Tuesday, June 3, 2008

I Don't Give a Bleep About-Designer Clothes

I really can't see myself spending $200.00 for a pair of jeans that say, "apple bottom."(and have a picture of an apple on the right cheek). First off my bottom does not resemble an apple, a large grapefruit, but no apple. Why are we falling prey to this blatant commercialism. I can see when kids are in school and their is this peer pressure to fit in, however not as adults.

apple bottom jeans

I had on some slacks the other day (they were really nice-good fit) and one of my co workers complimented me. She asked where I bought them from, I told her K[mart. You would of thought I said from the garbage dump. Her nose crinkled up, and she said, "I would never shop there." I mean I could of lied and said Macy's, would that have made her feel better.

What messages are some parents giving their kids when they run out and by 200.00 Michael Jordans? Dang, isn't that man retired? So why am I putting a retired basketball players shoes on a 6 year old who doesn't have a job.

John\'s Jeans

I am sorry to rant like this, but I grew up in the Jordache and Sergio Valenti jeans era and as long as my mama gave me ONE pair of something trendy I was cool. When my mother lost her job and could not afford even to put food on the table, I realized that their were indeed more important things in life.


Regina said...

I totally agree with you. I am not giving one cent to an athlete who has more money even being retired than I make in 5 years worth of salary!

Tigress said...

Having always been a plus size girl and a chubby kid, well let's face it. They don't make the designer mess for us. I can honestly say I never bought a pair of designer jeans and never had to ask for the folks to dish out for them.

I have a whole different perspective on this designer mess but the end result is that I'm with you. I'm not paying $200 just to wear someone's name.

Lord Andrew of Goulding said...

Here in Australia, our ALDI supermarket has tinned mandarins sold for $1.00.

My kids have spent the last few years learning the value of a dollar (or tin of mandarins) and never ask for designer clothes. They'd rather have the treat of the mandarins.