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Results: My Favourite Type Of Fastening

Buttons

20.00% • 3 votes

Zips

40.00% • 6 votes

Hooks & Eyes

0% • 0 votes

Velcro

0% • 0 votes

Elastic

20.00% • 3 votes

Laced

6.67% • 1 votes

Other

13.33% • 2 votes

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15 votes in total.

  • FIRST POST
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 4th Jul 18, 9:01 PM
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    Buttons, Zips, Hooks & Eyes, Laces, Elastic or Velcro?
    • #1
    • 4th Jul 18, 9:01 PM
    Buttons, Zips, Hooks & Eyes, Laces, Elastic or Velcro? 4th Jul 18 at 9:01 PM
    Which do you prefer as a fastener?
    Does it depend on the item or garment?

    For example, I never could comfortably wear 'slip-on' shoes as I find them painful due to a high instep, so I invariably buy laced shoes. For trousers, I like buttoned flies although zipped ones are quicker if you're in a hurry ..

    What do you generally prefer, allowing for the odd exception?
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 4th Jul 18, 9:08 PM
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    • 4th Jul 18, 9:08 PM
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    • 4th Jul 18, 9:08 PM
    Bring back the good old days when you were sewn into a garment for a season!
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 4th Jul 18, 9:21 PM
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    • #3
    • 4th Jul 18, 9:21 PM
    • #3
    • 4th Jul 18, 9:21 PM
    I really used to like the toggle fasteners on the duffle coats that we had when growing up!
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    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 4th Jul 18, 9:27 PM
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    • #4
    • 4th Jul 18, 9:27 PM
    • #4
    • 4th Jul 18, 9:27 PM
    A piece of baler twine around me middle!
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 4th Jul 18, 9:32 PM
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    • #5
    • 4th Jul 18, 9:32 PM
    • #5
    • 4th Jul 18, 9:32 PM
    A piece of baler twine around me middle!
    Originally posted by Jackmydad
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 5th Jul 18, 8:16 AM
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    • #6
    • 5th Jul 18, 8:16 AM
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    • 5th Jul 18, 8:16 AM
    Hmm that is rather challenging to answer.
    It really depends on the item of clothing, I mean if its like a pair of trousers there are some types of professions that would prefer velcro down the edges rather than being sewed.
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    • OldMotherTucker
    • By OldMotherTucker 5th Jul 18, 8:24 AM
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    • #7
    • 5th Jul 18, 8:24 AM
    • #7
    • 5th Jul 18, 8:24 AM
    A piece of baler twine around me middle!
    Originally posted by Jackmydad
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 5th Jul 18, 8:26 AM
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    • #8
    • 5th Jul 18, 8:26 AM
    • #8
    • 5th Jul 18, 8:26 AM
    Hmm that is rather challenging to answer.
    It really depends on the item of clothing, I mean if its like a pair of trousers there are some types of professions that would prefer velcro down the edges rather than being sewed.
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    I wouldn't know anything about those.

    Do tell us more.
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    • OldMotherTucker
    • By OldMotherTucker 5th Jul 18, 8:27 AM
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    • 5th Jul 18, 8:27 AM
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    • 5th Jul 18, 8:27 AM
    Not a velcro fan - I hate the sound and it looks messy when it collects fluff n stuff! Handy for kids though.

    I prefer as few fastenings as possible but I think zips are easiest.
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 5th Jul 18, 8:39 AM
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    I wouldn't know anything about those.

    Do tell us more.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I can't ... when I google for more info for some reason the work firewall doesn't seem to like it
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    • Flick216
    • By Flick216 5th Jul 18, 9:00 AM
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    Which do you prefer as a fastener?
    Does it depend on the item or garment?

    For example, I never could comfortably wear 'slip-on' shoes as I find them painful due to a high instep, so I invariably buy laced shoes. For trousers, I like buttoned flies although zipped ones are quicker if you're in a hurry ..

    What do you generally prefer, allowing for the odd exception?
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    I too have a high instep which does limit the summer sandals I can by as they always have straps that go up the centre. They look so pretty but I find them painful after a while.

    Although most ladies slip ons do not always go past the toes!

    I struggle with buttons on clothes because of my nails!
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 5th Jul 18, 9:17 AM
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    Zips in shorts as if I am taking a quick wazz in the outback in a dark dunny I want to give the redback as little time as possible to scuttle up me leg and bite me on the clackers
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    • Flick216
    • By Flick216 5th Jul 18, 9:29 AM
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    Zips in shorts as if I am taking a quick wazz in the outback in a dark dunny I want to give the redback as little time as possible to scuttle up me leg and bite me on the clackers
    Originally posted by colinw
    Well there is a mental picture that will stay with me all day.....
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 5th Jul 18, 9:40 AM
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    Well there is a mental picture that will stay with me all day.....
    Originally posted by Flick216
    I like to paint a picture with me words
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 5th Jul 18, 9:54 AM
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    Well there is a mental picture that will stay with me all day.....
    Originally posted by Flick216
    I like to paint a picture with me words
    Originally posted by colinw
    Surely if it your clackers were bitten and swelled up then you'd need a bigger canvass to paint the picture on
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 5th Jul 18, 9:56 AM
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    Surely if it your clackers were bitten and swelled up then you'd need a bigger canvass to paint the picture on
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    You would need a bigger pair of shorts as well

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 5th Jul 18, 10:06 AM
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    I can't ... when I google for more info for some reason the work firewall doesn't seem to like it
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    How very strange!




    Zips in shorts as if I am taking a quick wazz in the outback in a dark dunny I want to give the redback as little time as possible to scuttle up me leg and bite me on the clackers
    Originally posted by colinw
    Erm.......what language he spik, pliz?
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 5th Jul 18, 10:11 AM
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    How very strange!






    Erm.......what language he spik, pliz?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    The language of fear and pain
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 5th Jul 18, 10:20 AM
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    Depends on the clothes..........



    Shoes....... slip-ons. Laces are a total pain. The slip-ons have to be good ones, though, like Hotter, and not, perversely, ones where your foot slips about in them!
    Some shoes have a Velcro tab. They're ok I suppose.
    I don't like zips on boots......they tend to get stuck, or are very stiff despite lubrication.

    Flick et al........ my slip-ons fit most of the foot.....I couldn't wear ones that stop just past the toes as they'd be too uncomfortable and dig in. Plus there's the risk of them slipping off in dangerous moments.

    Trousers. OMG! Zips, and well-greased zips, these days! Buttons could be disastrous 'in an emergency'!
    At the top......one button is ok, or hooks and eyes.
    Even better, sometimes.....pull-ons!

    Tops etc........don't mind...... buttons or zips. Prefer ones you just pull on though.
    I don't like buttoned sleeves. Don't like full-length sleeves anyway, and buttoned ones never do up on my thick wrists.
    No back zips, though. My damaged wrists can't cope with the top 3 or 4 inches of zip. Unless I can slip it on without undoing the zip, iyswim.

    Coats. Don't mind really. Zips or buttons.

    Wouldn't like Velcro on a coat or trousers really, due to the fluff problem, and it wears out after a bit.
    Last edited by Pyxis; 05-07-2018 at 10:27 AM.
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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 5th Jul 18, 10:23 AM
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    Unfortunately I'm of an age when elasticated waists are king

    Seriously though, in the summer I get a rash on me belly from the buttons on the waist of me jeans so I usually opt for trackies or mens 3/4 lendth cut offs (with no flies)

    The only velcro is on the pockets of me shorts. Laces in me trainers although I never undo them I just wriggle me feet into them

    And longline hoodies with zips, can't abide over the head jobs.
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
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