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Nice Pants
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The other night I noticed MIke had a funny look on his face. Thoughtful, amused, confused. I asked what he was thinking. He said, "I'll show you in a minute."

Now there's an intriguing answer.  More so when we go back to the basement, where we had been watching a movie, and he drops his shorts just a bit and holds them out for my inspection. 

There, sewn into the flap of fabric by the zipper, lay a little fabric tag with the word "Nice" embroidered upon it. 

Yuh huh. Some company strategically placed the word "Nice" in a very personal location.

We were puzzled. Amused, but completely puzzled. I immediately wanted to know which brand was up for such weirdness, and it turned out to be Daniel Cremieux. Whatever that is.   

We theorized. We laughed. Later I asked if i could blog it. He agreed. Then I asked if I could take a picture.

Again with the funny look on his face. Then a sputter. Then a small nervous laugh.

I told him that I meant I'd take the picture WITHOUT him IN the shorts. 

Visible relief.

Later I asked him again what he thought the point was. "As a man, and as a businessman, WHY do that?"

He wasn't paying a great deal of attention to me, since he was trying to get dressed and out the door, but he did say something about 'subliminal messaging.'

This set me off into giggles, because really now. I just think that if a message is embroidered across your crotch, somehow it doesn't quite count as 'subliminal.'

And then! Then I'm stuffing MIke's clothes into the dry cleaning bag and I notice another pair of Daniel Cremieux. Of course I look.  How can I not look? What will this one say? "Sexy?"  "Lookin' Goooooood?" 

It read "Bayonne." 


Turns out "Bayonne" is a city in France. As is "Nice" of course.


But why embroider anything right there on the crotch of men's pants, especially the word Nice, then sell them in West Texas where of course we're gonna  read "Nice" as Nice and not Neece?!  Odd.

Anybody else have this brand? I'd love to know what other words are secretly stitched therein.

(Yeah. "Therein." Now that makes up for me not figuring out Nice meant Neece, right?)

Sorry for the lack of picture, with or without hot male model. I forgot to keep them out and they are somewhere in the Laundry Cycle, not to resurface for weeks if they're lucky.  (And knowing those nice shorts, they probably are.)

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Heather Said:
on Jun 5, 2007 9:41:50 PM
Geekwif Said:

I love it! Apparently Heather and I are both total geeks (sorry to include you in that statement, Heather) since I had the same thought and ended up at Dillards' website too. I found the Bayonne shorts there but not the Nice ones. Guess they name all their pants. I must admit, I probably would have had the same reaction if I found the word "nice" in my husband's pants.

on Jun 6, 2007 7:19:19 AM
Jen Said:

It's funny that you bring this up. These aren't the only pants with odd things on their insides.

Lucky jeans and pants have the phrase, "Lucky You" on the inside of the fly.

Lots of pants have odd fabrics for their pockets, and they definitely aren't seen from the outside.


Nice. :) I laughed a lot about that one.

on Jun 6, 2007 12:42:57 PM

Nice! Uh, I mean, hilarious! ;*-)

on Jun 6, 2007 3:38:34 PM

Like a guy NEEDS something like that to give him a big head!
I bet your dh wants to get some more of those FIFTY DOLLAR shorts! (I'm way tooooooo cheap to pay that much, lol, and it drives my kids crazy, but I sure love getting deals on stuff like that!)

on Jun 6, 2007 4:38:40 PM
LeAnne Said:

HA!!!! Yeah, I would've wondered too. To me, Nice is nice, not neece.

on Jun 7, 2007 11:26:28 AM

Yeah my husband would have loved that one!

on Jun 7, 2007 11:35:55 AM
Shalee Said:

That tempts me to go get a pair of those for Father's Day for Mr. Right. I will of course be checking all the zippers because I don't want to buy him a pair with "Toulouse" on the front. It might give him ideas!

on Jun 7, 2007 4:45:00 PM
Stacey Said:

That's pretty funny! I've never heard of them stitching stuff in the crotch before. I bet you guys had a great laugh over that one!

on Jun 8, 2007 1:01:59 PM
Jeana Said:

Sorry I haven't commented on this sooner, because I've been laughing about it all week.

on Jun 13, 2007 4:25:39 PM