Seven for all Mankind

My Sevens from Nordstrom Rack are back from the tailor - this is their internet debut. Mary's Tailoring on State St took the ankles from a 10" to an 8.5" opening, which made my sister ask, "Did you just say you took a pair of jeans to a tailor to get them tapered? Who are you?" This picture also features the t-shirt Threadless mis-shipped me - keep it, or return it for the one I ordered?

Look at those chicken legs. If you're one of the people that's going to beat me in a race this year, remember them. Remember them well...

And a little sumpin' for the ladies - (sumpin' out of focus - or is it vanity-lighting?)

13 comments:

Spice said...

That's silly that you got your jeans tapered! All you needed to do is fold and roll like all the cool kids did circa 1988.

Also, no comments on last night's Nebraska-flavored "Better Know a District?"

K. Bro said...

I really didn't need to see pictures of your ass. You should warn me next time, so I don't scroll down! Oh, I still don't understand why you ruined them by having them tapered.

grrrbear said...

Yeah I don't get the tapered thing either. The GF would slap me silly if I ever wore tapered jeans...

...are they back "in" now?

This is why it's too much work to keep up with fashion.

Burrito Eater said...

Just when I start thinking I am really getting to know you you post something like this and scare me... If your ass isn't in lycra I don't want to see it...

J.Bro said...

If it doesn't stop raining and being cold outside, ain't nobody gonna see my ass in lycra, even if they post on my blog about how much they want to.

Tapered jeans are awesome if they're not too wide at the top either - it keeps them from looking like mom-jeans from the 80s. Be honest - you wouldn't have known these weren't regular straight-leg jeans if I hadn't told you, right?

Burrito Eater said...

Um...when I am not wearing khakis or lycra I am wearing sweats...I've kind of got the Anti-J.Bro fashion thing going on myself. Khakis and some random product ringer T-shirt (today is Dr. Pepper.) To answer your questions I wouldn't have had any idea...

grrrbear said...

Hate to break it to you J.Bro - but one can *totally* tell they are tapered.

And think, if *I* can tell...

I Blog, You Blog said...

I thought seriously about sending this off to the What Not To Wear website...but I was afraid that the stress would cause Clinton and Stacy to actually ingest food...

J.Bro said...

No way you're all wrong I look awesome.

Spice said...

While reading these comments, I accidentally clicked on the last photo and it enlarged and I ended up with a ginormous shot of J.Bro's tuchus on my screen. Plus the obviously tapered jeans. Aaahhhh!

Sophist said...

oooh, tapered cut. I read in the NYTimes that skin-tight jeans are coming back. I suppose tapered jeans include skin-tight as a sub-category.

Hey whatever happened to those selvage jeans that you weren't supposed to wash for 6 months?

J.Bro said...

OK - I'm changing my comment from you-can't-tell-they're-tapered to how rockin' they look even though I had to obviously taper them to get them slim enough.

The dry, selvage jeans are still unwashed and looking better and better every time I wear them. I'm getting some really nice fading on the pocket I keep my wallet.

J.Bro said...

I google "new york times denim" and found Sophist's article - http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/04/fashion/thursdaystyles/04SKINNY.html?ex=1147579200&en=0efa1f359dec6729&ei=5070

""After you wear them, you don't ever want to put on boot-leg pants again," the designer Mark Badgley had promised me. This spring Mr. Badgley and his partner, James Mischka, have been buying skinny jeans from labels with off-putting names like Acne and Nudie. The sudden popularity of those styles is most remarkable because they are skinny to an extreme. Some are even hard to put your foot through — or in my case, calves."

But far, far more entertaining was the second hit - a conservative forum, rightnation.us, discussing the NYT article http://www.rightnation.us/forums/index.php?showtopic=102541

"Ugh, that rocker, skinny-jeans (Stones) look makes me ill. Give me a good ol' American man in nice fitting jeans, boots any day"