burritosParticipantStatus: PhysicianPosts: 494Joined: 04/23/2018
I’ve been wearing my nike wind breaker since 1989. It has the word nike over the swoosh. The zippers still zip, but the zipper handle is gone. I just pinch the zipper slider and pull it up and down. On my last ski trip, the chair lift person commented how awesome the jacket was. It was a very unexpected compliment out of nowhere.Vagabond MDParticipantStatus: PhysicianPosts: 3478Joined: 01/21/2016I have several Patagonia jackets that I bought > 20 years ago.Click to expand…
Patagonia clothes and outerwear are virtually indestructible, will be repaired by Patagonia at minimal or no charge, and if you are tired of them, there is a vibrant resale market on eBay.
I have a Patagonia cotton long sleeve shirt that I have worn for over 20 years. It has an ugly pattern but is super comfy. About 5 years, a tear developed, and I was able to stitch it together myself from the skills I learned in the ER as a third year med student.
There was a Patagonia windbreaker jacket that I purchased in 1996 for about $100, that I returned to Patagonia in about 2010 because the zipper failed. They repaired it for free, and about 3 years ago I sold it on eBay for $25. I think I got my money’s worth on that item.
"Wealth is the slave of the wise man and the master of the fool.” -Seneca the YoungerHankModeratorStatus: AttorneyPosts: 1407Joined: 03/27/2017
Goodness, for the folks complaining about sewing on a button: aren’t there a lot of surgeons on this forum? Don’t some of you folks sew routinely as part of your day job?
I mean seriously, the helpless lawyers can hardly depose a button back on…