Blue

A very busy day today so I have reverted to the January list and photographed something blue, my Levis.

I can remember as a teenager how cool 501s were, and how desperate I was for a pair.

Back in the early 80s I seem to recall that they were very expensive. In Summer 82 I got a job at Loughborough's Berni Inn, and worked at weekends while I was studying for my A levels. In the summer months I covered peoples holidays so I managed to earn a few quid, and that was when I go my first pair of 501s!! Needless to say, I made a few mistakes in the fashion department as well!!

Having gone up a few dress sizes since the early 80s, on a £ per square metre of fabric basis I get great value out of a pair of Levis today!!

The boys and I are looking forward to Rebecca returning form her girlie ski weekend later tonight. It is alright having a lads weekend, but nothing green has been eaten, and I don't sleep well when Rebecca is away, so I'm knackered!!!
I like it! When Levi’s first became popular when I was in school, people would try to grab the red tag and yank it off. I guess trying to steal them and collect them was considered cool. You always had to protect your backside, especially go up the stairs. I have no idea how anyone could put hard enough to get them to rip off though. I don’t know if people were ever successful very often or just enjoyed trying.
posted January 27th, 2013  
“pull” hard enough.
posted January 27th, 2013  
Yes, Levis and a pair of Adidas kicks - maybe they were a bit girlie for you Sean!
posted January 27th, 2013  
@ingrid2101 Kickers and Pods by the mid 80s, but Adidas Sambas were cool too. Mostly though for me it was DMs.
posted January 27th, 2013  
@lisjam1 Lol, at the school I was at anyone that tried that would be in for a serious working over!!!
posted January 27th, 2013  
Haha - not eaten anything green - that made me chuckle! When I'm away Roy survives on toast and peanut butter I think, despite there being vegetables and meals in the freezer! I like your Levi story, I only had my first pair of Levi's last year .... (always was a bit behind the crowd!)
posted January 27th, 2013  
@jackie8 We've had soup, pizza, roast (at inlaws) and sausage and beans tonight!! Oh, and lots of ceral!!
posted January 27th, 2013  
Happy days, who remember the first Walkmans?
posted January 27th, 2013  
I do enjoy reading your stories ...... great shot for the word today :)
posted January 27th, 2013  
@gphelps5 Haha, Rebecca (then my girlfriend, now my wife) bought me a Sony Walkman for Christmas, and I wore out several tapes, and boy did those things eat batteries!!
posted January 27th, 2013  
@gphelps5 Oh dear yes, before that a "portable" tape player that I used for recording the top 40 on Sunday
posted January 27th, 2013  
@willowdragon Thanks Al, they are generally a cover for crap shots!!
posted January 27th, 2013  
@ingrid2101 Me too!! I used to record the commentaries off Match of the Day as well!!! Happy days Ingrid, happy days!!
posted January 27th, 2013  
You used to record the commentaries off Match of the Day?????
posted January 27th, 2013  
@gphelps5 Yep, when I was about 7 or 8!!!
posted January 27th, 2013  
Very cool shot, Sean. Red tag 501s were the height of cool when I was a teen in the 1970's. For some reason, I always ended up with the orange tag Levis. Finally got a pair of red tag 501s and to my surprise, they did not instantly make me cool like I expected them to - lol!
posted January 27th, 2013  
I still have 501... Can't through them away....
posted January 27th, 2013  
@soboy5 Haha, me neither!! Especially not today!!!
posted January 27th, 2013  
Love the story! So many fashion changes over the years - and now some of the more obnoxious things seem to cycle around again!
posted January 28th, 2013  
Nice shot and story! I like your "nothing green as been eaten" comment. It made me laugh!!
posted January 28th, 2013  
Nice shot, and sweet confession about missing your wife ;)
posted January 28th, 2013  
Aw, so sweet. I'm sure she'll love to hear that you've all missed her.
posted January 28th, 2013  
Good balanced and detailed shot
posted January 28th, 2013  
Nice detail... I've started singing 'forever in blue jeans' now...!
posted January 28th, 2013  
I used to love my 501s when I could fit into them.
posted January 28th, 2013  
Ah yes, so cool and now quite cheap!! back to healthy eating for you guys today then!! hope Rebecca had a good ski trip!
posted January 28th, 2013  
@soboy5 hehehe I can relate to that Danny, cool shot Sean : )
posted January 28th, 2013  
Haha I know what you mean about the teenager thing. Cool shot.
posted January 28th, 2013  
I am rarely out of denim ....
posted January 28th, 2013  
Lol! Levi's is all I ever wear! :) even my husband couldn't get me to switch to a pair of Wranglers!, love it!:)
posted January 29th, 2013  
Nice shot! I love 501's, having the same sentiments but I find them hard to find nowadays. In the 1990s I went to the USA for the first time and was amazed about how cheap I could get them over there. Now they tell me they only sell 'wide-butt-jeans'.
posted January 29th, 2013  
Love the confessions Sean! I can't remember the last time I wore a pair of denims! I would find them so uncomfortable now! Nicely photographed.
posted February 1st, 2013  
great capture... levi would be proud
posted February 3rd, 2013  
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