Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Some Days, I Think It Might Just Be Easier To Go Naked.

I just got back from doing a bit of clothes shopping. Always a fun experience, that, if by "fun" you mean "really, really annoying." What I want to know is, why is it nearly impossible any more to find a pair of jeans with a waistline that falls at your actual waist? Aargh, I hate 2000s fashions. They're all designed for women who are built like preying mantises and wear thong underwear. Listen up, guys: the world neither needs nor wants to see my midriff, and anything that's going to go between my butt cheeks had damned well better at least buy me dinner first.

It's gotten to the point where when I see skinny chicks wearing this stuff, I can't help wanting to slap them. Hey, follow your stupid fashion sense if it makes you happy, but when it starts bleeding over into my own classic jeans-and-t-shirt style, I get resentful.

I'm thinking about maybe shopping for men's pants next time, if the having-of-actual-hips thing doesn't prove too problematic. Anybody know what a women's 16 translates to?

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  1. Anybody know what a women's 16 translates to?

    I am glad to say that I have no idea. Be that as it may, I suggest you look for "relaxed fit", which should be more commodious for your hips. "Relaxed fit" accommodates my more-than-ample rear end (not big enough for its own zip code, but I do think I occasionally hear, "Feed me, Seymour," faintly from behind me whenever I fix dinner).

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  2. I'll keep that in mind, thanks! Especially as I definitely have a rear end to go with the hips.

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  3. I've had this same issue. I want classic jeans that come up to my waist and have a straight leg. These are very hard to come by. Yes you can get Levi's classic etc. However, to actually find this in one's size at a price you can afford is ridiculous.

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  4. I have enough trouble finding jeans that fit me properly to begin with. I finally settled on one particular size and brand that actually did seem to fit really well, and now they come in, like, 16 low-rider styles and one style with an actual waist. If I'm lucky, they'll have one pair of those in the store that's my size.

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  5. I loathe women's jeans because they're all so darn different. I started wearing Levi's in high school and never looked back.

    I prefer 501s but they now make a ton of different styles and fits. And the beauty thing is, once you find your size, no more trying on jeans. Just purchase and wear.

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  6. Yeah, I found a brand of jeans that fit reliably, and now I'm lucky if I can find a single pair of them in my size that doesn't have the low-cut waist.

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  7. Betty, go to JC Penney's and get some Lee jeans with a little spandex in them. They come ALMOST to the waist and the spandex gives you a better and softer fit.

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  8. I'll be really surprised if they'd fit me in both the waist and the legs, though. Almost none of them do.

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  9. (I should perhaps add that I did find a couple of just-below-the-waist pairs that fit pretty well. It's just... I really don't like this particular style trend, and wish it would stop now, or at least give me the choice to opt out.)

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  10. well the Lees are the ONLY ones that fit me in the waist and legs. And the spandex helps that. Just FYI.

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  11. oh, sorry, it's not called spandex, it's called Lycra. Same thing.

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  12. I do have some with the lycra in 'em, I think... a bit of stretchy stuff, anyway. It does make for a comfier fit.

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  13. I'm long waisted...so those damn low waist pants look rediculous. I live in jeans, so I find I have to try on about, oh...20 pairs to find 1 I can live with.
    May I suggest Reitmans or Suzy Sheir...they have a lot of retarded stuff, but they also have at least a few styles of normal jeans, and some have the stretchy stuff in them too. I find mens pants don't leave me enough room for my..um...ample hips without a gap big enough to hide a sandwich in at the waist. Not that I don't like having a snack with me at all times, but y'know. Some people don't like the fresh scent of tuna.
    You can always hunt down Levi 501s..

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  14. Thanks for all the advice and commiserations from everybody on this. I had no idea that people would have this much to say about jeans. :)

    By the way, I've just remembered that there's another reason I don't like the low-waisted ones as much: the pockets are much shallower. I can't fit my hands in them comfortably, there's some small danger of stuff falling out, and, worst of all, there isn't room to stuff a paperback in there.

    Honestly, I don't hate the things. I have a couple of pairs that fit fine, and I wear them, and they're sort of OK... I just really don't want all my jeans in that style. Or even the majority of them. The pocket thing is a major liability all in itself, even if they didn't sort of make me feel uncomfortably like I'm trying to pretend to be a sexy, skinny hip chick... which just so ain't me.

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