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Denim Blues - a Poem and more

Updated on October 23, 2012
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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).


DENIM BLUES

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


James Byron Dean, Hollywood actor (1931-1955)
James Byron Dean, Hollywood actor (1931-1955)

Denim Facts

  1. Blue Jeans, the most sought casual clothing around the world.
  2. Jacob Davis (German) and Levi ‘Loeb’ Strauss (American of German decent) invented and patented blue jeans in May 20, 1873.
  3. “Waist Overalls” (work pants) is what first jeans were called.
  4. Levi’s was trademarked by the company after the pants’ popularity was generically referred as “Levi’s” by the public.
  5. 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.
  6. Starch gives a crisp feel to your denims.
  7. The word ‘denim’ is related to a southern French town called De Nimes where the material is found.
  8. 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.
  9. “Dungarees” a name for the denim trousers popularly worn by Dhunga sailors of India.
  10. 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.

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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.

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    • Mhatter99 profile image

      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Great job on this. I was a "drawstring" pants man myself. A fashion that didn't catch on. But thanks for this

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Outstanding and funny! Wrangler classic fit have been the best ones for me for many years now. Never needed that relaxed fit, all that extra denim hanging loose in the caboose.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Draw string pants are equally comfy too especially the thicker ones, now that the weather is cooler outside. Thank you Mhatter!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hahaha, funny comment too, xstatic. I know I had a few 'hanging loose' overalls and baggy denim pants but that was the style during that time, lol. I remember wearing a really 'elephant' flare jeans and my male friends would tease me that my pants could blow off a candle! Now, I can't imagine myself wearing baggy jeans, but would love the cargo pants instead but these don't come in denim, still I like the cargo's practical-sized pockets. My favourite denim jeans is a little flare at the bottom and just right on the knees. Levi's and Wrangler were my favourite brands and fittings were perfect when I had a few pairs of them in my teens. Thank you xstatic and stay with your Wrangler classic jeans!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      great hub! Fun and funny and informative, too! Love my jeans and love your sentiments!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Thank you btrbell! The JEANS we love makes our walks easy! May the rest of your day be beautiful, not blue. Keep the rich blue on the jeans. Cheers!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I wish I could wear denim blue jeans.. I don't really like them because i look so fat in them...lol.... but i love your poem.. I do like a man in the tight blue jeans.. lol.. I know I am so naughty.. great hub

      sharing

      Debbie

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Love jeans! So comfy and stylish in my mind---Lovely and fun piece!

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      I love my jeans and I wear them everyday. I'm way in my 60's and I should give them up. I hate the jeans with stretch I want the old pure cotton jeans. I can remember the days when they cut the red tags off Levi jeans. Great hub voted up.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ....a very sexy , sweet and funky poetic ad/ode to blue jeans as only someone as special like you could compose - and blue jeans may be fine but I've seen you in a pretty skirt and I thought my heart had stopped ........

      lake erie time - well remember, I just told you my heart stopped but so did the time - somebody has to write one now about beautiful women in skirts called The greatest thing I've ever seen. lol

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Oh Debbie, I have to laugh hard! You don't have to be in blue jeans if you're not comfortable in them. But your admiration to men in tight blue jeans will flatter them for sure...whoever they are.

      Thank you for loving my poem. I had an enjoyable time as well writing it. Cheers to you, Debbie!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Very good and well accepted, Audrey! I love jeans too. It is easy to move in them though a pair of shorts is too. Thank you and bet you're wearing one right now. :)

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      I've got a few pairs and I love 'em. Never have I thought of expressing my Jeans love, and never probably will again after reading your wonderful ode to Jeans. I love the combination of the wonderful poetry with the accompanying style notes. Funny fashion tips a total bonus. You've got style, coffeegginmyrice, more style than a pair of well fitting Levis! voted up, of course!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hello moonlake, it's nice to see you. You don't have to give them up, you know. Your jeans have been loyal to you- everyday, as you've said. I dislike the stretched kinds too, they squeeze in the wrong places, lol. The 'little flare at the bottom' cotton jeans...just perfect for me, gives a sexy shape from waist down. These Levi jeans were made for kickin', walkin' and dancin'...you name it...

      Thank you for droppin' by in your jeans, moonlake!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Haha, Epi! Thank you. There's nothing else I can think of 'bout blue jeans much except that they're a sexy pair, so I have to put my poem that way, just being careful that my poem don't get flagged by our HP team, hehe. And with my past experience when I was in school...that's what I've done- blue jeans hidden in my bag. Who doesn't get tired of wearing the blue and white uniform all day? Can't really play hard after school holding my skirt scared of the wind blowing it. And in college, I have escaped to the movies and didn't want to be caught in with the student symbol. I think my own girls have confessed that they've done it too, having to take along with them a pair of jeans to school.

      Pretty skirts are for springtime, lol to camouflage with the flowers and swing with the breeze. :)

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      "Jeans Love", Docmo, love for jeans, I like that! That could have been a good title too. Thank you so much for enjoying your jeans, I mean, this hub. I had the idea to write a poem 'bout it when I was looking for my favourite "soft pair" of blue jeans and my best black belt was attached to it too, so I thought I am not just missing 1 item but 2. It really irked me to not locating it right away, but it sure wasn't sitting damped in the dryer, lol.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I love my jeans and they are so comfortable, but stylish? I am afraid not. Still, your hub is very interesting to read. Enjoyed it.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love jeans and boots. The only time i don't wear them is in the summer, that's for shorts. Great topic..Enjoted..

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Don't we ever love our most comfy jeans and do not like to part away from it! It's just like our little old teddy bears...they bring comfort to us and are adorable...so sentimental. Many might have gone lost and exchanged with new ones but that memory of a childhood friend "teddy" will never leave one's heart.

      You can wear your jeans the way you want it and cherish its long lasting bond with you. Thank you teaches and have a denim day!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      I love them too, always exploring, they're a great pair! Aside from jeans, I do wear my boots with shorts and a soft top too during summer or with a sun dress. Thank you for visiting. Let's get those jeans and boots for a walk.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Only one word needed here: Brilliant.

      Enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Eiddwen, thank you so much for that ONE WORD. That is much appreciated! Cheers to you and have a good one!

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      Miswa 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      In the Philippines, jeans is like our basic wear as much as rice is our staple food. My foreign friends commented once as to why we, Filipinos, wear jeans when we are, in fact, in a tropical country. Simple answer is: "We simply love it". It's not because we're very much influenced by the American before...but, it's because the denims lasts longer and still looks good even if UNWASHED for a week or two. I admit, I don't wash my jeans for a week, too...well, they don't smell either. HAHA.

      Love this hub!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      That is right, Miswa. In fact, I have no recollection of complaining how hot our jeans could be in a tropical country like the Philippines. Honestly, do we even feel hot in them? We don't sweat in them right? We just look hot, I mean sexy hot, lol! Even with the scorching sun, we walk with our fave jeans on. I used to not only limited myself with blue denims, but I also had the coloured ones and one favourite too is the brown jeans I had. Being in a country with winter season (Canada), I still wear my jeans on winter months and all year round. But coming home to the Phils. once in the past years, I felt my legs were touched by a hot hot iron wearing my jeans out in the sun. And I have to switch to Bermuda shorts! That is probably because of the climate I have been adjusted to here.

      Thank you for your time to visit and comment. Really, I'm happy to see you! Welcome to my hubs! Take care and have a lovely day with your jeans.

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