Hello Readers –
As September moves along- It is time for a “What to Wear” post.
Will you join me as we explore JEANS
1) Let’s start with the photo of Jordache jeans that started the idea for this post.
Do you Remember Jordache jeans from late 70’s early 80s?
2) While in Orlando, FL for a funeral last December, I saw these jeans in a boutique:
2B) The tag says “Perfectly Worn-in” – nice way to say “Used” “Discarded” “Recycled” “Saved from Landfill” “Worn by someone else”
3) Some readers might recall my story from that Orlando funeral trip – the one about taking a yoga class while wearing my favorite travel jeans. I met a former student and shortly after landing in Orlando, we took this yoga class. My first time taking a class in jeans – and because they were comfy jeans – it worked fine. But I was afraid they might split…. they did not, I have now officially retired these travel jeans because they could tear at any moment.
I do not wear jeans very often. Much prefer a well-fitted different fiber pant.
The travel-jeans I retired were so soft and had the perfect feel. That got me thinking that jeans MUST have a good feel in the waist, butt, crotch, thighs, knees, calves, and length. What is most important – hmmm? And I HATE too heavy of a denim.
Speaking of yoga, Did you know that September is National Yoga month? Maybe this is the time to try a yoga class (if you do not already do yoga) –
- Yoga is really all about stretching your body and developing breathing that sustains life better.
- Yoga means “yoke, union or connection” and this applies to your body, mind, and spirit.
- Try not to let the photos of people on cliffs balancing on one hand – keep you away from yoga. It is stretching and breathing – and there is a style for everyone.
4) Here is a slideshow of funky jeans
5) Carole King sported the jeans and blazer look when she sang with Willie Nelson – and when I first mentioned doing a jeans post, Joey said something in her comment about “jeans and blazers” and my mind instantly went to Carole King singing with Willie (who also rocks in some jeans).
Like Your Jeans Dirty?
Joey (here) said I “like my clothes to be clean, except jeans, which are better dirty.” I know some who would agree- and jeans do soften and breathe; however, once heard about a study they did following someone who wore jeans to travel to a bunch of places – and they did find that the jeans had bacteria on them. However, Tellason jeans (here) suggested to NOT wash their jeans for the first six months – and then to use care when doing so in the future. Me? One wear – then wash kinda girl…. but I know, I know… not the norm
And now here is the video with Carole King and Willie singing, “Will you still love me tomorrow?”:
6) Ana Linden’s writing has a niche of covering sensory details and this often includes her reference to clothes. Author Ana let me use a snippet from her book, Albatross (here and release post here) the snippet I liked (that had jeans) had a modern day Shakespeare vibe (reminded me of when Lady Macbeth said, “Out, damned spot,” while trying to wash away invisible blood from her hands.”)
In this snippet – one of the characters knows that no matter how many times she washes her jeans – it would not remove the odor or bad memory:
7) These next photos made me think of some of the bloggers I follow
8) Psychology: Jeans example used to explain how the visual system corrects for color constancy (see third paragraph)
9) Dark Levi’s Jeans
Tried to watch the mini series, “Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair” (here) and it was “okay” – but I did the “jump to the back of the book” thing. Watched the first two episodes and then moved to the final episode. And it felt complete – more than enough.
“Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair” is a mini series that was based on Joel Dicker’s novel. The story is about a writer and literary professor, Harry Quebert, who gets charged for the murder of a 15-year-old girl. The main character is a young, hip author who made some money on his first book – but is currently struggling to find his muse and has only a handful of days left to meet the deadline to submit a book for his contract. This young author gets caught up playing detective in the Quebert investigation. Now here is the funny part – one of the things that stood out to me from the show – were the Levis jeans. The young writer – looking for his muse and then investigating clues about the professor/writer’s alleged crimes – wore some extra dark Levi’s jeans. Ahhhhh… timeless Levi’s….
10) Jim Gaffigan has some humor on the topic of fashion
side note – I had to miss Jim Gaffigan’s show this summer – sniff – but maybe next time I will see him when he tours. As some know, I am healing from a minor car accident – last June – and some days I just have to rest and cannot push myself – not even to see my favorite comedian – And another quick yoga plug – I really think that because I practice yoga – my injuries were not as bad as they could have been – and it helped me to heal faster. So really – why not check out some yoga classes today? Your body (and mind) will thank you later.
Now here is Jim:
A few closing questions:
Do you wear jeans a lot?
Do you have a favorite pair?
Do you think jeans are what they used to be?
Do you have a story about jeans that would fit here? If so- please add it here.
Hope you have a great rest of the week.
Thanks for reading.