I popped into your store recently in need of new knickers. Since having a baby and living in nursing bras, I have no use for matching sets or sexy lingerie. I just want pants. Big comfy pants that cover my whole bum and keep me warm. You were the first people I thought of. M&S! Pants that come in packs of five. Basic plain comfy pants. Yes. M&S seemed like the place.
I picked up a pack of blue ones. Different shades. Some with stripes or polka dots. But basic. Plain. Comfy looking cotton. I was very pleased with my purchase.
So you can imagine how disappointed I was when I got them out of the pack at home to find they were finished with that horrible frilly elastic that scratches and rubs and isn’t comfortable at all. I’ve also found that it doesn’t last long. It’s not strong elastic. It doesn’t even look particularly nice, so it doesn’t really serve any purpose at all. My first thought was ‘why don’t men have to put up with this crap?’ Why are the pants for men strong and comfy and hard wearing, with normal functioning elastic that doesn’t itch or leave marks on the skin?
It’s probably not the most sexist thing ever, so I hate to make a big deal. Pants are kind of important though. We wear them every single day. Well, I do anyway. They need to feel nice, to wash well. I don’t want to itch and scratch and feel uncomfortable all of the time just because I happen to be female. Can we please have comfy pants?
PS: You are not the only store guilty of this, I know. Sorry for picking on you.