Wednesday, March 16, 2011

boyfriend ex-boyfriend what do you have on


Excuse me while I ponder how I got so far behind. In the world of fashion there exists a loop that if you get far enough behind you’ll be trendy again. I can only hope I am in that loop.

I read ad wording after moving my eyes off the cleavage, that described the pants as boyfriend jeans. I’m totally out on limb here, but the jeans didn’t look like any boy had ever put them on (maybe taken them off - but I’m losing my focus).

Really - do you find boyfriend jeans in the women’s or men’s section of the store?

Also, are there girlfriend jeans for guys? I doubt it but I believe there is a niche market for girlfriend underwear.

It wasn’t long into my searching that I discovered yet another type of jeans. Women apparently buy ex-boyfriend jeans. Must be lots of fights going on in some closets. (hey look who’s getting off the hanger tonight, suckers)

If a couple (probably not married) were shopping together and the lady went looking for ex-boyfriend jeans would the guy know what's going on?  Probably not since we are typically clueless.

Do women wear any other ex-boyfriend stuff beside emotional scars?

This just convinces me even more that most marketing departments are a-few-clowns-short-of-a-circus. I might have just called them relaxed rolled up jeans.

So boyfriend, ex-boyfriend, whatever you are wearing, I suggest you not ask your husband (or current guy). “How do I look with my ex-boyfriend on me?” might not get the respond you were expecting.

I know not everyone has a brother, but do you think they ever thought of “brother” jeans? It would probably be shorten to “bro” jeans.

Oh BTW, I have some old jeans. Any takers? You can call them anything you like. I would like to call them sold.

22 comments:

Dwmatty said...

Nothing surprises me anymore. It's another angle on marketing to start a fad and sell their product.

lisleman said...

You should ask your wife if she knows about them. Warning - this could lead to a discussion of fashion and how I look and all that so be careful. thanks

BearmanCartoons said...

Maybe women wear them so their boyfriends don't know they are actually owned by the other guy she is sleeping with.

lisleman said...

that didn't make sense but many women don't. (hmm any reactions to that sexist remark?)

Pearl said...

Why not?! We bought acid-washed!

Pearl

Kristina P. said...

I have a feeling jean companies make a lot of money on these ratty, old jeans.

lisleman said...

at least that name was more descriptive. Those stone washed one were a joke because the washing wore them out before you got to. I never got into the cut up ones but I remember making my own cut-off shorts.
thanks

lisleman said...

yes but they could still give them a better name such as "ratty old jeans".
thanks

unknownmami said...

I think I need to pitch the idea of fiance jeans.

lisleman said...

I'm thinking fiance is genderless so that would be better.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Put them on e-bay. You could make a fortune!!!

LizC, Eternal Lizdom said...

I've purchased jeans at Goodwill with no history known... wonder what I should call them?

I've seen men wearing skinny jeans- I think of them as girlfriend jeans. I also think skinny jeans look horrid on anyone.

lisleman said...

Only after I become a famous celebrity.

lisleman said...

The skinny ones have a descriptive name. The Goodwill (I have bought stuff there for parts to create my gadget/toys - the Playing Around tab above) jeans could have a number of names but the few that come to mind are not very PC. How about "closet cleanout" jeans?

Barbara said...

I'm as clueless as you are on all these different types - and I'm a woman!

dave hambidge said...

If you have been oggling cleavage then the jeans might be too soiled?

lisleman said...

good thing I didn't combine this post with the one about St. Paddy's Day and the wankers and tossers.

lisleman said...

thanks but the sad news is that means the cluelessness is probably generational. thanks

Kristin_The_Goat said...

I think these marketing folks are just genius if it sells! Maybe those girls who can't get a date are the ones buying the jeans. Maybe they are trying to invent a past??

lisleman said...

I disagree about the genius part (some are just lucky) and think a good selling product needs much more than a dumb name. But that's OK, your opinion is still welcomed here. "Trying to invent a past" - with their jeans ? that's just sad. thanks for stopping by.

Kristin_The_Goat said...

So you didn't like my musings, huh? haha Ahh well. I liked the idea of trying to invent a past with ex-boyfriend jeans.

lisleman said...

what can I say - sometimes I act like an ex-boyfriend. ;)

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