Monday, May 2, 2016


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I just wanted a pair of jeans. Good, old-fashioned, 100% cotton, comfortable, denim jeans. Instead, along with the cotton, manufacturers add elastane, lycra, or spandex to the weave. It's supposed to add stretch and keep its shape. The fabric stretches. The pocket stretches and if you put your wallet in the back pocket like I do sometimes,  your wallet falls out especially if you visit the rest room. The fabric no longer breathes and feels like one is  wearing heavy-weight pantyhose. If by chance you do find 100% cotton, straight leg, denim the fit is so baggy, the jeans look more like pajama bottoms.

If finding 100% cotton denim isn't hard enough, finding a petite length is near impossible. I've whined about this before. Hey, Denim Manufacturers, a 30 inch inseam isn't meant for a woman with a height of 5 ft 3 in. or less, unless she intends to wear 4 inch stiletto heels or she is going to hem the trousers herself. I don't intend to do either.

And why in the name that is all good and holy, do the pockets need to be intricately embroidered and studded with rhinestones? Is it just so you can double the price?

I didn't think I would need to go on a quest to find a pair of jeans.


  1. Finding jeans that fit is always a challenge....

  2. Oh, for the good ole days...... :-/