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Peter S

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Re: Clothing can be Unhealthy
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2019, 12:34:49 PM »
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I think that sometimes those who would not wear clothing when they can manage it, tend to put more thought into clothing than those who would never dream of never wearing it.

Actually I probably do just that. When I was working I put on the "uniform" in the morning and wore it all day without having to think about it. Now I'm retired I have to stop and think several times a day what I'm going to do next and what's the right clothes to wear for it (if I have to wear anything, that is)
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Re: Clothing can be Unhealthy
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2019, 07:41:30 PM »
When clothing is unusual, it becomes a costume. Costumes must be considered and can be fun and impractical. I have costumes 40 years old, too. I don't wear them daily and they last longer.

I've got suits to wear, but they are now going out of fashion with the new tighter styles. Some of it is fifty years old and belonged to my dad. They came back into fashion after a time. Some things are more enduring fashion-wise. I tend to go with the classics, than the fads. I also socialize often with my hippie friends and that is a whole different culture, which is enduring. I have my spiritual and woo woo friends that I can costume into outlandish, if I want. During the heat, I have things from India that are more comfortable. My more conventional friends are my friends and don't get upset if I dress a bit out of the ordinary.

I haven't bought any conventional everyday clothes in a few years. I've received some stuff from friends and even got a thrift store item. Fashion is changing, as one can get away with all sorts of stuff, but there is a trend away from baggy. So I may need some new short pants, but the old ones are mostly worn out anyway...no hurry. I'm mostly nude.

I got a windfall of clothing the last couple of years, because I have lost weight and fit back into long pants that I used to wear, that were not worn out.

Back on topic, these new tighter fashions are not healthy at all. They are more uncomfortable. So, I'm looking for solutions. Stretch and elastic bands, shirttails out styles.

Yesterday, I packed my bag to go into town to stay at DF's place. I'd been in Tortolita for a few days. It had been raining. I carried the stuff out to the car, went to get my keys and lock up the house. Back at the truck, I got in and remembered that I hadn't packed any clothing to wear in town! Back into the house....I keep a few things at her place, but sometimes that stash gets depleted as it is. I had a kilt and two pairs of socks and flip flops.
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Re: Clothing can be Unhealthy
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2019, 10:40:54 PM »
I prefer loose fitting clothes. Baggy shirts and loose hiking shorts, commando whenever I can. It's as close to being naked without actually being naked.

Mrs.E always asks me when I am trying on XXL shirts, are you sure you want to get that?  I always regret changing my mind as the shirt is too tight for my comfort.

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Re: Clothing can be Unhealthy
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2019, 10:14:02 AM »
i like clothes loose enough not to drag on joints when moving,   trousers that drag at the knees are too tight same with long sleeves that drag at the elbow.  especially noticable when working on ladders
in recent years ive discarded leather belts and gone to slightly elasticated ones, generally if a belts tight enough to hold trousers up whilst im stood its too ght when im sat down..... wearing nothing is far simpler and more comfortable.

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Re: Clothing can be Unhealthy
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2019, 11:52:13 AM »
One early nudist book mentioned, I think, wearing suspenders (braces) instead of a belt, which, coincidentally, is recommended in some early camping handbooks from the same period. If your clothes are too tight, then you simply don't have clothes that fit. But it is true that tight clothing is sometimes fashionable for people of certain ages. But I don't think I've ever seen anyone who was actually doing manual labor wearing tight or restrictive clothing.

Shakespeare said that all the world's a stage, so why shouldn't we be in costume. The German word for folk dress (dirndl, lederhosen, etc.) translates as costume, although there are other words that also mean costume. And I believe the British sometimes call a bathing suit a bathing costume, do they not?

Thoreau said we laugh at the old styles but religiously follow the new.
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Re: Clothing can be Unhealthy
« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2019, 06:26:25 PM »
Thoreau said that???

Back then they were laughing at fashion, too???

Good quote, but you just made that up, right?

I used to like my pants tight. Too much material gets in the way and is hot and heavy. Clinging, it is like good armor, the weight is distributed. Of course there were the movement restrictions, unlike armor. Often, especially Levis, they stayed on even if the waistband was'nt tight, unless your refrigerator repair type of body.Baggy hid the body, for a single guy to be out there and get laid, he had to show off the goods to some extent...lo culture, personal goals and sacrifices...I liked the tight shorts, too. Couldn't look up the pant leg with those. Fashion is so tasteless, when looking back on it. Hair styles are all ridicules, but somehow they get people to secume to destroying their natural attractive hair.

So I have dropped out. Even fashion has dropped out of fashion. I'm still looking into different pants with the change from baggy. For $120 plus, there are tailored pants with ingenious elastic waist and more classic conventional cuts. That's ridiculous, except as an investment for work. I'd prefer an elastic waist band like lounging pants with a shirttail out. When hiking/camping, when it gets cold, I have a pair of techy thermal longjohns that are pretty much non-restrictive, but they don't cut it on the street.
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Re: Clothing can be Unhealthy
« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2019, 08:00:04 PM »
No, sir, Mr. jbeegoode.  I do not lie nor make things up. I sometimes misquote, however, and make mistakes. I make many mistakes. In this case, my quote was close enough. The exact wording was:

"Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new." It is found on page 23 of the Beacon Press edition of 2007 and page 124 of Thoreau: Walden and Other Writings, a Bantam book of 1965, which I bought when I was in college.

He also said in the paragraph preceding that, "We worship not the Graces, nor the Parcae, but Fashion. She spins and weaves and cuts with full authority. The head monkey in Paris puts on a Traveler's cap, and all the monkeys in America do the same."

Has anything changed materially?

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Re: Clothing can be Unhealthy
« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2019, 09:29:30 AM »
Son of a gun!, Gotta love that guy.
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