Chi Pants

Chi pants promised to allow your Chi energy to flow better. They were created by Laurence Ostrow of Santa Cruz, CA in the 1980s. Their distinguishing feature was a "gusset crotch," which was a patch of material under the crotch instead of the usual cross-seam construction.

But for $5 extra, you could also make them "crystal powered." The Chi Pants catalog explained, "We sew a very small, perfect crystal in the back seam of your pant, right above the base of the spine. You won’t feel the crystal; you’ll just feel the energy."

Ostrow said, "We’ve had a very good response from people who have (crystals) in their pants. They feel a certain bubbling, tingling sensation up the spine. It’s not just a big lump in your pants."

Apparently the Chi Pants sold well and had a loyal fan base. But ultimately the company went under, even though Ostrow made several attempts to revive it.

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Apr 09, 2020
     Category: Fashion | 1980s

Was the crystal radioactive? That probably would have done more than just a lump.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 04/11/20 at 10:51 AM
Is that a crystal in your pants or are you just glad to see me?
Posted by ges on 04/12/20 at 12:21 AM
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