Saturday, August 1, 2009

Red Skinny Jeans Are Never a Good Idea

There seems to be a widespread fashion phenomenon here in Stockholm. Colored jeans. Really, really hideously colored jeans. The kind of jeans we see on our clearance racks for about $4 a pair and we wonder where they came from and where they were before they were on the clearance rack. Well, now we know.

The most prevalent of these colored jeans would be of the fire engine red variety.

It takes a special kind of person to pull off red jeans. It takes an even more special kind of person to carry off red skinny jeans. It takes a really, really special kind of man to pull these off. I don't know that I have seen one yet.

I didn't know how bad the problem was until I was looking for jeans for my eight year old son in the boys section at Åhlen's. Åhlen's is a popular Swedish department store and what's interesting is that it still breaks clothes into men's and women's and boy's and girl's. Some of the newer more trendy stores do not. And, silly retrobate me, I am still living with a mindset that there are definite differences between the sexes. A concept not popular among the mainstream left in Sweden.

Back to red jeans. I can unequivocally state that my son will never own a pair of red jeans. As long as I am paying for them, at least.


  1. i say they are cute ;)

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  3. OK, Mark, what'd ya say? I missed it. It says removed by author but it wasn't me, I missed it!

  4. How funny as I just saw brightly colored jeans at JcPenney last weekend and didn't realize they were in style.

  5. Yeah, my girlfriend told me they are in the states. I guess in Arizona we don't see what fashions are hitting. It's really khaki shorts and flip flops every year. I think we are still wearing gauchos...that was what? 4 years ago.

  6. I just hope my son will never ask. If he asks for red jeans, then we've got problems.