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Arianna

update my wardrobe
A question about this goal: I have two pairs of jeans- a soft, stretchy, medium colored pair, and a dark straight leg pair. In your opinion, do I have enough jeans? March 13th, 2009 13:39

Answers:

redstar will miss you all. Thank you for all your support!

I own many pairs of jeans mostly because my size changes throughout the month. I also wear jeans to work that I wouldn’t want to wear if I was dressing up. So, in my case I never seem to have enough pairs of jeans at any one time.
They are pretty cheap to pick up on ebay new with tags.

EllisandeSedai feeling stronger one step at a time

I would live in jeans if I could, so I don’t know if I could ever have enough. XD

It really depends on your life, what else you like to wear, and where you end up eventually working full-time.

It also sort of depends on how accident prone you are. I would inevitably spill something disastrous on myself.

loveinthecure FOCUS - I AM FOCUS. I LOVE FOCUS.

I think one should have at minimum three pairs:

one for dress up
one for comfyness around town or the house
and
one for cleaning when sweats just aren’t going to cut it.

And then of course I’ve been known to have 6-12 pairs at one time – depending on my work status!

Geo58 Former NFL Pro Bowl Junior Seau dead at 43

I would have at least 3-4 pairs of jeans. What happens if one pair starts to rip and you need to take that to the tailor’s shop to get fixed.

I also read off the internet…the best way to take care of jeans is to wash them inside out, with all the zippers and button closed.

Then just dry them for like 5 minutes or so, take them out of the drier, (leave the remianing washed clothes inside the drier) and turn the jeans right side out (shaking the wrinkles) and hang them to dry. If they rip, patch them right away or have the tailor patch them inside so the seam don’t show.

It seems that the denim fabric breaks down when exposed to too much heat (like from the drier) so if you hang them to dry, the jean fabric doesn’t get damaged from a full drier cycle.

With the high cost of “designer jeans” these days it pays to take good care of them so they last longer. Just a thought and fashion tip.

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Love,

George ;)


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