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how high , how low

John C.John C. Posts: 2,113
edited February 2010 in The bottom bracket
Nothing to do with cycling but I know you will do your best to embarrass me and put me in my place so here goes.

How low should my belt on my jeans be ? I know I'm aging a bit and my daughter keeps despairing at my lack of style etc. but I'd like an answer to this. Is two inches below the belly button too high? too low. I was going to say two inches above but then you really would have taken the .......
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  • ColinJColinJ Posts: 2,218
    This is a trick question isn't it John? The answer is that you are too old to be wearing jeans at all, whatever height the belt is at! :wink:
  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    At your age, shouldn't it be somewhere up near the nipple-line? :wink:
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  • John C.John C. Posts: 2,113
    Knew I could rely on you to knife a man when he's already down. :(
    I'm not going to say what she says when I'm in my licra cycling kit, but I bet you can guess. :lol:
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,726
    On your waist.

    I saw an old fella the other day - his trousers were so high, I just had to ask him what size chest they were.
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  • John C.John C. Posts: 2,113
    So I take it half way between my nipples and armpit is a shade too high then :lol:
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  • Luckily for you the research has been done.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8487106.stm
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    Don't wear the belt too low like some of the kids I've seen on the street with the jeans as high as the bottom of their boxers which is asking for a sharking :shock:
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  • Harry182Harry182 Posts: 926
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  • John C.John C. Posts: 2,113
    Harry182 wrote:
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    So, are we saying this is too low ?
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  • nwallacenwallace Posts: 1,465
    I don't get this.

    Who makes trousers with enough room for you to pull then up that high?

    Too high is when your balls are forced into the trouser leg when sitting down.
    Too low is when your censored would on show if it wasn't for a t-shirt.
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    I don;t think you have enough going on. So belt up........ :wink:

    Sorry, Im leaving.
  • John C.John C. Posts: 2,113
    nwallace wrote:
    I don't get this.

    Who makes trousers with enough room for you to pull then up that high?

    Too high is when your balls are forced into the trouser leg when sitting down.
    Too low is when your ars* would on show if it wasn't for a t-shirt.

    T shirt ?
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  • Think Simon Cowel and youve hit it :lol:
  • nwallacenwallace Posts: 1,465
    John C. wrote:
    nwallace wrote:
    I don't get this.

    Who makes trousers with enough room for you to pull then up that high?

    Too high is when your balls are forced into the trouser leg when sitting down.
    Too low is when your ars* would on show if it wasn't for a t-shirt.

    T shirt ?

    What people still wear T/Polo/Tennis Shirts that aren't long enough to cover your censored ?
    Do Nellyphants count?

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  • John C.John C. Posts: 2,113
    Think Simon Cowel and youve hit it :lol:

    If I think Simon Cowel I may hit something :lol:
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  • John C.John C. Posts: 2,113
    nwallace wrote:
    John C. wrote:
    nwallace wrote:
    I don't get this.

    Who makes trousers with enough room for you to pull then up that high?

    Too high is when your balls are forced into the trouser leg when sitting down.
    Too low is when your ars* would on show if it wasn't for a t-shirt.

    T shirt ?

    What people still wear T/Polo/Tennis Shirts that aren't long enough to cover your ars*?

    As I'm a 5'4" dwarf a shirt that doesn't cover my censored is a collar . My normal cycling tops could be worn as a dress, if i was that way inclined . Hm. Think I'm digging a very big hole .
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  • teagarteagar Posts: 2,100
    High waists are back in fashion anyway.

    Sod the belt - buy trousers that fit properly!
    Note: the above post is an opinion and not fact. It might be a lie.
  • As the bbc news link further up the page says, it is very age dependant, im 17 so most of the time you can see a bit of my legs below my boxers before you get down to the top of my jeans :lol:
    If you are looking for advice on trouser height then find your age on the chart and go from there. You cant be old and cool nomatter what your daughter says. If you are old wearing cool clothes you just look out of place like you are trying to be cool which is even worse than weraing your jeans like simon cowell.
    Hope this helps. :D
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