There is no shame in preparing for disaster; it does not make you a freak, as the media leadership would like people to believe. In 2003, I was in a New York city blackout; there was much talk at the time about how the power-grids on the east coast needed upgrading or at least some degree of enhanced maintenance. This autumn of 2012 saw a hurricane affect that very area adversely, and in nine years the local government has not done anything to improve the system, nor has it made any preparatory moves to protect its citizenry from failure. This means that individuals and families are left on their own to survive whatever happens, and getting ready with intelligent planning is essential. I have located a pretty good page that suggests a few long-lasting items that may save your lives during a storm, or worse:
Pictured: the Floyd Standifer (on trumpet) band of Seattle, circa 1960, playing at Pete's Poopdeck.
You don't see any Plumber's Crack, skinny, shorty-legs pants or tee-shirts here. These professional musicians are dressed with self-respect, and are plenty comfortable with their short-sleeved white shirts and belts to hold up their trousers at the Actual Waist, which keeps them looking tall and well-proportioned.
The Beatles, Consistently Well-Dressed Musicians, circa 1965
"These are the best fitting corduroys I've come across. They're extra long—which I love because I'm tall—and fit perfectly in the waist area. The vintage shadow color, which is a beautiful gray, is a great alternative to traditional denim, and the corduroy texture is so exactly right for this time of year."
The waist is located an inch above one's navel. These trousers don't even come close.