Have you seen the articles about not wearing jeans over the age of 50? Are you kidding me???? Apparently there’s a recent British study that claims that those over the age of 52 should skip the jeans. What???
SusanAfter60 blogged about it a couple of months ago. Many news sources weighed in as well, Huffington Post, the Today Show, The Daily Mail to name a few? They all seemed to be as puzzled as I was. We Baby Boomers were the ones to begin to wear them in droves. Graduating high school in the late 60s, I remember admiring the teenagers’ rolled cuff versions a decade before me – James Dean and the movie Grease are perfect examples. I remember going to the ArmyNavy store to buy my first pair. Back then there weren’t jeans for men and women, we bought them according to waist and inseam, much like the Gap does today.
And speaking of the 60s/70s, many of a ‘certain age’ may remember wearing a version of those moccasins and carrying a similar fringed suede purse. Ahem – my mocs were moss green and I wore them to my college classes rain or shine. They were so comfy, but they didn’t do well in wet weather. Many a day I returned home with soaked feet. Did that stop me? No, I was a slave to fashion.
I digress… back to the jeans controversy. Yesterday, I did a deep edit of my closet, and afterward I counted 10 pair of various washes and leg styles. Do I wear all of them? Most of them depending on my shoes and top selection, and of course my mood. I do have favorites, but most of them get worn at least once a month or so.
I have several brands, but I have to tell you, Levis are still front and center in my wardrobe. They are certainly well loved by me.
I’m so glad that todays jeans have some amount of stretch, so much more comfortable than the original 501’s that I bought many many years ago.
I still haven’t figured out why women over 50 – actually 52 – should stop wearing jeans. Maybe you have some insight. If you do I’d love to know, because I’ve been wearing them all of my adult life, and I have a feeling that this Baby Boomer will be wearing hers for a long time to come.
How about you?
Until next time…