A very tardy start to the blog today. I apologise.
News flash!!! Sydney’s Inner West Courier has printed a story & picture about The Year of Denim. Unfortunately if you want to see it online you’ll have to go to page 25 of their “real view” version of the paper… InnerWest Courier. I’ll have to go on a hunt for a paper copy as it’s delivery here in Marrickville is intermittent.
I have spent all morning trying to keep my turn -ups UP! When the turn-ups are 30cm of carefully age softened Levis denim it becomes a real struggle. Perhaps I should have gone for the multi-fold turn-up rather than single mega turn-up. There’s something to muse on… turn-ups, single roll, double or triple? Sounds like a poll to me!
Top: A cold day deserves a warm coat, Lois denim jacket with that fur lining
Bottom: Levis high waisted flares, so nicely soft and worn, but without the stiffness of new denim, turn-ups tend to collapse
Accessory: All those worn muted denim tones require an accessory with punch, the dark denim cap with bonus utopia badge. Not sure why I’m wearing a utopia badge, because Sydney is patently NOT utopia. Many say utopia is an impossibility. I’m not really sure what my version of utopia is, but I suspect that utopia would be boring. None of the rub up against difference that can make life both awful and incredible. Would there be stonewash dungarees in utopia? I’m sure many people would hope not.
Enough ranting. Today’s Levis are very long legged but because they are so ancient and such lovely old denim I can’t bear the thought of butchering them, so I have turned to yesteryear’s fashion response to long legged jeans… the turn-up. The turn-up ala the 1970’s is best matched with a stripey sock, which I did wear, but failed to turn up the turn-ups enough to make them visible. Shoulda gone the double fold… Here’s how my jeans should look…
If you look closely at the Bumper record cover you’ll notice the picture has been cropped so the guy’s denim ‘package’ is just visible. I only noticed this for the first time today, and I was shocked. Do I want a knob to interfere with denim lines? Men in tight jeans… a blog for another day…
Vote here if you have a turn-up opinion: