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Morphous clothes

Neat off you and trendy on you
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Clothes (shirts, pants, etc.) conform to your body when you wear them, but when you take them off, they become ugly, amorphous lumps of fabric that I find difficult to fold. And don't crease properly.

I propose a line of clothes that are polygonal, easy-to-fold shapes when off of you. Even men should be able to fold them. When on you, they will not conform exactly to the body, but this will create new and different patterns, and that can be futuristic.

phundug, Jul 08 2003

The future http://www.k8tykat....s/misc/clothing.jpg
[k_sra, Oct 04 2004]

But maybe this will help right now: http://www.indstate...ucceed/laundry3.gif
[k_sra, Oct 04 2004]


       Exactly the way the world would be if everyone was an engineer. Function should always come far before fashion. Speaking of which, other:[general]?
Worldgineer, Jul 08 2003

       I like it! I suspect you meant large polygonal shapes - but constructing garments with small (1"-2") size shapes (e.g., chain mail - but with polygons) might also look very interesting and folding wouldn't matter. Just toss it in a bucket. In either case, I envision a line of clothes called the "Geodesic Collection" with intricate patterns to conform to natural curves and flexibility.
dweeb, Jul 08 2003

       <obligatory> This has nothing to do with the matrix then? </obligatory>
silverstormer, Jul 08 2003

       Hoberman sphere hats.
RayfordSteele, Jul 08 2003

       not pyjamas either?
po, Jul 08 2003

       //that can be futuristic// or not. maybe just uncomfortable. so comfort is not one of the functions of clothing, Worldgineer? hey, even fashion can be argued to be a function of clothing, which I won't, and anyway these will definitely have a major fashion impact.
oxen crossing, Jul 08 2003

       //When on you, they will not conform exactly to the body.//   

       Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! Ha, ha, ha, ha! Ha, ha, ha.
Whew. That was good.
k_sra, Jul 08 2003

       Clothing has many design criteria, allowing for many optimal solutions that depend on the weight attributed to these criterea. If we optimize for effort, one minima might be square clothing. Another might be baggy clothing that can be worn wrinkled. Placing any weight on comfort would avoid the square clothing, but may place us in the range of [phundog]'s solution.
Worldgineer, Jul 08 2003

       I am a [dug]. I am not a [dog].
phundug, Jul 08 2003

       I have always thought your name was [phundog] either:
I have slight dyslexic tendancies.
I misread your name (every-time).
or there is some strange conspiracy going on.
silverstormer, Jul 08 2003

       Me too. What's the [phun] in [phundug]?
FarmerJohn, Jul 08 2003

       "Does your [dug] bite?"
"I thought you said your [dug] doesn't bite."
"That is not my [dug]."
Cedar Park, Jul 09 2003


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