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how to not go through a pair of pants every 6 months

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Old 12-07-08, 01:58 PM
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how to not go through a pair of pants every 6 months

so i have had a sella italia of some kind for the last 3 years. and in the past 3 years, i have gone through about 5 pair of jeans (holes in the arse). i have found that the chrome knickers are super durable and have lasted all those 3 years (everyday most summers), but i don't want to wear synth knickers all the time.

price is no object, if i could wear one pair of pants year round, have them look good, and not rip through them, you have no idea what rediculous amount i would pay (hence the chrome knickers). anyway, any suggestions for something like the knickers only natural material? anyone try the wool pants from outliers.cc?
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Old 12-07-08, 02:42 PM
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Old 12-07-08, 03:01 PM
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carharts are my personal favorite and last forever.
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assless chaps.
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http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.p...roducts_id=245

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oh man, I have this problem so hard. I can see through the ass of both of my pairs of jeans when I hold them up to the light (the problem may in fact be that I only have 2 pairs of jeans)
Anyway, my solution thus far is to patch the crotch every time it blows out, which is obnoxious. I'm gonna invest in some carhartts I think. Instant gutterpunk cred too.
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You could just buy more jeans and throw them out when they wear out,one pair of pants seems pretty silly to me,I ride in about a dozen diff. pairs of shorts and havent worn any of them out yet.
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Never wash your pants.

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patch them. ta-da.
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$360 for pants? holy ****ing hell.
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$360 for pants? holy ****ing hell.
Not to mention how dooshy those pants look.
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Not to mention how dooshy those pants look.
but they weigh 21 ounces per square yard!!!
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there's a bunch of online skate stores that sell jeans made of 5% lycra that i hear are a little more durable for riding
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$360 for pants? holy ****ing hell.


Do you have any idea how long those will last?
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Do you have any idea how long those will last?
Well, if he is buying 6 pairs of pants in 3 years at 45 dollars a pair then he's spending 270 dollars... we'll add in 2 more pairs to make it 360. That gets him to 4 years while allowing a slight variation of style and color of jean.

Those pants at $360 would have to last 4 years minimum. I can barely commit to anything for 4 years let alone a pair of pants. That's the same pair of pants, everyday, for 4 years...

Might be worth it for him though.. hence the price is not a deciding factor.

:Edit: I see that he said 5 pairs, point still stands.
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steal Levis from Mervyns before they go out of business, super easy
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Wow. I have no problem spending good money on cycling goods, but that has to be one of the stupidest things I have ever seen. It almost makes Ralpha look reasonable.
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If you have to worry about it so much, don't ride. Walk ur bike and wave to the riders wearing shorts.
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I ride a lot in jeans and I don't really have this problem with hole-y crotches. Maybe your taint is narrow like ninja blade.
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i'll admit it, crotch blowouts are sorta worth it due to the intense laughter caused in all parties involved. i ride to work in jeans most days. in the cold, i add a long-john layer underneath.
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i get my pants at almost cost, so i have a **** load of jeans and dickies. i have been selling Levi, Carhartt, Wrangler and Lee jeans for over 11 years. Levi last longer than Carhartt. the ass and crotch go in the Carhartt before Levi. Now if you get the fashion colors and styles that will change, but a basic 505, 501 or 517 (not good for a bike, boot cut=flared leg). The best pair are the 0216. The very dark blue color. they last forever. Now Carhartt jackets, vests, bibs, coveralls, hats and gloves, there is nothing that will beat them. well Bachlader (spelling. a crazy Swedish company) pants are practically made out or iron. but they are to hard core stiff for me. All but the Bachladers can be bought for $30 or less, and the Backlader come in at about $45. all way cheaper that $360. i love my chrome bag, but no way in hell i am going to drop that kind of green on a pair of bottoms. but i bet they are comfy as hell, so if you got the cash, disregard everything i said and buy them ****s. they look nice.
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I just wore out Levis. I can't really afford/justify having more than one pair of pants.
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