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Old 05-01-2012, 12:27 AM
 
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Why are there more pleated pants than there are flat fronts at Goodwill and thrift stores in general? I'm talking about men's pants.

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Old 05-01-2012, 12:35 AM
 
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Men's or women's?

So far as men's clothes go, someone told me that men wear out their clothes, so not much selection! Pleated pants would be for church or special occasions, so I imagine you would see all sorts of those for men in brand new condition, yet no blue jeans/T-shirts!

Also you can find brand new unopened books on budgeting, finance, and investing at 2nd hand stores. No one reads those!
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:40 AM
 
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Men's or women's?
Men's.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:41 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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They are just more popular in dress pants, while flat fronts are more common in casual/sporty types of pants.
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:06 AM
 
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I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that pleated is out of style and men are dumping the pleated pants for flat irons in respect for fashion.
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Australia
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Flat fronts are more flattering.

Goodwill will have more "mistakes" purchased by people who think they're slimmer than they are.
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:16 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Flat fronts are more flattering.
Goodwill will have more "mistakes" purchased by people who think they're slimmer than they are.
Slim men can wear flat fronts, bigger sizes are usually pleaded.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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Are you sure that they're men's pants? Check the tag; in the men's pants section of our local Goodwill there are usually more women's pants than men's. I've never bothered to see if the converse is true in the women's section.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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You seriously wonder about this?
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:27 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Pleats are "out", so everyone gives them to Goodwill.
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