10 June 2010
I initially came across the first pair (the worn out ones, of course) of these Levi's back in September 2008. Little did I know the adventure before us in the coming 20 months. Muddy music festivals, pilgrimages to Haiti, tears from a stolen notebook and many miles on a blue bicycle, these jeans tell just as good of a story as those aforementioned events. I recall the very first time trying the pair on and feeling like they were the best pair of pants I've ever placed around the lower half of my body. My dumbest move in this process was not buying a spare pair. Funny how a simple pair of pants can have that kind of affect on you. With certain looks, I felt like a 70's English musician sex icon, while other days I felt like the North East prepster I've always been at heart.
Finally in the last couple of months after blowing out the crotch (third photo, after the repair), I decided it's days we're numbered and that I should hunt down another pair. Fast forward about 6 weeks, I found another on ebay for $32 (with shipping) and regained that feeling I felt nearly two years ago when I tried them on for the first time. You'd think I would be content with a brand new pair of the exact model I've come to love but I'm still searching ebay for another pair to help close out the rest of my twenties.
05 June 2010
One of many different variations of the sailor stripes that was out and about in the city yesterday (including a metallic epaulet!). This was obviously my favorite of them all and they key to the look is all in the vertical stripes. Instead of adding width, her lower half looks long and lean (more like a tall glass of water). I'll need more ladies (especially if you are on the shorter end and want the added length without supplements) to take note. If yesterday was any indication, there will be plenty of stripes to come in the next 90 days or so.