I just read a post from another denim blogger about how much she hates vintage jeans. And I thought – ouch, that post hurt me a lot – and not around my “nether” regions (that’s how she refers to the “camel toe syndrome”), but it totally hurt in my denim heart!
I am a passionate vintage denim lover and always have been. Sure, I do love some stretch and comfort as well. But hey! Who said you can do only one OR the other?! You can so totally wear vintage jeans – which, BTW , by the time you’re going to wear them should be pretty soft already – AND enjoy your stretchy skinnies as well.
Remember guys, at the time when vintage jeans were still brand new – they weren’t yet called vintage jeans, but new jeans. And the term “skinny jean” didn’t even exist yet.
People all over the globe were loving their rigid denims. You’d have a hard time searching about camel toe or muffin tops complaints at that time. Whoever didn’t like the feel and look of the “real” denim simply didn’t wear them. Period.
The secret to do vintage jeans the right way is obvious: do not wear them as if they were skinny stretchy spanx jeggings. Wear them the way people wore them at the time: relaxed, comfortable, even a bit baggier than you normally would. And see if they still impede you from doing anything you want/need to do. Like sitting down or climbing the subway steps.
This said, come on guys, there is nothing more authentic and nothing that makes a denim lover’s heart beat faster than a pair of REAL RIGID DENIM jeans, anybody disagree?
P.S. Do you really believe that all the celebs wearing vintage jeans are actually suffering while doing so? I mean, according to this other denim blogger, about 90% of the celebrities are spotted wearing vintage jeans at one time or another, how silly would that be?
I am just very curious what you guys think about all this – and it would be so awesome if you leave a comment below the post 😉