It’s been a while since I have purchased a pair of jeans for myself. Last fall, winter and early spring I was pregnant, so was wearing maternity pants. This spring after our baby was born was like Christmas as I pulled all of my pre-pregnancy clothes back out of totes. Everything was new again, and I could cut off the rubber bands that were keeping my jeans up last fall as I avoided maternity pants as long as possible.
And since I pretty much live in yoga pants (much to my husband’s dismay), I really only wear a couple pair of jeans regularly. All that background information is to make me look like less of a loser when I tell you it was probably in the spring of 2010 when I bought last myself a pair of jeans. Sad, I know.
So, I found this cute pair of jeans at pretty much the only place that I know has jeans that will fit my excessively long legs. Gap. And, these jeans happened to be on sale and they were also dressier ‘trouser jeans,’ which fit into my master plan of avoiding skinny jeans for so long that they will go out of style. Please.hurry.
So, I ordered the jeans in a Tall (waist size undisclosed…geez…how personal do you think I’m gonna get on this blog?). I ordered them (oh yes…I said ‘them.’ OK, so actually I splurged and bought TWO pair of jeans. I was making up for lost time). I checked my current Gap jeans to make sure I ordered the right sizes and waited anxiously for the jeans to arrive.
The just recently confessed pair of jeans fit perfect. They are the same style as my favorite jeans, just much darker. These trouser jeans however, are a different story.
They are at least four inches too long.
I am six foot, two inches tall.
I would love to know, who could wear these jeans? I mean really, they were so long that even when I tried them on with a pair of high heeled boots (which I also try and avoid like the skinny jeans) they were still too long. Like, I couldn’t even walk too long.
Did I mention I am I am six foot, two inches tall?
Even though my memory usually fails me, I do remember that momentous time in the spring of 2010 when I was actually in a shopping mall at the physical Gap store. The first pair of jeans I grabbed had the length of ‘Extra Tall.’ Isn’t that what you would consider me? Extra tall?
I then also remember them being so long that I asked myself this very same question I am asking here. Who could wear these? I possibly asked the 16 year-old skinny jeans wearing clerk (male, of course…making me feel even more awkward that I was avoiding his jean type), and he looked at me and said something…yea, there is no way I’m going to remember what he said.
Anyway, Gap has long jeans. I am talking super-duper-ain’t-for your-typical-six-foot-tall-girl tall. And, speaking of tall…I doubled checked the difference in my newly purchased jeans’ length and found that my correct length should be LONG (the jeans that fit) and not TALL (the jeans that make me feel short).
Thank you Gap. That is the first time I have not been tall enough. Now to perfect my