I am on my way to having an altered pair of AA midnight navy disco pants in size large. Finally dropped off the pants at the cleaners yesterday. It’s so much easier now that I have pairs already altered. I can take the ones I wanted modified with the ones previously done and just say ‘do it like that!’
I was lucky enough last Friday to find yet another pair of AA disco pants while thrifting. It was a midnight navy in medium. Found it in the activewear section of all places. Some poor worker there probably things they are used for exercising! But that’s why I check that section of the store as well. I had a feeling disco pants would eventually turn up there amidst some of the other shiny lycra bottoms.
This newly found pair is in rather bad shape though. Lots of stretch marks and little spandex fibers showing. Other marks here and there as well. So I figured this would be the perfect pair to use for extra material. It happened to come along at just the right time! So sometime early next week I’ll have my newly altered pair ready to wear. Very looking forward to these. They’re only being widened not lengthened because they are a large. I’m starting to wonder if I even need to have the mediums lengthened on top of widening them. It’s not exactly an inexpensive experiment so it will take some study and pondering.
Now I’m still seeking a cheap black pair in order to get my two-tone done. And then a large solid black pair done. Of course I’m still looking for forest green. And white is still looking like a nice option to have.
I’ve struck out on Poshmark recently. Three bad purchases/transactions. First I bought a cheap black pair but the seller sent me a pair that was not as described. This pair looked like it had been through war, no joking! I’m not sure it even had parts suitable just to use for extra material. It was super inexpensive, but I still expect the item to match the description and nowhere did she say the pants were in this condition. Not only that but the size of the pants didn’t match the description. The seller informed me she got rid of the pair she was supposed to send and instead sent me this crappy one. I sent it back and received a refund.
Second, I found another suitable black pair with a good enough price. This seller never shipped the pants. Poshmark has a policy whereby sellers need to ship items within seven days or something like that. If they do not the buyer can cancel the order and receive a refund. This seller was already on the ninth day and I received no notice that it was shipped. So I cancelled. I noticed this seller had not updated anything in her closet since a particular date so either she was away, ill or something else. Still, in this age of the smart phone which has virtually become an extension of the human body, I cannot accept that she made no effort to contact, explain or apologize.
My third strike was for a pair of forest green AA disco pants. I had been watching this particular item and eventually the seller sent a private discount to all the watchers. I jumped on it and immediately bought the pants. She took a heckuva long time to ship and I was getting ready to cancel yet again. But she at least made communication with me and apologized for the delay. However when I finally received the item it was a dark green leggings from a different brand/store. As you can imagine I was highly disappointed. This one’s going back as well and another refund will be coming my way.
So after some really great finds and smooth transactions on Poshmark for nearly two years, I have run into some bumpy road. No, I’m not going to stop buying there. Just some bad luck. I’m not even willing to say I encountered some bad buyers—well, mostly not. But like all places you have to be careful. If you do received incorrect items or they’re not as described, report them immediately. Poshmark, unlike ebay, does not have a private messaging system where you can inform sellers of problems. You have to either post a public comment on the item you bought or go ahead and report the problem to Poshmark.
Yeah, I’m a little hesitant to buy there now. But if the right items shows up I will not think twice about buying it. I missed a perfect super cheap pair of pearl disco pants a couple days ago just because I hesitated a bit. You cannot delay on Poshmark. They don’t do auctions like ebay so there is no “I’ll bid later on after I’ve thought about it some more.” I myself have snapped up some things that had been listed only an hour or so. Once they’re gone they’re usually gone for good. This is also true of Depop and Mercari.
And one more thing—be careful because a lot of sellers spam key words. They will try to sell AA leggings as ‘AA disco leggings.’ As far as I know, American Apparel never sold anything called ‘disco leggings.’ It is really easy to get fooled by these terms, especially since many people (women) refer to disco pants as ‘disco leggings’. The forest green (supposed) AA disco pants I bought had nothing in the title about AA disco pants. The description and the photos were where all the misleading info came. Now, I don’t know for sure—-maybe she sent me the wrong item. Perhaps she really has a pair of forest green AA disco pants and she sent me actual green leggings instead. She hasn’t mentioned anything about making such a mistake so I’m not sure how probable that is.
I’ve mentioned this before but be careful of people who use stock photos of disco pants for pre-owned items. If you are selling a brand new item I am okay with using stock photos of that item. If you’re item is used DO NOT USE STOCK PHOTOS! If you can’t snap a few photos of the actual used item you’re selling then maybe you shouldn’t be in the business of reselling used items. So avoid these types of sellers and also those who do not respond to questions you have about their items.
I’m glad to say that I’m now finished looking for and buying midnight navy AA disco pants. I have all that I need now and even if I should decide to have a medium altered I have a few that can serve that function. And all the ones I have are the original made in USA version.
I haven’t been wearing disco pants regularly lately. Still rather cold here. Temps are right around the freezing mark. I may do so on Friday when I go thrifting. We shall see.