Last Thursday, Bob called me while I was at work.
Bob: Hey, thanks for buying me these pants -- they're great!
Me: What pants?
Bob: The black ones -- they're comfortable! They don't hold heat, they don't irritate my skin. I can't believe you found me pants I can wear!
Me: Black pants -- I bought these recently?
Bob: I don't know, I just found them in my closet and I know I didn't buy them.
Me: Hmmmm. Well... Great!
After I hung up, I was puzzled. I had not bought him any pants recently, although I do sometimes buy him clothes. That night, as I drove into our driveway I recalled our conversation. I walked through the door, interested to see the pants he had on.
Bob was wearing my pants. Specifically, he was wearing my Chicos traveler pants.
If you aren't familiar with these pants, they are wonderful -- 100% acetate, super-stretchy, no iron, they drape beautifully, and wear like iron. The fabric is lux, but the care is easy -- just shake out and wear them. I buy mine on Ebay.
How'd Bob stumble on them? Bob and I share one closet that runs the length of our bedroom. He must have found these toward the end of his side.
CTCL is an awful disease that makes your skin feel like it is on fire at times. Finding clothes that don't irritate Bob's skin is a challenge. If it works, it works, and you have to just go with it. I bought him a pair for himself on Ebay, just to wear at home. They are no men's equivalents of these pants, although I heard Orvis sometimes carries an acetate pant for men.