?...

… and what’s more, I have noticed that some have five belt loops while others have the ‘normal’ seven…

.. the whole thing just pisses me off… I don’t know what the hell they are smoking down in Guatemala, but I wish someone would put their foot down…

… I am sick and tired of being forced to try on jeans before buying them… after jerking my legs into ten to twelve pairs of Levis every time I need a new set of jeans, it quite literally becomes a pain in the ass….

.. so explain it to me, people… is 36 inches somehow longer or shorter in Central America, or are they just doing this shit to piss me off?....

by Eric on October 23, 2006 | Bullshit (9) | TrackBack (0) | Psycho Rants
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36 inches? uhhh, i don't know

what were we talking about?

Bullshitted by shoe on October 23, 2006 12:22 PM

You do know that women read your site? Apparently it's been a while since your lovely wife has taken you on a shopping expedition while she tries to find clothes for herself - any kind of clothes. Blue jeans... that is child's play. *grin*

Bullshitted by Teresa on October 23, 2006 03:05 PM

Hunh. I guess that those women who cut out the jeans only know 8 inches by what their husband's tell them... and evidently there is some lyin' going on. ;-)

Anyway, if you think that's bad, you should live in the world of shopping for clothes with us wimmin folk. It sucks wet socks. My closet ranges from size 4 to size 8 and they ALL fit. It depends on the store for us... Oh and for Morrigan's wedding? I have a 10. The 10 is new... I've not had any of those in my closet...and I've LOST weight, not gained it.

Bullshitted by Bou on October 23, 2006 03:29 PM

Bou stole my line... I was going to say
It dependson if if is a man of a woman cutting the pattern, we all know about men and their measuring abilities....

Bullshitted by holder on October 23, 2006 05:24 PM

They're just doing it to piss you off...they want to see that red-head temper. They don't have red heads down there and they think it's hot.

Bullshitted by Lisa W. on October 23, 2006 06:54 PM

They're probably pissed because we don't do metrics.

Bullshitted by Jim - PRS on October 23, 2006 07:52 PM

Yep, I know what you mean. I have got rid of a lot of belly this year and dug through my closet and found some ole Wranglers that fit pretty good..so went to Wally World and bought the same brand and same size..too gotdam tight. Went back and tradeed them for a size bigger..that I didn't try on..too big, Went back the third time thinking about taking a fire bomb with me. Tried on four pair until I found a pair that fit and they were the same size as the first pair..WTF? Over?

Bullshitted by GUYK on October 24, 2006 08:46 AM

Are you missing the big picture here?

Us women have figured this out YEARS ago....when you find something that fits, but more than ONE!!!!!!

And yeah, they like to piss American's off for fun. :)

Bullshitted by Rave on October 24, 2006 11:53 PM

I think some places are measuring the cloth BEFORE they cut and sew it...

Bullshitted by BobG on October 25, 2006 01:38 PM