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Old 12-13-2017, 08:50 PM
 
Location: WA
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To save $10.00? I reached a new bottom when a seam in a couple pair of boxers went, and instead of throwing them out, I hand stitched them back together.

I have some nice wool socks with the pressure points worn through and I need to patch them. Don't have a sewing machine, so it's going to take about an hour to do. Still worth it though for a pair of Darn Tough® socks.
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Old 12-13-2017, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Boxers as in underwear??

That's not low at all. No one sees your boxers, hardly, and they are more comfy when broken in good for you

The lowest I went is recently purchasing RIT Dye off of Ebay. I buy certain brands of tops & pants.

I sometimes find the right fitting style at thrift stores but they don't look good. The dye has made some look new.
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Old 12-14-2017, 12:00 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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It's mending a ripped seam of garment considered going low nowadays? Geez, aren't we spoiled?
Mending a seam is so quick and easy that it should never be a reason for tossing out your clothes. A seam will rip under stress, but that doesn’t mean that the fabric is damaged.
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Old 12-14-2017, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I do not usually mend underwear. Though I do adjust hems on pants, and I darn socks.
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Old 12-14-2017, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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It's mending a ripped seam of garment considered going low nowadays? Geez, aren't we spoiled?
Mending a seam is so quick and easy that it should never be a reason for tossing out your clothes. A seam will rip under stress, but that doesn’t mean that the fabric is damaged.
No kidding!!!

Mend your boxers or keep them, but talking about mending as being "low" is just - silly.
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Old 12-15-2017, 07:56 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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Having moved last year, I came across old pictures as we packed. I don't recall being poor growing up, but in my 1st grade class photo, I was wearing jeans with large patches on both knees and a belt that was either my father's or was intended for me to grow into-- being about 18 inches too long.

My mother regularly darned socks and sewed most of our clothes from scratch. At age 88, she still knits, although, admittedly, those sweaters don't fit quite as well as they used to.

Times have changed. Forced to use the laundromat while we're building our new house this past year, I've come to realize it may be cheaper to buy new underwear & socks each week than to put $4-5 in the machines for each load and then another $3-4 for the dry.

Reduce, Recycle, Re-use.
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Old 12-15-2017, 08:25 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Those patches were "in". I remember men's corduroy sport coats with patches on the elbows. It was a preventive measures, or maybe just a trend. You still can buy them.
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Old 12-15-2017, 01:17 PM
 
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Mending torn items is not "low." It's common sense.

If your shirt loses a button, do you throw the shirt away, or do you sew the button back on?
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Old 12-15-2017, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Those patches were "in". I remember men's corduroy sport coats with patches on the elbows. It was a preventive measures, or maybe just a trend. You still can buy them.
I just bought myself a new shirt online from a US woolen mill. Among their selection are shirts with elbow patches installed during manufacturing.

My new shirt arrived and I when put it on my wife commented that I must have found my 'old' shirt. She remembers that I had one just like this in the 1980s.


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Old 12-15-2017, 03:46 PM
 
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^^^ lol!!! Yes!!!!!
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