Knickers to it

27 Apr

Knickers! I dislike clothes shopping at the best of times but shopping for underoos is one of the worst.  

Once upon a few years ago I could go into several high street establishments and peruse their selection, find the multi pack high leg briefs and be spoilt for choice. Spoilt, now there’s a rarity. Nowadays sizes, materials and quality differ vastly from store to store. Steadily the selection dwindled to one high street store, and now that store has closed locally, except it’s food hall. Add the dwindling stores open along our high streets and online sites beckon.

Trouble with online is you cannot handle. My preferred store has an online shop but delivery charges and potential return costs practically matches the cost of the item. On a well known auction site a trader was selling high street store ex-stock so I plumped for a pack. They arrived but they were not my preferred store and the cotton body of the pant stretched more than the waist elastic to such a point the stretched rigid elastic dug into my flesh as I eased them up. To the bin with them! 

I am beginning to think the knicker elastic has been put in the tape measures instead of the garment.

I’ve plumped for another pack, which have the high street store logo printed on the packaging – we shall see.


Posted by on April 27, 2019 in General, Grumble, Life


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11 responses to “Knickers to it

  1. deacongill

    April 27, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    The right knicks make all the difference! Good luck with your search.

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    • AnneMarie

      April 27, 2019 at 2:43 pm

      The makers keep changing what doesn’t need changing 😂. I’m expecting my membership card to the most venerable order of grumpy old(er) women very soon.

      Liked by 1 person

      • deacongill

        April 28, 2019 at 10:00 am

        Think I’ve already got mine …

        Liked by 1 person

      • AnneMarie

        April 28, 2019 at 12:20 pm

        I’ll be in excellent company 👍🏼


  2. menhir1

    April 27, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Thought I would commiserate. Knickers also to the fore this week in my undies department. Managed to get to a favoured store eventually, only to find desired knickers in a ‘good value pack of five pairs’ in the wrong style type. Every other shape was available. I didn’t need lots, but I figured if I got what I wanted in a pack, which I did not find unfortunately, it would be a good bit cheaper than buying two separate pairs. Hunting for individual pairs of the design I wanted was also a performance. I was close to saying “knickers” and slinging my hook!


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    • AnneMarie

      April 27, 2019 at 10:15 pm

      Amazing isn’t it? You wouldn’t think such a simple item of clothing could cause such irritation! It can be quite baffling deciphering all the various types of knickers that there are, and some defy wearing.


      • menhir1

        April 28, 2019 at 6:02 pm

        Some knickers absolutely defy wearing, so, I don’t wear them. Others have so little material anywhere, I question, delicately, who would want them for general daily use. Even a Scotsman wouldn’t have such an apology of a near invisible garment under his kilt! The emperor would nave been overdressed in yon wee skimpy shoelace….and at what a price

        The phrase ‘nowt so queer as folk’ Is apt imho.

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      • AnneMarie

        April 28, 2019 at 6:21 pm

        I’ve a brilliant meme about a Scotsman and that tradition. A suited and booted bowler hat wearing gent asks a kilt wearing Scot “Excuse me, but what does a Scot wear under his Kilt?” ….. The Scots man replies “His socks and his shoes” 😂. If you’re brave Google “Scottish bar stool” some amusing images appear. But I’m far too innocent to understand all that 😇😜


      • menhir1

        April 28, 2019 at 8:37 pm

        I wouldn’t dream of despoiling your innocence Anne-Marie. I am happy to accept socks are worn under a kilt. There’s also the skiandhu. But, the shoes do baffle me somewhat. Sounds like bootlegging to me!

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  3. snowbird

    May 5, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    When a gal finds the right knicks it nothing short of a disaster when they are no longer available! It’s the same with make-up for me…I scream…whyyyyy!!! It’s a serious point, but your humour is justwonderful!xxx

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    • AnneMarie

      May 6, 2019 at 9:29 am

      We like what we like.

      Thankfully second eBay purchase were the right ones



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