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On the importance of courtesy and need for long t-shirts - Input Junkie
March 19th, 2014
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On the importance of courtesy and need for long t-shirts
Recently, a low quality person took photos of players at a Magic tournament whose asscracks were showing, and publicized the photos for purposes of mockery.

This was obviously not decent behavior, but theferrett included the practical side of the matter. A lot of men have long bodies-- longer than is allowed for by typical t-shirts, even in large sizes-- the large sizes are more wide than long.

I've passed the word to a t-shirt huckster, and I recommend that you do the same, and possibly also mention this to t-shirt manufacturers.

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From:sartorias
Date:March 19th, 2014 05:26 pm (UTC)
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I am constantly on the lookout for tunic t-shirts--extra long.
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From:nancylebov
Date:March 19th, 2014 05:50 pm (UTC)
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http://www.duluthtrading.com/

They do long t-shirts, but possibly not as long as you're looking for.
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From:sartorias
Date:March 19th, 2014 07:40 pm (UTC)
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Those are great! Thank you!
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From:ashnistrike
Date:March 22nd, 2014 03:15 am (UTC)
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Cafe Press's 'pregnancy' t-shirts are actually great for this - I never stopped wearing mine.

-Nameseeker
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From:agrumer
Date:March 19th, 2014 06:55 pm (UTC)
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I wonder how many of those guys were wearing low-rise jeans.
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From:madfilkentist
Date:March 19th, 2014 10:39 pm (UTC)
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It does seem to me that low waistlines are more the problem than short shirts.
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From:nancylebov
Date:March 19th, 2014 11:00 pm (UTC)
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I'm pretty sure you're mistaken.

Note that this discussion started with gamers, who aren't likely to go in for low-hanging pants.

Edited at 2014-03-19 11:02 pm (UTC)
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From:agrumer
Date:March 20th, 2014 12:24 am (UTC)
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By “low-hanging pants”, do you mean wearing one’s pants low, so that the underwear shows, and the crotch hangs down between one’s thighs (sometimes as low as the knees)? While that is a popular trend in some circles, it’s not what I’m talking about.

The “rise” of a pair of pants the distance from the crotch seam to the top of the waistband. Regular-cut pants for a person of typical build will have a rise in the range of 9–11 inches, and be designed for the waistband to fall at the natural waist (just below the navel). Low-rise pants — popular among today’s young folks — have rises of 7–9 inches, and are designed so the waistband falls across the hips, well below the navel. (There are also “short rise” pants, designed for shorter wearers; they have a short rise, but are still designed for the natural waist.) There are also “high-rise” pants, with a longer than usual rise. In all cases, these pants are worn with the crotch at the normal height.

I’m a fat guy, and I wear my pants with the waistband over my navel, just above where it ought to be. But I’ve noticed that womzilla wears his down around his hips, so his belly hangs over the front. If those guys in the photos were wearing their pants down around their hips, that could lead to butt-crack flashing.

Edited at 2014-03-20 12:25 am (UTC)
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From:madfilkentist
Date:March 20th, 2014 05:57 pm (UTC)
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Just taking myself as a data point, if I'm not wearing a shirt and sitting down, my gluteus maximus is still well covered. Even a period of sloppy sitting doesn't endanger that.
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From:nancylebov
Date:March 20th, 2014 06:03 pm (UTC)
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People's proportions vary a *lot*.
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