NO MORE DENIM JEANS?
“Jeans are rough, and in a humid climate, can lead to rashes and thigh cuts. Wearing denim in humid cities…….should be considered an extreme sport.
…….The struggle to wear the in-fashion jeans is a chore nobody misses.
You’ve to shake, squat, in some cases, lie on the bed and cry a little just to get them over your waist.
It’s not only vanity, though.”
“Bidding goodbye to denim is also good for the environment.
Jeans are a water-intensive garment, with a single pair consuming up to 10,000 litres of water in production.
The weathered jeans are not great for your skin either and exposes it to toxic chemicals such as cyanide.
A pair of jeans goes through several chemical washes, which are harmful to the factory workers making them as well. And it doesn’t help if they are underpaid and working in exploitative sweatshops.”
“The pair of jeans that you buy probably cost more than the monthly wages paid to those who make them.
So, while you’re rethinking allegiance to denim and working from home, it’s a good idea to inspect all that makes up your wardrobe.”
“For now, goodbye denim.
We’ll remember you in some songs for the sake of nostalgia.
But definitely not in our every day lives.”
Just realised that I have not owned a pair of blue jeans in the last 30 years, now why is that?
But a denim shirt is an entirely different matter. Perhaps that could be explained as heart over brain.
In the tropics or during summer, light wash denim jeans paired with a T shirt and an overshirt can work; the key as always is the fit.
The cool and understated elegance of Jason Jules coupled with the confident poise of Janine Gaëlle Dieudji – the celebrated curator, both seen above, should hopefully provide some inspiration.
Have a great week, folks.