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Don't you just hate it when you're minding your own business, trying to go to the bathroom when your pants button decides to make a break for it? I still haven't figured out why no clothing company has figured out a way to affix buttons to the pants permanently. It's really a pain.

Well if you work in IT and you need a quick fix, look no further than that giant spool of CAT6 UTP laying in the corner of the server room!

(as is customary....sorry for the crappy pictures but they were taken on my phone while standing in my server room trying to fiddle my button back on to my pants....i'm so glad that i've got a lock on the door and no windows haha)

Step 1: Supplies

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Obviously you'll need some newly buttonless pants
A button (hopefully THE button)
Some CAT6 UTP (or any solid core wire of a small guage)
Some pliers (or a way to cut your wire)
A paperclip
 
Nicely done.

And the answer for why the buttons are always popping off is that millions of buttonless pairs of pants get thrown into dark corners of closets, enriching clothing manufacturers because most of us are too stoopid to figure out a quick fix like this one.
tiuk7 years ago
Reminds me of the time I got to work and realized I had forgotten to put on a belt. I spent the rest of the day with a tied piece of cat5 around my waist.
ilpug tiuk4 years ago
i did that with a charger extension cable once in an Airsoft game... then i wandered around for like ten minutes going "where the hell is my charger cord"


nice instructable. down and dirty. a great way to use the cable i have lying around
"Have you seen Bob recently?"
"Uhh... Last I saw him, he was in the server room with his pants around his ankles...."
"?!?"

hehe
mattronix5 years ago
networking your self
ll.137 years ago
mmm, crappy pic'alicious. =D

-Great instructable for the emergency!
crapflinger (author)  ll.137 years ago
the worst part is that my camera on my phone is actually pretty decent....just hard to get the pics right hehe
My guess is that camera phones are seriously lacking a Macro function. =)
crapflinger (author)  ll.137 years ago
no doubt hehe....