Saturday, April 09, 2011

Update on Jeans and Thesis

My thesis director rues the day she agreed to chair my committee.  Why?  Because I'm slacking on finishing up my thesis and choosing to blog instead.

Anyway, so the All American Jeans.  I posted recently that I made the decision between a pair of jeans from All American Clothing Co. and Pointer Brand (NOTE: do not have your speakers turned up if you click on the pointer link, they have the most annoying dog bark that greets you on the home page), both made in the US.  I thought I would do a side-by-side of MOST AMERICAN MADE characteristics each pair possesses, but really it came down to fit.  The Pointer pair, while I liked the look of the straight-leg it ran a little too small in the waist and too long in the leg for the size I usually wear and I was afraid that if I washed them they would be impossible to zip up.  While I am not fond of a boot-cut leg, the All American Jeans had a good cut and fit well in the waist - they were just a tiny bit long in the leg but I can live with that.

I reported around the holidays about my first buy from All American, when I bought a pair of work pants for the Old Man.  It is his favorite pair, and he loves the Wigwam work socks (they are pretty dang cushy), so I'm going to get him another pair of work pants in the khaki color (I still can't get over the snazzy, almost irrelevant, welt pocket in the leg for a cell phone).  He works as a public relations sprite for an ag college so the pants are just dressy enough for his day to day.  They are comparable to Land's End and if they're American Made I'm supporting US manufacturing.

So, I've got my new pair of jeans for the wardrobe (now it's getting too hot to wear them so they'll sit in the closet until next fall), and the old jeans will be put to use this summer in the construction of Smart Gloves

Got the super-duper patriotic picture from Dem Chiclet Boyz (thanks, brah).
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