Another Chinese Disco Pant Review

I was not able to try on all 4 new pairs of Chinese disco pants last night. I finished that task this evening. Let me tell you how they fit.

First I tried the XL grey. My initial suspicion that this pair would fit overly large and loose panned out. So all I really need to say is that they fit awful. No fun at all. Okay, they are still form-fitting enough to show your shape, but chalk that up more to the nature of spandex. No one would call that pair of pants skintight on me if I were wearing them. I would say they fit looser than a pair of XL AA disco pants. That makes 2 loose fitting grey pairs now.

Second, I tried the large grey. A world of difference between the two. Mind you, they are just one size apart from each other yet they fit like night and day. This one fit more like a medium AA pair. I can’t help but wonder if these things are being packed helter-skelter into the wrong size-marked bags/packaging. But that’s not the case because many of these pants have size tags on them. And their size tags match the size on the bags. Anyway, I am kind of in love with this grey pair in large. I have a large grey from an order I placed in 2015 and at that time I had noticed how much they were cut and fit differently from the large blacks. This new pair is probably the same as the 2015 one but I am really into this one. Yes, they are a skintight fit. But they’re also a bit shorter on me than any other color of Chinese disco pants I have. At first I was bothered by this. But as time went on I came to like it. When I pair them with low top Converse they’re not long enough to reach down so they show a little skin. They’re almost like cropped pants. And it’s not a bad thing because it’s in style nowadays for women to wear cropped pants and for guys to roll up their hems and show some lower leg. Since I wear ankle socks/no-show socks the pants fall right around or just above my ankles and so it reveals some skin. It’s a bit of a different look and I think it’s even sexy. I’m still not sure I would wear something like this in public but I feel that everyday I’m getting closer and closer to doing it. Here’s a photo:

DSC01004-002

I would totally wear them like that. The hesitation I have in wearing them is the fact they are leggings style or super skinny if you will. Not because they’re short. Additionally, if you look at the new pics of disco pants on AA’s website you’ll see that their pants fit short on the model as well:

rsaah300w1_black

They’re about as short on her as mine are on me.

Check out the midnight pair:

rsaah300w1_midnightnavy

Again, a bit short.

Now on the charcoal pair the legs come down as far as possible. Take a peek:

rsaah300w1_charcoal

So I guess it all depends on how much women pull up on these pants when they put them on. I know for a fact that AA disco pants are long enough for most women since they are sufficient for my long legs since I am quite tall.

Regardless, I think the grey Chinese pair pictured above is totally fine for me to wear. And with that little cropped look it’s perfect for summer.

Third, I tried on the XL pair of wine-colored pants. It is a beautiful color. I want to say it is similar to AA’s cranberry red pair but it is just slightly darker and does remind one of wine more than AA’s. The pair fit skintight and I would compare it to AA’s disco pant in medium. Great color, great fit. Absolutely love it.

Fourth and finally, I tried the large pair of wine pants. This one was definitely more of a struggle to get on. If the XL pair was skintight this one was skintighter. Is that even a word? But you know what I mean. Its fit was comparable to AA’s small. There was only so much I could pull up from the lower leg to get the pants on. These were painted on from waist to hem. AND you could feel the pressure of this pair squeezing you tight. So this one looked and felt great on. And there were no issues with length on either wine pair. If AA should not bring back their cranberry color I will most likely have a pair of these in XL modded into the vintage cut spandex disco pants.

So that’s the review. Three out of four pairs being great is not a bad deal. Highly recommend the colors. Sizing again is inconsistent but I guess that is the compromise we make for the super cheap prices.

It’s super late here now so I’ll call it a night.

 

Advertisements
Posted in clothing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

AA Disco Pants Are Back!!!

I’ve got a lot to write about today! So much going on in my personal world of spandex disco pants and in the world of disco pants in general. I have so much to say that I may not finish this post tonight! But I must!!

First up, a really amazing and great piece of news. I believe everyone who loves disco pants will thrilled with this. A reader of this blog alerted me that American Apparel disco pants are up for sale again on American Apparel’s new website! If you don’t believe this take a look at the screenshot I took:

AAdiscopants

There it is! Disco pants and disco shorts being sold once again! At this time only black, midnight navy and charcoal are being offered and sizes range from XS to XL. And the price is $68 which is a 20% drop from the $85 AA used to sell them at before shutting down. I have no idea if the pants are exactly the same of if the quality is the same. I will order several pairs for myself in medium and large. I’ll tell you this: the pictures on the website look great. The pants look really shiny and I daresay these pics are looking even more attractive than the ones from before. What we’ll have to see is if they expand the color line at all. These 3 color choices do not surprise me. I imagine that these were probably their biggest sellers. I am slightly surprised that they are starting back with 3 colors. But it’s a good thing as I would gamble that the large majority of disco pant fans already have black and perhaps never got around to delving into the other color offerings.

As I write this I noticed that you can really only purchase them in black size small or medium at the moment. Charcoal and midnight are not available yet, but you can enter your email to be notified when it is. So I’ll pick up a pair in medium tonight and wait for the other colors to become available. Why would I continue to buy these if I’m not completely gung-ho about the style? Because they look so nice. And maybe someday I’ll get over my hesitation to wear leggings-style disco pants. And also for a third reason which if you keep reading ahead you will see.

So that’s pretty much all I’ve got to say about AA disco pants. They are available now for purchase although some colors and sizes not immediately. I had written about this a few months ago. I just didn’t have an exact date when AA would have its online presence up and running again. Thanks to the reader, “Disco Jeans Wearer”, who left me a comment with the great news.

Next up is my Chinese disco pants project. I took the pants to the cleaners today to have modded. The wonderful news here is that I was told they could do the job. I was really excited about that. At first I was a little concerned because only an older woman to whom English is a second language was there and I was explaining everything to her. She seemed to understand but I felt a lot better after the younger, better-versed-in English woman walked in and immediately came over to look at the project.  I asked her if it was doable and she said yes. I left my black Jonden pair with them as a sample because it seemed to match the length of the Chinese pairs best. The older lady had said I didn’t need to leave the sample pair there but the younger one said to leave it. I am really glad she walked in when she did. So I left the Jonden; a tight-fitting pair of black Chinese disco pants; extra material in the form of 2 sets of lower legs that I had left over from the 2 shorts I made; a skintight royal blue pair of Chinese disco pants; a loose-fitting pair of royal blue Chinese disco pants which I told them to use for material; and that first pair of shorts I made from that pair of Chinese pants which had a popped out button and broken zipper. I asked them to replace the button and zipper and make a one inch hem on the legs. I tried those shorts on last night and they were much longer than the pair I’ve been wearing this summer. A one-inch hem should fix that up a bit. I’m not sure how much it will cost to get each pant fixed but the 3 items will cost $82 altogether. Not too bad. I will have to wait until Friday though which may be a reason the price is pretty low. I know Friday will be here before we realize it so it’s not a problem. I just hope the pants come out looking really good. I will have something really nice here with these pants if they match my imagination. I tried the skintight royal blue pair on last night and I was just wowed. I though how amazing they would be with a slim/straight cut on my lower legs vs. the super skinny look. Oh, I almost forgot–they didn’t make me try on the pants at the store for which I was relieved. Because while I was there two men came in to pick something up, I suppose, and it would have been embarrassing to be trying on those disco ‘leggings’ in their presence. And there were no other customers there at the time so I had the seamstresses’ attention exclusively.

Onto the next story: I received order #4 of Chinese disco pants today. This is the one where I bought 2 pairs each of grey and wine-colored in XL and large. I have not tried them on yet. Just looking at them in their packaging the wine is a very deep and rich color. I can’t tell how those two will fit at this point. However, as I look at the grey pairs the large feels quite light and leads me to believe it actually fit more like a small or medium, while the XL is heavy and I suspect it is going to be another loose pair. It is too bad because this is a color I’d like to have modded into a straight leg pair. But I can’t keep buying these and hoping that one or two happen to fit ideally on me. The good news is that now that AA disco pants are becoming available again, I can somewhere down the line buy a few pairs of them and have one or two modded into the vintage style fit. And this is precisely another reason I plan to continue to buy AA disco pants, as mentioned above. They would make for a much higher quality disco pant and I absolutely love this charcoal color. In my disco pants searches of the last 5 years I have not come across any vintage pairs in this color. The few I have seen all have that bluish tint to them. While a great color it’s not a go-with-all type tint as the pure grey charcoal is. Yes, it would pain me to cut up a perfectly, new pair of AA disco pants. But if that’s the only way I can get a classic fit pair of spandex disco jeans in real grey, I’ll do it! It’s not like the rest of the pants would go to waste. I would wear the one that was cut as shorts!  So I would have to buy 4 pairs in charcoal and I would end up with 2 straight leg disco jeans and 2 disco pant cutoff shorts. Or I could just have one pair made in whichever size fits me better. At this point I would go with medium.

In other news, I paid for the unique pare of spandex disco jeans I wrote about yesterday. Now I just have to wait for them to arrive. I am super excited about them too. This pair is coming from outside the borders so I don’t know how long I will have to wait for them. I think they will be great!

And finally, I did wear disco pants today again. That’s 3 out of 4 days. Not the first time I did this but it felt good. I wore my midnight Le’Gambi size 6 with an orange checked button shirt and white Converse. I feel this shirt is a bit small looking on me so I might limit how much I wear it for the rest of the season. I do like that it is cut straight across with the side vents and is a little short. But it also looks a bit tight on me and I don’t really need anything to emphasize my larger upper body. I don’t like anything too tight or too loose on top. And too bad for me, I don’t have any that fit exactly like I want. Until I loose some weight I probably won’t find any. Maybe I should just go back to t-shirts. Anyway, while in my disco pants I went to the cleaners, KMart, a Family Dollar store and a local bakery. It was a little warm today and the high temp was 77° or so. The rest of the week is forecast to be in the 80’s so I may have to go back to wearing disco cutoff shorts. But we’ll burn that bridge when we get to it.

Later on tonight I will try on my new Chinese disco pants and I write about how they fit in my next post!

Posted in clothing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tight End Pants Are Absolutely Tight!

You might notice that I am blogging a lot here lately. Well, I am in one of my obsessive spells currently. I just have spandex disco pants on the mind non-stop. And as long as I keep wearing them regularly and buying more here and there I will probably have a lot to rant and rave about here.

First up I want to say that I tried on my new, black Tight End disco pants last night. Earlier I wrote that I could not get them past the midway point of my upper legs upon my first attempt to get them on. Last night provided me a better result although not the ultimate goal.

It was a real struggle to get these pants up. They have very little sideways stretch, so when I say that they were completely painted on to my upper legs I kid you not. Outseam stitches were breaking as I pulled the pants up higher and higher. Little by little I had to pull slack up from the lower legs to try and get the pants as high up on my waist as possible. The only other pair of disco pants that were this hard to get on were my white Jonden. Both took at least half an hour. AT LEAST. But with the Jonden I needed the additional time of buttoning them and creeping up the zipper millimeter by millimeter. My zippering fingers were in pain for days after that!

But these Tight End pants were not going to see any buttoning or zipping action at all. The waistband is just too rigid. The white Jonden has a very forgiving waistband and it’s really the only reason I was able to get them buttoned and zipped. So I got the Tight End up as high as possible–they needed to go higher because the pockets were sitting a little lower than normal on my bum–and the open button and zipper I would have to cover with a longish shirt. As a result, I’m not sure they are all that practical to wear. Plus with those seams breaking I feel they are a bit too delicate. But I do love these pants!

I was told that even though I can’t button/zip them I could still get away with wearing them if I wore an oversized sweatshirt or shirt with them. That is very true and the more I hear people suggest wearing disco pants with oversized tops the more I think it could be a real option for me, even though it’s not my ideal pairing. The Rolling Stones hoodie I wore the other day with disco pants is a bit oversized for me and yet I still felt a rebel and a rockstar. I guess for me it depends on what sort of graphic is on the shirt or hoodie. Or even if there is no graphic.

There is something I really loved about these pants–their shine! It reminded me of the shine of the Chinese disco pants. Extremely shiny and silky-looking. Also similar to the white Jonden and the silver Frederick’s I have. Absolutely amazing. I wish all my disco pants had this particular kind of shine. Also, even though I could not fasten the pants they still felt tight on me. I love the fact that spandex is skintight and yet comfortable, but I still like to feel that the pants are tight on my thights and crotch/bum area. It’s not all that fun if the pants fit like a second skin but you can’t feel the tightess on you. When I wear spandex pants it’s usually not for running, dancing or any kind of aerobics so I don’t mind feeling restricted by them somewhat.

But these pants’ shininess reminded me that I need to go to my cleaners this week and see if they can modify that Chinese disco pant from skinny lower legs to slim/straight. I really hope she can do that. I’ve got extra material for her to use so all she needs to do is determine whether it’s feasible. If it is and it turns out great I may buy a few more in different colors to have done. Would definitely love some pairs in navy, royal and grey. But I also have to see how much it would cost to do such a thing. I can’t imagine it would be terribly expensive–I think more than $50 would be terribly expensive–or overtly time-consuming. I just have to make it known that I do not want anything even slightly resembling boot cut or flared bottoms. I don’t think it would be necessary to add more than 2 inches total to the circumference of the hem. The greatest challenge perhaps would be to see exactly at what point the extra material needs to be sewn in on the lower leg. It may even need to start at the knees or so. That might be something that she wants to see with her own eyes so she might just have me put the pants on in there. I’m fine with that except I would hope that no other customers would be there right then. I’m still rather shy about being seen in the leggings-version of disco pants. I am thinking I may even take my royal blue Chinese pair there to have modded as well.

I’d like to go there tomorrow but realistically I’ll probably go on Tuesday. I have some prep work to do as well. Need to find of my vintage ones that I can take to her so she can copy the cut on. I don’t think it will be enough for me to just provide the measurements for her. I would rather that she has everything she needs from me at her fingertips. This is a big project (for me) and it could turn out to be something extraordinary.

Finally, I have come across another pair of vintage spandex disco jeans I plan to buy. It’s a brand I don’t have and never heard of. The color I already have but the pants are very nice nonetheless. The fit pics are amazing and if the pants should happen to fit me similarly I will have an absolutely awesome pair of shiny spandex jeans. As I mentioned aIready have this color in two pairs, but one pair is extremely tight (killer on the waist) while the other is quite looser. I am hoping this new pair will fit closer to the skintight pair but without the strain on the waist. Also, being a different brand it has some unique visual elements to it. For one, it has a little tab on the back right pocket, similar to the red tab on Levi’s jeans. That is such a small thing but it does so much visually for Levi’s jeans. I cannot imagine Levi’s without that tab. Additionally, these disco pants have some extra seam lines on the back above the pockets. I’m not one for extra doodads on disco pants, e.g. rhinestones, all-around zipper, etc., but these seams do not deter at all from the pants’ great look. Frankly, the way I wear the pants those seam lines will not ever be seen because they are way too up high. And last but not least, there is a little decorative stitching pattern on the pockets, again similar to that found on Levi’s jeans back pockets. It’s very subtle. Clearly these disco pants were inspired by Levi’s and these elements really do give the pants a unique look. Also they were made in England.

So that’s what’s going on here. Got my Tight End pair yesterday. Might be getting another one of them soon. Will be getting this English pair eventually. Still waiting on 2 full orders of Chinese pants. And that one stray black pair going on a month now. Looks like an eventful period in terms of spandex disco jeans. Can’t wait!

DSC00948-001

Posted in clothing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Tight End Disco Pants & 66th Wearing

I wore spandex disco jeans again today! Although it wasn’t the midnight navy Le’Gambi it was disco pants nonetheless. Last night I was really pumped about wearing disco pants today but there was still some doubt in my mind. My aforementioned midnight navy pair was feeling tighter than normal in the waist and I suspected it was the small size 5 pair I have. I took them off to see and it was my size 6 after all! I don’t remember them fitting that tight in the waist before. That’s not good. So I went with my black Jonden pair. It’s what I call my ‘safe pair.’ While it’s not the first ever pair I wore in public it is the one that got me started wearing such pants on a regular basis earlier this year. If you’ll recall, I had some stomach problems from wearing an old pair of jeans with an exceedingly tight, non-stretch waistband. As a result of that I had to avoid all tight-fitting jeans for quite some time. This Jonden pair of disco jeans has the most forgiving waistband I’ve ever seen in disco pants and, not only did it allow me to start wearing skintight pants again, it actually started this near 4 month period of me wearing spandex disco pants casually in public. So this pair of spandex jeans holds a special place for me, even if it’s not the shiniest or sturdiest pair I own.

I had to take someone to see a doctor today and I tried on the pants for the hell of it. I figured I’ll take them off after seeing how I looked and at best put on my disco pant cutoffs, at worst just put on some slim jeans. But when I looked at the clock I realized I had no time to change into anything else as the appointment time was quickly approaching. So I had to swiftly decided what shirt to wear with them. I prefer the button shirts that are not made to be tucked in, as they have that nice straight-across-cut bottom hem. So I grabbed a dark green one and went out the door. And of course I wore my white Converse high tops.

It was surely warmer and sunnier today. So even though these Jonden’s don’t shine as much as some of my others, when the sunlight hits them there is no denying they are spandex pants. First stop was the doctor’s office. Unfortunately, the girl I was hoping to see at the desk was not there today. Bummer. That makes the last two times I go there that she’s not there. Spent over two hours there. It was kinda dead and nothing eventful happened. After there I went to Walmart where I knew it would be packed since it’s a weekend before school starts. And it was packed but not just with children. The main that happened there was a young woman whose eyes darted to my pants right when I looked her in the face. That was rather funny to see her eyes looking down at my pants. Would love to know what went through her mind. And then there was also a little girl who turned around to look at me in 2 different areas of the store. Kids don’t usually judge you on stuff like that unless they come from an environment where judgment and negativity are constantly flying about. Some kids I know that were about her age were fascinated by the pants. So perhaps she was, too.

After that it was off to Subway for some takeout. Their parking lot was full so I had to park on the busy street right next to it and walk a bit to the store. There was someone already in there eating and then a woman who came in after me. I don’t know if they looked at me or whatever. But that was all for today. I spent about 5 hours in disco jeans today.

I don’t know what today’s official high temp was here but it certainly in the mid 70’s and does prove that I can wear disco pants in this kind of weather and feel comfortable. This 70ish weather is going to continue for the rest of the week so don’t be surprised if write additional posts about several more wearings. Tomorrow is supposed to be slightly cooler than today, but even if I do go somewhere tomorrow I don’t think I’ll go for 3 wearings in a row. I may wait until Monday or later.

One of the colors I am getting really eager to wear is that greyish color with the blue tint. I have two pairs of those, a Frederick’s and a Le’Gambi, and I do prefer the Le’Gambi. Both pairs are pretty tight and shiny, but the Le’Gambi is even tighter and a little shinier. I wish it were more of a solid grey color without the blue tint, but it is a great color nonetheless and in some photos it does come out as solid grey. The day I finally wear those in public will be a pretty special day. And it may not be that far away!

I did receive the Tight End pair today. It’s that really shiny, silky type material similar to some Jonden pants I have and some of the later Frederick’s ones that were made. Unfortunately, the pants are very tight and do not fit at this time. Mind you, I did try to hurriedly get them on after arriving home and taking off the Jonden. I will try again but the waistband has no stretch to it whatsoever and the material in general has very little side-to-side stretch. In my initial attempt to get them on I could not get them past the midpoint of my upper legs. But they really are a gorgeous pair of spandex jeans. I may have to try again but lying down.

You know what’s weird? I still don’t see anyone anywhere I go wearing disco pants. Perhaps the places I go aren’t really the norm for seeing that. But didn’t we establish that disco pants were a casual item now? Aren’t tight-fitting pants of all kinds now the norm for guys and gals? So what’s the deal? Though I would love to see more people, someone, anyone wearing disco pants wherever I go, I am perfectly content being the only one wearing them. I love clothing but I’m not going to be someone who keeps up with all the trends. If something I like is in style I’ll wear it. When it goes out of style I’ll keep wearing it. I kinda wish I were in college now. Actually I really wish I were. Would love to show up to classes wearing disco pants. It’s a bit different living on campus versus commuting to school. Living on campus is almost like a sanctuary where you can dress how you want and only have to deal with that university community. But yeah, it would be interesting to see reactions from young college students.

Finally, as promised here is another clip I came across of plenty of spandex disco pants. It’s from Cher’s “Take Me Home” tour from 1980. Features tons of both male and female dancers, singer, musicians all in disco pants. This is just a clip but you can find the entire show in the video below it. Why watch just a clip and stop there when you can see more, more, more disco pants? You’ll even see Bette Midler sporting bright green ones in the complete video. That’s exactly the color I’ve been wanting for a long time!

Posted in clothing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wore a Vintage Le’Gambi Pair Today

As expected and planned I did wear spandex disco jeans today. And I went with my old black Le’ Gambi pair size 2 that I wrote about yesterday. It felt really great being in those pants out & about today. I want to wear them all the time!

It did turn out to be cool as forecasted. In fact, when I go up it was 61° in my backyard. That is an absolutely ideal temperature for wearing disco pants. It was cloudy and even sprinkled a bit but I did feel it warm up slightly and there was even some sunshine peeking out from behind the clouds by the time my errands were done.

I wore a black Rolling Stones hoodie with the pants and white Converse high tops. I really felt like a bit of a rock star wearing all that. The hoodie was something I came into a few months ago and this was the first time I wore it. Absolutely a great item to wear with disco pants. My only beef with this hoodie is that it fits me a bit large and long. I tried shrinking it a bit by putting it in the dryer but it remains large. It completely covers the crotch and back pockets which I suppose I can live with. The fact that it is a Stones hoodie gives it such an edge that I can overlook any faults it may have. But were it not a Stones hoodie I would not wear it with disco pants. I would look for something just a bit snugger fitting and definitely shorter.

I went to a 7/11, my usual thrift store, a supermarket, another 7/11 and finally Domino’s Pizza. And I felt completely comfortable and at ease. It’s funny how you can become so acclimated to certain things–things you may have been much afraid or unsure of initially. Yes, we all must get used to doing things that must be done even though at first we may be afraid, hesitant or unsure of. But here in this context I speak not of doing something that needs to be done but something you want to do. Something that you may face resistance or criticism for doing. For me it was first wearing skintight jeans. I received resistance for it and succumbed to the fears it created in me. Thus I rarely wore them. But many years later I tried again and I received resistance once more. This time I stuck with it though and forced my critics to accept my choices. As time passed my jeans got tighter and tighter and my critics became more and more used to it and realized it was a part of who I am. Then came the spandex disco pants. This was definitely different territory but the whole tight jeans thing made it easier by building the foundation I needed to cruise through the resistance.

So today was really great. Except at the pizza place. I was sitting there by the window and trying to take some pics of myself but there was this annoying woman there who probably thought I was trying to get photos of her. I was positioning the camera as far away from me as possible so I could get all of me and especially the pants in the photo. From her perspective it probably looked as though I was trying to get a Kodak moment of her which I assure you was absolutely not the case. As far as the girl from the doctor’s office whom I will be seeing tomorrow–I wouldn’t mind a photo of her. Even more so if she wore disco pants.

The official temperature was about 67° and that was well after I got home. And I’m even entertaining the idea of wearing disco pants again tomorrow. Not only because I felt so good in them today but because of that girl I just mentioned. I would like to see if she notices my pants and what sort of reaction she has. But tomorrow is not going to be like today. They’re already forecasting nearly 80° for then. I mean, I don’t really mind wearing spandex disco jeans in 80° weather but the difficulty lies in finding the right top to wear with them. I’m still not all that keen on wearing them without some kind of hoodie or jacket on top . Oh well. Who knows, if the mood strikes me in the morning I may just put on my midnight navy pair and not take them off until I come back home!

Now for those of you who have stuck around this far I have a treat. I came across this video (one of several) called “Raquel Welch’s Subway Fantasy” from 1980. It starts with one guy in black disco jeans but as the musical progresses to other songs more and more men appear in shiny disco jeans and in various colors. It’s a great watch from a different time and I’ll have more videos on my next post.

Posted in clothing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Disco Pants Tomorrow & Tight End Disco Pants on the Way

So tomorrow is still looking like a relatively cool day and I am getting excited about wearing spandex disco jeans. I get that butterflies-in-the-stomach feel. Not sure why I don’t get this feeling when I wear my disco pant cutoffs. I guess there’s just something more exciting about wearing more of this material as opposed to less. I’m even considering wearing one of my old, vintage pairs. In particular, my very first pair of the small label black Le’ Gambi. Even 5 years later it remains one of my favorites and one I would never travel far without. Since it’s a size 2 it has a bit lower rise which is great for me because it means the top of the waist won’t fold down. And it has an inseam just long enough that I don’t have to fold the hems inward. I need to start wearing these old pairs out and leave the newer ones for more grandiose occasions. Oh yeah, another reason I like this pair is that it’s skintight. Yes, it loosens up a bit after wearing them for a while but not to the point where anyone would consider them anything short of absolutely skintight. And I do mean from the knees on up. Beliow the knees they fit like a modern pair of slim jeans or pants.

The forecast temperature for tomorrow keeps dipping a few degrees and then creeping up a few degrees. Yesterday they were saying it was going to be cooler. Today they raised the temp a few. But it will be mostly cloudy so that should help keep it feeling cooler. But without sun there won’t be too much of a shine to see from my pants. But that’s okay because disco pants are just awesome to wear even in the dark.

But I’m not completely sure I’ll wear the old Le’ Gambi pair. I might just go with the brand new pair I bought last November and wore often during the spring. Or I may go with the black Jonden pair. I know for sure I’ll be going to my usual thrift store tomorrow. That’ll be the first stop. After there it’ll be off to either Aldi or Walmart, both of which I have already worn disco pants to.

While some of the weathermen here have been saying it will be ‘jacket weather’ tomorrow I’m sure I will not be wearing any kind of jacket. At worst I may wear a long-sleeve button up shirt and roll up the sleeves if it starts feeling warm. But more than likely I’ll just wear a short-sleeve button up shirt. This reminds me that I need to dig out my hoodies because I have some which I would really like to wear with disco pants when that time comes.

By the way, I bought another vintage pair today. This one is a Tight End brand and it will be my first pair of that brand name. It’s black and I know I don’t really need any more black ones but they just looked so good and shiny and the price was right so I bought them. Their nylon to spandex ratio is similar to some of the really shiny & silky Jonden pairs I have so I’m thinking they will be like those. And it does look so in one of the photos. Basically the range of nylon in spandex disco pants is 85-90% while the spandex itself goes from 10-15%. I have noticed that the shinier pairs are usually the ones that have only 85% or 87% nylon. But even with some of the newly made pairs I have seen that they are quite shiny and they are 90% nylon. So it probably does have more to do with some other factors than just the ratio of nylon to spandex. But I am excited about this Tight End pair. The photos show a very trim woman in the pants with a skintight ft. That does worry me a bit in terms of whether they will fit me. On the other hand I have squeezed myself into some very small pairs and I believe that as long as I can fit myself into a vintage size 2 I should be okay.

That’s all for now. Will let you what I end up wearing tomorow and how it goes.

Posted in clothing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chinese Disco Pants Price Drop!

I checked last night and discovered that the Aliexpress seller who had raised prices on their disco pants lowered them back to what they were. So I went ahead and placed another order. If the pants in this order turn out as I hope they do I will probably not be buying anymore for a while. But I am curious as to the pants some of the other vendors have and are selling for $15-$20 each. Are they the same? I may have to pick up a few more here and there.

So with last night’s order I now have 2 orders I am waiting on to arrive. I am very eager to receive these because the first one includes grey and wine colored pants while the second one contains ideal fitting navy and white pairs. Their grey is a color I’d really like to have in shorts and of course so is the navy. We’re entering August tomorrow and I’d like to have more of these shiny spandex shorts to sport around as I go about my business during what’s left of summer. I know September will be warm as well but it does tend to be the transition month from warmer to cooler weather. Either way it’s a win-win for me as I get to wear disco pants if it does get cooler all of a sudden. But I am grateful for these disco pant cutoffs I made for it has kept me ‘in the spandex’ during the warm summer months. Winter will be another story altogether so I will have to make the most out of this coming autumn by wearing spandex disco jeans as often as possible. With all the colors I have I am seriously talking 3 or 4 wearings per week every week until it gets too cold.

I’ll have to come up with some idea to ‘stay in spandex’ during the frigid winter months. I know they used to have shiny skintight spandex ski pants in the 1980’s. Their shine was comparable to that of spandex disco pants. That is what I’d like to find. Otherwise I’ll have to look into the possibility of thermalizing disco pants. Would it look good? Would it be practical? I’ve tried wearing Under Armour with disco pants but there were all these visible seam lines from the UA tights. And the disco pants weren’t even that particularly tight. But that turned out to not be a good look. I never made that pairing again.

Even as I write this I am doing Google searches to find something good, but the shiny stuff and the tight stuff is all for women and none of it looks like what I have seen before. I wrote some time ago that in an episode of “Too Close For Comfort” the two young daughters were going on a ski trip and the blonde was wearing a skintight, shiny black pair of pants that was part of her skiing outfit. The pants looked remarkably similar to spandex disco jeans except they had no rear pockets. I would love to find something like that. I’m not wild about no back pockets but I could always have some put on.

Anyway it is early to think of winter. Fall even. But the weatherman said this Friday might be a ‘jacket weather’ day and when I hear that phrase I can’t help but think it may be a ‘disco pants’ day as well. But then he said it’s going to be 73° and I immediately became disappointed as I wondered who wears a jacket when it’s 73°? Friday is still a ways off but it’s not looking like jacket, hence disco pants, weather to me.

Posted in clothing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment