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Old 06-01-2012, 01:43 PM   #1
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As I've been gaining recently (I'm up to 185 now) I've become unable to fit into my older clothes not like I didn't expect that, but it was my 5 favourite pairs of jeans and pants that stopped fitting first

How do I get my jeans to button around my fat a$$?

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Old 06-01-2012, 01:57 PM   #2
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Simple: You don't. Jeans are amongst the least forgiving type of clothes.

About the only thing you can do, when they are too tight to do up, is leave them unbottoned but wear a bet to hold them together, wear a sweater or sweat shirt over top to hide that they are unbuttoned (and if you are going to be moving much, put a safety pin through the zipper to keep it from slowly undoing itself)

The clothes thing is honestly one of the biggest practical annoyances about gaining.
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Any stylish sweatpants suggestions?
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:39 PM   #4
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ugh, sweatpants are gross!

Seriously, best bet, in my mind, is develop some smart shopping skills. Maybe check out thrift stores, maybe check out chains that clear off overstock and the like (up here there is a widespread chain called Winners that does that, don't know if they operate down there), and don't turn your nose up at WalMart or the like.

When buying new things, pants with some stretch--either all over, or hidden elastic in the waistband--will be more forgiving in a change in your size. And of course, if anything buy a little loose and wear a belt, if you expect that you'll be gaining more. Things like cargo pants are often a looser fit in the seat, and this will also make them more forgiving than more form fitting clothes (the worst for fit in pants is usually while sitting, when your butt is pushing out towards the back and your gut pushing out towards the front. Things with space in the butt can shift to follow your gut more than can something which is also stretched out in the back)

Good luck!
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:15 PM   #5
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If you want clothes to last longer before they fall apart, stop washing them so much, and stop drying them in the dryer altogether. My husband has clothes he's had since he was a kid...not even kidding...that he still wears every week. They all look totally brand new. Tumble drying destroys clothes, and it screws with the fit over time too.
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