As I write this post, I am wearing an incredibly skintight pair of bleached light blue 7 For All Mankind Rhigby skinny jeans I just received yesterday. I bought them on ebay for about 80 bucks which is 40% or less of its retail price. These awesome jeans are 100% cotton, button fly and size 30 with an inseam of about 32. And they’re made in the USA. The fact that they are all cotton is great because it means they will not stretch out after wearing for a while. And because my skintight Levis 505 were also fully cotton. I wasn’t crazy about them being button fly, because I was sure it would be more of a challenge if they turned out to fit like 2nd skin to have to fasten 4 buttons instead of 1 button and 1 zipper. They did turn out to fit like a 2nd skin and it took a while to fasten the 4 buttons but i was able to. And they’re not killing my waist like my skintight Levis 511 in Premium Mason size 32 and in Light Stay size 30 do.
I’ve never had 7 For All Mankind skinny jeans before so I was not sure how a size 30 would fit me. I have a pair of their Slimmy jeans in size 32, but they are 2% stretch and fit with no problem. I also had the same Slimmy jeans in size 30 and even they fit fine because of the stretch. I found it odd that their slim jeans come with stretch but their skinny jeans do not. But it’s great! There was a size 30 Rhigby skinny jean in Sandy Bleached on ebay so I took my chance and bought it. I figured if they don’t fit or don’t fit how I hoped I would put them back up for sale. But mmmmm, they fit just like I had hoped. Even the inseam is perfect. Reaches far down enough to not have the ‘floods’ syndrome. I mentioned before that that was one of my regrets about my skintight Levis 505. They were a little short so with low top sneakers I had to constantly push down on the legs to bring them down just over my sneakers because my white socks would be showing. I would have to do that whenever I stood up after sitting down. But when I started wearing mid top sneakers that wasn’t a problem anymore. And with these new 7 For All Mankind skinny jeans, they reach down all the way to my ankles. I am wearing Vans Authentic Decon’s in washed black with them, and because of the way Vans Authentic’s are and the tight leg openings of these jeans are, my white socks still manage to show themselves. But it’s really hott.
I’m wishing I could muster up the courage to wear these jeans to church tomorrow. I mean, they are nice jeans. They’re designer, expensive, clean, high quality and look good. But my thighs are completely squeezed into them. From the knees up they are tight as tight can be and resemble sausages. Wrinkles form around my crotch, on my butt, under my butt cheeks and on the front and back of my knees. Completely amazing jeans. But because of that, I don’t think I want certain people at church staring at them. Yup, I’m not over that hump yet. Still self-conscious when it comes to that stuff. And plus I have to drum tomorrow, so these jeans would probably make my legwork difficult. Perhaps on a Sunday when I’m not playing or standing in front of others I will wear them.
I do have my eye on another pair of Rhigby’s. There is one in a wash/color called “Malibu Water” and is darker than the one I have now. It’s more of a medium blue with fading. The pictures on their website makes the jeans look really hott and is what caught my eye. But the price of $218 is more than I want to pay. And for that price, I would have to get it in a size that I would feel comfortable wearing. NOT gonna pay over $200 for jeans that I’m not going to wear out in public! Ebay’s got 2 pairs at a much lower price but in size 36. Too big for me.
When I first tried these jeans on yesterday, I couldn’t get them on with underwear. So I took off the briefs and was able to fasten the jeans after some time and struggle. I kept them on for a long time and a bulge was really noticeable. Today I tried to put them on twice with underwear and I was successful.
If I was feeling a bit more adventurous for tomorrow I would wear these awesome tight jeans. But I don’t think I am. And plus, since they are so light in color, anything could easily stain or spot them and that would suck. Oh well, we’ll see. I know I will wear them one of these days.
In the meantime I will be waiting eagerly for a custom pair of skintight nylon/lycra jeans I ordered from liquidvinylclothing.com. That might be the closest I come to having a pair of disco pants like the ones from the 70s/80s!