Hello fellow lovers of disco pants! Just wanted to give you some updates on what’s been going on in the general world of disco pants as well as my very own, personal world of disco pants.
First of all, in terms of weather, it has continued to cooperate here where I live. I can count the number of days on one hand when it’s been too cold for disco pants. If I had truly wanted to I would be finishing up this first month of 2020 with nearly thirty wearings. Yes, that’s how mild the weather has been. So am I anywhere near thirty wearings for the month? No, in fact I just had my tenth and I’m totally fine with that. Even though the weather’s been pretty good I still have to wear a pair of tights under my disco pants because I can feel the chill of 30° air on my legs. With jeans I don’t have to do that. So I’ve been wearing some of my old and new favorite pairs of jeans as well.
The ten wearings for January might be all for this month. It’s certainly better than the three or four I had last January when we were going through a terrible, terrible cold spell. So again, I’m OK with ten wearings. A month of ten to twenty wearings is really all I could reasonably aim for. I’m still not at that state of mind where I can wear these amazing spandex disco jeans everyday even though there are times when I surely feel like it. Sometimes I just want to blend in more with my environment and it’s very hard to do that when you’re wearing skintight, shiny pants! Also, I don’t want my many skintight jeans to feel left out if I exclusively start wearing disco pants. I have some pretty awesome skintight jeans that I love to be in as well.
Recently I received an ordered that I placed last August from HiddenFashion.com for some very inexpensive disco pants. For whatever reason the order never arrived and I just assumed it didn’t go through because the store is in the UK. But recently after checking their website and seeing that they still sell those disco pants, I went to my email and checked for any message of order cancellation or refund. Nothing there. I checked my PayPal account to see if there was any sign of the order not going through. Nope. It showed that funds were paid for the order but I never received it. So I contacted Hidden Fashion and luckily they didn’t give any difficulties and I received the order recently. But I can’t understand how an order could fall through the cracks like that. Anyway, here are the four colors I purchased:
The sizes are all in UK sizing so I wasn’t all that familiar with what I should get. It’s not like American Apparel’s small, medium, etc. Based on my research I decided a UK size 10 would be optimal for me but not every color was available in that size. So I took whatever size just below 10 they had.
The colors are orange, neon lime green, copper and neon blue if my memory serves me well. The orange and blue are both size 10. The lime and copper are size 6. And yet they all had varying degrees of difficulty to put on. The orange was probably the easiest but still with a very tight lower leg. The lime green took some time to get on as it was the tightest and most difficult. I didn’t think I would be able to get them up and then I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to take them off, especially the lower legs. The copper was not quite as tight as the lime green and had an overall more balanced tightness from the waist to the ankles. It seemed less super skinny or spray-on compared to the others, as you can see in the looser material at the ankles. The blue was also rather easy to get on and perhaps just a bit—a very little bit—disappointingly loose in the crotch area. I know, I know, they look completely painted on but I know what I’m talking about. Their fit in the crotch area was different from the other three, including the similarly sized orange pair which was no less a crotch fit ordained by the disco pant gods.
So these pants each cost me three British pounds. That’s very little money and completely well worth it. If you haven’t checked these out yet please do so. You are not going to find a better deal not even on Aliexpress. They have a few other colors as well which I did not order. Check it out. The pants are tagged as 100% polyester which I find a bit peculiar. I don’t think I have ever come across disco pants that are 100% polyester. Some of the Chinese ones I have purchased in the past say 100% polyester but I believe those tags like I believe I’m going to win the next Powerball jackpot. But whether they are fully polyester or not they do resemble the fit and feel of typical disco pants.
In other news, American Apparel is no longer selling their disco pants directly from their website. When you want to purchase the pants there is a link that will take you to Amazon and you buy them there. Not only that but with my most recent order of disco pants in December, I discovered that their pants are no longer made in Mexico. They’re made in China. Personally, I never expected the day when I would see these lovely pants being made in a place where most people don’t even know what they are or would even wear them. But the day has come. And there seems to be somewhat of a price drop once you try to order them on Amazon. Perhaps this is reflective of the fact they are Chinese-made now.
Currently there is a seller on eBay that has dozens of pairs of all kinds of disco pants up for sale there. It makes me feel sad that this person is getting rid of all these gems. I can only wonder what the mindset is. Does the person feel too old to keep wearing them? Do they feel out of shape? Is she/he a fashionista and refuses to wear anything that was en vogue yesterday? Does he/she need money? I would hate to be in any of those positions. The pants are all listed at relatively low starting prices—right about at $30. They have two pairs of the AA pants in forest green but neither are the size I need. I contacted the seller to see if she/he had any other sizes of the green but received no response. I hate when people do that. OK, I’ve done it myself but with good reason. And just recently. Someone asked me a series of questions about an item I’m selling. The problem is this very same person asked me the very same questions back in September about the very same item. I remembered. She can’t? And after answering all her questions—questions, by the way, which were virtually all answered in the description if she bothered to read it—she has the audacity to ask me for a lower price. I’m not going through that again. By the way, if I were up to accepting lower prices I would have selected the option to accept offers. Someone asks a dozen questions in one message, follows up with additional questions in a second message, expects a perfect item and wants a price drop on it. I don’t have time for those games. This time around I didn’t even answer her and I feel completely justified in doing so. She can go back and look through her messages for the answers to her questions. Someone like that gives off vibes of a shill or troll more than a serious buyer anyway.
So yes, there are times when you shouldn’t answer questions. Some people want to be spoon-fed and I won’t make time for that. Even if it means a sale. Those are the very same people who will usually want their money back for any number of whimsical reasons. But the question I asked of the aforementioned seller deserves an answer and I don’t appreciate the non-response. Fortunately, she/he has nothing I want so I guess you could say I don’t really care.
That’s about it. I’m still pursuing my new endeavors and enjoying them very much.