Monday, May 2, 2011
Au revoir to the blue jean
For months I've been shopping for a pair of jeans to fall in love with. But not just any jeans; I want a pair of 100% cotton denim jeans. Ones without elastane or lycra or whatever else is in jeans that make them s-t-r-e-t-c-h out ten minutes after you put them on.
I was willing to pay any amount, if only I could find some cotton denim jeans. So the search continued and what I learned is that jeans for women not only stretch, but, they also have names. GAP jeans have names like "Perfect," "Sexy," and "Always Skinny" (ah, don't I wish). Even my old faithful Levis were no longer available in cotton, and are sporting the names "Demi," "Bold," and "Supreme"(is it me, or do those names remind you of coffee?)
Then yesterday, I found myself in the men's department buying jeans for my son and found what I was looking for: 100% percent cotton denim jeans. Regular jeans. The waist fits, the length is good , and the price was affordable. I'll be the first to admit they look like guys jeans--a little roomy in the thigh, a little wide at the bottom; they're not perfect. But they're straight without being skinny and the right shade of blue and most important, they won't fall down minutes after I put them on.
In the meantime, if you are also mourning the death of denim as we knew it, can you let me know where you get your jeans?
Posted by My French Corner at 4:30 AM