We don’t think we’re alone in dreaming ‘The Dream’ — the one where we’re able to purchase, with ease, the most perfect pair of jeans ever.
You know the ones, the denim that’s buttery soft and feels as though it’s broken-in to the very best degree. The pair that slips effortlessly over our hips and hugs our bodies in such a way that we might as well have won Willy Wonka’s Golden Ticket.
The search for the perfect pair is often similar to that of looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack. Let’s face it: Not all denim is created equal — a mindset that’s vital to any jean shopping expedition. That balance-point of structure and stretch can leave us wondering if those perfect jeans even exist. This doubt is quickly followed by our deep concern that it’s because of our shape, our size, and our tummy/hips/bottom/thighs. But trust us: It’s not you, it’s them. It’s all too easy to fall into the ‘Pit of Denim Despair’ and become a victim of fashion mistruth.
We can find ourselves blaming our bodies for the way an article of clothing fits, shaming our most natural selves over the construct of fabric and thread. This begs the question: Why do we think poorly about ourselves when an item of clothing doesn’t fit us but we escape personal berating when a pair of shoes are either too big or too small? We have to remember: Size doesn’t matter.
Purchasing jeans can be an ongoing struggle — there isn’t a one-style-fits-all, or even a one- style-fits-most. Instead, it’s a kind of a scientific experiment that doesn’t produce the same results every time. (Though The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants did offer us a glimmer of hope...). The process of elimination often requires a dictionary and a diagram. It becomes a dichotomy of sorts.
- Style — Skinny, Ultra Skinny, Ultra Stretch Skinny, Ultra Stretch Skinny-Jeggings...
- Size — US vs. Uk vs. 6 vs. 29 vs. Short vs. Regular vs. Long vs. My Sanity...
- Wash — Light Wash, Medium Wash, Dark, Moody Blue, Grey, Black, Grey-Black
- Details — Distressed, Whiskers, Fraying, Fading, Pockets, Faux Pockets...
So, why do we bother to hunt for the perfect jeans?
The easy answer is the truest one: Because the ‘Perfect Jeans’ are amazing once you find them. Each of us has our Holy Grail of Jeans, those that make us feel like royalty. We half expect that when we exit the fitting room to proudly reveal our fashion find, we’ll be greeted by a fanfare of horns and trumpeters. More to the point, jeans are the perfect fashion canvass to work off of, they are both a staple piece and the epitome of Day-to-Night wear. Perfect jeans garner feelings of comfort and style. We can’t imagine there’s anything else we hang in our closet that has the ability to do all of that.
Our advice: If you’re still searching for your Holy Grail of Jeans, don’t lose faith.
They’re out there and we promise, they’re worth the hunt. Stop by our (online or brick-and-mortar) store and check out our awesome denim lines: 7 For All Mankind and KUT. Lurtz & Co. now proudly carries extended sizes for our beautiful and lovely curvy customers!