Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Intern Craig's Picks: Men's Jeans Extravaganza

I will always be on the hunt for the perfect pair of jeans, and until I'm rich enough to afford custom made jeans, I make do with what I find on 34th Street. Join me on this journey for the perfect pant.

A nice screen cap from the site because I refuse to let you watch me shop for jeans

Gap and I have had a very up and down relationship, as I have noted in the past. While I love Gap's shirts, sweaters, and essentially anything else they make for the waist up, I am not in love with their jeans. I find that their pants are either too tight or too baggy for me. I can never find the perfect fit. The 1969 collection is sadly no exception. The skinny is too skinny all over for me, but the straight is too loose in the leg.

At Old Navy everything was far too loose for me, including the regular cut jeans which are supposed to be body hugging. I don't like these for a designer jeans substitute. If you're looking for a cheap pair of jeans to roll around in, Old Navy is your place. If you're looking for a decent pair to wear out, keep looking.

But do not fear, this post isn't all bad news. I found my holy grail at American Eagle! The slim cut jeans are fantastic; snug but not too tight and they last quite a while in between washes. The following is a little disgusting but useful advice: jeans shouldn't be washed after every use. It fades the dye and deteriorates the denim. Only wash once they've become too stretched out to be skinny jeans anymore!

So, there you have it. I will shout my love of American Eagle jeans from the rooftops for all of 34th Street to hear. I hope you'll partake.


ella said...

I'm going to miss Intern Craig.