More Imitation Jeans -- This Has Got to Stop!


pull on denimI always thought that when people from other countries thought of Americans, they typically thought of things like the New York Yankees, Coca-Cola, and blue jeans. Americans love their jeans, right? I mean, Bruce Springsteen's iconic "Born in the USA" album cover is of pair of jeans. Or dungarees, as you may call them.

Then why in the sam hell are we doing everything in our power to wear everything under the sun that looks like jeans -- except jeans themselves? First there was jeans with stretch, then there was jeggings, next came pajama jeans, now the latest in non-jean jeanswear is pull-on-denim!

I'll admit, lots of my jeans have stretch in them. And, yes, I have been known to rock a pair of jeggings time and again (ones with actual zippers and pockets, though, none of that painted on business). But pajama jeans and pull-on-denim, or "pod" as the kids are calling it, is where I draw the line, for God's sake.

Is it that we're that lazy to zip and button a pair of pants, or has it just become a proverbial peeing contest with designers to see who can come up with the most non-jean-like pair of jeans? It's almost hard to tell whether or not it's a joke sometimes. Especially with a campaign like the one pull-on-denim is running. Their site (seriously) states:

Never before has a jean posed so many philosophical questions: Will I ever wear pants with a zipper again? Is it wrong to sleep in jeans? How can something that is SO comfortable be SO stylish?

Easy! It can't! And, yes, it is wrong to sleep in jeans -- unless you're a sophomore in college who also happens to have expletives written all over your face in Sharpie. And, no, you shouldn't stop wearing pants with a zipper! What is the denim world coming to?! Madness, I say!

Come on, ladies! What do you say? Why don't we all rock a pair of old school, actual denim pants tomorrow? Do it for the kids! Enough of this imitation crab meat. Let's bust out the real stuff. It'll be fun, no? The only downside is after we get home at night, we'll actually have to change into pajamas.

What do you think of all these non-jean jeans?


Image via Beija-Flor

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hanib... hanibanani

I don't know about the POD, but american eagle jeggings are the only jeans I wear. They are sooooo comfortable :)


Wal mart has sold these for at least 12 years that I know of-- it was their White Stag brand-- the waist band was a bit thinner-- but these pictured actually look like some of my maternity ones!!

nonmember avatar lalalala

I'm all for comfortableness! Hell, I'd walk around everywhere in yoga pants if I could. This is a nice compromise for me.

mamac... mamacita4two

i love these! they fit me! EVERYWERE,not just one spot!


Zamaria Zamaria

They're very comfortable! I'm a bit chubby, so I only wear them with a top that covers everything. But seriously, I can actually move in them! I have really skinny legs and have never found real jeans that fit in the waist and in the thighs. The thigh area always looks like a tent on me. I love them!

Traum... TraumaRadio

They look like my maternity jeans.

Total... Totallysmitten

I HATE HATE HATE stretchy jeans. I think whoever first started putting the stretch in jeans should be imprisoned.

Endo.... Endo.girl

They look like my 'endo' maternity jeans. When im having pain i can't bear any preassure on my abdomen. So these would be a good compromise.

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