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    How things change

    When I was a kid if you patched your jeans everyone figured you were poor.
    Now they all think its a fashion statement.

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    My Mom would put those iron on patches on my pants.....how embarrassing
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    I particularly love the jeans with rips that kids pay 100 or up a pair for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    My Mom would put those iron on patches on my pants.....how embarrassing
    Put some on my shop jeans just last week. Got two other holes started last night, they aren't going to last long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    I particularly love the jeans with rips that kids pay 100 or up a pair for.
    Those crack me up as well. A few years back a fellow we worked with came in with some jeans he was really proud of, they had "artistically" placed holes all over them, apparently they cost $600

    I don't think he was overly impressed when I mentioned I'd seen some ones that weren't already worn out for under $5 down at good will

    We never used the iron on patches those were to expensive , there was some sort of garment glue that I can't remember the name of that we mostly used. Nowdays I'm not poor, just cheap so I still put patches on but use a sewing machine (can't hurt to stay in practice cause you never know)...

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    Heck, that's just added value. Time to put them up for sale on Ebay.
    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Put some on my shop jeans just last week. Got two other holes started last night, they aren't going to last long.
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    I've got a pair of Levi's I've had for at least 15 years - last 10 have been yard and shop work. They're almost ready for Ebay.....
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    My mom always sewed the patches on. No glue had been invented yet that would hold cloth together for any length of time. Remember, I am the oldest FWW member. I am an antique.

    When I was old enough, I darned my own sox. Mom had this thing that looked like an egg with a handle. You put it inside of the sock to hold the cloth smooth so you could sew back and forth in rhythm with the fabric of the sock. Thank all of the deities for the positive advances humans have managed to make.

    Yep! I (well Myrna actually) still patch the pants. Nope! The socks become shop rags---no darning.

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    when I was a teen, we used to go to a place called the dungaree factory in brooklyn ny.
    It was a dingy old house that was turned into a retail store. You couldnt move in there, it was so crowded, the pants piled high above your heads, all the closets and bathrooms turned into changing rooms.
    Youd buy a pair of levis or lees, or wranglers and theyd last until you outgrew them. Then passed them to one of your siblings, or cousins, jeans that lasted forever., and jeans that were inexpensive, yet durable.
    I purchased 2 pairs of levis today, this morning, 60 dollars each. Man, things have changed.
    I bought a Michaels Kors sweater, I thought the sales clerk was kidding me when she told me the price.
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