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  Reply # 834380 11-Jun-2013 18:28
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Belt buckle and seat belt. I've wrecked a few jersey's because of this!

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  Reply # 834507 11-Jun-2013 21:51
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I've lost some good t shirts to this phenomenon over the years *sniff*

And it has happened in t shirts I never really wear with a belt as well. It is odd that it only happens in that spot (lower front) and I have concluded that it's because that's where the t shirt bunches the most from sitting down, etc,  (and rubs against belts, jeans, desks) which eventually weakens the fibres in that area and the washing machine finishes it off

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  Reply # 834510 11-Jun-2013 21:58
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dclegg: I've been musing whether a move to a more t-shirt friendly belt may be a possible solution (my belt has a few decorative sharp bits on it).

Time to change from the studs & bullets? Tongue Out

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  Reply # 834538 11-Jun-2013 23:41

I had this happen for a while, but worked out the t shirts were getting weakened around the area where I used them to loosen beer bottle screw caps. (I'm not joking, I really did open my beers around belly level by grabbing them with a loose bit of t shirt...). Don't do that now, problem solved.




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  Reply # 834541 12-Jun-2013 00:38
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We moved into a new house and my siginificant other noticed the t shirt hole problem.

In the end decided it was from shirt rubbing accross the edge of the granite kitchen work benchtop.

Never effected me but I'm 5 inches taller.


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  Reply # 835706 12-Jun-2013 12:42
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Great range of replies!  To answer what I can:

  • I don't have bugs in my belly button that I know of.  Is this even possible?
  • I have no scratching disorder :)
  • I have an inney BB
  • My belt doesn't seem to have any sharp parts on it so I didn't consider it the cause
  • One theory was the washing machine (I don't try these t-shirts in the dryer), but the washing machine wouldn't put holes in one place only.  They'd be randomly all over the place.
  • I certainly do not tuck my t-shirts in!!!
  • I don't use clothes pegs
  • Hmm, beer belly rubbing on my desk.  I do have a little extra bulk in my gut area (temporary of course) and that could be a plausible answer.  But none of my business shirts have said holes.
  • Maybe it is my belt buckle?
  • Running with scissors is dangerous!  And fun.
  • Whenever I'm folding my washing (my better half does the washing and I fold it) and I'm missing a sock, I call "sock down!"
  • I also long suspected a seat belt being the culprit.  But I don't believe I spend long enough in a car for the issue to become so widespread amongst my t-shirts.
  • Asmodeus - you explanation is plausible too but is annoying because there is no easy solution.  I'm never going to tuck my t-shirts in!!!
  • I mainly drink wine and bourbon so don't often open beer bottle caps of the like.
  • The kitchen benchtop theory is similar to the desk theory thereby also making it plausible.

Thanks for the suggestions people.  Entertaining if not enlightening!

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  Reply # 836070 12-Jun-2013 21:39
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I get this too. I had been thinking it must be the top edge/corner or button on the jeans. I only wear a belt with shirts, but they don't get the holes...

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  Reply # 836073 12-Jun-2013 21:43
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The bit around the button on jeans? How it folds out to a point just a tad.

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Reply # 837343 15-Jun-2013 17:11
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All that navel lint has to come from somewhere. Occam's Razor would suggest that the material closest to the belly button is most likely to be the source :-)


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  Reply # 837696 16-Jun-2013 17:28
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Have you been checked for Goa'uld symbiot infection?



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  Reply # 838047 17-Jun-2013 12:37
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maslink: All that navel lint has to come from somewhere. Occam's Razor would suggest that the material closest to the belly button is most likely to be the source :-)



Ha ha.  So you are suggesting that my t-shirt is rubbing off around my belly button area and forming belly button fluff?  Brilliant hypothesis!

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