Got my third wearing for this month of April 2019 today. Still a bit of a slow start but I am still doing better than by this point last year. I have eighteen wearings this year while last year I had twelve. So we’re on our way.
Today was sunny and, to tell you the truth, I did not intend to wear any spandex disco jeans. I didn’t wear any yesterday on my usual trip to the local thrift store. I also didn’t find jack squat at the store yesterday, but that’s another story altogether. I just wasn’t feeling it yesterday. Today also but I knew I had to go out so I just threw on my pair newly altered AA two-tone disco pants to see how it looked. I know how it looks on me but it’s not a look I can ever tire of. And as is usual when I put on a pair of disco pants I end up keeping them on and going out in them.
I wore them with my slightly longer Apt 9 jacket. It’s a good look. The jacket is slim-fitting so there isn’t a huge contrast between a bulky, oversized jacket and skintight pants. Of course I really want to wear my shorter puffer jackets but I’m a little hesitant of ‘putting it all out there.’ If you’ve read this blog any good length of time you know that I have no problem with anyone’s personal style—particularly guys’—that includes wearing any kind of spandex pants and NOT covering up the crotch or bum areas. That is ideally how I want to wear all my skintight disco pants and skinny jeans. A lot of guys out there want to school other guys into wearing long tops that will cover up those areas if they insist on wearing such pants. They cite reasons of ‘immodesty.’ Well, I suspect these same guys would never tell a woman to wear long tops or loose tops that would cover up their areas of ‘immodesty.’ So there is definitely a double-standard out there. Consequently, it’s 100% bull-crap to me. But hey, if those are guidelines you wish to go by, I’m fine with it. Just don’t, I repeat, DON’T tell other guys they need to mimic that style.
I’ll get back to wearing my shorter puffer coats with disco pants eventually. We’re still in early spring here so I imagine there is plenty of time. Today was one of those days I’m not terribly fond of—too chilly in the shade and too warm in the sunshine. I wear a nice jacket to keep warm from the 50’s breezes but the sun heats up the car and makes it almost unbearable to keep that jacket on!
So as I mentioned today was sunny. That’s great for disco pants. And I was off to Walmart. Didn’t stay there long as I knew just what I needed. While in the checkout line I noticed a young, black woman who was a Walmart greeter standing there looking at my pants. I looked directly at her and her eyes were on my pants. It was pretty funny. And when I went to walk out the door she said the thing that Walmart greeters say and blatantly looked at my disco pants again. I’d say her gaze was something in the category of “What the heck is he wearing?” or “Is that a dude wearing AA disco pants?” And that’s exactly what I meant when I wrote in the past about people noticing and not noticing what you’re wearing. Walmart greeters have nothing to do but stand there and acknowledge customers going in and out. They’re bored out of their minds! So they’ll stand there and check out what you’re wearing because what else is there to do?
After Walmart it was off to Walgreens and I was hoping that Ms. Let-me-see-your-butt-in-those-disco-pants was not going to be there. Of course she was though. And we walked through the doors and she greeted us from afar and I can only imagine what she said quietyl to the other female associate who was with her. At the end of our visit there we went to her register to pay for some items. She didn’t say anything to me there. I’m grateful for that cause it could be rather embarrassing if she started making comments with other employees and customers around.
And that was pretty much it for my eighteenth wearing of 2019. I’m probably not going anywhere on Sunday and the coming week should afford me about two additional wearings. I’ve got a few government offices to visit this week and, as I wrote about in the past, those are places I would most definitely not be caught wearing disco pants in. Skinny jeans, yes, but not shiny spandex jeans. Also have plans to go to the laundromat. I’ve never considered wearing disco pants there. They would be rather comfortable to wear there since one is working and moving around a good deal. We’ll see about that one. I never know if that place is going to be packed or not on the day I go. If it is packed I’d rather not be seen in disco pants. But I’m sure it’s a good excuse to wear disco pants; it could give off the impression that you’ve got nothing left to wear except a pair of shiny spandex disco jeans! Everyone would understand why you’re wearing them. But of course, you don’t need any excuse or reason to wear disco pants there or anywhere else you want to wear them. I will strongly consider the possibility and most likely I’ll wear a pair of my altered AA pants. Another cool thing about it is that usually while the clothes are washing I step out to go to a bakery nearby or get some lottery across the street.
In other news, I haven’t bought any other disco pants for several weeks now. Ever since I got the cranberry red AA pants I have not acquired any others. I am still looking for forest green, though. And that beautiful rust-colored vintage Bojeangles pair is still on eBay for $180. I would love to have that one but it’s way too much at this time. Hoping no one else picks it up and it stays there for quite some time.
I haven’t had any additional pairs of AA disco pants altered lately either. Two weeks ago I was supposed to take in the midnight navy to get done but I didn’t do it. And I still want to get a pearl and a black pair done eventually as well.