Friday, August 01, 2008

Why Are Jeans Like Buses?

Because you wait ages for one and then three come along at once.

I have been trying for months to buy a pair of denim jeans that fit. A pair that are not too tight, too loose, too long, too short or just plain not quite comfortable. I have tried on every half way decent looking pair I can find ... cheap ones, expensive ones, dark ones, pale ones, flared ones, straight ones ... anything except low waisted, show off all those rolls of baby flab styles. I bought a pair last month that fit nicely, or so I thought, until I tried them on again at home and realised they were too long (and that if I tried to shorten them I was going to mess it up!). They went back. I bought another pair last week. Too short. They went back too.

But now ... ta da! ... I am the proud owner of not one, but three pairs of jeans. Admittedly one pair is a little long and a bit loose round the waist - which didn't become apparent until I had worn them for a few hours - but they did only cost £6 in Asda, so I don't mind too much that they will end up as barely worn spares. And if I buy a belt and wash them a few times they may even make a comeback. Then after all my hopeless jeans hunting, I found a hopeful looking pair, for £10 in Tesco - our local supermarket which doesn't usually stock adult sized clothing. They had my size in both dark and pale denim. So I bought both. And they fit! And I think they will still fit when I have worn and washed them. I hope. I'm keeping both, as who knows how long it will be before I find another pair.

And after finally reaching the end of that painful hunt for jeans, how do I get to spend today?

Clothes shopping with Star.

3 comments:

Missus Wookie said...

Oh I know your complaint - DD has been refusing to buy clothes in the girls department as they are all too low cut. Thankfully she is still skinny enough to fit into boys jeans, not really an option for me :)

Melanie B said...

I'm going to need to buy some jeans in the fall. Post-baby notne of the old pairs fit. /not even the maternity ones. I'm really not looking forward to that shopping nightmare. For now I'm wearing skirts and I have one pair of capris that fit when I really want pants.

The supermarket sells denim? How odd!

Karen E. said...

I despise shopping for jeans, so I'm SO happy that you found some!