Zipper of shorts won't stay up.

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Zipper of shorts won't stay up.

Postby Wollemi » Wed 16 Jun, 2021 2:22 pm

I have a favourite pair of shorts with multiple pockets that I can easily get to with a full pack on. I would like to keep them, but the fly zipper won't stay up.
Two tailors wanted $20 and $25 respectively to replace it.
Any other ideas, please?
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Re: Zipper of shorts won't stay up.

Postby GPSGuided » Wed 16 Jun, 2021 3:01 pm

Old worn zipper under a little belly fat stretch?

How about a safety pin as an immediate measure? Otherwise if it’s worth enough to you then $20 is fair for the time it takes to replace and new zipper. Or DIY at home.
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Re: Zipper of shorts won't stay up.

Postby Lamont » Wed 16 Jun, 2021 3:07 pm

As long as the new zip works and they can guarantee it stays up and you're keen to keep the old ones-go for a new zip. It's a fair bit of stuffing around not only putting a new one in but taking the old one out.
Probably being charged for about an hours non-sweatshop labour, and a new zip. Seems very fair.
Or have a go yourself. Plenty of vids on the Tube.
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Re: Zipper of shorts won't stay up.

Postby Moondog55 » Wed 16 Jun, 2021 3:37 pm

$25- is actually cheap to rep[lace a zipper and realistically a fair price
Ve are too soon old und too late schmart
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Re: Zipper of shorts won't stay up.

Postby Franco » Wed 16 Jun, 2021 3:43 pm

See if this works for you
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Re: Zipper of shorts won't stay up.

Postby Aardvark » Wed 16 Jun, 2021 5:43 pm

I'd just leave them as they are.
If anyone points it out, just say,
"the gate's open but the beast is asleep."
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Re: Zipper of shorts won't stay up.

Postby Franco » Thu 24 Jun, 2021 11:25 am

Would be nice to get some feedback on what worked or not. It might just help some to give better advice the next time .
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Re: Zipper of shorts won't stay up.

Postby GregR » Thu 24 Jun, 2021 11:32 am

Aardvark wrote:I'd just leave them as they are.
If anyone points it out, just say,
"the gate's open but the beast is asleep."


A dead budgie doesn't fly even if the gate is left open.
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