July 10, 2009
I'm not buying into the whole "the boyfriend jean" thing marketed by J Crew, J Jill, and other entities whose names may not necessarily include a "J". I suppose it was more successful in test markets than "the husband jean": pleated, a bit too short, reverse-fit, baggy-kneed, medium blue, faded in all the wrong places, and ironed. Is there an equivalent for our male counterparts, though? What of "the girlfriend jean"? And would "the wife jean" just be a variation on the eternally dreaded "mom jeans"? (And why aren't they referred to as "the mom jean", sans the "s"?) Questions!