Thursday, October 21, 2010
Men and Their Pants
I get a lot of guys bringing me their pants to fix. This particular lovely pair belongs to John, who is renowned for wearing patches upon the patches.
They are usually very apologetic for some reason, especially if it's the crotch that needs mending.
I had one guy bring me a pair of khakis that needed the pocket repaired - a $5 fix after he had lost a $100 set of car keys through the tear.
I suspect men get more attached to favourite pieces of clothing than women do. And I'm sure they would much rather come to me to have their pants mended than have to go shopping for a new pair.
Even this very utilitarian machine mending is beautiful, I think.