Words and draws by Russ
As soon as I glanced at this, my first thought were, "I bet he was into the Partridge Family", and I was right!The 'permanent blue jeans' was a cool find...I always wanted some deep indigo blue jeans that would never fade... I think that was good luck...And I think every little boy in the late 60's wore pants with vertical stripes... I know I did because the ones I had were sure to induce bullies to chase and try to thrash me..!
You have a good memory. My Mama tried to make me a pair of moccasins from an old jacket because they were in style and I wanted a pair. They didn't turn out too well but she tried.
My jeans, two pairs, wranglers from a department store down the street, and a hand-me-down pair of hip huggers from my cousin...they were already worn out, mom patched the crotch with a flower, that went over great in school, but one day they disappeared...I suspect my first boy friend and mom conspired to destroy them...before that, mom sewed our elastic waist band pants out of fake jean material...Your jeans, bring back so many memories!
I remember Cassidy's butt in white jeans..very well. I eh liked him too(more than I liked the rest of the family, except for Danny whom I adored). Baggy dress jeans. Yeah, we dressed really bad. Every time I see a picture from the past of someone in leg warmers I hang my head in shame. ~Mary
They say style comes and goes in cycles, that everything's circular, but the acid-washed jeans..? I don't know if those will ever come back.I've had at least 3 perfect jeans in my life, and I managed to tear rather ir-repairably the latest ones (which I'm wearing right now)at about 3 30 this morning when my alarm went off for work--my foot went right through the knee. Bummer, ya know?
It is now if confirmed. I am your long lost sister. I knew it the second I saw your David Cassidy pants.
dude, i lost my comment; the gist of which is that i love your title for this entry, good jeans are hard to find, thanks for sharing your memories!
All I ever had was Sears basic jeans. Yours are much more interesting.
Agreeing on the 80s "fashion" and laughing at Chef E's crotch flower!I remember wearing mostly jeans in the 70s (when I was a teen) and corduroys...swish swish swish. -Cin
I remember thinking I had arrived when I used my own $$ to buy some button flies. You know the ones where you had to start preparing 5 minutes before you had to take a leak.
my best memory of jeans was the pair of button up hip huggers I bought at the Army Navy store in Dallas. My cousins wore them and they were the coolest. I had to seam the hell out of them because I was ridiculously skinny. I thought they were the coolest pants on the planet. They barely covered my butt crack.
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