Once upon a time you were my best friend. You took a little getting used to because you were stiff and uncomfortable, but once we hung out for a while, you softened beautifully and shaped yourself to fit only me. WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?
This is what I wear right now. Elastic waist jeggings. Why? I got so tired of dealing with that gap you get in the back or so much stretch that my jeans were constantly falling down that I gave in and went with an elastic waist. And it DOES stay put with no gap. The trade off is that the material is really thin. As in it’s been cold enough that I am wearing thermals underneath them because the material is that thin. Ok, maybe it’s time to go back to the other style jeans because if they are that thin, how long before they rip or tear? And if I am replacing them constantly, how does that fit with my idea of a quality minimal wardrobe? So off I went yesterday in search of thick denim. Ones I could count on year after year. I went to two different malls, store after store, only to be met with similar materials. And I checked all the brands you would think make good denim: Gap, Levi’s, 7 for all Mankind, Diesel, etc. You name them and I probably felt a pair. And not one of them were that thick denim I remember having back in the day. I’m not the only one who feels this way apparently. There is a movement of “raw denim.” This lovely blogger already did the research and lists several places who offer it along with a description. If you are as frustrated with thin, cheap quality denim as I am, give it a read.
I plan on ordering from one of these places. I will let you know what I find. In the meantime, anyone know of any good jeans?