Thursday, 11 May 2017

Jeans.



I've just realised why I hadn't bought any Jeans for the past 50 years.

As a young man, the style of jeans I liked would probably have been laughed at. But as an X year old they are suddenly acceptable.

I hate skinny jeans, I really dislike jeans with stupid rips all over the legs, and I certainly wouldn't wear ridiculously pre-bleached jeans.

Jeans for me should be hard-wearing, comfortable, and reasonably baggy. In other words; old codger's jeans (see above).

My recently purchased (2) pairs of miser's (cheap) jeans should see me out. They are made of industrial strength denim, and were probably stitched together by Taiwanese weight-lifters. They are super tough.

I like them, and I don't care what anyone says!


39 comments:

  1. Do you restrict wearing to the garden and, at a pinch, the shops?

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    1. Shops mostly, otherwise I stick to my 'ratting' clothes.

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    2. What are your 'ratting' clothes, Cro?

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  2. They look ok to me. Only sort of pants Tony ever wears. Very versatile. You can wear them almost anywhere. Dress them up or down. Dark ones are classier

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    1. They take some getting used to after such a long time.

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  3. Well, that is exactly what I would call a proper pair of blue jeans. I also like the shoes.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. I've worn the same style (and colour) of shoes since I was about 18.

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  4. Youre a man who knows what he likes and sticks to it. Good on you! Cro-style.

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  5. They look good. The turn ups are very de rigeur.

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    1. Thank goodness. The alternative (long trouser bottoms dragging under one's heels) is ghastly.

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  6. Cheap and cheerful, do the job and look good...what more could anyone want?

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    1. I would never buy 'designer' jeans (or indeed anything else), which is probably why I'm still solvent.

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  7. They look ok, are they realy 50 years old?

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    1. No, they're brand new. They're the first jeans I've bought for 50 years.

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  8. I really like your model pose Cro !!!!! They will be snapping you up for a Levi's advert !! XXXX

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    1. Lady M took me by surprise! I'm not normally the modelling type (as I'm sure you can tell).

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  9. I had two pairs of Levi's that I took over from my step son when he outgrew them. I had the legs taken up a bit and they lasted me for years. They died during our move to Somerset, an honourable death, one got torn and the other covered in marker ink when I sat on a pen. When I sort replacements I was shocked to see that even in an outlet store in a retail village they needed at least £70 pounds each. When I recovered I went to M&S and bought 4 pairs of jeans for the same price. I near them 60% of the time, if it's very cold I wear cords and if it's hot I wear shorts.

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    1. The one's above cost €6.60 (I think) from my local Leclerc supermarket. Such a bargain that I bought 2 pairs.

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    2. I refuse to buy so cheap clothes. I try to buy fair trade products , cause I hope that in this way people are better paid , may be I'm wrong.

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  10. I remember the exact day in 1976 when I vowed to never wear blue denim again.

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    1. And I remember the day in 2016 when I decided to start wearing denim again.

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  11. I always looked upon jeans as my work trousers. Now I am ashamed to say that in old age I tend to pay rather a lot for my jeans - an effort to stay young???

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    1. Jeans are good everyday clothes, that seem to be acceptable almost everywhere.

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  12. You don't even want to know how much a 17-year-old's jeans cost!! My husband goes for a similar look and likes a bargain, too. -Jenn

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    1. My oldest son would never buy anything from 'normal' shops; he always went to designer stores for EVERYTHING. Gawd knows how much he spends on his jeans!

      Where did I go wrong?

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  13. Skinny jeans are awful!

    I like yours, though.

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    1. I imagine they must be very uncomfortable, but comfort and fashion aren't great bedfellows.

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  14. You look uber-cool, Cro. Those jeans are exactly what Grant wears and the price is similar. We buy from a supermarket-type clothing store which caters for the masses.

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    1. Sounds just up my street. Your husband obviously has excellent taste.

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  15. Skinny jeans on men is not a good look. My husband has worn the same brand (Levi) and same style and color of jeans for as long as I have known him which is 50 years. However, he gets at least one new pair a year but you would never know it.

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    1. At €6.60 I could probably afford a pair a year, but not with Levi's.

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  16. They look nice Cro and are very versatile. Enjoy!

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    1. You can't beat a good pair of jeans.

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  17. They look fabulous ! Just right.
    I love the little hedgehog in the last post so sweet.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Hedgehogs are nice little creatures, I wish we saw them more often.

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  18. As long as you are comfortable and others do not feel anything too revolting, it does not matter if the jeans are "in" or "out" of fashion.

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    1. At my age KK, I no longer worry about fashion. Comfort is more my thing now!

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    2. My other half is like you,he doesn't like the modern Denim styles,and now takes too the Charity shops lol to find his ideal pair,usually circa 70s 80s lol

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