But I needed a new pair of jeans. When there are holes in your butt and the legs are worn through, it’s time.
My second-to-last pair happened to be Calvin Kleins, purchased at Sam’s Club. They fit perfectly and were $20. My last pair were Levis purchased from Sam’s at the same price. My only complaint with them was that they are low-rise.
Wearing low-rise pants of any type should not be attempted by anyone with hips or stomachs, much less anyone in my age bracket. I used to wear such pants back in the ‘70’s when they were called hip-huggers. Of course, I had a boyish figure back then, no hips and just a small pooch of a stomach, which is the only way you can pull off the look. Anything more, and we’re talking muffin tops, camel toes, and sausage-stuffed rear ends.
But the reign of low-rise seemed to last an awfully long time.
I’m no fashion diva, but I like to look good. I’m not trendy and consider my tastes to lean toward the classically eclectic. (Boho always comes around and goes around. Take my word for it.) Granted, I am old(er), but I don’t think I’m ready for “mom” jeans yet. All I want is a smooth fit in front. Do not look to Ralph Lauren for that, since their pants have more than enough frontal material. Perhaps they are catering to the big-stomach set. I need enough material between my waist and hips so that when I sit down, the back end of my underwear isn’t exposed for the entire world to see. Two-and-a-half-inch zippers mean the wearer will have to get her private area discreetly shaved. Not for me. I don’t need much, just a decent pair of jeans.
I like shopping the clearance section of internet retailers. It’s amazing the deals you can find with only a little clicking. I found a pair of jeans at Victoria’s Secret for $9 and another somewhere else for $19.99. I was familiar with the clothing of both retailers. Their sizes stay consistent, which is a plus. These were pants chosen specifically sans the dreaded “low-rise.”