Jeans keep getting skinnier, am I right? But still, sometimes they’re just not skinny enough. American Eagle Outfitters has taken that a step further with their new Skinny Skinny Jeans — denim so skintight that it’s spray on. The Skinny Skinny Jeans have their own video (vaguely NSFW) and product page, which features a choice of two unisex signature colors — Indigo and Bright Light — but sadly, when you try and add the $49.95 “jeans” to your cart, the site alerts you that they’re sold out. I guess if this rather brilliant marketing campaign manages to draw you to the AE site, you’ll maybe stick around to purchase one of their other styles of denim which, sadly, are only as skinny as actual fabric will allow. [American Eagle Outfitters via College Candy]
Rachel Vermillion, a senior at
Bringham Brigham Young University in Idaho, was barred from taking a final exam because a male college employee deemed her skinny jeans too tight and not in compliance with the campuses Dress and Grooming Standards. Dress codes are to be expected at a Mormon college. However, Rachel had worn the same outfit all day and had not only taken another exam earlier, but had met with a LDS bishop in regards to congregational business. Rachel said she was told the appropriateness of outfits is judged “at the discretion of the testing center employees.” Keep reading »
I can’t wear skinny jeans, because I have beefy man legs, mighty logs of muscle and sinew, the end product of hundreds of thousands of years of evolution. Ancient man spent his days running from prehistoric beasts, jumping with simian fury and squatting around the fire. Here’s a short list of the men who can wear skinny jeans: Iggy Pop, The Pumpkin King, moody beanpoles with eating disorders and those with unusually narrow pelvises. If you own and wear a cape or a top hat, you can wear skinny jeans. If you need skin-tight pants that hug your hips, then do as Batman does and wear tights. Regular men should not wear skinny jeans.
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Sometimes I like to write in a dry style. When I do this, it’s amusing to read comments by commenters who don’t understand that I’m being sarcastic. So I hoped this op-ed which popped up in my Google alerts, “Skinny Jeans, John Wayne, And The Feminization Of America,” was also being very dry. But in fact this author, Jane Gilvary, is quite serious that men in skinny jeans are the downfall of America. How about this gem?
“… real men don’t wear skinny jeans. Real men also don’t wear V-neck tees, or accessorized scarves, and they avoid purple and pink like the plague. The mere idea of a pedicure or waxing makes a real man nauseous. If a woman hangs out with this kind of girly-man routinely, it’s only because she wants to share his wardrobe and his non-fat caramel macchiato.”
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We could feel the beginnings of a trend floating in the air back in May when denim diapers made their debut and more recently, when we saw some sassy styles in the windows of BabyGap. Now the concept has solidified and it’s this: skinny jeans for kids. The Gap, in particular, is the focus of a Wall Street Journal story investigating the trend. Apparently, the company has one of the largest stakes in the skinny jeans-for-tots market. But other big retailers are also marketing the super-slim aesthetic. Refinery 29 spotted these jeggings in a Ralph Lauren kids window and J.Crew’s kiddie division also sells a slim model. Keep reading »
You know that line in Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back,” where he goes, “I like big butts and I cannot lie”? Well, I have a big butt and I cannot lie. I’ve always had a big butt. Ever since I can remember. To be clear, it’s not like I have trouble getting through doorways, but there is some serious junk in my trunk. It has been referred to as a “bubble butt.” There was a time in my life when I lived in California when I was described as having an “LA face and an Oakland booty” (er, if you don’t understand, it’s a California thing). And I’ve certainly had my share of butt-related catcalls, random shoutings out of car windows, and general ongoing butt commentary. It’s kind of like my butt is a spectacle. Keep reading »
Hello! SkinnyJeans (yeah, awesome name) claim to make you look 15 pounds thinner, and they’ve been getting a lot of press because of it. The trick to these jeans, says the company, includes a “Disguised Stomach Flattener, Sexy Thigh-Scooping/Buttocks-Lifting Shape, Leg Lengthening Design in Barely-Boot Cut, and Smart Shading & Fading.” Sounds like a lot of fancy talk? It would seem it is. Fashionista.com tried out the denim wares for themselves and found that there are some major design flaws, like super-fake whiskering and dye-jobs gone wrong, and the tester said, “I definitely did not look 15 pounds thinner. I didn’t even look five pounds thinner … The bottom line: These are really stretchy jeans that are fairly comfortable but not earth-shattering in terms of fit or style.” The lesson here? Only way to lose 15 pounds fast is to chop off a few limbs.
However, in all seriousness, we’d like to know—any jeans you swear by for making your booty look significantly smaller and your body generally slammin’? Share your secret in the comments! [Fashionista] Keep reading »
An Australian jury acquitted 23-year-old Nicholas Gonzales of rape because it refused to believe the alleged victim’s skinny jeans could have been removed without “collaboration.” Gonzales and the alleged victim, a 24-year-old woman, met for drinks in April 2008 and then returned to his house to listen to music. Gonzales claims they had consensual sex together; the victim says she was raped and “I struggled to try to get up for a while and then he undid my jeans and he pulled them off.” But defense lawyer Paul Hogan said he thought it would be “difficult for skinny jeans to be taken off by someone else unless the wearer’s assisting, collaborating, consenting.” And the jury believed him. Keep reading »
For so long the skinny jean has either been uber-hipster or uber-sexy. Now it’s found some middle ground by becoming just a bit boyish, thanks to Forever 21′s construction pocket cut which has been adapted for a tight leg. The flattering back pockets add a little something different too, so maybe, for the first time, you won’t be wearing the same jeans as every other girl in the room. [$22.90, Forever 21] Keep reading »