Steel Blue Spandex Disco Pants

Today, for only the second time ever, I wore my steel blue Le’Gambi spandex disco jeans. After all that focus on Dorit Stevens’ pink ones from the previous post, I wanted to try something different. Last night I was strongly considering wearing my navy Bojeangles. But it’s still one of my ‘brand new’ pairs–those are the ones that are being newly made–and I worry about damaging them or whatever. They do fit very nice however. If I had two pairs I’d be less hesitant to wear one. Then I started entertaining the idea of wearing the navy blue Jonden pair that I recently bought and was disgusted by. I am no longer digusted by them. They are a pretty awesome pair and I think I’ll like them even more once I run them in washer. But I was considering wearing them today even without having washed them. I didn’t though. I also considered the hunter green pair. Sometime overnight I decided it was going to be the steel blue ones. After all, I had already worn them once to a Burlington store in January of this year. And everything was cool. So I decided that today I would debut them at my favorite thrift store.

It was really sunny today and I saw the reflection of my shining spandex pants in the windows and doors of the stores I patronized. I even went to that pharmacy that I wrote about once before where a worker commented and looked at the black disco pants I was wearing that day. Today I was walking right towards her and no one else was around. I thought she was going to make another comment but she only greeted me. It would have been a perfect opportunity for her to say something but perhaps she wasn’t in the mood. Or maybe even she didn’t notice the pants!

I wanted to wear my low top Converse but these pants are a little short so I had to go with my high tops. There is about a two-inch hem which I will have to let down if I ever want to wear my low top sneakers with them. Oh, and it was in the mid-50’s when I was leaving the house so I wore my short, black puffer jacket. It’s funny how I don’t even think twice anymore about pairing that jacket with spandex jeans now. But this is really perfect disco pants weather. In a few days it’s going to shoot up into the 80’s and that’s when I have to put SDJs on hold. Yes, I’m still top-heavy and I’m self-conscious about that. There is nothing more that I would like than to put on a Beatles’ t-shirt or Pink Floyd t-shirt or Scooby Doo t-shirt with my disco pants and go out in them. But t-shirts tend to mold to the body more than button-up shirts and thus reveal the need to lose some upper body weight. However, even if I were in my ideal shape I would still need a place to carry all my things. Disco pants are not very accomodating in that regard. I would rather not place anything other than something very thin in the back pockets of spandex jeans because otherwise you get that large bulge. I use one pocket for my wallet which produces that large bulge. I could put my phone in the other one but then I’ll have a second bulging pocket. But that doesn’t solve the fact that I need space for my keys and a few other things. Ultimately I need to carry my small messenger bag which I am not fond of doing. I am not used to carrying such things. Once when I was at Kohl’s wearing disco pants and carrying that bag, I placed it on a clothing rack while I tried a jacket on. I put the jacket back and walked away from the area only to realize I didn’t have my bag with me. I panicked and quickly headed back to that area and found the bag still hanging there. Thank goodness! Someone was already near it and I don’t know what they would have done with it.

So the messenger bag is still an option. And even when I wear my disco-pant-shorts I have to carry the bag. The truth is, if I want to enjoy wearing spandex in the hot weather there is no choice but to carry either the bag I already have or some other kind. Even though I’m not used to carrying around a bag with me, I do feel more secure having one whether I have functional pockets or not. Perhaps I need to just force myself to grow accustomed to it.

The reason I chose the steel blue today is because it’s a color that is not-in-your-face. I love all my disco pant colors, but the ones that are not loud are easier for me to wear. That is why I frequently wear black and midnight. The pants’ shine and tightness already are attention-grabbers without additionally having a color that shouts “look at me, look at me!” But that’s just me. And I am working my way up to feeling comfortable wearing even the loudest of colors. I do look forward to the day when I walk out of the house wearing my orange ones, purple ones, aqua ones or red ones. In the meantime I’ll just be thrilled to the death to wear the ones I am comfortable with now.

Tomorrow and Sunday are looking like two more disco-pants-perfect weather. I could sneak in another wearing if I should happen to go out either day. But if it’s just to drop off a parcel at the post office or buy a lottery ticket, it may not be worth it. The most opportune times for me are when I go to a department store or thrift store. Or any kind of a large, non-grocery store. So this might be it for April. A mere three wearings. But I’ll try to make up for that in May.


About Spandex Disco Jeans

This blog is mostly about spandex disco pants from the 70s, 80s and now!
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2 Responses to Steel Blue Spandex Disco Pants

  1. skippy says:

    I’m Still stopping bye and reading your content,Great as always.

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