August 29, 2011 9:04 pm at 9:04 pm #598984CheinMember
I know this sounds either funny or insane (or both), but its true. I have a problem keeping my trousers up. They seem to fall down at random times. Obviously I catch them before it’s too late. But still it’s very very annoying, as you can well imagine. It more typically seems to occur when I am carrying heavy (or a bunch of) packages or children in my hands.
I’ve been having this problem for as long as I can remember. I am somewhat overweight, but nothing crazy. I presume I could wear suspenders, although I’ve never done so. (At least not since I’m 5 years old.) Is that my only option (is that even an option?) or what other solutions are there?August 29, 2011 9:12 pm at 9:12 pm #1051088YW Moderator-80Member
if you are overweight then your belt is sitting on top of a slope (curving inwards ) and by the laws of physics will tend by the force of gravity to fall.
1. lose enough weight that your abdomen is approximately flat
3. wear your belt high enough up to be above the midpoint of the curve (“nerd” style)
4. live with itAugust 29, 2011 9:15 pm at 9:15 pm #1051089deiyezoogerMember
Wear Suspenders.August 29, 2011 9:22 pm at 9:22 pm #1051090The FrumguyParticipant
Get a job as a clown in a circus.August 29, 2011 9:22 pm at 9:22 pm #1051091ToiParticipant
your english. you said trousers instead of pants and packages instead of bags. in that case…um…no shaychis. hatzlachah.August 29, 2011 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm #1051092YehudahTzviParticipant
Just wear two pairs of pants. Ah, but if those too were to fall down, then three? No. Ain sof l’davar!August 29, 2011 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm #1051093Queen BeeMember
LOL, I love how you call them trousers!August 29, 2011 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm #1051094bein_hasdorimParticipant
You have a bright future awaiting you as a Plumber. Good Luck!August 29, 2011 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm #1051095MiddlePathParticipant
How about a pair of overalls?
And actually, suspenders can be very fashionable.August 29, 2011 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm #1051096on the ballParticipant
toi: maybe it was a way of disguising his identity especially as he has given one aspect of it away i.e. overweight. Anyway what do you have against the English? I think they’re great!August 29, 2011 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm #1051097oomisParticipant
Suspenders will work. Or your pants are too loose.August 30, 2011 12:03 am at 12:03 am #1051098
Hey y’know, you can always sew it to your undershirt or use safety pins. If that is not an option, sew strong magnets onto the bottom of your shirt and on the corresponding areas of your pants waist.August 30, 2011 12:25 am at 12:25 am #1051099
Excuse me the op did not invite the posters to insult him and make jokes hes asking for a solution to a problem. What your mom said is still true if you have nothing nice to say……..August 30, 2011 1:00 am at 1:00 am #1051100always hereParticipant
if he’s from the UK, then we should be saying ‘braces’ instead of ‘suspenders’!
in the UK: ‘suspenders are what ladies’ use to hold up stockings, although this term was also used for the contraptions men used to use to hold up their socks’.
🙂August 30, 2011 1:11 am at 1:11 am #1051101simcha613Participant
So, does the belt hold the pants up or do the pants hold the belt up?August 30, 2011 2:33 am at 2:33 am #1051102brotherofursParticipant
haleivi that’s a good idea 🙂August 30, 2011 3:13 am at 3:13 am #1051103yankdownunderMember
Go to a Tailor and have your Pants altered, or buy and use Suspenders(known as Braces Down Under/England).August 30, 2011 3:57 am at 3:57 am #1051104amichaiParticipant
suspenders. I know very skinny pple who wear them to keep their trousers on. they come in different colors also.August 30, 2011 11:35 am at 11:35 am #1051105mommamia22Participant
Suspenders with a pull over vest on top, if you don’t want them to show. You can also try white suspenders which will show less over a white shirt. You may be able to find them in clothing stores that outfit chassanim. Better to wear suspenders than worry about falling pants. You may start a trend!August 30, 2011 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm #1051106be goodParticipant
LOL this is the most hysterical discussion ever!!!
Thanks for the laugh!August 30, 2011 6:27 pm at 6:27 pm #1051107ronrsrMember
after a small weight loss, I was walking through an airport terminal and carrying two bags when . . . you guessed it . . . my pants fell down. I’m sure it was untznua, but of course there was no intent involved.
I put down my bags, hiked up my pants, pushed out my belly in hopes it would hold, smiled sheepishly at the passersby, and went on my way.August 30, 2011 6:46 pm at 6:46 pm #1051108aries2756Participant
Chein, obviously you should consider you health first and foremost and truly consider losing the appropriate weight for yourself and your family. Firstly because they love you and need you. And secondly to be a good role model.
As far as a solution “in the mean time” suspenders is always an option or you can try using snaps or velcro sewn into your pants and shirts. Suspenders is the easiest way to go. But don’t buy cheap suspenders that will make you look sloppy. Get yourself a handsome pair that you can be proud to wear. Then work on losing the weight. You will be surprised that you might get accustomed to the look and choose to wear them as an accessory even after you lose the weight.August 30, 2011 6:58 pm at 6:58 pm #1051109
Aries he didnt ask for a mussar shmooze on weight loss he asked how to keep his pants up, why do thin people feel they have the right to look down on those of us who are overweight? guess what we know being thinner is healthier maybe we are dieting and maybe we are not, its not your place to impose your beliefs on us.August 30, 2011 7:02 pm at 7:02 pm #1051110YW Moderator-80Member
aries is a certified “life coach”August 30, 2011 7:09 pm at 7:09 pm #1051111aries2756Participant
Goq, who said I’m thin? I am also working with a doctor to lose weight. I have lost over 30 pounds already to stay healthy and am still working on it. I know what I am talking about, so please don’t jump to conclusions and don’t be quick to judge.
I did not offer mussar, I asked him to consider his health because I care about others and if you are in the same position I will ask you to take care of your health as well. I also answered his question.August 30, 2011 7:53 pm at 7:53 pm #1051113
I’m the one being judgemental? really? it must be nice to be on that high pedestal to always preach to us who are not fortunate enough to be as wise as you.August 30, 2011 7:55 pm at 7:55 pm #1051114shlishiMember
Enough bickering kids.
What I am trying to understand if this issue affects those overweight or underweight. It seems both kinds have “weighed” in here indicating it affects them.August 30, 2011 7:56 pm at 7:56 pm #1051115ursula momishMember
Now you know why your mother told you always to wear clean underwear.August 30, 2011 8:03 pm at 8:03 pm #1051116squeakParticipant
Aries, you are doing it again.August 30, 2011 8:11 pm at 8:11 pm #1051117oomisParticipant
FTR, I did not see any insult in the remarks made by Aries. I am also overweight, and I would definitely be sensitized to mean-spirited remarks. Aries said some well-expressed NON-mussar, but rather sound advice, IMO. I heard no judgmentalism in her post.
However, I do think that sometimes some of us do tend to not respond to the actual question posted, but to offer “insights” that are as a result of our reading between the lines. For example, the poster asks for advice about what type of movies are appropriate for the children to view, and several people respond “Since when is it muttar to see movies? Did you ask a shailah?” That may be the responder’s hashkafa, but that was not the question the other poster asked, and it is not helpful.
Sometimes we are correct, but soemtimes after reading someone’s response to a post, I feel like, “Wow, the original poster never meant THAT, I’m sure!” So I think it behooves us to really think before we hit the “send post,” to make sure we are not misreading the OP, and to also make sure that what we are replying is what we intended to convey.August 30, 2011 8:17 pm at 8:17 pm #1051118am yisrael chaiParticipant
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dear Ursula. I listened to my mother. My underwear was spotless.August 30, 2011 8:29 pm at 8:29 pm #1051120minyan galMember
I really think that this thread has run its course. The general consensus is that the OP should purchase some “shlaykus”. If people are going to get critical of other posters, then this thread (in which a fairly simple, non-halachic question was asked), then it serves no further purpose. I found nothing offensive in aries’ post yet The Goq was offended. I think it was a defence mechanism, but that is neither here nor there. I think the question has been sufficiently answered and the Mods should “shut ‘er down”.August 30, 2011 8:48 pm at 8:48 pm #1051121
Why, how do you know there’s no other ideas? For example, suspenders under the shirt, or to over starch the trousers until they can stand on their own.August 30, 2011 8:54 pm at 8:54 pm #1051122babygooseParticipant
lqtmAugust 30, 2011 8:56 pm at 8:56 pm #1051123
I think you should try to make the pants waist elastic. The belt might be adding unnecessary weight.August 30, 2011 9:00 pm at 9:00 pm #1051124shlishiMember
Do people really wear suspenders under their shirt?August 30, 2011 9:00 pm at 9:00 pm #1051125babygooseParticipant
how bout you come up with a new invention to solve the problem? my mom and i will thank you a lot for that one bec. going through the same parshaAugust 30, 2011 9:11 pm at 9:11 pm #1051126bein_hasdorimParticipant
I agree w Haleivi, was just about to type that.
Taking in to a tailor and inserting an elastic around the back is the best way to go, unless you’re much older it might not be good for your circulation. Then i’d suggest losing weight. Either way it is important getting/ staying in shape. Hatzlacha!
P.S. I really enjoy many of your other posts.August 30, 2011 9:11 pm at 9:11 pm #1051127minyan galMember
HaLeivi, pants with an elastic waist are fine for casual wear – and probably difficult to find in men’s clothing. However, I have never seen a man’s suit with an elastic waist. Have you?August 30, 2011 9:24 pm at 9:24 pm #1051128ursula momishMember
Good for you, ronrsr, you need not fear wardrobe malfunctions then.
@OP: For little boys, they make pants with buttonholes that match buttons set around the hem of the shirt. You could have your pants tailored to have buttonholes in the waistband lining, and then sew buttons correspondingly on your shirts.
But suspenders seem easiest, plus they are a fashion statement.August 31, 2011 2:05 am at 2:05 am #1051129
Shlishi, the idea is that it should not be noticed. In that case, I should mention not to get the one with blinking lights, as they might shine through the shirt.
Bein_Hasdorim, that P.S. was for me?August 31, 2011 3:12 am at 3:12 am #1051130golden momMember
they have suspenders made especially for larger men wide and long to cover the stomach made of no metal so u sont have to loose ur pants by a mental detector (like the air port) i think it from the suspender store u can check on line
today many men wear suspenders not considered “nerdy”August 31, 2011 3:50 am at 3:50 am #1051131
minyan gal please dont psychoanalyze me thank you.August 31, 2011 4:54 am at 4:54 am #1051132am yisrael chaiParticipant
Could it be that Chein is staying away from his own thread due to the chilly climate…February 10, 2014 5:46 pm at 5:46 pm #1051133WIYMember
BumpFebruary 10, 2014 8:40 pm at 8:40 pm #1051134🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
WIY – why would you want to do that?February 10, 2014 8:59 pm at 8:59 pm #1051135WIYMember
Its a funny thread.February 10, 2014 9:23 pm at 9:23 pm #1051136
Also, since obviously nobody could have forgotten about this wonderful topic, perhaps some of us came up with more ideas over the past two years.February 10, 2014 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm #1051137golferParticipant
Also Syag, it’s Adar.
And some people have more to think about in Adar than how they’re going to get the right little liqueur bottles to match their hamentashen, their baby’s headband, their goldfish, and their 4 year old’s fireman boots.
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