After reading Ewen’s “The Ends Justify the Jeans,” I realized that time has definitely taken its toll on who wears jeans. In Ewen’s article he says jeans “were the clothes of hard-laboring people. They were loose and ill fitting and mass produced for men separated from their homes.” It just amazes me how denim was specifically worn by a certain type of people back in the days. But as time passes, different people come along with different means of thinking. I believe time equals change.
Today all types of people wear jeans from a homeless person to a college student to a person making millions. In Ewens article only the labor working people wore jeans. Today everyone wears jeans but different brands. Jeans can range from a $40 pair of Levis to a $250 and up pair of 7 For All Mankind, Rock and Republic or True Religion jeans. So the brand you wear defines who you are and only you define who you are.
As i grew up i noticed that my wardrobe has drastically changed, especially now that i think about it after reading this article, my choice of jeans has drastically changed. In high school and junior high school i didn’t really care for the kind of jeans i owned. They were “loose and ill-fitting” and would be stuck in my sneakers as i would walk. As i grew up i decided to buy more expensive jeans like 7 For All Mankind, Buffalo Bitton, True Religions, and Armani Exchange. These jeans were much more fitted and adjusted to my height. Things just change as one grows up. People go thru different phases, changing their style as well. You only live once and i dress to impress with fine threads. Winning best dressed in Highschool i just had to go out and buy myself some nice pair of jeans that not everyone owns like a pair of Levis, Calvin Klein or DKNY. I absolutely love jeans not only because their comfortable and can be worn almost anywhere except to some formal occasions, but also because they look super sexy on a woman with the right assets.
Faizan Mahmood (008)