Loincloths `R Us

After a really busy week, I spent half of Saturday afternoon and most of Sunday binge-watching Tarzan. So here’s my question.  If Tarzan was raised by apes, who do not wear clothing, why does he wear a loin cloth?  When he was a child, who sewed that loin cloth?  When he returns to Africa after his stint in England, what tailor does he go to, to get his loin cloth?  OK, I guess that’s three questions.

What’s your favorite piece of comfort clothing?

 

46 thoughts on “Loincloths `R Us”

    1. I love sweat clothes. Many years ago I got a sweatshirt from the Westin Maui that I really liked. I wore it until it was ratty and stained. I wore it so long that on several occasions I had to sew it back up , either a side seam or the frayed cuffs or even the neck. YA informed me many times that I shouldn’t be wearing it outside the house and then eventually she changed to you shouldn’t be wearing it inside the house either. It eventually just fell to bits.

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      1. I have this pullover that youngest daughter discarded. She likes her clothing loose and this was big for her so it fit me. Although I haven’t tried it lately, it might be too big for me now, too.

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  1. All the “comfort” clothes seem to be winter clothes…and right now I am already feeling the humidity of the day, so thinking about my favorite red sweater is not comforting (even if it is super soft and something I can actually wear in public). Probably a day to dig out the linen pants that are almost like jammie pants…

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    1. About a month or so ago during one of our really really hot weekends, I cut the sleeves off of a T-shirt and then sliced it a little bit down the front so it became a v-neck. And even though I’ve been told I shouldn’t wear it outside the house I am loving it for yard work and cleaning up when it’s this hot and humid.

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  2. We had that fire alarm in the middle of the night. We are supposed to exit the building. Mostly people ignore it. But those who do tend to gather at the front door, inside or outside. We have a patio door from which we could exit, so Sandy stays in the apartment. But that fire alarm was a survey of what clothes people sleep in, find comfortable. I suppose those who sleep in nightgowns and pajamas did not show up, but of the 50 or so folks there, everyone was in some form of sweat pants or the like, tshirt, and sweat shirts.

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  3. I have a bad reaction to tight things. Cannot wear a wrist wat h. I break out from them, even sometimes from buttoned cuffs. So I wear loose clothing. I spend my day in light sweat pant types of things and T-shirt’s, big sloppy ones. Hate socks. Now with psoriatic arthritis in my right foot, my toes are crowded. Drives me nuts. AlwYs wear a cap to shield me from lights. Spend much of my day lying on top of a bed from pain issues. Comfort is a large issue with me.

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    1. I’m with you Clyde. I don’t like tight clothing at all. I don’t mind socks so much in the winter, especially big fuzzy socks around the house, but in the summer give me my zoris every single day please.

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    2. A friend I’ve written about before is a HSP (highly sensitive person). Tight clothing is an obsession. If you walk with her she’ll repeatedly drop to a knee to retie her running shoes, seeking that magical midpoint where the laces are snug enough to do their job but not tight enough to hurt.

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  4. Hi kids! We’re back in MN… almost cooler here than it was out in PA.

    You already know my comfort clothing is sleeveless shirts. But yes, like VS, I’ve got a couple T-shirts that I’ve cut down the front.
    A friend of mine travelled to Thailand a few years ago and saw the short pants all the men wear; the very loose baggy ones with the long string you wrap around yourself twice and tie.
    He loved them and came home and made pairs for everyone he knew. Very simple pattern. I wear them sometimes… but they’re almost too baggy.
    Can’t stand the tight polyester sweaters with the tight necks that my mother made me wear for school photos from Kindergarten through about 4th grade. by that point I rebelled.
    And still hate sweaters. And especially polyester.

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      1. Yeah, I replied to that but it was late in the day.
        There is a surprising amount of thought behind what cap I wear. And I’m always wearing a cap. I might take it off on days like this when it’s particularly hot out, but it’s never far away. Protects my head from bumps and rain. Hate getting caught in the rain without a hat.

        I do have a few different John Deere caps, but they’re all in the section of ‘Fancy’ hats. IE, the ‘Sunday’ hats. Well, one is a Sunday, another is a Saturday one as it’s a little older and therefore a little dirtier and sweaty.
        My everyday ‘town’ hat is a Pioneer Seed hat. Got it for free after ordering seed corn last fall. (Funny how that works; spend thousands on seed or implements, get a free hat!)
        My everyday ‘farm’ hat is a Meyers Seed cap. Used to be my everyday ‘Town’ cap.
        The town cap is one that I’ll wear while doing lighting or building sets. Clean enough for town, but not so fancy I’m afraid to get it dirty.

        If Kelly and I are on a date, I have a fancier Meyers Seed cap and that’s the one I wore to PA on vacation.

        Sometimes I color coordinate them with my outfit.
        Sometimes I pick one to make a statement. Black or Bold logos mean I’m all business.
        And I have to be careful not to wear the Pioneer cap when I got to Meyer Seeds. Or vice versa.
        Or John Deere to Red dealer.

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        1. Thanks so much, Ben! When I was a kid there was a phrase in the culture referring to fancy attire: that was your “Sunday-go-to-meetin'” clothes. How delightful that you honor that tradition in your thoughtful choice of seed caps!

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  5. I have a large thrift store t-shirt – women’s stile with scoop neck and cap sleeves – that is now a “don’t wear this outside” shirt (fraying at the edges, little holes here and there). It is the perfect sleep shirt when it’s not too warm – and long enough that I can walk around commando, if no one’s looking…

    And a sweatshirt that’s so soft, esp. if turned inside out. But I made the mistake of painting in it, so now it’s mostly for yard work.

    OT: Out of town guest coming this afternoon, so I’ll not be on the trail as much for a couple of days.

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  6. In hot weather, nothing beats linen! Flax makes loose, comfortable and reasonably priced women’s clothing that doesn’t constrict movement. Unfortunately, Joseph’s Coat went out of business last year, it was my go to store for replenishing my Flax wardrobe. Will have to find another source.

    Like others here, I’ve been know to wear a favorite piece of clothing till it literally disintegrated while I was wearing it. And even after that happened, I had a hard time discarding it. Over the years I’ve had several favorite sweatshirts, every single one of them thrift store purchases. One in particular comes to mind. It was bright red, had a scoop neck, and I always wore it inside out cause I liked the less smooth texture to the surface of the fabric’s reverse. It was perfect for layering over a black cotton turtleneck.

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  7. I haven’t worn pjs since childhood. I mostly sleep naked (which would be embarrassing with a fire or 911 call), or in the clothes I wore that day. I also sleep on top of the covers under a light afghan. This is due to an aversion of making the bed. I do have four hand-painted, loose cotton sundresses I wear day and night in the warm weather. They’re cute enough that I can wear them wherever I go. I bought them 15 years ago at a street fair. Winter is strictly sweat suit time.

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  8. Last year at this time, I wore jeans and t-shirts even on hot days because I didn’t want to show my legs in public. Now that I’ve dropped a few pounds, I am fine with that, so I wear no more jeans in hot weather. My legs are still white, but at least they’re not as chubby as they were. Now it’s shorts or capris and a t-shirt or a light cotton blouse. One of the capris I need to wear a belt or they almost fall down so I have to get it just tight enough but not too tight.

    In winter, long underwear, jeans, and layers on top ending with flannel shirt or sweater. I like my winter jammies, I like wearing those in the evening (usually with a sweater over so I don’t freeze).

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    1. For winter, fleece lined leggings are a must, either alone with a longer tunic, or concealed under a pair of loose fitting pants. Don’t know how I survived so long without them.

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        1. Have tried them, ljb? I never thought of myself as a leggings person, are you kidding me? Then three or four years ago, I bought a pair on a whim (they were on sale at Aldi’s for about $6.99) and I was sold. So warn, soft and comfortable.

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    2. I’ve worn leggings for at least 40 years even though my weight went from nearly 150 down to 110 (after my appetite-robbing surgery). They’re kinda one size fit all. I never could and still can’t stand jeans. They may look good, but they have no give in the crotch and cause muffing tops at any weight or age.

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  9. Couple months ago the Mankato clinic started giving the patient a new extended report at the end of each visit. At the end of it it lists your height, weight, body mass index and total body surface area. No one has ever commented or explained what they gain from that. I have had the report done several times in the last two months. The surface area is then interesting one. I have three observations on that:
    1. Just another way to tell me I am fat.
    2. I have 15% more surface area in North Mankato than in Mankato. I know the towns do not get along but I did not know you cross a warp in the space/time continuum when you cross the river.
    3. Just look at all the surface area to irritate my FM

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    1. Do you lose your surface area in circumference or in height? Do you gain it in North Mankato or lose it in Mankato? If the latter, they could promote that, as long as it’s circumference. Are they planning to map you?

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  10. I gain surface area in N. Kato. I hope they don’t map me, but they have mapped all my insides, why not the outside.
    I wonder how it is all done. Some math program that takes my height and weight. If they are taking any other measurement, it is in secret. Never know. One day in the morning they measured me in N. Kato. Then in the afternoon in Kato. Same weight and height in both. 15% less in Kato. I asked my p. therapist about it, a fine young woman from Walnut Grove, and she did not know it was being done, did not know it was done in her office as well. She could not see a reason for the surface area.
    Potential for more jokes than I can get out of it. If you wan to know, my surface area is 2 meters in Kato, 2.3 in N. Kato. In my whole life I never look as heavy as I am. My surgeon always comment on it. So I imagine, hope, their meterage is off.
    Now think of what use that is.

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  11. I very rarely wear shorts. Even in hot weather.
    Since I hurt my leg at 14, I was self conscious about how it looked.
    And because my right foot drops (from the injury) I can’t wear sandals or flip flops. Crocs work if they have the strap.
    And the last few years since I started wearing a brace on my ankle, I can only wear shoes that can fit over the brace.
    My days of cowboy boots are over. I miss them. I liked the way cowboy boots made me walk.

    Ah, shorts. I was talking about shorts. I wear shorts at home and have started wearing them out in public the last few years. Not often… if I’m doing lighting or working on a set I’m crawling around on too much rough stuff to wear shorts.

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        1. Rescuing a horse, two cats, a dog, four hamsters, a granny, and two small children from a fire in my bathrobe. What they were doing in my bathrobe I’ll never know.

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  12. Chenille bathrobe, around 40 years old and somewhat threadbare.

    In cold weather, fleece-lined tights and leggings. A fleece LL Bean shirt that I got a thrift store. Corduroy shirts. Soft socks.

    In hot weather, sleeveless cotton blouses in various plaids. Khaki shorts or capris.

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  13. Family coming over later today about supper time. Then we will watch the fireworks before they head home. They are driving around L. Superior starting Sunday. Our daughter wants to revisit the places that stick in her mind when we did that in about 1984.

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