Furious about blue jeans

Yesterday I went shopping for jeans. All of mine have holes in them, so it was time for a new pair. I hit a couple malls, and went from store to store, trying to find a pair that weren’t ugly, or crazy expensive. Mind you, my idea of “crazy expensive” is more than $50. When I went into Jean Machine, or some such store, I turned over a price tag, and nearly puked right on the spot: $119.95 for a pair of jeans!
Who in their right mind, would ever pay $120 (plus tax!) for a pair of jeans? What is wrong with our society when pre-faded blue jeans, which likely cost around $5 to manufacture, actually sell for over $100?! Seriously, do people realize that for the price of 3 pairs of these blue jeans, you could fly to Paris and back?
And its not like these are dress clothes, or something nice you’d need for a wedding — these are casual clothes for every day life. I can’t fathom ever spending $120 on an entire outfit, let alone the part of it you put on your butt! Where are your priorities if you go out and spend that kind of money on jeans?!
Let me suggest some other things people could do for the price of 3 pairs of blue jeans (plus tax):

I solemnly swear, before the whole Internets, that if either of our children ever ask for $120 for blue jeans, I will tan their hide and stick them on a plane to Bangladesh for a week so fast their heads will spin…

8 thoughts on “Furious about blue jeans

  1. Working construction means I’m pretty hard on my jeans. I suggest Marks Work Warehouse. $30 for a pair of Dakota’s that last me 6 months at least. No $120 pair has every come close to that, they tend to give out in 2 months, sometimes less.

  2. I do all my shopping at the second hand stores…it’s disgusting the prices of clothing in stores! Kids clothes especially are so expensive…and they grow out of them so fast!! Exeter has a great kids consignment store…love the saying about “so fast it’ll make your head spin!” My Dad said that to me a lot!!

  3. My dad used to say “I’ll spank you so hard you won’t sit down for a week!” But I don’t think that’s very politically correct these days!
    Laura, I did, in fact, get my jeans at Winners. They’re name brand, good looking, and cost $29.99 — which is $10 cheaper even than Walmart’s no-name brand.

  4. I recommend the Central Market in Phnom Penh. That’s where I got my knock-off Levis ($7 US) and my Adidas dryweave golf shirts ($5 US).
    Umm… Bangladesh, where every left over came back the next meal or on pizza at the end of the week. Good times!

  5. If you’re ever on the north end of Waterloo, go a little further and check out the Levi’s store in the St. Jacobs Outlet Mall (not really a “mall”, more like and indoor strip-mall). The regular Levi’s lines for like $35.

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