I bought a pair of Men's Levi's Jeans.
I've been looking for a vintage pair of Ladies Levi's for several months.
The thrift shops have had none in my size...
but there seems to be oodles of men's Levi's.
Customers are not permitted to use the change rooms in most of the thrift shops
so I used my sister's favourite technique to figure out if they would fit.
You take the waistband and wrap it around your neck...
if the ends meet in front of your neck and not choking you
they will fit at the waist.
Hips might be a bit trickier
I took a chance and had the option of returning the Levi jeans if I kept the receipt which I did.
Love the details on the Levi's
When I was a teen we wore boys jeans.
Wranglers, GWG and Levi's.
Women's jeans were not available in Victoria during the 1960's
they were just coming on trend towards the end of the 60's.
Denim has been a wardrobe staple for many decades.
I had hoped to find a pair of iconic 501's
these are 514's
Love the pocket details
So now I need to style them in a more feminine way...
My first thoughts are:
I have a lovely satin black camisole with lace edging which I can wear under a cashmere sweater and 2 or 3 inches of lace peeks out at the bottom.
A classic crisp white shirt with pearls, red lipstick and red ballet flats.
A plain Tee tucked in to the jeans with a cashmere cardigan.
I own two lace tops
one in ecru and one black which could both work.
I can also do the "Canadian Tuxedo."
(AKA double denim)
choosing from my two denim shirts and/or my denim jacket...
add a sparkly vintage Sherman rhinestone brooch to the jacket.
I think this look would be fun with some leopard or red cowboy booties.
(I do not own either but it will be fun to see if I can find some)
Maybe some Converse trainers?
Have you been shopping for something off your usual radar?
It might be a Covid thing?
Fashion should be fun so perhaps that is why I bought these.
Maybe someone will be calling The Fashion Police!
I love seeing what Linda V. Wright on Instagram wears in Paris.
She owns a very chic shop Crimson Cashmere
she sells luxurious cashmere and tres chic accessories.
Do you follow her feed?
Would you push the fashion envelope and dabble into the world of menswear?
I'd love to know more!
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