Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Buying Jeans

Jeans are supposed to be cheap clothing.  Elvis never liked jeans because he considered them farmer attire.  It was too working class.  I was a kid when the whole label stuff started happening with clothes.  Gloria Vanderbilt and Vidal Sassoon started putting their names on the jeans they sold.  It was a fad and it seemed that every girl had to buy their jeans.  I was never fond of  fads or trends.  I thought it was extortion.  I didn't like doing free advertising.  It just wasn't for me.  But my real problem was that those jeans never fit my body type.  If they fit my butt they were way too big at the waist.  My first pair of designer jeans, I had to sew darts at the waist just to wear them.  I was not happy.  After that I started buying jeans only if they fit regardless of brand name.  Actually I would carefully cut off any labels on my jeans.  I also put a price on my jeans.  Since they were working class clothes, I never paid more than $20 a pair.  I use this price point to this day.  The best brand of jeans I ever found for my body type was Bill Blass.  His jeans always fit perfectly.  They were roomy in the behind and perfect at the waist.  I can still buy them second hand online.  My advice is to find the brand that fits your body best and then just stick to it.  Don't waste time and money chasing after the fad.  Find your jeans and stick with them. And put a ceiling on how much you are willing to pay.  Just because a pair of $200 jeans fit, doesn't mean you have to buy them.  Find something cheaper.  In my opinion when it come to jeans the whole status/high price thing is silly.


  1. $200 for jeans? Seriously? Ugh, and I thought $25 was too much.

  2. Eva, you're a rare bird and $25 is too much.