Skip to comments.Nice jeans. But should you really wear them to the opera?
Posted on 03/09/2005 9:47:25 AM PST by qam1
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Reminds of that Seinfeld episode.....Kramer says "people dress up to go to the Opera", so Jerry and George do and then Kramer shows up in jeans and Jerry says, "I thought people dress up for the Opera", and Kramer says, "Well, other people do, I don't". Very Funny episode.
I prefer my jeans over dressing up anyday.
Jeans are never dressy for church.
Jeans are never dressy for men.
Jeans are only dressy for women in a dark wash, worn with an extra fancy top (but not dressy enough for church or the opera).
There is nothing more comfortable than a good set of broken in 501's. Gotta love 'em.
I think paying money for the ticket - and then sitting through the performance without loudly talking, snoring, or throwing things - shows all the respect the performers are entitled to.
I HATE JEANS. In 100% humidity (S. FL) it's like wearing burlap. I don't even know why I keep a pair (down in the corner of my closet floor). Probably for that cold winter day we occasionally get down here.
I don't like jeans much, either, but I have a denim nursing jumper!
BTW, I have worn jeans to both weddings and funerals.
I don't wear jeans at all because the fabric isn't comfortable to me. Besides, it seems strange to me that people started wearing jeans to show their "nonconformity" with the "establishment", and now wearing dress slacks is a way to be a nonconformist. If I want to go casual, I'll put on Dockers or Dockers copies. I also find a nice pair of loafers much more comfortable than sneakers (yet another way to be a nonconformist).
Designer jeans - that's sooo '80's.
Even with the dress code here at work, they have accepted that I will only wear jeans, although I wear black Rockies, which are the equivalent of dress slacks in TX. I do wear nice western or dress shirts and of course, my favorite Durango wing-tip boots. I spend alot of my time in the back room researching archives (mostly stacked on shelves in boxes) and I refuse to buy dress pants just to have them snagged or otherwise ruined.
Lisa Kerson, a jewelry designer in her early 30s, whose parents insisted that she look nice when going to a play or traveling on a plane.
Her parents apparently are throwbacks to the 50s and 60s when air travel was something actually special. "Jet set" and all that.
In contrast, the friends of the couple came dressed for a heavy-metal concert or hog roast. A young man sitting behind me wore a black tee-shirt emblazoned with a garish picture of a grinning skull, with a spike through one eye socket and dripping blood. (I surmised it was his formal tee-shirt because it was not as dirty as his jeans.)
Jeans and tee-shirts have their place, but they are not appropriate for weddings or funerals. It is a shame that so many people have never been taught that.
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