March 31, 2011

Slim jeans vs. hipster jeans.

"One vote for slim jeans. They're more timeless and seem less planned."

40 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Big deal, What we need are slim genes.

Moose said...

OK - I don't care if you're gay or not. Men don't wear "ensembles".

Bob Ellison said...

Any pants you can't break into a full run in without tearing them apart are not fit to be worn by a man.

pbuxton said...

Ugh. Hipster jeans, but only on people <21 years of age. Sorry, dress your age.

Maguro said...

Good one, tg.

Both jeans look equally slim to me, why is one pair considered "hipster jeans"? Something to do with the color?

Carol_Herman said...

They both suck. I can see my mom still struggling to get into her girdle. Which used to hold up stockings. Before women wore jeans or pants.

And, the first jeans you could buy were from Army/Navy stores. Short-waisted, to make them fit the ladies, you had to dart the waistband.

But this came after "pegged pants" for men. Which was the mid-1950's style. High school administrators would go around with a ruler in their pockets. And, measure the bottoms of a male student's pants. If it was 13-inches, home he'd have to go. To change into a leg bottom you could get your leg through. And, not have to dance into your pants like a woman did into a girdle.

Ah, and then in the late 1960's, about the time of Woodstock, the flared bottom jeans ... that sailors were accustomed to, became very popular. (My mom, who had a retail store), hated them. So on a trip we took, away, one of the teenagers who opened the store ... bought some flared bottom jeans. And, they sold out before we got back.

You know, both men have large feet. And, all these "hugger bottoms do, is call attention to the large, long, big feet.

Women? Women will wear anything tight. Because they think it shows off their "slimness." To say nothing of how they can only do this if they have a small behind.

Again, men just fail the test.

(But if you're going to wear them, don't you think, no sox, and flip-flops, would be better?

Fred4Pres said...

Your just happy there are no shorts involved.

edutcher said...

Jeans like that are only good if you spend all day on a horse.

Certainly not for any kind of dismounted work.

PS Most women are too nicely built - nice round hips and bottoms and plump thighs - for such nonsense.

Some need to develop some muscle tone, but that's another issue.

PPS Carol is right on the money.

ricpic said...

Well, slim jeans sure don't look good on middle aged guys with a bit of a gut.

themightypuck said...

"Ugh. Hipster jeans, but only on people <21 years of age. Sorry, dress your age."

What does this mean? I say dress your look. A fit fifty year old can get away with stuff a fat twenty year old should avoid. One great aspect of the modern world is the slow loss of self policing pointless fashions like hats and ties.

MadisonMan said...

I'll comment in here because it's clothing related.

Casey was wearing shorts on American Idol last night. I wasn't a big fan of his (although at least he trimmed his manky beard) before, even less so afterwards. Male singers should never wear shorts.

TWM said...

Unfortunately I can no-longer wear either (not that I ever did as I recall). However, if you're a guy in your 50s, I recommend Haggar Relaxed Straight-leg jeans. Not as clown-baggy as regular Relaxed jeans but they do give you some extra room in the junk and in the rear.

themightypuck said...

Jeans are practically my favorite thing to wear--so comfy--but I prefer a bit more room in the calf. The most important part of a jean is the waist. You want it to hang just south of the iliac crest. The rest should be tight but not too tight. The bottom should be versatile enough to wear flip flops or cowboy boots.

Carol_Herman said...

If you're going to ride a horse ... and there are wonderful pictures of Reagan doing so. You'd know JODHPURS have zippers that open from the bottom up. So a man can get his foot inside them. Yes, they're flared at the thigh. But you put your riding boots on. And, this covers the zippered part of the Jodhpurs.

These jeans wouldn't work as riding jeans for men, because you'd stop the circulation in your knees.

Now LEVI's is the guy who used denim, in the first place, to make jeans. Nearly indestructible as a material. The rest is history.

Titus said...

Wranglers are huge in INdia.

Did you know the nouveau riche in India are dressing a lot like Euros?

AST said...

I couldn't see a difference. They booth look uncomfortable.

Triangle Man said...

If they look uncomfortable or restrictive you are probably imagining that they are made of 100% cotton denim. The stretch denim in most jeans now makes them very comfortable even when slim, but not very durable.

Aridog said...

@edutcher ...

"Jeans like that are only good if you spend all day on a horse."

Heh ... not even that. In my 60+ years as a horseman, both hunt seat and western, I've never seen jeans that tight on the calves ... ever. They'd have to miserably uncomfortable jammed in hunt or dressage height boots. For western tack, "boot cut" (straight)from the knees down. Period. Otherwise people will gape at you.

prairie wind said...

What's the difference between hipster and slim jeans? Is one of them like my daughter's skinny jeans?

Ann Althouse said...

"Casey was wearing shorts on American Idol last night. I wasn't a big fan of his (although at least he trimmed his manky beard) before, even less so afterwards. Male singers should never wear shorts."

At the opening of the show, there was a sign in the audience that said "Thanks For Saving Casey" and I thought it said "Thanks For Shaving, Casey," and I was all: Great! Casey shaved off that terrible beard. Meade pointed out my misreading. Later, it looked like Casey was going to shave off the beard, and I was all: I'm clairvoyant! But he only got it trimmed.

He did a good job singing "Your Song" though, I must say.

Ann Althouse said...

"What's the difference between hipster and slim jeans? Is one of them like my daughter's skinny jeans?"

The "hipster" jeans appear to be jeggings.

Trooper York said...

Womens jeans are what we buy and the "Skinny" jean is also refered to as the "jegging." A sort of combination of a legging and a jean it is made in denim but with a lot of strecth. The hipster jean is the basic boot cut and the normal cut of jeans.

We are currently searching out a new source of jeans. We have investigated "Not your daughters jeans" are solely lacking in both fit and the quality of fabric.

So I am open to suggestions.

Trooper York said...

Oh. Way to bury American Idol chat.

Quaestor said...

And there are also Slim Jeans

Rick Lee said...

Trooper... my 50-something wife buys the NYDJ at Nordstrom and loves them.

Trooper York said...

I am glad she loves them Rick but I was very dissappointed in the quality of the fabric. We sell a premium jean for a pretty high price and we need to maintain a certain quality to justify the price. Don't get me wrong, they make a good product for the price but we try to take it to a higher level.

Currently we are commissioning our own private label denim skirt and cropped jean jacket that are going to be really cool.

Trooper York said...

Nordstom and Lee Lee's often hook on to the same items. They send in their buyers to shop us all the time to see what we are making.

Trooper York said...

For example our blue widow spider jean is a great jean but we can not get the manufacturer to make enough when we need them.

So we are on a search for a very high quality premium jean in plus size. Not easy to find.

Phil 3:14 said...

Too much work to get into them and too much to get out.

andinista said...

"Hipster" jeans are just feminine skinny jeans cut to fit on young men's hips and have the droopy-drawer gangster look started by prisoners to signal they were somebody's b****.

Masculine apparel abominations, worn by young men who hate being men and want to be part of the favored group, women. Remember all that crap about how men should get in touch with their feminine side, wear pink shirts, cry, etc. Brave new world, folks, hope you like men as sissies, because that's what your boys are choosing to be.

andinista said...

Men's jeans. You should be able to go to the opera in a pair of jeans when new and unblemished, and look good in them; and spend the next day on the jobsite working hard. And on your next day off, going rock-climbing in them. If they're not cut for manly men doing manly things in a manly way, then they're not men's jeans.

To each his own. I celebrate diversity. You wanna wear girly-style jeans, I cheer you on. Isn't capitalism great?

(And don't call me out on that rock-climbing thing. I know, today many women climb. But that's because climbing is now safe. It was once dangerous, with deliberately long runouts on loose rock with sketchy pro that left you quivering with fear at the bottom and the top. Plus the bushwhacks to the climb. It was almost all men, then.)

prairie wind said...

Men's jeans should be Levi's or Wranglers. Period. My husband has some cargo jeans that he likes because of the cargo space...but when he wants to look good, he pulls out the Levi's. Or I pull them out for him and beg him to wear them for me.

Jeggings...I had a pair in the 80s that were pretty comfortable so I believe my daughter when she says that her skinny jeans are her most comfortable jeans. I still have my favorite black leggings (not jeggings) from the 80s, and there's nothing more comfortable for a cold winter day than my leggings and a huge turtleneck over them.

Trooper, good luck with the jeans. Your customers will love you if you can do it.

prairie wind said...

Trooper...your jeans might want to emulate the Levi's that had a 'skosh' more room.

Methadras said...

A man should never be seen in either. Satorialist sycophanty goes on the upswing.

Pogo said...

Slim jeans vs. hipster.

Between Scylla & Charybdis.

Pogo said...

I prefer Sauna Belt Trim-Jeans.

dick said...

I like regular or boot cut jeans rather than either slim or hipster.

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Cat Ray said...

It has been extremely hard for me to find womens jeans that fit me correctly