I now have two pairs of the new American Apparel disco pants and I was surprised to learn something that totally flew right past me–they are now being made in Mexico! And while I am disappointed that they are no longer made in America I am grateful they are being made once again and the quality, at least for now, seems to be just as good.
I think we all know that the disco pant, a.k.a. spandex disco pants, a.k.a. spandex jeans, etc. is truly an American creation. Not only the first time around in back in 1978 but also when American Apparel decided to revive them in 2008. So it is sad to have to say they are no longer being made here. At least not AA’s. Again, I do want to remind you the reader that brand new pairs of Le’Gambi and Bojeangles are still being made in the USA and are now the final vestiges of this iconic and most glorious garment of clothing. Thankfully, that lives on and hopefully for a long, long time. I figure I have probably another 10 years or so to wear these pants, depending on how long I can keep my youthful looks and a somewhat decent figure.
So does the fact that the AA disco pants are no longer being made in America deter me from buying them? Not at all! The quality seems to be equally good as before. The only difference I have noticed is that these seem to fit looser. I may be able to fit into size small of these new ones. I have yet to get my small in black. Now I can get royal, too! And I’m still waiting for the charcoal to become available.
How do you all feel about disco pants not being made in the US anymore? I also recently purchased their denim shirt and noticed it was made in China. Safe to say that it’s no longer American apparel? I know there are plenty of women in the UK who want to be able to buy these disco pants but for the time being AA does not have an online presence there. So I am thankful I can still buy these pants for a relatively reasonable price and with a greater selection of colors now.
I tried on for the first time last night my brown pair of AA disco pants that I bought a few months ago on Poshmark. It was brand new with tags and I got it for a very good price. The pants fit amazingly snug, are quite shiny and look great! I’m hoping to find another just like it and then a used third pair to modify the second one with. I’m also hoping to find a cranberry red pair or several so I can modify one as well.
Lately I’ve also been enjoying my two-tone AA disco pants. This one I also bought some months ago and, albeit used, they are pretty darn awesome. That pearl white stripe down the sides gives them a sporty look and gives them a touch more versatility when choosing what to wear with them.
Also lately on eBay there are a ton of vintage spandex jeans being sold, particularly of the Frederick’s of Hollywood brand. Looks like someone’s personal collection is being sold. I am interested in a couple of them but I have spent quite a bit lately and I’m not sure it would be wise continue on that path. We’ll see what happens though.
Finally, I wore a vintage pair of black Le’Gambi spandex jeans today. This made it the 29th day this year I wore shiny, spandex jeans and it ties the 29 days I wore them in 2012. And this of course means that one more wearing and I will have set a new record year. Now here’s the deal: I have until Friday to wear them because it’s going to become miserably cold after Friday and for the remainder of the year. I’m talking highs in the 20s. I could probably still try to wear them when the temperature drops but I don’t want to take the chance that I don’t. I’m a bit more sensitive to the cold and heat now. And I really want 2017 to be the year of progress for me so even if I end up with just 30 wearings–only one more than 2012–I will feel accomplished. And then 2018 I will have bigger goals and expectations for myself.