Today's topic: blue jeans
My "children" have been doing their own laundry since, I don't know when, maybe their early teens? It's a skill all kids need. When my daughter was a Don as university, one of the biggest (besides vaping in the residences and setting off smoke alarms) problems was university students leaving home and not knowing how to work a washing machine. It boggles the mind.
But I digress... as I was saying, my son always does his own laundry, but this morning as he was sleeping in (because he landed a construction job for now, while he waits on being able to go back to his college programme full time - yay!!, and gets up very early), I took his laundry out of the dryer because I wanted to put a load in, and I thought I'd be a nice mom and fold his clothes for him. I don't usually. He will thank me when he notices.
So, here's a pair of his jeans:
The faded wrinkles and the multiple rips are on purpose. He bought them like this, but the knee has ripped out considerably more.
He is 21. This is what 21-year olds wear. It is normal. They likely cost about $80 or more. I don't know for sure.
I am more impressed by this pair of his pants:
These pants got like this through hard work and they'll never come clean.
Getting back to blue jeans, I owned many "styles" over the years, acid wash (ahh, the eighties, sigh), painter pants, Levis, skin tight, "mom" jeans, low rise, straight leg, stretch... but I've never been one to spend a big chunk of money on the desired name brand. I can't conceive of spending more than $100 on a pair of jeans, but I guess if you wear them frequently, it might be worth it.
I still wear jeans and like how they feel. I've "grown" out of some, lost enough weight to fit back into them, and was sad when I had to throw some out. One of my favourite pairs of jeans was a very old pair of Levis that were originally husband's back in the days when he was "svelt". I loved them. They were worn out in just the right places, they were trendy at the time, they looked great with a belt, and I was in a rather "svelt" phase myself at the time. Alas, the rear end eventually rippped right out, so they ended up getting tossed.
Here are the topics of discussion:
1. Do you still wear jeans?
2. If you do, do you have a favourite pair? Why are they your favourite?
3. Have you ever spent "a lot" of money on a pair of jeans?
4. Any other blue jean memory or opinion you want to add?
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