But I don’t want to dress like a girl.

Heaven help me, I need some new blue jeans so I went shopping this afternoon.  It was awful.  I came away with the faint hope I could offer the blue jeans I now own to Jesus and if I was lucky He’d just do to them what he did to the loaves and fishes.  You know- just multiply them.  It’s not because I’m cheap.  I just don’t like the current fashion for men’s jeans.

For starters they don’t look like men’s jeans.  What have they done to the hips?  I’m not a big guy, but I found nothing on the racks that appeared adequate to cover what I have.  They just flat out looked girly.  Low and tight.  My dad’s generation likes to wear their pants up to their belly buttons, but I fear this generation has gone too far the other way.  What happened to the middle ground?

And another thing- I’ll be darned if I’m going to pay for someone else’s dirt.  The stone washed look is one thing, but when it looks like the jeans were stone washed in the Arkansas River it’s time to rethink the matter.  I kid you not- every single pair of jeans I saw today looked like the jeans I wore in college.  Mine looked that way because I wore them day after day until people started to wrinkle their noses when I walked in the room.  That greasy, dirty brown sheen mine developed was free.  Now it cost money.  Heck, it’s hard to even find “blue” jeans today.

I’m going to keep looking, but in the event I can’t find what I’m looking for I’m prepared to look to my grandfather’s generation as my fashion template.  I will go to Wal Mart and buy the one-piece jumpsuits they seem to prefer.  They come in lots of colors and conveniently have those little half-belts already attached.  No matter what my clothes will always match.  And, above all, it will not look like I’m wearing dirty, girly jeans.



  1. Have you considered thrift stores? The jeans there are somewhat worn, of course, but that’s because they’ve actually been worn. And they are a lot cheaper than either the mall or Wal-Mart.

  2. I get mine at Sears. They have tons of Levis in all the old styles. With my belly and lack of butt I tend to be “outward appearance challenged.” I usually find what I want at their jeans rack.

    Love you. Have a great Turkey Day.


  3. Wranglers from Walmart. Seriously. They don’t look country western anymore…and they’re cheap.

  4. Do NOT get the jumpsuit

  5. I was going to say Wranglers from Tractor Supply…but WalMart works too. Basic jeans…gotta love ’em….

  6. Wal Mart … home of the $8 jeans.

  7. Craig – STEP AWAY from the jumpsuits!!! Yep, try Wal-Mart, that’s where Rick gets his. Love ya…

  8. Good Luck in your search. I leave that stuff up to my wife and mother,

  9. One of our elders on the Coast wore brown coveralls when not at work. I think you should go for it.

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