The Eternal Search For The Perfect Jeans

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Some people dedicate their lives to helping others, some to bettering themselves; I’ve opted for an altogether shallower route. I seem to have spent an exorbitant amount of my life searching for the perfect pair of jeans. I’ve dabbled with cords, chinos and combat pants but you can’t beat a bit of denim. It’s the one item of clothing I couldn’t do without, I feel naked without them.

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The perfect pair of jeans is relative to the era; as a fashion conscious tween it was all about finding a pair so tight that they would cut off the circulation to the lower half of the body. As a moody teen the perfect pair would sit somewhere between the hips and knees, the more boxer short on display the better seemed to be the rule. In my 20’s I cleaned up my act and favoured a smart boot cut and suspect that in doing so I looked a bit of a tosser.

The search for the perfect pair of jeans is a vicious cycle that knows no ends. Upon finding ‘the pair’ I will then proceed to wear them day in day out until they develop a large hole, usually around the crotch, that has me crossing my legs awkwardly in social situations.

These days my vision of the perfect pair is a slightly worn around the knees with a relaxed fit; something that allows breathing room for a hefty breakfast and this morning I found them. The Denim Gods were smiling down on me, the only pair left and they had my kind of numbers; 33W 34L. They say that you know when you meet the person you’ll spend the rest of your life with and I think the same is true of jeans. I will now wear and wash these jeans until they are threadbare at which point the eternal search for the perfect pair of jeans, my holy grail, will resume.

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Could you do without jeans? How do you like your jeans? Do you ever feel like your life has been reduced to an eternal search for the perfect pair of jeans? What item of clothing could you not do without?

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  • http://www.havealaughonme.com/ Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me

    I recently found the best pair ever – $7, gives me the best butt (well so the hubby says) and they are throw away kinda things! Yet BC – (before children) I spend $250 on Nobody branded jeans, go figure! I can’t wait to fit in to them again.

    • daddownunder

      That’s my sort of price tag. Good old Mr HALOM, always there to say the right things. Paddle boarding will do it Em, you’ll be back in them in no time

  • https://148percent.wordpress.com/ Chelsea Sutherland

    I don’t wear jeans! Maybe because I live in North Queensland, I tend to wear shorts by day and dresses/maxi skirts by nights where it’s so humid most of the year you wish it was more socially acceptable to just wear nothing all the time.

    I can’t do without a decent black singlet. I like mine longline with wider straps. So simple, yet so hard to find.

    • daddownunder

      Yeah I can see that they aren’t really North Queensland friendly. It’s annoying when the simple things are so hard to come by isn’t it?

  • http://www.smaggle.com Smaggle

    I hardly ever wear pants. I have a really long torso so getting them to cover my ghetto booty is a problem. These jeans are hot though petal, love them.

    • daddownunder

      I have really long legs and a stumpy torso, combined we’d have a normal body, actually no it wouldn’t be normal would it, it’d be weird. Thanks petal

  • http://iliska-dreams.blogspot.com.au/ Julie

    Still searching… Though the two favourite pairs that I own are a pair from Spain (relaxed and worn in fit size 0) France (skinny blues size 34) so I think I need to go back to Europe to find my ‘perfect’ pair. Okay well maybe that is just me dreaming of another OS holiday.

    • daddownunder

      That sounds like a superb reason for a holiday to me Julie. Excuse my ignorance but isn’t a size zero and a size 34 massively different?

      • http://iliska-dreams.blogspot.com.au/ Julie

        Oh and you can add to that, in Australia I am an eight. Woman’s sizing vary depending on what country you are in. Is it not the same for men? Eg in Australia are you the same size as in the UK?

        • daddownunder

          Same/Same, it only changes when I’ve gorged on cheese and cake

          • http://iliska-dreams.blogspot.com.au/ Julie

            For me it is cheese and chocolate. But shopping is very confusing as far as sizing goes when you are a female.

  • http://claireyhewitt.blogspot.com/ ClaireyHewitt

    I got a pair in London 2001. I still have them, they are totally wrecked but I just can’t part with them.

    • daddownunder

      They’re like part of the family when you get the right ones, it would be too painful to throw them out. I went to the Nudie store last week Claire as part of my hunt and got chatting to one of the guys who reckoned they repair all manner of wrecked jeans and bring them back to life.