Let's All Just Wear Bags - page 2

Who the heck designs uniforms? I don't want to look "sexy" when i go to work but a little bit of style would look nice. Uniforms all look the same (hence the name i suppose) but they all have the... Read More

  1. by   wildtime88
    Do I feel stupid. I thought this post was about wearing foley leg bags.

    Anyway you should be a male who has to wear unisex scrubs. Just about any uniform shop you go into there are hundreds of scrubs and usually only one little rack in a corner with male scrubs. I have heard we can order them for you so many times, I just quit going in. I can order them myself and get them a whole lot faster and cheaper.

    I still like the idea of the leg bag though as long as it is attached with a condom cath.
  2. by   Danielle4
    I could try sewing, but I am not talented like that.

    I do have a friend that makes all her scrubs though. She is so talented!
    Maybe someday she will teach me or something.

    Or maybe I will just wear my pants cuffed...I guess it is no big deal.
  3. by   night owl
    Wildtime,

    You're too much!!! LMAO! Foley legbags...

    Danielle4,

    I have the same problem. I'm 5'0" and must hem everything I buy!! A quick way is to use stitchwichery. It's that mesh stuff that comes on a roll like ribbon. Cut your pants, fold to where you want the hem to be then use the stitchwichery to seal the hem with your iron. It's quick and it's easy.

    I only wish that I could sew though. I just love some of the Christmas designs. They make very pretty scrub jackets. Just love the design with the poinsettias with the gold in it...very nice!
  4. by   ERNurse752
    I have the opposite problem...I'm 5'10 and I have a hard time finding scrubs that are long enough.
    I've had good luck with Landau and that's about it...
    I like the foley leg bag idea...went the whole 12 1/2 the other night without time for a bathroom break. Of course, a condom cath isn't a possibility for me...perhaps a nephrostomy would suffice...
  5. by   thisnurse
    doesnt everyone wear foley leg bags?
    i thought thats why nurses never had to go to the bathroom..lol

    wild..how are male scrubs different from female scrubs?
  6. by   tiger
    i much preferred wearing street clothes like we used to. but now i look for uniform looking street clothes, why can't they make uniforms in a different material? like velour or flannel. i like soft stuff. and what do dress codes have against denim????????? it covers alot more than most fabrics as far as jelly rolls and such.....................
  7. by   aimeee
    Originally posted by wildtime88
    Do I feel stupid. I thought this post was about wearing foley leg bags.

    I still like the idea of the leg bag though as long as it is attached with a condom cath.
    Check this out, Wildtime.

    http://www.miami.com/herald/special/...docs/gift5.htm
  8. by   thisnurse
    yes tiger...exactly!

    and i dont understand the denim thing either. we arent even allowed to wear denim jumpers or dresses for events that call for street clothes!
  9. by   Danielle4
    Thanks Nightowl!
    I will try looking for some of that stitchwichery and try that.

    ERNurse752,
    I really wish I had your problem. I never reached my goal of being even 5'6''! oh well. My mom has that problem though she is 5'9'' and everything is always too short for her. She finds that she likes Cherokee they always come in talls. Now if she could only find lavender in talls...they never have lavender.

    Tiger,
    you are right I would totally love wearing velvet. that would be so comfortable.
  10. by   melodebbz
    I am glad I am not the only one who thought this was about wearing a foley bag! lol! Nurses are bad for not emptying their bladder when they should. As for the uniforms, I have to hem them myself. The shapier uniforms are very expensive and why pay all that money to get body fluids staining them?
  11. by   wildtime88
    aimeee, that website you referred was perfect. They should have put a much larger glass in that guy's hand.


    As for the difference between unisex and scrubs actually made for men, I will just say there is too much room in the pants where it is not needed and not enough where it actually is needed.
  12. by   mud
    Aimeee. I thought it was about the same thing. We all know that it is difficult, to say the least, to have time to go to the washroom.
    I love working in the OR. I never have to worry about my uniform. However, to make it less UNIform. I wear funky socks, and all my hats are home-made. I must admit, by my mother. I am presently sporting a wonderful snoopy x-mas hat. I get alot of positive feedback, from co-workers, and patients. I recently bought a pattern for warm-up jackets. I am very fortunate that my mom enjoys doing this for me.....
  13. by   prmenrs
    I was just perusing the Tafford site--they have a "winter" area to check out for flannel scrubs and some thermal tops, too.

    www.tafford.com

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