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Today I noticed that my Dad doesn't have the flexibility to get into some of his shirts/tops. He's use to wearing a dress shirt but can't quite get the shirt tail tucked into his pants.

Since Mom passed, Dad now has to decide on his own what to wear, and he's not use to that. It was easy to find tops for my Mom that were user friendly.

Now I am thinking time to revamp Dad's closet with easy to wear garments. What is a good store/website to start looking? Dad might do better with shirt tops that have a zipper instead of buttons and no need to tuck in the tails.

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I have bought from Silverts many times for Mom and Buck and Buck for Dad years ago. However, if your dad can make do with shirts that snap, you might try a western wear store or the western line in any store. They have a lot of shirts that snap. For decreased arm movement, the shirts that fasten in the back on the shoulders would be good.
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Generally elder people need easy clothing to wear. Thus which are appropriate and comfortable as well. Most of them wear scrubs and can have variety in it with buttons or zippers.
Scrub tops and pants make it worth for elderly.
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Thanks everyone for the great advice. I didn't think of snaps instead of buttons, or Velcro.

He has some nice pull-overs and sweat-shirts but he has trouble putting them on without help. And I can sympathize with him as what he is going through is similar to what I went through when I broke my shoulder. The arm goes up only so high and that's it, you're stuck in your shirt :P

Told Dad he needs to go to physical therapy at his new place to help him get a better range of motion for his arm.
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If you find them expensive but aren't too bad with needle and thread just sew the buttons on to the button hole and sew a strip of velcro down the shirt front and that would do the trick probably much cheaper than the adaptive stores do them

I agree scrubs are probably the best method of trousers
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Long Sleeve Velcro Front Dress Shirt (Open Collar)
Long Sleeve Velcro Front Dress Shirt (Closed Collar
men's line features a full range of choices for self dressers and those needing assistance. Clothing options include plain or printed sweats in a great variety of colors that stand up to repeated washings. Get the look of buttons and the ease of Velcro® closures with shirts that are easy to put on even for those with arthritis or limited dexterity. Take a look at men's pants with all elastic waist & velcro fly pants. Many solutions for any dressing challenge.

I get most of my ADW wifes clothing and a lot of my clothing from B&B , LLBean and from Amazon quality and price counts
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My dad loves to wear the draw string scrub pants that have lots of pockets.
He noticed the aides and therapists wearing them and asked me to get him a bunch in black.
The black ones are dressier and don't show spots.
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FF, if you can get Dad to go with a more casual style I would recommend warm up slacks with a zipper and drawstring or khakis with an elastic waistband. For tops I think any kind of pullover is difficult. Would he wear a zip up fleece or is that too warm for his area? Check out Lands End, LLBean and one that I like is Duluth Trading Company. They are more work clothes oriented but good stuff.
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Buck & Buck, prices are good and service is excellent
We are repeat customers !!
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Silverts have shirts with magnetic buttons, Adaptawear have the snap buttons you mentioned, Buck and Buck have velcro closings, there is also a directory of adaptive clothing - google Disability Resource Directory xx
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FF, see on line clothes for seniors. Sites show many styles and even if you don't want to buy them, it will give you ideas of what may work (or not). 2 examples are Silverts and Buck & Buck --- Though I have no actual experience with either of them
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Just another thought....if he can button shirts, he might like some of the ones that are lined, either with flannel or a fleece type material. They're warm enough to wear in lieu of jackets.

Flannel shirts that aren't lined can also be worn outside of the trousers, but they do require the flexibility to button.

If you sew, you could make some tops like scrubs, but of heavier fabric. I would also close up the neck part to prevent chill.
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My father has trouble with buttons, which are too small to be very functional, as well as zippers sometimes, b/c of an accident with a radial arm saw several years ago which left him with part of a right hand.

To the extent he can find them, he buys shirts with snaps. It's easier than maneuvering tiny buttons into equally tiny holes.

I thought that he got them from Haband, but just checked and there are none listed. I found some at Carhartt, which has a lot of nice heavy duty work clothing, but the shirts are also much more expensive. I also checked Lands End but didn't find any, and most of the clothing is higher priced.

I'm wondering about pullovers - a heavy t-shirt worn underneath a sweatshirt would keep him nice and warm, even in the generally overheated care facilities. There are some really nice ones with wildlife and woodland designs.
Can he wear pullovers?
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