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Update on the Great Bra Fit Adventure

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Houston, we have a winner!

Okay, I’ll admit that don’t have any, um, of her stuff, including the bills, but I am not posting a photo of me in the new, um, purchase.

But I did promise I’d return and report.

So here is breaking news! An update of Round #2 of the Great Bra Hunt. In case you missed Round #1, here’s the short version:

▪   I got a flyer from Jockey Bra with an option for a private, AT HOME, fit kit.
▪   I FAILED MISERABLY at first attempt at fitting
▪   And I threw the kit away before making sure my fit, well, fit.
▪   Jockey Bra sent me new kit. With guidelines on which area of the kit to focus on in my new fit process. 
▪   I tried again. Ordered two more bras. (Did not throw away kit, though I can no longer remember where I stashed it so I “wouldn’t forget where I put it.” I am putting steps on my FitBit looking for it, though.)

So I ordered two styles to try. I decided to, um, give the two styles a workout (i.e. wear them more than once), before rushing into a purchase, though there was a clear early winner.

The problem with “testing” a bra is that you can’t wear them several days in a row. Apparently a bra needs at least a two day rest from the arduous task of fighting off gravity on behalf of the girls. So imagine one of those time passing songs here while I attempted to actually test the bras for comfort and long-term fit. (Though “long term” is problematical at my age. O.O )

While I waited, Jockey Bra sent me some coupons. And then some more coupons. My favorite was the birthday coupon that expired in….wait for it…2013.

I didn’t notice this until it failed to pass the online test and I had to CALL. On the PHONE. And—horror of horrors—got a DUDE. Yes, I’m a sexist when it comes to ordering bras. Even on the phone. When he realized I was ordering bras, he could have at least pretended to be a girl. IMHO.

Now I totally realize that a phone can not determine sex by osmosis when a call is placed to an order center. But with so many freaking options, couldn’t one of them be: “Press 8 to choose the sex of the operator who will take your order.” (They sell dude and gal stuff, so yeah.)

So I stumbled my way through my order, and the application of the “expired” birthday coupon, and my favorite style is now incoming. (Yes, all three are white. Deal with it, dude. Don’t you know serial killers only go after women wearing matched lingerie sets? I read it on Facebook, so it must be true.)

Overall (the male order taker notwithstanding), I give Jockey Bra high marks for delivering on their promise. I’d give them better marks if I could have done my order and coupon online w/o the intervention of a human, but Life Happens.

So, if you’re like me and don’t want to submit to the lingerie store fitting process, Jockey Bra is a good alternate option. (And no they aren’t paying me to write this blog, more’s the pity.) I would suggest you try at least two styles to try before committing (commiTING, not commitTED). I was surprised that the style I thought would be the most comfortable fit wasn’t. So assume nothing. And if you don’t want to end up talking to a dude, check your coupons carefully. Still not sure that 24% was worth it.

Okay, how do you feel about ordering dude/gal stuff from the opposite sex? I mean, I know I’m old-fashioned—it kind of goes with being…well seasoned—but am I seriously out-of-date or just indulging in a personal preference? I can’t promise to change a deep, visceral response, but I might try if the comments all run against me. Or not.

In any case, all comments are entered into my monthly drawing for an AnaBanana gift basket ($25 value) that can be enjoyed by dudes and gals. I always announce a winner the first blog post of the new month.

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Perilously yours,

Pauline

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