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Do you feel your clothes on your skin all the time?
Yes 72%  72%  [ 42 ]
No 28%  28%  [ 16 ]
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07 Sep 2008, 3:12 pm

1: Most importantly, the bottom layer must be snug. I'm very partial to Jockey boxer briefs because they're a good cotton that I like. I like to wear tight undershirts too if the temperature permits. I only buy black ones, not because I'm depressed, but because black is sharp and classy.

2: Tshirt, tucked in preferably. I prefer cotton, but all cotton is not the same and it's not a big deal.

3: If it's not too hot then I like wear a long sleeve over shirt. I have one that I particularly like. It's soft and silky and very loose. It doesn't restrict movement, but it covers my arms which I like.

4: I wear jeans most days, I don't mind them but they're not great for running in. I prefer cargo shorts because they have lots of pockets and come down farther than most shorts so I don't look strange. I like to belt them tight and I have to keep specific things in specific pockets to balance out the weight evenly.

5: Converse Chuck Taylor's. Best shoes ever. With a good pair of insoles, and tied extra tight. I could run in them forever.

6: I don't like things that confine movement but are tight and supportive.


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07 Sep 2008, 3:15 pm

ooooo I absolutely hate running in jeans although I do it from time to time. It makes me itch really bad and my legs feel so confined in the denim.



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07 Sep 2008, 3:56 pm

Cotton shirts and pants, and denim are not a problem for me. What I absolutely can't stand, no matter what I'm wearing, is the tags in clothes. They itch like crazy.

I can't wear wool sweaters at all. They make me itch so bad and make me break out in a rash, and give me a pins and needles feeling.

Another thing I hate with any piece of clothing, is when the shirt is so short that it exposes my torso, or pants so short they expose a tiny part of my legs. I don't have a problem wearing shorts as most of my legs are exposed for a while anyway and they get used to it over the warmer months. With pants, they cover the entire leg, and when a tiny part of the leg isn't, it's one of the worst feelings in the world for my skin. Same principle with short shirts.

When I was a kid the only shirts that were comfortable for me were turtlenecks. Lower collar shirts left my neck exposed and it felt like torture. I would always keep trying to pull the collar up higher on my neck and my mom would tell me to stop because it would ruin the shirt. This was before we finally found some comfortable turtlenecks.



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07 Sep 2008, 6:03 pm

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I still try to not wear socks at him.

I NEVER wear socks. I absolutely despise them. They are a sensory nightmare, and I find them utterly pointless, so I decided to stop wearing them entirely about four years ago. I honestly don't remember the last time I wore a pair of socks.
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07 Sep 2008, 10:16 pm

If clothes are the slightest bit uncomfortable, they drive me crazy. I try to never buy or wear uncomfortable clothes.

I also use only unscented laundry detergent, and I use far less than recommended.

The first thing I do when I get a new article of clothing is to remove the tag.

I prefer natural fibers. Blends are okay. Artificial fibers feel yucky and they don't breathe.

I can't stand anything on my feet. I only wear shoes and socks when absolutely necessary, and then I wear sandals as much as is practical.


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07 Sep 2008, 10:32 pm

I am VERY picky about what I wear. I cant stand tags, big seams, lace, zippers, or EEEEK polyester or other scratchy material....I only can wear light tennis shoes or cloth flip flops...and I hate hate hate jeans. When I was a kid I drove my Mom nuts. I was her only daughter and If she put a dress on me with any kind of lace or a zipper I would scream and roll around on the floor. She had to cut all the tags out of my clothes and she would buy things that I could not tollorate wearing.



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07 Sep 2008, 10:39 pm

liloleme wrote:
I am VERY picky about what I wear. I cant stand tags, big seams, lace, zippers, or EEEEK polyester or other scratchy material....I only can wear light tennis shoes or cloth flip flops...and I hate hate hate jeans. When I was a kid I drove my Mom nuts. I was her only daughter and If she put a dress on me with any kind of lace or a zipper I would scream and roll around on the floor. She had to cut all the tags out of my clothes and she would buy things that I could not tollorate wearing.


My mother used to make me wear lace too. The scratchy kind. :eew:


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07 Sep 2008, 10:41 pm

ooOoOoOAnaOoOoOoo wrote:
ooooo I absolutely hate running in jeans although I do it from time to time. It makes me itch really bad and my legs feel so confined in the denim.


I don't know why, but I always feel at unease when there is something that I feel that would prevent me from running near top speed at a moments notice. Weather it's clothing, bad shoes, large heavy things in pockets, or I have to take a dump. I like feeling fast, hence the goggles.


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07 Sep 2008, 10:47 pm

Yeah, I can usually feel my clothes, but they usually don't bother me unless it's some synthetic fiber, nylon and polyester especially


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08 Sep 2008, 12:06 am

Nah, I don't really pay much attention to clothing if they're comfortable and loose fitting. It's only when they're new/stiff/ironed too rigidly that I take notice of them.



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08 Sep 2008, 12:29 am

no, I don't...but that does explain when I can feel a tag and I have to change it.


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08 Sep 2008, 2:52 am

Nowadays there's plenty of tagless shirts to choose from.



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08 Sep 2008, 7:57 am

* I routinely remove all tags from my clothes. Especially underwear.

* I have to carefully check the hem of my socks so it's not placed on my toenails. Walking is a torture if I can feel the hem of my socks on my toenails. Since about age 9 I have worn all my socks inside-out, with the hem on the outside so the feeling is diminished. But if the shoe is too tight I can still tell where it is, and I have to take off the shoe and reposition the hem so I don't get bothered by it.

* Nylon threads in my underwear have given me rashes for as long as I can remember. I was diagnosed dermatitis in my groin, the same kind that babies get from their diapers. I am worried this may cause some embarrassment the day I become intimate with someone.

* I hate it when my shirt is too short and my belly is exposed (in fact, I hate it when I stretch for any reason and the tiniest portion of my belly is exposed). I also hate it when I have forgotten to button my shirt all the way up and my chest is exposed. With T-shirts I can't help it, but with buttonshirts I feel the need to use all the buttons. Not up to the top neck button, unless I'm wearing a tie, but that's a rare occurrence.



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08 Sep 2008, 8:09 pm

Cotton doesn't really breath. "Breathing" is something that the cotton marketers want you to imagine it does. The truth is that cotton holds on to moisture, which then prevents what little ventilation the cotton ever had from happening. Cotton prevents natural processes from happening and then your body has to work extra-hard to compensate for it. If your cotton clothes had a respiratory system, they would need a scuba tank to keep from drowning when you wore them.

Polyester all the way, for me, unless I'm working with fire (it can melt, which is its only detriment).

KingChaosNinja wrote:
ooOoOoOAnaOoOoOoo wrote:
ooooo I absolutely hate running in jeans although I do it from time to time. It makes me itch really bad and my legs feel so confined in the denim.


I don't know why, but I always feel at unease when there is something that I feel that would prevent me from running near top speed at a moments notice. Weather it's clothing, bad shoes, large heavy things in pockets, or I have to take a dump.

That's pretty much how I feel.


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08 Sep 2008, 8:14 pm

ooOoOoOAnaOoOoOoo wrote:
I think everything is a distraction 24/7. There isn't one time I am awake that something isn't bothering me. It's not always clothing, it's everything. When I go running I have to wear shorts. Anything other than shorts makes me itch like mad.


I feel like there's always something bothering me. Itching me, , annoying me, making me want to vomit, etcetera. Life would be wonderful if I could just stop being affected by things. But it's not always clothes. Sometimes it's the smell of the garbage can 20 feet away, or the bus lady perfume.


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08 Sep 2008, 9:15 pm

Flismflop wrote:
Cotton doesn't really breath. "Breathing" is something that the cotton marketers want you to imagine it does. The truth is that cotton holds on to moisture, which then prevents what little ventilation the cotton ever had from happening. Cotton prevents natural processes from happening and then your body has to work extra-hard to compensate for it. If your cotton clothes had a respiratory system, they would need a scuba tank to keep from drowning when you wore them.


Don't know where you got that from. I have been doing needlework for nearly 30 years, so I am very familiar with the properties of fibers. Also, I live in an area that sees temperatures of 115 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer, so it is to my advantage to know which fibers breathe and which don't. Cotton breathes, and here is the Wikipedia article to back me up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotton#Properties_of_cotton_fibers

If I wear a lightweight polyester blouse, I will be drenched in sweat. If I wear a cotton sweater, I will stay cooler.


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