Modern Blue Jeans

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    Apr 07, 2009 11:00 PM GMT
    God, but I hate hate hate the blue jeans of today. As a teenager, having a few pair of worn out, threadbear, patched, faded, no designer label blue jeans (levis, lee, or wrangler) was the ultimate in cool, a real badge of honor. Sometime in the 70s came Jordache Jeans, along with (ugh) Disco (which I almost like now). Then the gloves were off and designer jeans were available in every ridiculous variation in size, shape, color one can fathom. It was awful. A whole dissertation could be written (and probably has) on the progression of denim and it's parallels to society, politics, music, art, lifestyle. I won't go there, but, want to finish this with an expression of my extreme dislike of today's typical jeans with their built-in wrinkles, built-in holes and built-in fade. It's almost a crime. Don't do the crime, if you haven't done the time (in your jeans). It looks silly.
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    Apr 07, 2009 11:24 PM GMT
    I icon_rolleyes.gif my eyes at all the expensive 'designer' crap and stick to my favorite Levi's and Calvin Kleins. My ass doesn't need some fancy embroidery to be noticed.icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 07, 2009 11:36 PM GMT
    I'm wearing a pair of boot cut levis right now! I refuse to spend more than $50 on a pair of jeans, no matter how good they make my ass look. icon_razz.gif
  • Webster666

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    Apr 08, 2009 12:03 AM GMT
    I buy my Levi's at a used clothing store so that I can get the original shrink to fit 501's. Nothing else comes close in their look, feel, and fit.
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    Apr 08, 2009 2:32 AM GMT
    i love designer jeans. i collect them.

    i especially love the built in holes, wear, wrinkles, stains, and other such treatments- though admittedly, all good things in moderation.

    to each their own.
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    Apr 08, 2009 2:59 AM GMT
    i am def gonna have to agree with czar..they are like pieces of art. I can see your other opinions on why a pair of nondesigner jeans would be beneficial...I just bought a pair from undergear for two reasons, one is I have admired this one pair for the past year but didnt want to pay 90 for them...and now they are on sale for 25 because they only have one size to choose from, which just so happens to be my size! :-)
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    Apr 08, 2009 3:04 AM GMT
    but if they didn't have Calvin Klein jeans I'd never fit my thighs and arse into any jeans anywhere icon_sad.gif

    I've tried everything and found CK and YAY they actually fit me.. they are cut for a guy with an arse YAY icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 08, 2009 3:17 AM GMT
    I love the new skinny jeans. Levi's were always to .ahhhh... generous in the butt for me.

    I found some almost like new "Moving On" bells bottoms Levis from the 1970's at a thrift store. I sold one pair on ebay for 28 bucks and i saved the other pair for special occasions like, KC and the Sunshine Band, parties. You can't do the bump without 20" bells buttoms
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    Apr 08, 2009 3:25 AM GMT
    I currently work part time to make ends meet a certain retailer that sells destroyed jeans let me jsut say there is no recession at our store
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    Apr 08, 2009 3:32 AM GMT
    McGay saidGod, but I hate hate hate the blue jeans of today.

    Well, my dear 48-year-old innocent puppy, let me educate you.

    In the 1960s we frayed the cuffs of our jeans, so they looked all scraggly & tattered, and soon the manufacturers were doing it for us. Then we tie-dyed our jeans (literally tying them in knots, and bound with rubber bands, tossing them into a sink or washing machine with a bleach concentration, so they came out all streaked), so of course the jeans makers started doing the same thing and sold them that way.

    And distressed denim was another big seller, in jeans, skirts, jackets & shirts, along with a speciality known as "stone washed" denim. And lots of hippy-types wore jeans with holes in them, that of course were put there deliberately, not naturally occuring.

    I might also refer to the 1943 novel The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand, in which a minor character wears worn jeans that look like they might have been sanded at the knees, an actual practice at that time.

    So while I will join you in decrying clothes that are sold already in a state of decrepitude, I will challenge you that this is a recent development, the "jeans of today" as you state. Rather, the practice goes back many decades, and "built-in" defects in jeans have existed longer than you have.
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    Apr 08, 2009 3:41 AM GMT
    I prefer postmodern blue jeans anyways.
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    Apr 08, 2009 3:42 AM GMT
    NUDIES, AG DENIM, True Religion Oh my!
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    Apr 08, 2009 3:45 AM GMT
    warrior_poet63 saidI prefer postmodern blue jeans anyways.

    Postmodern blue jeans... LMAO!!! I'll have to catch the exhibit at MOMA my next time in NYC. Thanks, I'm still smiling... icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 08, 2009 4:07 AM GMT
    Calvin Klein
    no friend of mine
    don't want somebody's name
    on my behind.

    Run DMC
    "Rock Box"
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    Apr 08, 2009 4:33 AM GMT
    I'm partial to Carhartt jeans. Some are even made in the US.

    If you ask me buying worn out clothes is pretty stupid. Really, who would have thought such gullible yuppies existed? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 08, 2009 4:49 AM GMT
    RuggerATX saidCalvin Klein
    no friend of mine
    don't want somebody's name
    on my behind.

    Run DMC
    "Rock Box"

    *giggles*
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    Apr 08, 2009 5:01 AM GMT
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    Apr 08, 2009 5:21 AM GMT
    I miss the "Fancy Ass" jeans of the early '80's. I'm not sure if they were available in the U.S.
  • brianstephens

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    Apr 08, 2009 6:41 AM GMT
    Designer clothes are my favorite though!

    True Religions, Rock and Republics, Joe's Jeans, and Diesel are they WAY TO GO.

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    But I'm also growing up in a totally different area and generation that you, so our opinions and views of things are certainly varied.
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    Apr 08, 2009 10:58 AM GMT
    I saw a store that sells a hundred bucks for a NORMAL looking jeans, and the brand that I never heard of. ridiculus and WTF~!!?? the famous brands that we all know of are not making any sense. the design and style are so regular and so similar.
    why would you torture yourself with good looking and overprice jeans but so uncomfortable to wear? is it because of you want to get people's approve on how you wear? well, I won't lie because I was there, and I learnt my lesson. I told myself never ever again to wear fancy clothes and expensive jeans just to please people's eyes. so my clothes and jeans are from low price store like Old Navy, Ross, etc. and they are COMFORTABLE to wear.
  • brianstephens

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    Apr 08, 2009 4:20 PM GMT
    Noo they're really not all the same...

    Neiman Marcus has GREAT jeans.
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    Apr 08, 2009 4:33 PM GMT
    I'll admit, I buy my cheap jeans at Old Navy. I'd get cheap Wranglers at Target but they don't carry my size. Levi's aren't cheap anymore and they fit weird.
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    Apr 08, 2009 4:38 PM GMT
    The hottest jeans ever made.
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    Apr 08, 2009 5:13 PM GMT
    I tend to shy away from most designer jeans, but I love my baggy JNCO's that I got back in highschool, and I have a pair of DKNY's that fit perfectly.... oh, and a pair of tight Tony Hawk jeans I wear when I need to show off the goods icon_smile.gif.
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    Apr 08, 2009 5:18 PM GMT
    To each his own... But uh, avoid the "padded" jeans, front or back and pull the damn things up! If you have a sexy torso and wanna have the waist hang just above the pubic region - have at it...







    But NO ONE (no, not even you) looks good with their ass (or no-ass) literally hanging outta the back of their jeans icon_rolleyes.gif

    ...or khakis for that matter.