I had just about given up on ever wearing jeans again.
I have one pair I adore, but they are so old and worn that I truly can only wear them in public on the most extremely casual of occasions, and only when facing forward as there is a huge rip across the bum I haven't gotten around the mending.
I paint in them mostly.
When they reached this stage of decrepitude, we were at 'low tide man'...a little broke, so I started wearing the man's jeans...we are nearly the same size, but the cut didn't really work on me all that well. Loose and tight in all the wrong places. I wore them for a while, even put a rip in the knee, but they really weren't comfy for either of us.
They are going out to goodwill today.
I looked in BCN...OMG are jeans ever expensive here.
I looked in TO, not SO pricey, but I am too old to use neat on my p*bic hair just to go out in public....no go.
I found a pair last spring at my favorite used clothing store, they were OK. Not great, no hallelujah chorus or anything, but fine.
Then they went into the dryer. You see, the friends we were staying with this summer their dryer sort of broke. Well, it works fine, on high heat, full throttle...with no timer.
I believer the jeans were in the dryer for about 16 hours straight.
They are a mite uncomfortable.
I have been trying to stretch them out by short wearings, you know, half an hour here, an hour there.
Life is too short for that sh*t.
I've been wearing skirts a lot lately. Comfy, and easier to find with a reasonable fit at the funky used clothing place.
I was in there on Friday looking for longer and warmer skirts for the winter and for teaching (it seems that I feel I need to wear longer skirts here than I do in TO, even walking around on the street. I am fascinated by this difference.)
There was this pair of jeans, hanging on the overcrowded rack, sticking out a little and looking OH so cool.
Not my usual look, greyer rather than blue which I favour, but....
I tried them on...
Weirdly they are very long in the leg and kind of bell bottom-y which I haven't worn since the 70's,
but that feel of comfort....
Let's hope they still feel that way when they come in off the line!