Comments on: Tuxedo Pants http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/tuxedo-pants/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:49:40 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Kate The Great http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/tuxedo-pants/comment-page-1/#comment-423519 Kate The Great Thu, 20 Dec 2012 02:00:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28465#comment-423519 Oh, how embarrassing: “rich” not “rick”. Also, I no longer have that flat stomach, so it didn’t join my set of intimate wear.

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By: Kate The Great http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/tuxedo-pants/comment-page-1/#comment-423518 Kate The Great Thu, 20 Dec 2012 01:55:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28465#comment-423518 You’re so right, Gabby, guess what? I have that story. Are you ready?

While touring the Oasis Bordello Museum in Wallace, Idaho –fascinating place btw– the tour guide said, “We’ve got a basement that is self-guided, as well as some clothes for sale that used to be part of the bordello. Are you interested?” All of us, surprisingly, said yes, so down we went.

It had some small interesting tidbits and a large box full of jumbled clothes. I began picking through the box and found that it was typical thrift store fare, except for the last thing in the bottom of the box– a flawless, grey tuxedo jacket. With no price tag on it. I was delighted to discover that it fit.

After taking it up the the front desk to ask about the price, I also discovered that it might have belonged to one of the gambling parlor workers who ran the poker tables. I bought it on the spot.

It was one of my favorite items of clothing for the years when I was a married college student. It was just the two of us in our apartment, and we had a very active intimate life. At one point, I wore nothing but my tuxedo jacket to show off my amazingly flat stomach.

I no longer fit into that jacket because my shoulders widened somewhere in the process of bringing our first child into the world. It now resides in my dress-up trunk for our kids to play with.

And, I have to admit, I wore it for Halloween this year as I dressed up as a ringmaster. I can’t let go of it completely; it has such a rick history.

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By: Barchbo http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/tuxedo-pants/comment-page-1/#comment-423466 Barchbo Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:38:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28465#comment-423466 I don’t really borrow my husband’s clothes (the occasional t-shirt when pregnant) but my body type doesn’t really lend itself to men’s clothing. I have a cropped tux jacket (women’s, vintage) and a tuxedo style ruched pencil skirt but that’s about it. (I don’t wear them together.)

I wore J. Crew men’s rollneck sweaters all through college. I still like the look!

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By: PinonCoffee http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/tuxedo-pants/comment-page-1/#comment-423395 PinonCoffee Wed, 19 Dec 2012 01:51:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28465#comment-423395 I think it’s incredibly romantic when my husband shares his blazer when I get cold out on a date. :-)

I wish I could wear his clothes. I would totally borrow his sweaters and button-ups. Only then my realtor’s joke about his-and-hers closets being mine-and-mine-too closets would really come true!

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By: Anna http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/tuxedo-pants/comment-page-1/#comment-423354 Anna Tue, 18 Dec 2012 18:50:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28465#comment-423354 Haha, i’m laughing about the “über-sexy”, i have never seen this German word beeing used in an English text. And I wouldn’t take anything out of my husband’s closet, except for a big warm pullover in a cold day… ( Excuse my bad English).

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By: Bryony http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/tuxedo-pants/comment-page-1/#comment-423340 Bryony Tue, 18 Dec 2012 17:23:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=28465#comment-423340 I do love stealing my husband’s too-big-to-be-allowed stripey button-down and pairing it with my skinny jeans. It manages to look nice while A) being easy to breastfeed in (!!) and B) not involving much effort.

Also…grammar police moment! :) It’d be “myriad tuxedo pants”…you don’t need the “of”. In any event, I’d love to see what those black skinny trousers look like if you get all DIY on them and add a stripe.

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