I wore my newly altered black American Apparel disco pants in medium today for the first time and I am in love! The fit is unbelievable. It is completely skintight just how I like disco pants to be and the widening of the lower legs opens up just enough so that they look like really slim-fitting jeans instead of leggings. And the extra half-inch I requested the pants to be made longer also made a huge difference. They sit right over my low top Converse without looking ever so slightly too short. I think these just might be my current favorite pair of spandex disco jeans! I will be wearing these a ton in the coming weeks and months.
There was some concern initially about the waist on these pants. They fit very tight on my waist and I almost thought it was too tight and I would not be able to wear them. But thank goodness for 10% spandex! At first they are extremely tight-feeling on the waist but after some time it does relax and you don’t even feel it anymore. I don’t mean that as in you go numb. I mean that it’s stretchy enough that after a while you feel very comfortable wearing them. I have and have had some pairs of vintage disco pants where the waist was so tight that it didn’t relax after some time in them but rather became more painful to wear and I couldn’t wait to get them off. So this pair of AA is not like that. I felt great in them and hated having to take them off when I did!
Like many other times in the past I just put these pants on today because I was going out and wanted to try them out just for fun. But once I put the sneakers on I knew I was not going to be taking them off again. They looked and felt absolutely amazing.
Because of how great these pants turned out I have decided I am going to get my imperial purple done. Yes, that very last pair of disco pants I ever bought from AA before it closed. I am going to have it altered. I may take it in next week. The only thing that may suck is that I will probably be without this new black one for at least a week if I drop it off as the sample pair. Or I could continue to use the brown one. Either way I will have the imperial purple done and ready for September and the fall.
In case I haven’t mentioned it, this black pair is a new-with-tags pair made in the USA. It is really shiny since it has been spared the effects of wear, washing and detergent. There is nothing like a brand, spanking new pair of spandex disco pants. Unlike denim jeans these pants do not get better with age and wear. While I do love pre-worn pairs of denim jeans I always prefer a brand new pair of disco pants.
Since this black pair has turned out to be such a success I might might might just get one of the new made in Mexico pairs to have it altered as well. I just think it would be cool to have one with the lower pockets with the altered legs. I would have to wait for a sale, though so we’re talking maybe Labor Day. But my priority will be with the imperial purple. That comes first then we can do the Mexican black. Of course, the black will be pushed back if I should happen to secure a forest green and/or cranberry red pair before then. Perhaps pearl, too, but I’ve been less gung-ho about that color lately.
It’s still the first half of August and I already have six wearings. That would suggest I could end up with at least twelve by the end of the month. The way I’m feeling lately I could wear a pair everyday I go out. I don’t know if I’m going anywhere tomorrow but Friday is thrift store day and I’m sure I’ll wear some that day.