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Old Yesterday, 12:17 PM
 
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I am not up for the current trend of “wear jeans to everything”. They’re often ugly:

1. Whether or not they’re sold with a distressed appearance, they fade quickly. Nobody would wear pants, other than jeans. That had faded more in some places than others, creating an uneven look.

2. All of the pockets, rivets and stitching just look rough and amplify when the jeans don’t fit well. If you wear khakis or or other regular pants, if they don’t fit, they just look too big and you see wrinkles. If jeans don’t fit, you see so much on the jeans, such as light-colored stitching, that amplifies the lack of fit.

3. Back pockets on jeans are almost never used and the designs on them can be ugly.

Anyone else agree? Back in the ‘80s, people wore Levi’s and there were few jean alternatives, so the range of ugly jeans didn’t exist, and people wore jeans only in more casual environments. That was fine.

Khakis, or jeans that are all one color (such as beige or black), are more presentable.

Anyone agree?
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Old Yesterday, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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Pretty much anything can be ugly. Jeans are not exempt.

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Back in the ‘80s, people wore Levi’s and there were few jean alternatives, so the range of ugly jeans didn’t exist, and people wore jeans only in more casual environments
I saw plenty of ugly and non-Levis jeans growing up in the 70s.
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Old Yesterday, 12:29 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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I am not up for the current trend of “wear jeans to everything”. They’re often ugly:

1. Whether or not they’re sold with a distressed appearance, they fade quickly. Nobody would wear pants, other than jeans. That had faded more in some places than others, creating an uneven look.

2. All of the pockets, rivets and stitching just look rough and amplify when the jeans don’t fit well. If you wear khakis or or other regular pants, if they don’t fit, they just look too big and you see wrinkles. If jeans don’t fit, you see so much on the jeans, such as light-colored stitching, that amplifies the lack of fit.

3. Back pockets on jeans are almost never used and the designs on them can be ugly.

Anyone else agree? Back in the ‘80s, people wore Levi’s and there were few jean alternatives, so the range of ugly jeans didn’t exist, and people wore jeans only in more casual environments. That was fine.

Khakis, or jeans that are all one color (such as beige or black), are more presentable.

Anyone agree?
OK, we get it; you don't like jeans. I haven't worn denim-colored jeans in decades. I don't mind colored jeans, though. But the only time I've been on a job location that allowed jeans (this was before "casual Fridays", and "casual everything"), everyone was expected to wear new ones in good condition. By "new", I mean non-distressed new.

But times have changed, I guess? Now any kind of jeans are accepted? It really depends on the workplace, though, or the type of social occasion, or the crowd. I don't agree that it's ok to wear jeans to everything. YMMV.
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Old Yesterday, 01:33 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Anyone agree?
Nope. It isn't the denim that makes one ugly and another not.
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Old Yesterday, 02:13 PM
 
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when I was in school....the poor kids would have jeans with holes in them...… decades later im bringing my son clothes shopping and he wants the hole-ly ones...brand new


jeans don't bother me....

seeing hunter orange at a wedding reception...yeah that gets on my nerves
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Old Yesterday, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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I love jeans! Pockets, rivets, whatever.
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Old Yesterday, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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The solution is to buy nice, well-fitting jeans, no?

I wear jeans and knit pants almost exclusively now. The reason? Jeans seem to fit. Almost everything else doesn’t.

Faded denim really appeals to me, frankly. But I like black jeans too. And I own pink jeans and wheat colored jeans. Today, I am wearing a pair of modern bootcuts with a pair of booties. This passes for style for me.

The ugliest jeans I ever saw were those pairs with heavily decorated pockets on the back. That’s just what I need—sparkle on my backside. Not!
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Old Yesterday, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Sheffield, England
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Clearly most people don't agree or they wouldn't be so popular. Compared to most styles of pants they do look a lot better.
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Old Yesterday, 02:49 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I agree with OP. Many look like they've been dug out of a filth infested dumpster.
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Old Yesterday, 03:41 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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I agree with OP. Many look like they've been dug out of a filth infested dumpster.
LOLOL! Thanks for my laugh of the day. Don't hold back, Jowel; tell us how you REALLY feel!
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