When low rise jeans first came out, I knew there was no way this body was ever even going to attempt wearing them.
As I have grown older the idea of wearing the stylish jeans of the younger generation has never really been my thing. I don’t exactly have a pot belly, but these jeans seem to demand a six pack stomach and alas, this is not the case with me. Besides, they look so uncomfortable and I wonder if they get any lower when you try to sit down. Oh well, not too be too outdated, I will wear the mid-rise jeans.
The older I get, the more I am constantly wrestling with the idea that I am no longer the young stud I use to be. Jeans are one of the clothing items that I of course still wear a lot of, but my style is much different than that of my sons.
I have never professed to being the king of fashion by any means, but I’m trying to balance my own body needs with the current fashion trends. I definitely don’t want to wear the low rise baggy jeans that I’m seeing all over the television, they just will not flatter me or look appropriate for my age. But I like to try and look as good as possible with what I have to work with.
I have found that the regular rise of jeans or tight jeans works really well for me and helps to camouflage the fact that my stomach is slowly growing with age. I work out and stay healthy but nothing I do seems to be able to totally get rid of this little belly I have. But I guess that is just part of growing old.
Low rise jeans are pretty cool looking and I’m sure many of us middle aged men have at least tried a pair of them out, but I still have not seen anyone over the age of 40 that they really looked ok on.
My son’s on the other hand absolutely love low rise jeans and I think that is pretty much all they own. Every time we are at the mall they are asking for another pair of jeans. It is an anomaly that they have so many jeans but continue to need more. But I guess since jeans are the current fashion trend there is really nothing my wife or I can do about it.
Low rise jeans are a great invention, but they really are strictly for women and the younger crowd, I’ll stick to my regular jeans.