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Denim Blues - a Poem and more
Denim Blues is a poem followed by what one might want to know more about Blue Jeans (the most comfy casual wear worn in decades).
Right after shower you put on fresh underwear
Look for your fave blue jeans and it isn’t there;
You throw a fit to everyone in the house
Yelling to your dog and conservative spouse.
You gotta have it and there better be clues
You’re biting, feeling unsexy, a sign of Levi's blues;
You’re sweatin’ hot, heated and hellish
"It better show up," you said, or you can’t be stylish.
Blue jeans, a patriotic friend of the life you live
Colour trends like rainbow you’ll never forgive;
Studyin’ hard in your uniform, your mother you fool
Blue jeans packed, ready for a jump after school.
White clean shirt, tight muscles feelin’ strikin’ good
Cowhide belt wide and natural, puts you in the mood;
Cowboy boots or Converses, it didn’t matter
Passing girls with stinging stares make you flatter.
Working hard you remember in your faded jeans
Tears and dirt, washed out too just like Dean’s;
You drive out far, you hike, even swim in your denims
You love it blue, dark or pale, neat or distressed rims.
“My jeans! Where’s my jeans?!!” Now you’re being silly.
"It’s in the dryer, you. You left it wet last night, dilly!"
Now put it on, your Ray Ban too, lie on the grass and air-dry
With a cold cold beer, you’ll love me too, you’ll know why.
≈♥≈ ©coffeegginmyrice (Marites Mabugat-Simbajon), Denim Blues -a poem, 09.22.2012
- Blue Jeans, the most sought casual clothing around the world.
- Jacob Davis (German) and Levi ‘Loeb’ Strauss (American of German decent) invented and patented blue jeans in May 20, 1873.
- “Waist Overalls” (work pants) is what first jeans were called.
- Levi’s was trademarked by the company after the pants’ popularity was generically referred as “Levi’s” by the public.
- My pa taught me this: To find your size, measure the waistline of a pair of denims around your neck and the corner ends should touch, then the pants fits you without the need for a fitting room. The other trick is to fold your arm and fit half of your arm into the waistline; fist to elbow should touch both ends with no gaps.
- Starch gives a crisp feel to your denims.
- The word ‘denim’ is related to a southern French town called De Nimes where the material is found.
- James Dean, the late Hollywood actor popularised blue denim jeans in Rebel without a Cause and the effect of the movie affected the youths of America in the 1950s with rebellion. Jean-clad teens were banned in their own schools, theatres and restaurants and parents were against this kind of clothing for their teens.
- “Dungarees” a name for the denim trousers popularly worn by Dhunga sailors of India.
- 7 pairs of wearable denim jeans is the average number of jeans every American owns.
Work it Right
The Strangler – Don’t strangle yourself to fit into super tight jeans. Get in the tub filled with hot water wearing your jeans. Wait a while until water cools. Grab a book and beer. Go outside to air dry, legs stretched out without removing your jeans. Now, you’re stuck in those perfectly fitted jeans! P.S. Getting wet in the rain in your jeans fits perfectly great when it dries. So, if you’d like that, there is no need to hide for cover.
The Country Boy – It is wrong to put on slim-tight overalls. Overalls should be loose on the sides and on the legs giving room to move in comfort. Thus, a country boy working on a farm can roll in his overalls! And of course, the country girl too.
Cocky Cowboy – You want to look like John Wayne and those many other Wrangler-clad-bull-legged men kicking their leather boots on a dusty road. Pair your boot-leg denim jeans with wide-buckle belts and old cowboy boots. You might refrain from washing your jeans too often for the rugged look.
Rebel Dean – finding comfort which is the opposite of inner toughness, rebel spirited youths and tough men like it tight and slim. The jeans sometimes rolled from the bottom showing a bit of socks or the length is ankle-level. High kicks, race run, climbs and crossing waters, this social group support their life as tigers in the pleasure and luxury of blue jeans.
The Worker – rough job, rough time but not beat up. The working man’s best friend- his blue jeans, not white, not black. Blue is cool and the feeling is gay, free and easy. No man wants to feel discomfort in his already ‘skilled’ labour. The stain from grease, paint and all sorts of dirt leaves him unscathed by its durability.
The Stud and The Vamp – favourite blue jeans are pressed, firm, tight and give forms at the right places.
Neat, the jeans are neat and full of personality, buttoned or zipped. Playing dirty? Don’t blame it all on the jeans. Picture this- “boys watch the girls; while the girls watch the boys who watch the girls go by…”
Puppy in Jeans – going to a private school? No problem. Just tuck in your blue jeans inside your backpack. Oh, don’t deny it. You’ve done it. Young life, young friends, puppy love, you’ll see them in blue jeans! Make sure they’re a decent pair, no holes, no frills, no sick wash and remember to tuck your jeans back in your backpack when heading home.
Denim Blue Jeans
How many blue denims do you own? Which brand is the best fit for you?
Purchase It Right
Fit a Style – long line ups to the fitting room? Come back another time. It is well important to fit a pair of jeans rather than proudly swinging your shopping bag on the street and end up with a bad fit. The pockets should not be too wide and sit just perfectly on your back cheeks to give you that sexy lift. Whatever style you want, which ever name brand you patronize, you got to fit it well, darlin’.
Texture Touch – know how it feels. Use your sense of touch, not smell. All jeans smell the same. With touching its texture, it tells you the material durability and by the weight of it. Not too light nor too hard, you want to pick the middle for extreme comfort.
Budget Tight- if you can afford a pricey pair, then go for it, it probably is worth it. If not, settle by working on your ‘denim jean instincts’. The jeans you’re going to purchase should be a trusty pair, a pair you want to hold on to and will be enjoying for a lifetime, unless of course if you can’t squeeze into it any longer.
Colour Power- I would go for a dark pair and a medium shade pair. These pairs will go well with a semi-formal look, pairing your jeans with a well-suited blazer or jacket and accessorize with taste. The pale, washed and distressed types of denims are good for casual, down-to-earth, theme wear of sort.