Monday, October 20, 2014

The secret of the traveling pants

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.

Mystery solved.

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.


  1. Too funny! But glad Bob has something comfortable to wear :)

  2. Cute pants! A happy accident that he found them :)

  3. A wise man Bob is. The Chico's traveler collection is great (always up for shopping their outlet stores if I am near one). Glad to hear he has found something comfortable to wear.


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