Anyway, I've been looking at jeans. I'm a 57 year old Gap girl. Gap jeans fit me really well so I tend to always shop there when I need jeans. Looking at their website, I saw mostly flare leg jeans like I've been wearing for years now. They did have a few of the skinny straight leg styles so I assumed that style must be making a come back. Next, I went to the J Crew website.......not that I buy much at J Crew, but they seem to be more of a trendsetter than Gap so I wanted to see what they were showing. Yikes! They had almost all straight legged jeans. I have seen some people wearing them, but not a lot yet.
So, I ask you.....straight or not straight?
Suddenly I am having these flashbacks to my teen years. I can see myself sitting on the edge of my bed, struggling to get my heel through the tiny little opening at the bottom of the jeans leg! I'm wiggling my foot up and down, up and down, point, flex, point, flex....as I ever so slowly inch my foot through the whole a little millimeter at a time. It's hard to fit a Size 7 foot through that teensy weensy hole! Once I finally got my foot through the hole....I got to repeat the entire process again for the other foot.
Next, I'm standing up and pulling on each pant leg to get the jeans up to my thighs. I started down by the ankle where the jeans were sitting and little by little pulled them up my legs to my thighs. Once I could get a good grip on the waist, I would jump, and jump and jump as I pulled and tugged to get the jeans over my butt and hips.....and I had a pretty little butt and hips back then.
Oh no...not done yet! Now I had to fall back on the bed and take a wire hanger and put the curved top of the hanger through the hole in my zipper. I would lay on the bed and hang on to the hanger with one hand while trying to pull the two sides of the zipper as close together as possible. Once I got the zipper moving, I would use both hands on the hanger to pull the zipper up the rest of the way. Now my hands would be dented and sore from the wire hanger, but I still had to button the button.
So here I am lying on my bed, jeans on, zipped and buttoned, but guess what? I can't get up. Really! My jeans are so tight that my body won't bed to allow me to sit up.
If I am lucky enough to have a friend in the room, they brace themselves against the side of the bed, reach out a helping hand and pull me straight up to a standing position. If there is no friend in the room, I roll to my side and very carefully wiggle my way off the bed into an upright position! Tah dah!!!!!! I did it! I put on my jeans and oh they are so darn cute. They actually look like someone took a can of denim spray paint and sprayed my legs!!
I don't think the straight leg jeans of today are quite as tight as ours were back then, but still...the thought of purchasing a pair is making me a bit queasy!
So, I ask you again....straight or not straight?