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.