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A&F SKINNY JEANS,
Hey, awesome reader! How's it going?
Kicking off Tales of Vintage! in this #HotNewJeansOnTheRise season, I'd like to introduce you to a very special pair of jeans I seriously just love with all my heart. They are a pair of "Rollins" A&F Skinny Jeans in destroyed medium wash from the Spring-Summer 2010 season. Sure. Pretty recent item to merit the qualifications of "vintage". However, for jeans, you'll find that a 3+ year-old, heavily worn and washed pair fits the bill. What's furthermore significant is that this pair pre-dates the new era of jeans, at Abercrombie & Fitch, which was brought on by the "Redesigned 2012 Jeans" of Back-to-School 2011 – that introduced an emphasis on a more fitted form, did away with boot (and flare for women), declined implementation of heavy destruction design and more distinguishing washes and effects, and retired the names of every fit of jeans (men's Remsen slim straight, Horton classic straight, Baxter slim boot, Kilburn low boot; women's Caroline super skinny, Erin skinny, Emma boot, Madison flare). I definitely loved the names because it gave each fit like a defining, personal, individual character and attitude; and so the retirement of the names, to me, definitively marked the end of something – like the end of individuals, friends, and I miss them, my denim guys and gals – and the jeans themselves just continued on soulless without. The jeans of today are awesome, and we'll surely make good memories with every new pair. But it's just not the same. Sure, it's just a name, but personification, exclusive to the human mind, takes things to higher, appealing level. It's definitely fun to say, "I love my Rollins!" and it really means something special.
I absolutely love my Rollins. Been with me through thick-and-thin. And you wanna know why I love 'em so much? Raw, rugged attitude boldly juxtaposed with style-forward skinny fit. I bought 'em that season at a time when I said, "Sure, why not get a pair of skinnys for once?" The style trend was rising mainstream for men and I had never been into it before. Also, not to brag, but I have nicely defined "man-legs" and still to this day stop at slim straights when it comes to more fitting fits. I don't look forward to fitting my legs in skinnys...never mind super skinnys! I actually had to purchase these a size higher than my regular. And so these are seriously the only pair I own in skinny fit. Shocking, but true. With all honesty, since then, I have felt that I just do not need another pair of skinnys... I enjoy wearing them all-year: warmer weather with the legs rolled up, light tees, and sockless in Sperrys; colder weather with cuff at leg-ends, tees and flannel shirts, and warm socks in Sperrys and boots. Such a fit with such a look, and durable through all this time, these Rollins are perfect package, all 'round, for me!
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