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My long underwear won't stay up!!!

post #1 of 42
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I'm being serious....I bought a nice pair of Patagonias and skied Sat. The bottoms kept slipping down my waist even though they are my size. I had to keep yanking them up! Any tricks to keeping them up? Should I get suspenders
post #2 of 42
that is a problem. I refer to mine as bell tops not bell bottoms!
post #3 of 42
Try some velcro. Sew some to the outside of your thermals and to the inside of your pants (or thermal shirt if you wear it out side your thermal bottoms). Put the hook part of the velcro on the thermal pants facing outward and the fuzzy part facing you for comfort. It was my mom's idea when I was having a similar problem.
post #4 of 42
Now that's just TMI!

Seriously though, I tuck my base layer shirt in under my long underwear, then my next layer shirt gets tucked in between the long underwear bottoms and the pants bottom and it seems to help.
post #5 of 42
You don't sew the hook part of the velcro to your hips and the fuzzy part to the inside of the thermals?
post #6 of 42
Er....the problem was that I have a skin like stretch thermal fleece shirt, which would ride up. Geez man, WHAT were you thinking?:
post #7 of 42
Joe Nicoles, sings about tequila, similar problem?
post #8 of 42
post #9 of 42
Duct tape.
post #10 of 42
I had some Hot Chillis years ago that wouldn't stay up. A 10 on the annoyance scale for sure. Ended up throwing them away.
post #11 of 42
Sit-ups ??
post #12 of 42
I always buy cheap longies and cut them off at knee length. No more drooping drawers
post #13 of 42
I'm sorry to hear that! Maybe go smaller. Change brands.
post #14 of 42
Those one piece things are typically called Union Suits. Marmot and Smartwool both made some last season, ... or maybe it was two seasons ago, but in searching for them I can't find them right now.
post #15 of 42
I can tell these replies are all from MEN - sheesh!:

What you are saying is that the elastic waistband is too big, right?

Simple solution and simpler solution....

Put on the pants, and pinch up the amount of extra elastic that you need to make them feel snug but not tight. Either eyeball how much that is, or put a safety pin in it to hold it while you take them back off.

Now, you can either use a needle and thread to permanently sew that hunk over on itself, or you can reposition the safety pin and leave it there..... or being a guy, you could even use staples. It doesn't matter if there is a fold in it at the back of the waist band - being long underwear, nobody will see it anyway.
post #16 of 42
post #17 of 42
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Originally Posted by FRAU
I can tell these replies are all from MEN - sheesh!:

What you are saying is that the elastic waistband is too big, right?

Simple solution and simpler solution....

Put on the pants, and pinch up the amount of extra elastic that you need to make them feel snug but not tight. Either eyeball how much that is, or put a safety pin in it to hold it while you take them back off.

Now, you can either use a needle and thread to permanently sew that hunk over on itself, or you can reposition the safety pin and leave it there..... or being a guy, you could even use staples. It doesn't matter if there is a fold in it at the back of the waist band - being long underwear, nobody will see it anyway.
Actually the method I suggested came from a woman, as I mentioned.
post #18 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by FRAU
I can tell these replies are all from MEN - sheesh!:

What you are saying is that the elastic waistband is too big, right?

Simple solution and simpler solution....

Put on the pants, and pinch up the amount of extra elastic that you need to make them feel snug but not tight. Either eyeball how much that is, or put a safety pin in it to hold it while you take them back off.

Now, you can either use a needle and thread to permanently sew that hunk over on itself, or you can reposition the safety pin and leave it there..... or being a guy, you could even use staples. It doesn't matter if there is a fold in it at the back of the waist band - being long underwear, nobody will see it anyway.
Actually, the method I suggested came from a woman, as I mentioned.
post #19 of 42
Lose some weight around the waist.
post #20 of 42
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Originally Posted by FRAU
Put on the pants, and pinch up the amount of extra elastic that you need to make them feel snug but not tight. Either eyeball how much that is, or put a safety pin in it to hold it ....
The last time I tried something like that there was more pin in me than in the fabric. So I gave up. But on the other hand, I can adjust the timing on almost every vehicle I've ever owned. Do you think there's some genetic predisposition to car engines vs. safety pins.
post #21 of 42
Give them to some hottie you can't score on .....

and consider it a "good start"
post #22 of 42
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Originally Posted by dp
You don't sew the hook part of the velcro to your hips and the fuzzy part to the inside of the thermals?
You're freakin' me out.
post #23 of 42
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Originally Posted by RXevolv
You're freakin' me out.
Some guys are fuzzy enough on their own that they just need to stick it to themselves.
post #24 of 42
I'm surprised that no one mentioned the outside pants. Are they pulling down the underwear? If they are, fix that first and the rest may go away. If no, I would sew a drawstring into the waist of the underwear or do as Frau says, fold and sew the waist.
post #25 of 42
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Originally Posted by eblackwelder
Duct tape.
Staples?
Rivets?
Mollybolts?


Seriously, best thread title in months.
post #26 of 42
Option B (Go Commando) True free sking
post #27 of 42
Try wearing them on the outside of your ski pants, just make sure that they are clean first.
post #28 of 42
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Originally Posted by Lars
Lose some weight around the waist.
Losing weight will make it worse. You need to put on some inches, fatten up a bit. It's easier than Frau's suggestion of trying to sew... just eat more nachos and beer, and the elastic will be just fine.
post #29 of 42
Rub Viagra on the waist band.

-Sorry I could not resist.
post #30 of 42
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Originally Posted by Scott K
Rub Viagra on the waist band.

-Sorry I could not resist.
that's actually quite funny.
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