American Apparel Offering More & More Colors of Disco Pants

The year I started wearing spandex disco pants was 2012. I had 29 wearings that year, mostly to the same locale. This year I am currently at 27 wearings and it’s safe to say I will exceed the 2012 total. I don’t intend to just barely exceed it but leave it smoking in the rearview mirror. Now I know it’s already late in the year and the weather can always take a turn for the worst. But I’m going to go for 35 total for the year. It doesn’t sound like much but I’m also trying to be realistic. I never did get around to that 2 or 3 wearings per week I was planning and if it gets really cold I am certain that will not happen. So 35 is a good number to shoot for though I’ll be completely satisfied with 32.

Good news is I have lost some weight so some of the disco pants and skinny jeans that used to kill my waist are now a lot more comfortable. I have been wearing some of the skinniest and/or tightest pants I have lately. Still have a few I am hesitant to wear out due to their being so tight or skinny or being women’s. I have a pair of Levi’s 510 I bought at a thrift store earlier this year which are very tight and very nicely worn in. They are a little short however so I can only wear them with Converse high tops or Dr. Martens boots. But everyone is wearing cropped pants now, right? Maybe not such a good idea in the cold. I have worn this jean once only. Need to make better use of them.

Also have some new Lucky Brand skinny jeans which are quite tight as well. I bought this brand of jeans 10 years ago but all were straight (read: loose) bootcut and button-fly and I hated them all! Just recently while at a Burlington clothing store I found a pair of their Rebel super skinny jean which I was impressed with. That pair turned out to be too small for me so I went online and bought a larger one. Also ordered a few directly from Lucky. They are very nice and I am quite happy with them. A few of them are smaller than my normal size because this is a jean they no longer make so I had to settle for whatever was still available. So some are very, very tight and that’s how I like them. Now I just have to wear them out.

Lately I have been wearing mainly Levi’s 519, 510, Cheap Monday, Nudie Jeans & Calvin Klein. Occasionally some American Eagle. Cheap Monday’s are absolutely great in terms of fit and look. I have a pair in “Dark Unwash” which I purchased 10 years ago from Urban Outfitters and have only occasionally worn up to last year because I thought they looked so tight on me. But ever since fall arrived this year I have been wearing them at least once a week. Totally love them. I would not travel anywhere far without them! Recently happened to find a used pair at a thrift store. For whatever reason Cheap Monday has a low resale price at thrift stores–about $5–so I quickly picked this one up. It has some nice light fading  and is two sizes smaller than mine. I still managed to squeeze into them but they look like jeggings on me. Love them anyway!

Also picked up a few pairs of Dr. Denim shiny, super skinny women’s jeans. Haven’t quite yet worn these out due to their very skinny nature all the way down to the ankles. They are even tighter down there than the Levi’s 519 I frequently wear. I wish they made them in a slightly wider hem version. They are great looking pants. Look like leather when they’re on. Very comfortable too.

And of course, I have an old favorite, the Bettina Liano Ace High skinny jean which I have only worn out once. Even after all this time I still that pair. They continue to fit albeit tight as ever! This particular model is getting harder to find, even on ebay. There are several on ebay at the moment but since most are in Australia you will pay a pretty penny for shipping from there. So I won’t be parting with it anytime soon, probably ever!

In terms of goals for the remainder of the year I’d like to wear a different color of spandex disco jeans. At least one. As you know I’ve been wearing mostly black and midnight navy and hunter green once. But the one I really want to wear is the steel blue. Also waiting on having my AA brown and charcoal pairs made. Those are 2 colors I really want to wear also.

Speaking of AA their website has new colors of their disco pant! This includes royal blue, menthe, red, deep peacock and ivory. Just like the charcoal not all these colors are immediately available, but menthe and deep peacock are. I went ahead and ordered myself a menthe in medium. I still need to get that black in small though! But this is a very good sign that disco pants are “back” as some fickle fashionistas might say. I’m just hoping they bring back the brown and the cranberry red.

Will I buy all the other colors? I should but I fear I would never wear most unless I continue to lose weight and feel absolutely confident in them. And I have no one telling me not to wear them. I guess that’s one of the advantages of being single. I believe most women want to dress up their guys and forbid them to wear certain things. That’s fine if a guy wants to dress like a slob. But if a guy has a unique, personal style his significant other should encourage and support that in him. If any of you have S.O.’s that support your disco pants style consider yourselves fortunate. I don’t think anything would bring me more joy than to have a lovely female partner who loves to wear disco pants and loves me to wear them, too!

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Disco Pants On “The Goldbergs”

I knew I was forgetting something very important in yesterday’s post. There’s a relatively new show on television called “The Goldbergs” and it’s set in the 1980’s. You know what that means! Disco pants!! That’s right and so far I have seen two episodes featuring girls in spandex disco jeans. One episode is the final one (23) from the first season (2014) and has a girl wearing what appears to be a black pair at a party thrown at the Goldbergs’ home. The other episode is the first one from the third season (2015) and features a girl wearing a red pair again at the Goldberg’s home. These are not very long scenes but definitely worth seeing for fans of shiny spandex jeans. It’s also great because this is a newer show and it’s nice to see these pants appearing on television again. Whether the ones in these episodes were originals or American Apparels I couldn’t say.

I don’t care much for new shows but I’m sure there are greats ones being produced that I will probably only see years from now in reruns. The Goldbergs seems to be a great family show (no sexual innuendos, no promiscuity, no heavy kissing) but there are a lot of bleeped-out implicit swear words. So it’s nice to watch a show like this although there are still a bit many unbelievable romantic relationships. Yes, they are an attractive family but it is hard to relate to all that when you were brought up in an environment where those kinds of relationships were not only disapproved of but also highly discouraged.

So hopefully you can check out this show and those episodes in particular. I’ll be watching to hopefully see more disco pants in future episodes.

As today is Halloween the TV stations are showing marathons of holiday episodes. I was just watching one of “Friends” where the character Monica was wearing a shiny, black, skintight catsuit, and while it wasn’t disco pants, it sure looked amazing on her!

I did not go anywhere today so I did not wear any disco pants. Was feeling a bit bummed and didn’t want to leave the house. Tomorrow maybe.

EDIT: Upon further thought perhaps “The Goldbergs” is not really the greatest of family shows. The father constantly calls the older son a moron, he’s incapable of saying “I love you” to his family members and generally seems like one of those guys you wouldn’t even want to ask the time. If this characterization is at all true–which at the very least the ‘moron’ name-calling is as can be evidenced in the actual video footage of the real Goldbergs at the end of some of the episodes–I certainly pity the true Goldberg family. But we’re watching this for disco pants, right? Okay.

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Brown AA Disco Pants

I’m still here. Haven’t blogged in a while because I’ve had other things on my mind. Mainly relationships. I just want to say that if any of you are in a positive, healthy relationship with a significant other, count your blessings! I’m not and have been experiencing extreme loneliness and longing lately. Not longing for any particular person but that one unknown person who will hopefully come into my life someday soon! As much as I may be passionate about disco pants I would love even more someone to enjoy wearing them with!

Anyway, I have acquired a few more pairs during this period, including a new-with-tags brown American Apparel pair in medium. Now I’m undecided between keeping it as is or looking for another cheap used pair in any size and using it to modify the brand new pair into a straight leg fit. Decisions, decisions. It it so difficult to find a brown pair of the vintage style. I have not seen any on ebay in over a year.

October has always been one of my favorite—if not the favorite–months of the year. The landscape is beautiful, the weather can be perfectly cool and of course there’s Halloween. I had made a goal before this month had come around that I would make a record year in terms of disco pant wearings. Now with only one day to go I will fall short of that goal. That max I’ll have is 4 wearings when I put a pair on for Halloween. I had put a pair on today but changed my mind and resorted to a pair of acid wash skinny jeans instead. But tomorrow I will wear them for sure.

There was an interesting incident one of the most recent times I wore spandex jeans. I had walked into my neighborhood Walgreens and this woman who works there said something like, “Ooh, look at those pants you’re wearing.” Or perhaps, “Look at you in those pants.” So I asked her, “You like?” She then said, “Mmhmm. Show me that ass!”. LOL. I turned around and she said, “But you got it covered up!” I was wearing a long-sleeve, green plaid button shirt that was untucked. I answered, “I don’t want to go around showing that!” She lifted my shirt up a bit and looked. And then said, “If you’re gonna wear pants like that you have to show your ass!” I chuckled and said, “Well, thank you, though.” She replied with something like, “Alright now, baby.”

That was the first comment I have received while wearing disco pants. I didn’t get all self-conscious or anything. I just played it cool. Of course, there was no one else around at the moment so that whole exchange probably would have never occurred otherwise.

That’s about it for now. We’ll see if anything interesting happens tomorrow on All Hallow’s Eve!

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Bad Aliexpress Seller

Remember that one order from Aliexpress that I wrote about where there was one disco pant I was waiting to arrive? Well it never did come and the seller will not make any amends for it now. My mistake was allowing the delivery time window to expire before opening a dispute. So now I cannot open a dispute and the seller feels no obligation to either refund my money or send another pair. I know it’s only $9 but it’s the principle of the matter.

This particular seller is called “Myrons Store” and I recommend that none of you purchase from them. They don’t sell disco pants anymore–wonder why–so none of the readers of this blog might ever buy from them anyway. But just as a service to you I provide this information and once again I suggest you do not buy from them.

My suspicions only grew over time with this seller. Initially I was informed when my order was shipped that it was coming in two separate packages. Why I don’t know. The black pair was supposedly shipped separately from the other 5 pairs ordered. Those I did receive came in 15 days after ordering.

I stayed in contact with the seller regarding the black pair and was assured it was sent and it would be arriving shortly. They even extended the time window for that pair so I wouldn’t file a dispute. So I took them at their word and kept waiting. I had a lot of other things going on with disco pants during that time so it slipped my mind to remain aware of the deadline date. And once you are past that date and don’t file a dispute, they don’t feel they need to communicate with you anymore, as has been the case with the last two messages I sent them.

So I guess it’s water under the bridge as they say. Fortunately it was only $9 but I could have resold them for more. For now I’m pretty much done buying these pants on Aliexpress, not because I don’t trust the seller but because I pretty much have what I want. At this time it appears that there are not as many sellers of disco pants on there as when I was placing all those orders this summer. But one store I really recommend is Yomsong Store A. They have pretty much every color you need and still under $10. On second thought, I may be a few more!

There is another good store called Steven Clothes Store. This one is selling them for less than $9 each. I recommend both of these stores as I have purchased from both. Just keep in mind that even though these are good sellers with great prices, the pants still have the sizing disparity, at least in the XL sizing. You will probably get a lot more consistency in sizing if you go with large, as I have been fully pleased with all my large pairs. Yes, I still think they are a bit tight for large but I’d rather have them tighter than looser.

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Cooler Disco Pants Weather Rearing Its Head

So WordPress tells me it’s my 6-year anniversary since I registered with them. My how time flies!

Anyway, I didn’t wear any spandex disco jeans today. I sort of started wearing them again on Fridays when I go to the thrift store, but today I did not since I did not have the time to go thrifting. I know, I could have worn them to the other places I went to and I even put them on as if I were going in them. But it was a cooler type day today, in the 60’s at the time I left the house. I assumed I needed a light jacket and as much as I love my American Apparel jackets I don’t want to wear a shiny jacket with shiny pants. At least not yet. The sun was fully out and strong so it did feel warm. I could have gotten by with just a long-sleeve shirt. I had not considered this option at the time so I ended up going with my shiny AA bomber jacket and a pair of Nudie Thin Finn jeans. Yeah, it was a bit of a missed opportunity but there will be plenty more. Especially now that September is here and we can expect temperatures to start dropping. Not drastically of course but enough for me to start wearing spandex jeans more often.

But this did bring up something I had not considered before–the need for a non-shiny bomber jacket. Something very lightweight and ideal for temperatures in the 60’s. I’ve got my slew of puffer jackets now, my faux leather jacket, the Apt. 9 longer jacket and the 3 AA jackets. Most of these will look great with disco pants, but I do need that one lighter jacket that is NOT shiny and that is cut short enough that it doesn’t cover too much. If I should get self-conscious about it I can always leave whatever shirt I wear untucked and hanging below the jacket. But I really need to get used to wearing shorter jackets with shiny spandex jeans. I’ve already worn the shorter puffer jackets with them several times during the spring so I need to keep doing that come the deep fall weather.

Tomorrow is going to start off cool again but should rise into the low 70’s. I think it’ll be similar to today but perhaps a few degrees warmer. I will not make the mistake of wearing a jacket again. I may however wear some disco pants but I’m not completely sure. Will depend on where I’m going and the overall mood.

Have you all ordered your new American Apparel disco pants yet? They now have both black and midnight navy! I’m still waiting on the charcoal and I have yet to get a new pair in size small. I’m hoping to do that sometime next week. Time to splurge a little on myself!

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Spandex Disco Pants in ‘Lovelines’ (1984)

There is a movie from 1984 called “Lovelines” and it’s really bad. It’s about some rival high schools with all the main students being played by actors way past high school age. I know that’s a pretty typical thing with Hollywood. I’m sure we all remember Luke Perry from Bevery Hills 90210. So it’s nothing new. But the movie is just terrible unless you’re into ‘teen’ romance flicks that feature really attractive 20-somethings. Or unless you’re into spandex disco jeans since there is a character, Cynthia, played by actress Stacey Toten who wears a few different pairs in the movie. Unfortunately, she played the role of a dumb and bad girl. More dumb than bad. It is a comedy after all so you’re not going to really, really bad anyone. The only really bad thing I saw her do was take some photos hidden in another girl’s undergarment and show them to someone in order to start trouble. One of the other characters referred to her as a ‘skank’. She was a bit of an airhead whose only interests were a muscle-bound guy and–thank goodness for this–clothing, particularly shiny disco pants.

Twelve minutes into the move we are awarded with some really great shots of her in gold disco pants. We don’t get to see her this well in gold pants for the rest of the movie. But later on in a movie theatre someone drops a hot dog with mustard from a balcony above her and it falls on her pants and dirties them. That made me both angry and sad! The pants fit her so well and she looked so good in them. By the way, she was 21 at the time of the movie and extremely attractive.

A little while later she is seen wearing shiny black spandex jeans while walking a doberman around. Those scenes are outdoors so we get to see a good amount of shine on her pants. Later we see her inside the school and then inside a house. At the end of the movie she is back in gold disco pants and working with some of the other girls on some posters or something on the floor.

A few interesting things I want to point out:

-While talking to some other girls, Cynthia says that she was very angry at the guy who dropped the hot dog on her and ruined her outfit. One of the girls responds sarcastically by saying, “Well, yeah, that was such a bitchin’ outfit you were wearing.” (She was wearing gold spandex jeans & a tiger-print top.) A clueless Cynthia does not realize the sarcasm and responds with a whole-hearted “Thanks!’ So we can deduce that this other girl either did not like spandex disco jeans or it was out of style by that point. As ridiculous as it seems, we have to keep in mind that Cynthia was a high school student and perhaps it was not seen as appropriate wear for school. Whatever.

-During that same exchange from above, Cynthia mentions that she went through the wardrobe of another girl and found nothing she wouldn’t ‘be caught dead in’ and added “she doesn’t even have any metallic pants!” I was intrigued by the fact that she called disco pants ‘metallic pants.’ I’m going to actually use that term myself on occasion.

-If you look at the photos here, you’ll notice that Cynthia always wore sweaters with her spandex jeans. Not only do I think that is a great look and one of my personal favorite combinations to wear, but she looks incredibly sexy without wearing anything skimpy. The new wave of disco pants style spurred on by American Apparel featured girls and younger women nearly baring their souls out there. As I wrote before (in a post titled “Disco Pants Don’t Need Any Help”) disco pants are intriguing and sexy enough that skimping up on the upper body doesn’t add anything to them but can actually take away from them and even the person wearing them. Show me a girl wearing a well-fitting sweatshirt or hoodie and disco pants and another wearing disco pants and a crop-top and I’ll prefer the one in the sweatshirt/hoodie. Or t-shirt. It’s not that they don’t look attractive in their crop-tops and disco pants, but there really is no reason to put themselves fully on display like that. That’s just me though. I’m not into the idea of showing a lot of skin.

So that’s what I got from this movie. Would not normally watch anything like this except for the fact that I found out a while ago there were spandex jeans in it. I’ll end this post with some stills of the character Cynthia.

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That last image made me angry to see those awesome gold disco pants get destroyed by mustard from a hot dog!

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And there she is in a very classy pink sweater and black disco jeans look.

The movie sucks but it’s worth watching just for Cynthia and her ‘metallic pants.’

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Custom-Altered Chinese Disco Pants

Yeseterday, I received my first American Apparel order since they returned online again. I ordered a pair of black disco pants–which is still the only color they are offering–and a navy sweatshirt. Those two items make for a great combination!

The disco pants look just like the ones from before. I see no difference. No styling difference, no material difference. However, I ordered a medium and they fit noticeably looser than my very first medium pair from back in 2008. And all my medium AA disco pants for that matter. When I ordered I was concerned medium would be really tight. But now I’m sure I can get a small and it would give me the perfect skintight fit! So next month I will get a small.

Ever since I tried that grey Chinese pair that fits a bit short on me I became enamored with the semi-cropped look. It has the feature of breaking up the painted-on look from waist to ankles and I think it looks even more attractive. I tried it with the AA pants I received yesterday and it looks great regardless of the color. I wouldn’t do this with the straight leg fit disco pants though. This is something that only works with the super skinny ones. I’m not sure I would quiet yet wear them in public like this. But if I had to wear a pair of these super skinny (or spray on) disco pants out I think I would roll up the hems a bit. It’s a great look and feel for summer! I so want to wear them but I’m not quite up for it yet.

Also, a few days ago I received my fifth and final order of disco pants from China. This pack featured a white, a black, 2 navy and 2 royal. Their fits were as follows:

  • white L: skintight
  • black L: haven’t tried yet but I suspect skintight
  • navy L 1: skintight
  • navy L 2: haven’t tried yet but it’s same size as navy 1
  • royal L: haven’t tried yet but I suspect skintight
  • royal XL: haven’t tried yet but they look awfully large

Mind you, this royal XL is from the same seller I previously bought the other royal XL which fit skintight. Such a shame about the disparities!

That aside, the winner of this pack was the white. It is such a bright white, unlike the more antique or pearl whites of vintage and AA spandex pants. And the fit was perfect! I took tons of photos and fell in love while wearing these that I didn’t have time to take pics of the other pairs! And these are long enough to reach my ankles but I rolled them up anyway for an even greater look.

The second winner of this order was the navy. I got the fit I wanted in this color and am completely satisfied with them. The color is great and they are silky smooth.

I’m not too conerned about the two royals and one black for now though I will try them on whenever I get the chance.

In other big news I picked up my disco pants alterations on Saturday and they really came out great. The work was done exactly as I expected it would. The black pair looks just like any of my straight leg cut spandex jeans. And being black, you can’t even see the extra V-shaped material that was added on the lower leg. So no one’s the wiser! The royal blue pair also turned out amazing. I am thinking I will have another 3 or 4 pairs made max. I really want a pair in the navy color so I can rotate between it and the black, the two colors which I will likely wear most. And then one in the wine red color since I don’t have any in that shade. One in white because it’s such a glorious white. Yes, it still has see-through tendencies. But it’s beautiful nonetheless. And I want one in AA’s charcoal color. That one will be the most expensive since I have to buy two pairs at $68 each and then pay another $40 to have the pants altered and then another smaller fee to have the second pair hemmed into shorts. With tax and all we’re talking nearly $200. Is it worth it to have a pair of true gray, skintight, shiny spandex jeans and an equally gray, skintight & shiny pair of disco cutoff shorts? I definitely think so! I’m sure they would last me quite a long time.

I don’t know when I’ll be able to get the charcoal pants done. AA still does not have them for sale. I signed up to be notified when they are. And when they do become available, I am not certain what size I should get. I have a charcoal pair from a few years ago in size medium which fits perfectly. Will the new charcoal in medium fit the same? I am content with the fit of the pair I receieved yesterday, but I would not use them as a pair to get altered. I would want a tighter fit. So I might have to spend extra money in order to get just the right size.

That’s all for now.

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