What does it seem like you are always shopping for?

@writersedge (22579)
United States
July 7, 2009 5:55am CST
I am always having to buy underwear. I use gentle cycle or wash by hand. I put on mild temps in dryer or hang on a clothesline. The elastic is still good, but there is always a hole that comes in a short period of time. The double-lining is seldom where the hole is. I wonder how they decide where to put two layers in? I'm thinking about sewing a second layer in where I usually get a hole for my new underwear or sewing two sets of underwear together. I tried dollar store underwear and that was worse. I think they're hip huggers because they fall down and I compared them to my regular underwear, shorter on the sides and elastic is way wider on top, plus not gathered material very much. So what does it always seem like you're shopping for? Have you tried to figure out a way or ways to shop for it/them less? Are there substitutions or something you could do?
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@ElicBxn (60969)
• United States
7 Jul 09
socks, not because of holes (in fact, I don't care if my undies have holes, nobody is going to see them, and if there's an emergency, they will cut them off anyway) but I never seem to be able to find matching socks, and I always buy about the same kinds
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
7 Jul 09
I think they make them each just a little bit different from each other to drive us crazy. 6 packs are great, but those often hurt my feet. It's a conspiracy, I tell you.
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@ElicBxn (60969)
• United States
8 Jul 09
I get the sports sock with the "arch support" in them, this actually keeps my feet from swelling - and THAT is painful! I have told my doc, and even the roomie's doc about them, but then again, my feet are a size 7 and a half, her's are like size 11 - mens.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
8 Jul 09
Will look for, I have high arches, sounds like a winner!
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
8 Jul 09
Hey writer, I don't know if you wear briefs or bikini but I can tell you what brand to buy. I wear briefs as my body is way over the bikini stage. The ones I buy are made by Bali. The only seam is down the back and they have great stretching ability. I can honestly tell you they are the most comfortable panty I have ever worn. They also seem to last forever. It has been more than 3 years since I have bought any new ones. I'm sure they make the different styles so check them out. Hugsssss leenie
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
8 Jul 09
Bali, I will check and see if they have them here. I'm way past bikini stage, too! Three years would be wonderful!
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
9 Jul 09
I just got a ctalog in the mail today from ( onehanesplace.com) You can go online and order. They are called BALI - barely there panties. Go online and check them out. They really are the most comfortable panty I have ever worn. Here is an 800# in case you would rather call. 1-800-300-2600 leenie
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• United States
8 Jul 09
socks. i don't know if it's just me,but they don't seem to make them as well as they once did.they don't seem to last very long anymore before getting a hole in the bottom,and they're really not worth darning.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
8 Jul 09
True, I don't think they make them very well and they are so thin all over once they get a hole, they aren't worth darning. Understand have have the same problem, exactly!Thanks for responding and take care.
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@GardenGerty (109983)
• United States
7 Jul 09
Clothing articles, it is socks or bras. Socks because I cannot keep them matched up. Hubby puts holes in the toes of his socks.(Needs to trim his nails). Bras because the hooks wear out. Clothes in general because I am not getting any smaller. If I did, I would have a wonderful wardrobe. I have not sewn anything in years. When I was evening residential, it was pants, as I always used cleaning products with bleach and leaned against it in front, so I had bleach stripes on the belly. I began wearing an apron to quit making that mess.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
7 Jul 09
You're making me feel better. My socks it's mostly because I buy white (diabetic family, Drs. always say white) with iron ore water, so mine don't match either. Bras, I wear athletic ones and there are no hooks, but not everyone can wear them. Yes, cleaning ruins pants. Glad when I worked for McD's, they bought my pants and shirts for me. Thanks and take care.
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@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
13 Jul 09
I am definitely NOT a shopper...as a matter of fact...Despise it! I leave this Island about once every 3-4 months, so do buy in bulk! When it comes to "undies"...it is one of the few items I will buy the best quality of...and (from the old school) always hand-wash, and dry either on the clothesline/or wooden drying rack in winter! No bleach, a paste of Borax if stained...and NO caustic soaps! Seems to preserve them for a long time! Sorry, my responses have been so erratic...first morning off in 43 days, my summer is far too hectic! Please take care, and know I think of you! Cheers!
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
13 Jul 09
This year, if I dried things I on rack, they would never dry. It has rained 5 or 6 out of 7 days every week, either part of the day or the entire day. The soaps I use are very mild, hypoallergetic. The holes seem to show up in one spot where something personal rubs against. They double thicken the back end of the underwear, but on women, I think they need to double thicken somewhere else. I may make my own underwear so the darn things don't wear out so fast. Sounds like business is good! I had 3 jobs and all three ended at the end of June. But someone called me up out of the blue and I got another job. IT was weird. But I have work now, so that is cool.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
9 Jul 09
I am ROFLOL!!!!! You do bring up a good point though, what to do with underwear that starts to wear out. It's not the easiest to recycle and it isn't exactly biodegradable.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
9 Jul 09
Maybe I'll use the good parts for the middle layer of a quilt or something. One never knows! Glad you're amused, I try to be interesting when I write so people will want to read what I have to say. Thank you for your response.
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