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  1. Long-Suffering

    Long-Suffering Registered User

    Jul 6, 2015
    425
    Hi Everyone,

    Can anyone recommend a good online store from which to order elasticated trousers for my dad?

    He is getting increasingly panicky about not being able to get his trousers down in time when he goes to the toilet. He is still wearing the type of trousers he's always worn - button with a zip fly and a belt. I think changing him to some which just had a comfortable elasticated waistband might be just the thing. I live abroad and mum can't go out shopping, so can anyone recommend a good shop online I can order them from?

    Thanks,

    LS
     
  2. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
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    Dundee
  3. balloo

    balloo Registered User

    Sep 21, 2013
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    northamptonshire
  4. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,938
    Female
    Dundee
    To be honest I didn't find these as good as some of the others I've had from other companies. OK if they are track suit bottoms but I've got much smarter ones elsewhere.
     
  5. Tin

    Tin Registered User

    May 18, 2014
    4,815
    UK
    Cotton Traders and Lands End.
     
  6. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,938
    Female
    Dundee
    Yep. Cotton traders ones were were lovely.
     
  7. theunknown

    theunknown Registered User

    Apr 17, 2015
    335
    Designed to Care (a web based company) does not have a large range of clothing, but the company was founded by someone whose grandmother had dementia. I came across it when I needed to buy some things for my mum, who had recently gone into a care home. The clothing is designed so that either the person themselves, or a carer, can use it with the minimum of fuss. The fabric used is up to being washed in industrial machines and needs no ironing.
     
  8. Long-Suffering

    Long-Suffering Registered User

    Jul 6, 2015
    425
    Wow, thanks everyone! I'll check out all those links and ideas and hopefully have dad in something more practical soon.

    LS :)
     
  9. NanLorac

    NanLorac Registered User

    May 14, 2012
    686
    Female
    Scotland
    You could get the zip and button replaced with velcro. That would make it easier to open and a cheaper option rather then replacing all his trousers.
     
  10. Long-Suffering

    Long-Suffering Registered User

    Jul 6, 2015
    425
    That's a nice idea, but I live abroad and mum would never have the time or patience to do that.

    LS
     
  11. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
    6,992
    Suffolk
    Thank to your previous post on this subject, Izzy, I got Cotton Traders trousers for OH. Not only do they fit well the assistant was lovely and very helpful. Full marks, CT!
     
  12. lookingglass

    lookingglass Registered User

    Nov 7, 2014
    11
    Hi
    As well as the other suggestions, Damart of course also do them - by post.
     
  13. Long-Suffering

    Long-Suffering Registered User

    Jul 6, 2015
    425
    Hi everyone,

    I looked at all the sites you recommended and showed pics to dad, and he ended up choosing some nice denim trousers from the "Chums" website. I just ordered one pair this time to see how they are, and if they suit him, I'll order some more.

    I was a bit surprised that the smallest waist in any shop seems to be 32. Luckily that's what dad is. He'll have to roll the legs up, though. He's a 25 and the shortest were all 27.

    Thanks again,

    LS
     
  14. irishmanc

    irishmanc Registered User

    Jan 14, 2015
    64
    Manchester
    Excellent website - thanks!
     

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