Levi’s Wedgie Icon jeans | $88 (made with American Cone Denim)
Today I have completed 44 years on this earth and enter into my 45th. Whoa.
I’ve been getting all deep and reflective these last couple days, as I do around my birthday, but I’ll spare you some of that today.
I will just say that I am more grateful than you can even imagine that I can do THIS for YOU every day. Whatever THIS is, and however it continues to evolve.
I do feel another shift coming on though, not one that will take me away from here, but one that will actually take me deeper into The Minimal Closet (remember that?) and towards a resolution, or at least a much more goal-oriented attempt at consuming less. I say that, and have said that I want to consume less over the years, but obviously, I haven’t. I consume less than I did 5 years ago, yes, but not ENOUGH less. So I’m going to devise an experiment to see if I can reach a goal, or at least get closer. And it will probably involve therapy. LOL
Anyway, onto the jeans. I’ve been very proud of the way I’ve been able to transform my body, and my health, over the last 4.5 years. Of course, I always thought that if I lost weight, and got my body to where I was happy with it, and thought it looked “acceptable,” everything else would fall into place and life would be all unicorns and rainbows. Ha. It may actually be that the opposite is true. But I’m okay with that, and look forward to continuing to grow and work through ALL my emotional and sartorial baggage.
I ordered the 100% cotton Levi’s Wedgie icon jeans – which are actually made in China, BUT with American Cone denim (mentioned in this post) that I’ve been interested in trying – last week from Amazon and received them yesterday. I stuck with my regular size 29. As soon as they arrived, I put them on and wore them for 5-6 hours. THEY ARE TIGHT. And even after that many hours’ wear, they’re still pretty snug. They loosened up a little, but not a whole lot. And the high rise makes them pretty constrictive. (it doesn’t help that I’m bloated ATM)
But, man…they look good! Not the most important thing for me, but it doesn’t hurt either. And I think that if I continue to wear them, and as some of my water retention goes down the next day or so, they’ll be more comfortable. They do actually fit my legs really well, and don’t gap in the waist at all, so they fit – although they’re still longer than I’d like. I just wouldn’t want to wear them to a big dinner or anything!
The button-fly is a little weird, since it adds quite a lot of bulk right there, but it’s not a deal breaker, and actually made them a little easier to get on I think. I did have to jump up and down a little and almost had to lay down on the bed to fasten them (like I used to have to do with a similar style Guess jeans MANY MANY years ago!), but button, they did.
So, I’ll do a better review next week after I’ve worn the jeans more, but so far, so good. I definitely recommend them if you have a body type like mine: small waist, larger hips/butt and substantial legs. Did I mention that they fit my calves pretty well? Something that’s nearly impossible to find in straight/skinny leg styles.
I know quite a few of you have or have tried the Levi’s wedgie jeans, what did you think of them?