Thursday, 26 July 2012
Denim Dreams Come True!
The most perfect button-front shirt ever made! And I'm a fussy-pot when it comes to shirts. In chambray or not! You would think that for a girl who is mad about chambray, there would lurk, in my wardrobe, at least one perfect (to me) shirt in the blue fabric. Well, there are some - a paisley-printed button-front, a polka-dotted button-front, a few drapey shirt-like blouses - just not a classic plain blue one.
I've tried many on over the years but they've never passed my fussy-pot test. Until I spotted this one, when I wasn't even consciously looking, hanging by its lonesome-self at the start of the sale season. In my size! Slightly swingy instead of fitted! Cute placket! Rounded hem! Perfect sleeve- and shirt-lengths! The right wash of blue! The last one left! It was meant to be! And it has rekindled my interest in Levi's, the go-to maker of denim things of my teenage years, three decades later. Haha.
For quite some time now, I've been looking for a pair of poo-catching-style jeans. As a back-up for this old pair in a very light-weight denim that's about to burst at the seams from constant wear. I knew it would be quite a mission because the demand for jeans in, what is still to many, an unflattering (but oh-so-comfortable-to-wear!) leg-shortening cut would be low.
After months of going through the charity shops' men's denim racks hoping to find an original pair from the 80s or 90s to no avail, it was Bassike, an Australia label, that made my dream come true! With an updated-to-suit-2012 pair of their Lo Slungs! In Shaved Blue. The perfect wash (so glad I waited and held back buying the first pair that I saw in a faded and pre-"whiskered" wash - a wash that I never found attractive but might have to force myself to like just for the cut of the jeans). I love how they look all Mum-jeans front-on but old-school skater boy at the back with their big fat flappy drop at the crotch. More so for me, a shortie, than leggier girls! Yay! Yes, I know it might be too much, to some, to pay for a pair of "ugly" jeans but dream jeans, particularly those that are slightly...umm...left field(?) in cut, are hard to come by (see: last year's dream pair by Margaret Howell). And I've worn these almost everyday since I got them a few weeks ago and I will for a long long time so cost-per-wear is going as low as the crotch, if not lower. Woo!