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Sun, Nov. 8th, 2009 12:28 pm
Everything you know isn't a panda

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imomus
imomus
imomus
Sun, Nov. 8th, 2009 01:34 pm (UTC)

Ha ha ha!

Back-handed compliments are back!


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parallel_botany
parallel_botany
Doña Nadie
Sun, Nov. 8th, 2009 01:56 pm (UTC)

Hey, I love fortune cookies.

I'm torn over the jeans issue, truly. Torn, ripped, stone-washed, distressed, maybe even a little acid washed over it.

I don't really like wearing them myself (although I do own two pairs), but I strongly associate them with my grandfather and dad, and the other men in the agricultural region where I grew up. They weren't a fashion statement, or some sort of bid to stay youthful-looking. They were rugged attire for manual labor, which was their original intended use.


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Sun, Nov. 8th, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)

I'm wearing rugged attire for manual labor right now; Japanese carpenter's trousers. Much warmer than jeans, and more comfortable; softer material, more voluminous, and don't have those annoying metal studs sticking into your flesh at key points.


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parallel_botany
parallel_botany
Doña Nadie
Sun, Nov. 8th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)

Well, your trousers are very nice and they look like something I would be comfortable wearing, although there are perhaps availability issues. I wonder if there is a pattern for making them out there somewhere...must go look.

Being a dame, I also have the advantage of being able to wear skirts, which are dead comfy. I prefer them, but I am still looking for a good roomy trouser. I have a pattern for "thai fisherman pants" that looks promising, although I don't think they would work in a heavier type of cloth because of the way the waist is constructed. I really like the idea of a boxy, shapeless silhouette and heavy or quilted fabrics, and "undesigned" designs - a fashion statement like, "get covered, stay warm," something very elemental like that. Your carpenter's garb seems to be in that vein.

(but i still have an emotional attachment to jeans, even if I don't like wearing them...)


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Sun, Nov. 8th, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)

More on Japanese utility garb here. You can buy the stuff online (not sure if they deliver overseas) here, for instance. Or just run a google search on the word: 作業服.


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(Anonymous)
Mon, Nov. 9th, 2009 05:59 am (UTC)
The Jean Genie

You are not eating enough MAGIC mushrooms.


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