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Re: Hoodie Revival

Postby Jaeger » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:47 am

jae wrote:
xtian wrote:All my jackets have the zipper pull on the left side. I remember that my Schott perfecto had it inverted, but I had it changed at some point.


guess this is a continental difference. just looked up the brand on my left side pull sweater, sure enough it's a company from France.


However, all men's shirts have the buttons on the right-hand side (as worn)... right?

I had no idea about the zippers. That's odd. Is that only men's clothing or both?

Mishka just checked her wardrobe and found only one thing with a left-hand zipper. It's a Chinese-made sweater, but the flip side on the label is in French, so presumably it was made for a European market.

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Re: Hoodie Revival

Postby red » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:26 am

Jaeger wrote:
jae wrote:
xtian wrote:All my jackets have the zipper pull on the left side. I remember that my Schott perfecto had it inverted, but I had it changed at some point.


guess this is a continental difference. just looked up the brand on my left side pull sweater, sure enough it's a company from France.


However, all men's shirts have the buttons on the right-hand side (as worn)... right?

I had no idea about the zippers. That's odd. Is that only men's clothing or both?

Mishka just checked her wardrobe and found only one thing with a left-hand zipper. It's a Chinese-made sweater, but the flip side on the label is in French, so presumably it was made for a European market.

--Jaeger



I've bought a few euro garments and noticed the zippers were on the <i>wrong</i> side.
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Re: Hoodie Revival

Postby DerGolgo » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:38 am

red wrote:
I've bought a few euro garments and noticed the zippers were on the <i>wrong</i> side.


Ehm, no?
Most people's dominant hand is their right hand.
When preparing to zip up, the lower end of the "nekkid" side of the zipper must be fiddled into the pully-thingy (which I just found out is called the "slider", a term I refuse to use since it makes no sense). So when the pully-thingy is on the left, the right hand can handle the lower end of the other side, so as to insert it into the pully-thingy.
When the pully-thingy is on the right, I have to use my left to insert the thing. Like most people, my left is not my dominant hand.
So having the pully-thingy on the left, where it must only be stabilized by hand, makes perfect sense. Y'all 'mericans got lefty zippers, with the pully-thingy on the right.

This makes a certain degree of sense. On my first visit to the US, I noticed that your doorknobs go the wrong way. As do keys in locks, or even rotating lock-knob-thingies in bathroom stalls. I had a second's worth of panic when I couldn't open the door of the toilet stall in the Emeryville Amtrak station. Pop culture had never prepared me for this.

Here in (continental) Europe, if you stand before a door and the doorknob is on the right, to open, you turn it counter-clockwise. Ditto for for a key you'd insert in a lock on your right.
Basically, imagine the doorknob or key was a doorhandle. Rotate it like you'd rotate the doorhandle, same direction. That's the European way.
Which is the way that makes perfect sense. Doorhandles, doorknobs, and keys in locks on a door, they must all be rotated the same way to effect opening/unlocking. The way you lot do it is just ... wrong.

I recall witnessing the difference on a car-door even.
Here, in (continental) Europe, to unlock the driver's side door, the key is turned counter-clockwise. To open the passenger side door, it is turned clockwise. I'm pretty sure it was brother MATPOC's Honda where I noticed the passenger sided door requiring counter-clockwise key-rotation. You had a Honda then, Dmitry, or am I imagining that?
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Re: Hoodie Revival

Postby xtian » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:36 pm

please don't invade us.
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Re: Hoodie Revival

Postby mtne » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:42 am

xtian wrote:please don't invade us.


Not to worry, apparently we would come around from the wrong direction......... I doubt we would make it through china and india.
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Re: Hoodie Revival

Postby MATPOC » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:02 pm

DerGolgo wrote:Here, in (continental) Europe, to unlock the driver's side door, the key is turned counter-clockwise. To open the passenger side door, it is turned clockwise. I'm pretty sure it was brother MATPOC's Honda where I noticed the passenger sided door requiring counter-clockwise key-rotation. You had a Honda then, Dmitry, or am I imagining that?


I'm not observant enough to remember which way to turn the key, especially now with all the cars having "clickers", I just do it automatically when I use key without thinking, EXCEPT the Civic that I now drive is made in UK and it must be fucking backwards from all the cars I ever had because I always fiddle with a key now trying to get in since someone lost the clicker.

As for zippers, I always thought L/R was M/F thing, like shirt buttons, then I got Dainese with zipper on a "wrong" side, which is hard to get used to ...
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