Monday, October 16, 2006

Forever In Blue Jeans

Is it just me or is it becoming harder to find the perfect pair of jeans? Over the past eight years, I have hunted high and low for that great pair of jeans that you just can't get enough of. You know, the ones you could sleep in because they are so comfortable but also make your ass look good ;o) Once or twice I thought I might have struck gold but alas, to no avail :o( That perfect style, color, and fit is still out of reach...

Since I have started back to work, I've been forced to set out again on that pointless journey. Lounging around in pajama bottoms and fleece pants for the past two years makes you forget what your shape used to be so I was mortified to find out that I have a drawer jammed full of jeans that do not fit me anymore :o( Oh to be able to cram into that size (_ _) again! What, do you think I was really going to state a size? If I ever get back into a size 6 maybe I will, lol!

As I've already stated, jean shopping is not in my book of fun things to do. It ranks high up there with underwear and dress shopping (please don't let me go there!). Not only are the stores sparse in this area, but the choice of jean styles and colors seem to be longer than the length of our wiener dog and therefore very overwhelming :oS For style you have slim fit, regular fit, boot cut, stretch fit, classic fit, relaxed fit and straight leg. Then, they either fit at the waist, above the waist or below the waist. And then you move on to color - dark, medium or light wash, zebra striped, dark, medium or light stonewashed, indigo and faded. Whew! Are you still with me?

To add insult to injury, I have a big issue with the inseam length that is produced. Most jeans have a 32" inseam but on occasion you are able to find 33", 31.5", 30", 29" or 28". Do they have all lengths in one style? Noooooooooooooooo! That would be TOO easy! On the norm, a 32" inseam is too long for me. The ends of the pants are almost to my toes. As the saleslady stated "My, you do have short little legs!" Humph! Not really. Most of the time a 29" or 30" does the trick but then the jeans are washed and I am left with a pair of high water pants to add to my wardrobe.

Oh to have those button fly Levis back with the knees taken out and the hole in the ass! I guess while I'm at it, I might as well wish for that body that I used to have too :o) I did eventually find a pair of jeans that 'will do' for now. Believe it or not, they are what you call zebra striped. This is an inside joke but I can hear a certain someone, Katie, howling with laughter as she reads this story! LOL!


Katie said...

ROFL!! Just make sure you find a nice lime green sash to tie around them ;) Good thing we're going shopping in Moncton soon ;)

Faith Ann said...

I hear ya loud and clear! When we were in NH a couple of months ago, I had the most successful jeans shopping trip *ever*. I had looked around here and couldn't find anything that fit me properly.

My favourites? Geoffrey Beene petite length, stretch jeans (in two shades of blue), below the waist. Eddie Bauer short length jeans also below the waist cut. Both are boot leg.

If I ever see the exact same Eddie Bauer jeans? I'm buying two extra pairs!! They're soft, comfy and they FIT!

Barb said...

For some reason I never wore jeans, I just didn't feel like me in them. But I have heard complaints like yours about jeans from others so I don't think you are alone.

Jenn said...

I agree! I have the same problem. There is only one place I can find the jeans I like so when I go I make sure I get 2 pairs. I don't know what I'll do if the store closes or they stop selling the pair I like.

Shannon L. said...

Definitely multiple pair shopper here if I find a pair I like ! But it is sad when you have to shorten the petite length jeans, isn't it ? lol