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Date: 10/8/12 1:57 AM

Mom Jeans and the dreaded "long butt"

This was an amazing post (and if you make it to the bottom you'll find she did the same science project on her mom with incredible results.

The read was worth it just to get the pocket placement.

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Date: 10/8/12 9:38 AM

Haha -- but I'm not entirely convinced. I didn't think all of the "bad" jeans looked that bad. And there's something to be said for wearing jeans you can sit down in and that don't make you trip because the hem is dragging on the ground.

This was funny though:

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If the jeans come in sizes small, medium and large and they have a completely elastic waist, youíve gone way beyond Mom Jeans. You are at the point of Grandma Jeans. Turn yourself in immediately to someone who can help you with your problem.

If you canít tell your front from your back, you are off the Grandma Jeans Deep End.

For that matter, do not EVER choose jeans without back pockets. Your butt will always appear to be a watermelon shoved in the back of your pants that is trying, but failing miserably to defy gravity.


I do remember when jeans became popular in the 1970s and Levi's apparently had only one pocket pattern that they used for ALL their women's jeans, no matter what size. Talk about ridiculous looking butts ...
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Date: 10/8/12 11:27 AM

That watermelon comment made me laugh out loud!

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Date: 10/8/12 11:28 AM

That's interesting, but I actually think the jeans on several of those "test subject A" people look and fit way better than the "B" jeans they've been "upgraded" to.

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Subject: Mom Jeans and the dreaded long butt Date: 10/8/12 11:31 AM

I was raised on a farm and have been wearing jeans since the forties.......boy jeans. My first were bibs.

Switched to the female version when they became available.

Never had the need to make my own as the RTW fit just fine.

Some figures do not belong in jeans. Especially ones that are so tight the pant legs wrinkle.

PS: At my age no one should be looking at my butt!


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Date: 10/8/12 11:32 AM

Guilty as charged. I even ventured into Grandma Butt territory. Mine were no where near that horrible. When I had a top that came down to my hip line they looked not bad.

But, IMHO, she is hung up on a particular style. Not everyone looks great in what looks like lower rise jeans. I thought some of the stuff she liked was not the least bit flattering. And lets face it. There is nothing like a little "butt crack" from 50+ woman like me to horrify the neighbourhood.

Did notice, it helps to have a nice looking butt no matter which style one wears.

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Date: 10/8/12 11:34 AM

I read it realizing this was written by someone who probably just turned 30 (if she's even that old!)

Something else that interested me was her post pictures were off two normal girls who had babies instead of a rail thin models.


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Date: 10/8/12 1:51 PM

Cute article. Styles change over time & as long as someone still produces that item someone will wear it. I read here on PR about the Brazilian butt/booty jean. Wow, the things we learn on PR.

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Date: 10/8/12 1:54 PM

The question is "am I one of those?". I don't look at my butt!

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Date: 10/8/12 2:47 PM

I have looked at these pics breifly (@work lol) but did anyone else notice how the Mom jean's pockets were pointing outwards to the outside of the butt, and on the preferred look jeans, the pockets are pointing straight down the leg, perhaps on the straight grainline of the fabric? Hmmmmmm........

Makes me wonder if it's more about the angle of the pocket.

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