May 20, 2009
Apparently, as you grow up, you are supposed to change your style of clothes. Something about maturing, etc. Of course, I have no desire to look like a teenager, or someone trying to look like a teenager. But, you (or at least me) find clothes and styles you like, and stick with them.
This is all complicated by changing body shape. That favourite shirt doesn’t quite fit the same way it used to (do you really believe the SHIRT shrank?) You can’t quite get the pants fastened. Sometimes I keep these clothes around – for that someday when they will fit again.
My wife thinks that I don’t have any pants that fit properly. This is partially because I bought many during a baggy clothes phase. This was due due to both fashion and my attempt to buy clothes slightly too big to cover up a slightly too big/out of shape body. This was, of course, a long stretch of years – about 15 years – as I think about it.
Now, two big changes have taken place. First, everyone wears really tight clothes! My old clothes pretty much look old. Second, I have lost some weight. Yes indeed, I am probably in the best shape I have been in for years (and feel great, btw). I have lost 20 pounds in the past 4 months (since we returned from our trip to USA). So, things are looking a little big on me.
This is most evident in the pants department. See, I usually wear my pants low. Not “show my butt” low, but on my hips instead of my waist. And I don’t tuck shirts in – ever. So, they all hang too low now (I am walking on them, or worse, have to cuff them!). And, as Melissa will point out, the butt of my pants just hang empty. No big deal (I don’t see this anyway). But I am off the Andrew and Mariah’s wedding and Melissa thinks that I am not going to be able to wear my khaki pants for the aforementioned reasons.
Help me with my pants. Where exactly in my middle section should they sit – waist, hips, other? How long should they be? I’m NOT willing to go too tight through the crotch and I have slightly bigger than normal thighs. Taking this into account, and some amount of my style preference, I would love your advice.