Sunday, March 09, 2008

Ode to my Lee Riders

I purchased you in the early ninties.

There were times when I couldn't wear you; you waited patiently with my "medium-sized" clothes until I could wear you again. I took you out of the drawer in 2006, and after all these years, parts of your denim were as thin as paper towels.

And much like paper towels trying to cover my big butt for 16 years might, you came apart yestereday with a loud ripping sound when I sat down just a little too hard, and out came my left butt cheek.
In the shoe store. (Thanks for that.)

Yea, you were friendly. Comfortable. My students called you, "Mom Jeans" but We had an understanding, didn't we? You covered me where you should: comfortably around the waist, and never, ever threatened to show the top of my underwear or butt crack.

I don't even know if they make normal jeans like you any more. I suspect not.
RIP, dear friend. (No pun intended.)

10 comments:

  1. Great picture!

    For your ITB, get a foam roller and roll the heck out of your ITB. Then keep on rolling, as part of your pre or post run stretching. It really helps!

    (A good massage might help too).

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  2. Oh, dear! And in the shoe store? Bummer!

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  3. OOh, my. Mom jeans.
    I had to give those up for the ones that show the crack of your butt every time you bend over. Low rise=high crack.

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  4. I've found the best place for Mom clothes is JC Pennys. Decent, "normal" clothes of all types, that I'm not embarassed to wear and that doesn't feel like it's always falling off or showing what it shouldn't.

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  5. Oh and try "Ann Taylor Loft" too...sale clothes are affordable and they make all kinds of "FITS" as far as pants.

    501 Levis...never change! (Probably similar to your Lee Riders!)

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  6. Jeans are very, very good when you have the perfect pair and very, very bad any other time.

    Good luck finding replacements!

    I found this site online:
    http://www.ridersjeans.com/

    They have a "find a store" option or a "shop online" option.

    Good luck!

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  7. Man, that post literally made me laugh out loud. Sorry for the loss of your Mom Jeans. May you find another pair.

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  8. Man, that post literally made me laugh out loud. Sorry for the loss of your Mom Jeans. May you find another pair.

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  9. Man, that post literally made me laugh out loud. Sorry for the loss of your Mom Jeans. May you find another pair.

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  10. Nooooo, don't buy more Mom Jeans. There are jeans that don't come up to your armpits, yet don't sit on your pubic bone. Really, I promise. The rise should be at about your belly button or a smidge lower and you'd still be able to NOT worry about potential panty peekage. I promise. Really. And if you do buy more super high waisted jeans, at least make sure they aren't tapered at the bottoms. It's really not flattering and makes you looker shorter and heavier.

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