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[–] 6 points 4 months ago* (last edited 4 months ago) (1 children)

Is that possible? Every pair I owned always wore out at the crotch eventually.

[–] 1 points 4 months ago (1 children)

My experience has been you have to cycle through several pairs to make them last

I have some from scotch and soda that have lasted me around 10 years, but I don't wear them that much. Honestly I wear them more for bed because they're comfortable and kinda loud

[–] 3 points 4 months ago* (last edited 4 months ago) (1 children)

and kinda loud

*Zip zop, zip zop, zip zop...*

[–] schmorpel 1 points 4 months ago

I love corduroy! On my local farmer's market a gypsy always has a pile of them available. There's all kinds of brands but probably all out of the same factory - did they fall off a truck somewhere? 3 for 10EUR. I bought my first couple 20 years ago, they lasted ten years before I got too fat for them and gave them away. Now I started spending another 3 of them. When one pair gets wet outside on the farm I hang them close to the fire and dress the next pair. I bought them extra plus size and hope to get more than 10 years out of them this time!

[–] 0 points 4 months ago