Second-hand find: 80s Blue Jeans

Jeans og mig plejer at være en rimelig dårlig kombi, og de sidste mange år har jeg sværget til kjoler. Lidt ærgerligt, for nogle gange har man bare lyst til en praktisk jeansdag, og så tænker jeg varmt nostalgisk tilbage på de gode gamle, ukomplicerede folkeskoledage, hvor jeg levede i Levis 501 bukser og T-shirts.

Af en eller anden grund (læs : baller og lår) sidder de fleste modeller helt forkert på mig i dag, især Topshops, hvor jeg nærmest skal op i en størrelse 50 for at få hevet et par skinny jeans op over knæene. Nej nej, så hellere et par til en 20’er fra genner’en i Hjørring som dem her. De er det, man på godt gammeldags dansk kalder gulerodsfacon (= ekstra plads til problemlår, juhuu) og så er der temmelig meget 80’er Stone Wash over dem. De er vildt store i livet, så jeg snører dem godt og grundigt ind med et bælte.


Back in the (seemingly uncomplicated) 80s a T-shirt and blue jeans (Levis 501 or 510 thank you very much) used to be my daily uniform. So easy, so practical. Fast forward to today and my body has changed and I have a hard time finding jeans that fit. Especially in Topshop where everything seems to be aimed at skinny teenagers and I almost end up with a size 50 before I’m able to pull the jeans up over my knees.

So for the last 10 years I’ve avoided most blue jeans like a cat avoids water. But once in a while I give them a second chance, like this pair. I found them in one of the cheap charity shops in Hjørring and they only cost 2 pounds, so no harm done if I end up not wearing them. The shape is what we in Danish call “carrot-shaped” as they get narrower at the bottom, and this leaves plenty of space for the problematic thighs…yehaaa. And I kinda like the 80s Stone Wash as well.

SECOND-HAND WOOL/SILK SWEATER - SECOND-HAND BELT - SECOND-HAND JEANS - OFFICE WEDGES. Photo: Mette Bassett

H&M CROP TOP - YOHJI YAMAMOTO LEATHER BRACELET - SECOND-HAND ESCADA BELT - SECOND-HAND JEANS - DUNE BOOTS. Photo: Mette Bassett

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