From the design table of Zara (or its motto?):
- Steal the best looks
- Take some risks
- Keep your classics
Just because I can read it now, didn’t remember what the text said, lol. Actually this is not bad advice. Ok, maybe except for the first, but if we don’t try prettifying or rationalize, it works more or less this way. Steal the basic idea or better said, get inspiration from somebody, but add your own flare/taste/mojo to it. And now we’re ok.
Like these jeans. Believe me, if I had the money I would’ve bought the real deal already. I appreciate the creative mind, the design, the feeling, even the fit. Moreover I know, I would wear them a lot, but still, spending 900 quid on a pair of jeans just doesn’t do. No, I cannot and won’t spend a monthly rent (which is also too high) on a piece of clothing. No way.
And here is the thing (again), maybe I could start saving for them, but again, it’d be way too much time and way too big sacrifice. After all, I love other things too. I won’t say I judge who – with similar or even worse budget – do so, it’s their damn right. Everybody needs a hobby, I guess. I won’t judge a person with a hobby to collect creepy dolls or doing such activities which could get hurt them either, even though I don’t get them. But probably they don’t get fashion, and that makes us even, doesn’t it?
Balance, the balance is the key, as always. Everybody has their own limit, and that’s fine, not spending this much (or even the half of it) on a pair of way too cool jeans is mine.
Anyway, we’re in the lucky situation, that high street fashion likes to take its share from the golden goose’s eggs, catch up with designers with a more reasonable price and probably with a worse quality but that’s not the point here. We have Zara, Mango, Topshop and H&M, which all of them have something similar to offer, moreover we have Urban Outfitters and most importantly Urban Renewal, which basically copied the whole concept.
These jeans are made of selected vintage Levi’s jeans which were sliced into two and sewed back together, not with their own part, but something similar in fit. So they have the vintage feel and the cool factor too, even though I had to look for these particular ones for a while, because it seems they don’t like extra small sizes (?), and I prefer this bit darker outside and lighter inside, but not too big difference between the hues set up. But no complains here. Not at all.
I styled them with the above mentioned tee by Zara, lightweight jacket/shirt combo by Topshop which both are more than one year old, and two (more or less) newbies, which already were worth their price. These Vagabond slippers are of my comfiest shoes and can be styled with anything really, and the Autograph bag that I’ve been wearing nonstop since I bought it.
I have a feeling that these jeans will be the same, and I love it.
What do you think? Would you save up for something hurtfully pricy if you love them so much? Or better to look for some alternatives?
Khaki jacket – Topshop, tee – Zara, jeans – Urban Renewal, bag – Autograph, slippers – Vagabond