Sadly it’s time to say goodbye to my favourite pair of jeans. They suffered the same fate as all the others that went before – I loved them too much and they simply fell apart.
Obviously I own more than this one pair but they were special. They fitted ‘just so’. They were the perfect shade of blue. They were my go-to jeans, capable of being dressed up, dressed down and everything in between. I will miss those jeans, everyone should have a pair like them!
Nestled in with all my other jeans are the ones that came before, I couldn’t quite bring myself to part with them so now they will go to denim heaven together, with their matching worn out seats and torn hems. It’s the ripped knees that are the final straw, I simply can’t bring myself to wear them.
So, now begins the arduous task of finding a pair to fill the gap they left behind. The other jeans in my wardrobe just won’t do. They will never be as nice…
My preferred style of jeans are a dark blue pair, long in the leg, with a slight bootcut. Not high waisted, but not too low slung either. A little distressed looking (which I attribute to hankering after a battered pair of Levi 501’s throughout my early teens). This doesn’t sound like a difficult task but even jeans that tick all the boxes sometimes still don’t make the grade… Fussy? Absolutely!
It has been narrowed down to these three pairs;
New kid on the block – G-Star Raw Midge bootcut jean £79.00
The classic jeans – Levi 529in stretch bootcut jean £75.00
The designer jean – Guess Daredevil Bootcut Jeans £105.00
Each pair ticks all the boxes on paper, but will any of them pass the fit test? Only time will tell, I’m off to order them now. Find out which pair won a place in my wardrobe on my facebook page soon.