Sunday, October 14, 2007

If the academic career path doesn't work out...

...I am going to open a jeans shop that sells trousers that fit real women with real body shapes.

I'm going to call it, "Big-ass jeans for grown-ass women".

(Can you tell I went shopping today?)

12 Comments:

grace said...

What is it with assless jeans? Standing up they fit Ok but sitting down is a disaster.

Last time I went jeans-shopping my big sis came along and at every shop (we tried about 5) she said to me, "Grace, it isn't you!" I was getting more and more convinced that I had some kind of mutant butt until the last shop, which had a whole range of jeans that fitted perfectly.

StyleyGeek said...

That's pretty much what happened to me too. At one point the shop assistant was trying to persuade me they would be fine, and I could wear a belt if I were uncomfortable. I tried to explain how much underpant would be visible when I sat down, but finally I got sick of her not listening and just bent over and flashed her.

To her credit, she kept her poise, but agreed that yes, a belt was not going to solve THAT problem.

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

Hubby can buy jeans without trying them on. For those moments, I hate him. One time he was supposed to pack for me (the last time he packed for me). He claimed the only jeans he could find were the dirty ones, so when I got to Denver, I had to shop for a new pair of jeans in a strange city and under time pressure (we got there at 7:30 PM). I got really lucky when I went to Nordstrom's -- they had lots of options in my size and a nice salesperson.

~profgrrrrl~ said...

I have that problem, but have had success with 2 brands (that don't look like jeans your grandma would wear -- 'cause I'm sure it's quite possible to find those). Banana Republic and Big Star both have low-waist jeans and keep my ample bottom covered at all times.

Miss M. said...

In this shop with jeans that fit people with real asses can there also be some jeans that fit people who's legs are longer than they 'should' be?

Seeking Solace said...

My husband nnd I thought of designing our own line of jeans called "BORA" (Big Old Round Ass) jeans. Maybe we could sell them in your store!

ljb said...

GAPs (slightly stretchy) skinny jeans. My current favorite.

StyleyGeek said...

Okay, those people chiming in to tell me about how I can buy good jeans at shops that don't exist in Australia are NOT helping :)

Although I do remember the excitement the first time I ever found a pair of jeans that fit: when my flatmate brought some back from a trip to the USA. That was back before NZ shops had extra long pairs, so all my previous jeans had ended a good few centimetres above my ankles.

RageyOne said...

Personally, I will be glad when low rise jeans go out of style. They are not flattering on those of us with ample behinds. :(

Kisha said...

Jeans don't fit anyone. I am a pretty small person, but apparently my thighs and ass are two sizes bigger than my waist. This makes it so anyone could just look right down into my pants and see my ass. Of course, if the jeans fit in the waist, I can't pull them up over the thighs...so its loose-loose.

Amanda said...

I find that all pants are either too low in the waist and tight in the crotch OR they're too high in the waist and baggy in the crotch. The low waist gives a nice "muffin-top" look...and the high-waisted pants make my ass look 90 times wider than it really is. UGH. I feel your pain :)

Belle said...

I had completely given up jeans until I stumbled upon one shop that had jeans for real women. Women with asses, hips, legs that were longer than they 'should be' and in which I could sit without hurting. I promptly bought twice as many as I needed, simply to make up for lost time.

In your shop, could you also stock blouses that drape nicely over curves?