New Disco Pants & Boots On the Way!

I had not realized it’s been so long since I wrote here. I did not post at all in the month of February. Reason being no major news really. Got a couple new skinny jeans but that’s about it. Haven’t been wearing my disco pants because it’s just been dreadfully cold here and I can’t stand the cold.

But I am excited for tomorrow though! I am expecting to get a brand new pair of Le Gambi disco pants in midnight navy AND a pair of Emu Australia Platinum Stinger Hi boots!! First, the pants: in my previous post I wrote about anticipating a new pair of white Le Gambi pants. Instead of white I am getting midnight navy and I’m actually more excited about it than white because the darkness of midnight navy makes it so much more universally appealing. I had a pair of American Apparel’s midnight navy disco pants and it’s really a great color despite the fit. So to get a pair in this color in the traditional fit of disco pants is nothing short of awesome. I cannot wait to get them, try them on and take tons of photos!

Second, the boots: I had a pair of Uggs in chocolate a few years ago. But they were the classic length, not the tall. And for some reason Uggs doesn’t have them in tall with men’s sizes. I see tons of women wearing Uggs and Uggs-lookalikes and I just love how they look. But most of them are wearing the tall version with their leggings or skinny jeans tucked in. And as I am still on my quest to find some flat-soled slip on boots to wear with my disco pants and skinny jeans I started looking around online until I came across a boot very similar to Uggs, called Emu Australia. Funny thing is, if you look around on U.S. online shops they pretty much only carry the boots in women’s sizes. If you look on Australian websites you can find men’s sizes as well. I just don’t understand that. Uggs boots and similar style boots are very much unisex looking. Why is it that in the U.S. they are marketed only towards females? Anyway, I had to order these Emu Stinger boots directly from Emu in Australia. They have both a men’s section and women’s section on their online store but the products seem to be the same. So in actuality the Stinger Hi boot is unisex. I ordered a men’s size 10 and proceeded to check out and pay. The receipts I received showed both that I ordered a men’s size 10 and a women’s size 11. Keep that in mind if you are a male wanting to order these boots in the U.S. Whatever your normal size is, get a size larger in women’s as they will probably be labelled strictly in women’s sizes. And there are no half-sizes. I ordered a pair in black and if they turn out to be as awesome as some of the photos I’ve seen, I will most likely get a pair in charcoal and another in chocolate. Here are photos of them:

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They are very nice looking boots and pretty much like the boots all the girls are wearing nowadays. Except they’re not Uggs. Which is good because when people start to ask me if I’m wearing Uggs I can happily say no. I have nothing against Uggs. But since they’re so associated with women’s clothing–even though the maker makes them as a unisex item–I can proudly say, “They’re Emu’s.” I don’t think most people around here ever heard of them so that’s good.

So if everything goes right I will have both items tomorrow and I can try them on together. I am really excited to try those boots with all the other disco pants in my collection and my super skinny jeans as well. And of course pictures will appear here in a few days. Till then, be yourself!

 

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More New Le Gambi Disco Pants to Start 2014

I haven’t written in a while because I’ve really had no updates. The holidays have come and gone and nothing really significant happened in terms of disco pants or skinny jeans or such. I did get another pair of vintage white ones but I’m not completely thrilled with them so I will be looking to sell them. They’re a little more loose-feeling than I like them to be and due to their age they are not all that white looking. And I bought a couple of 7 For All Mankind skinny jeans that were on sale.

I do have plans to buy a brand new white pair of Le Gambi disco pants from the makers of the other brand new pairs I’ve bought in the last few months. Additionally, I’ve been informed by them that they will also have the color “Midnight Navy” which I’m looking forward to very much. I had that pair of AA disco pants in midnight navy and it really is a wonderful color despite the fit of their disco pants. Plus it adds a bit of variety to just wearing black ones most of the time. It does get a bit boring wearing only black disco pants all the time [relatively speaking, of course, because it's actually never boring wearing disco pants of any colour!]. I feel most comfortable in black and since these are a very dark blue they will give me another option that I can feel more comfortable in as well as complementing most of the tops I like to wear with disco pants. So I’m really looking forward to adding white and midnight navy (and eventually black) to my collection that currently totals about 25 pairs of both vintage and newly made spandex disco pants.

If you love these pants like I do and have not yet bought any of the newly made ones, I highly urge you to do so. They are wonderfully made, they feel great on, they are comfortable, they spice up your wardrobe, they make a statement that you do things your own way, they are edgy yet not over-the-top, they are retro yet fresh, they are unisex, they are awesome! They are casual, they are laid-back, they are formal they are fun.

Why should shoes be allowed to be shiny but not pants? We only follow the rules of style and fashion that have been instilled in us without question. Now is the time to question those rules and see they are really nothing more than somebody else’s ideas that have been passed down based on subjective preferences and not logic. Shiny, matte, tight, loose, stretch, non-stretch. Why limit ourselves to only one possibility when there are so many out there?

Anyway, that’s a bit of my philosophical side which you may have seen flashes of in previous posts. But that’s the way I look at it. It’s really a shame that in this culture it is not considered ‘manly’ for a male to want to experiment with fashion. Clothing is fun for everyone! Experiment!!

Again though, I highly recommend purchasing these newly made pairs. So many of the vintage pairs that I have bought have little stains or runs or thin areas that just can’t be repaired. Some have even been permanently trimmed for shorter lengths. They have been rightfully enjoyed by others but time has not been kind to the materials and they get further damaged with each additional wearing. These new pairs are newly made and sturdy and pristine. No color fading. No broken stitches. No stretched out areas. No aged fabric. Not cheaply made by severely underpaid labourers. And not a cut that complements the physique of only one gender.

Just to let you know, I am not endorsed by the company that makes these new disco pants.  I praise their product on this blog because I am a tremendous fan of what they make. I am also grateful that such a product is being made once again and is available to have. Think about your favourite pair of shoes or sneakers or jeans from the past. Something that is no longer made or available other than in pre-owned condition. Imagine how great it would be if that item were being made again and were available for purchase! That is precisely how I feel about spandex disco jeans. When these pants first came out I was way too young to be able to get a pair or even know what they were called. But each time I saw someone on TV wearing them it made me want them more and more. And even though having pre-owned vintage pairs are better than not having any–and pre-owned vintage ones are incredibly awesome, I must say–nothing is really better than having a brand new one where you alone can create its history. And I would like to see the makers of the new ones stay in business and prosper of course! They make a wonderful, one-of-a-kind product true to the original article.

I’m hoping my next post will be about my new white Le Gambi’s and then another with some photos. Until then….

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White Disco Pants

Just a few updates….

Finally received my Topman black leather look spray-on skinny jeans on Monday. On Wednesday I sent it back. The H&M’s were so much better. Both are skintight but the Topman’s are on the verge of leggings. Plus, the Topman’s feel much thinner and are made with polyester so it has a different feel and look to them. The H&M look much more like leather than do the Topman. The shine on the Topman’s leave much to be desired. I took some photos but they did not come out well. I could fit into the Topman pair and fasten them but they were hurting on the waist after a while. Also they weren’t tight enough on the groin area. The calves were super tight and actually a lot more than I prefer. My ideal fit is tight at the top and looser at the bottom. I had a pair of their grey spray-on’s last year which were tight in the right places, albeit so tight they didn’t fit and I returned them, too. And they were the same size as these.

I knew what to expect in terms of fit with these jeans from Topman. I’ve had them before. So I’m not focusing on that so much. It’s more the supposed ‘leather look.’ I would have kept them at just waxed cotton and spandex, sans the polyester. The pair by H&M feel heavy-duty while Topman’s are thin and don’t look like they would hold up very long. So I may be just about done buying from Topman. At least their jeans. But all their stuff is expensive and takes forever to arrive here.

Moving on….after taking my white Jonden disco pants to get the zipper fixed I finally tried them on last night. These disco pants were the hardest ones I have ever tried getting into. The zipper took forever to get far enough up. I must have spent a good 20 to 30 minutes working that zipper as far up as I could so that it wouldn’t come back down on its own. When I was done, these pants were stretched to the max and even got damaged as a result of the hour or so that I had them on. Several areas of runs or overstretched areas were showing up while I was wearing them. Disappointing but I was glad to be able to finally wear them. I took lots of pics and some videos too figuring that I would probably never get them on again. So here are a few of the photos:

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Like most disco pants that have runs or stretched out areas, the damage can’t be seen unless you’re way up close looking at it. Nothing shows up in the photos here. And the good news is that since I most likely will not be getting into this pair again anytime soon, I do have another white pair on the way! And this one will most likely fit a little better. Don’t get me wrong, I like disco pants to be super tight just like these white Jonden’s. But if the pants are so tight that they get damaged just by wearing them for an hour then it’s not worth it. These are expensive pants, both the vintage and the newly-made ones. If I had an endless supply of these pants then I wouldn’t mind them getting damaged after a short wearing. But I don’t and these pants are getting harder and harder to come by (and so is money, LOL).

But I’m hoping to get the new white ones tomorrow. And of course once I do and take pics you will see them here. And I will have yet another color that I’ve been desiring in order to complete my disco pants collection.

Finally, I ordered a few more jeans from 7 For All Mankind. They sent me a 30% off-sale-items offer and I ordered 2 more of their Paxtyn skinny jeans. These being sale/clearance items means they cannot be returned. One of them is just another pair of the Glenview Grey ones I ordered last time but 2 sizes bigger. I really liked the color of the first pair but wanted a second pair in a little looser fit. And the other jean I ordered was the same style but in a dark blue and as tight fitting as the previous pair. I really love the fit and finish of 7FAM jeans.

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Photos of New Silver Le Gambi Disco Pants

As the title implies I now have great photos of the brand-new silver Le Gambi spandex disco pants to show you all. But first I want to mention that I STILL have not received my Topman order of black coated skinny jeans. I really dislike ordering from them due to the length of time it takes items to arrive. I have ordered clothing from other places in Europe and they always arrive amazingly fast. Topman drags on for some reason to the point of when you actually receive the goods you no longer want them. That’s how I’m feeling right now. Those pants had better fit and look great or they’re going back and I’ll try to remember not to order from them again.

On another note I have acquired my second pair of vintage Michi disco pants. This one is black and I’m seriously just about done buying black ones. I have 9 pair of vintage disco pants in black. The only other pair in black that I really want is from the makers of the brand-new Le Gambi and Bojeangles disco pants. Nothing like a new pair! But here is the Michi and how it looks on:

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I love those little brand labels at the top of the right-side back pocket. That’s a nice touch really missing on the modern versions of these pants. But the modern version leaves much to be desired regardless.

Just one more thing before we get to the main course. Those red, faux leather Chinese made jeans ended up not fitting and in fact ripping when I was trying them on. They looked really nice when I got them all the way up but they were just too small for me and had no stretch in them at all. I contacted the seller and he/she would be willing to send me a larger size but I have to ship this pair back to them in China. That might be something not worth the time or effort or expense. Lesson learned but as I wrote before, not a terribly bad deal since the pants were not all that expensive.

Now onward to what you all have been waiting for. Here are the newly made silver Le Gambi’s. And thanks for the nice photo background removal work–you know who you are and I would gladly announce it here if you give me the go ahead.

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I cannot praise these pants enough. Thank goodness someone decided to revive them in their true nature. They look awesome, they feel awesome. They go with anything. Just think of them as a pair of slim (or skinny) jeans that happen to be shiny. And comfortable. And make a statement. And are different. And they’re new! Not worn and/or mistreated by anyone else 30 odd years ago. Why be like everyone else? Why live an entire existence of just trying to fit in and fully accepting ‘the norm,’ all the while denying yourself the opportunity to be yourself or trying something a little different?

Oh well, I just believe those pants look great and I can’t wait for my next pair!!

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Photos of New Red Le Gambi Disco Pants

So here are some photos of my brand new Le Gambi spandex disco pants in red. Remember now, these are the vintage cut design. True to the original design and unlike the  modern leggings version. You can wear these new Le Gambi’s without fear that anyone will  label them ‘tights’ or ‘leggings.’ And I daresay no one will mistake them for American Apparel’s version either.

Here we go:

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Yes, looks great! In the first 2 photos I’m wearing a brand new pair of optical white Converse Chuck Taylor’s. In the last 2 I’m wearing some Dr. Martens boots. These boots are one of the closest things I have come to regarding my ideal pair of boots. They are flat-soled, very comfortable and do not look like work boots. In fact they do resemble somewhat a leather pair of Chuck Taylor’s. I like these black ones so much that I went ahead and ordered a brown pair as well.

The silver disco pants look equally stunning and I will have the photos here very soon!

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These Don’t Fit, Those Don’t Fit….

Some updates…

First, pictures of the silver and red disco pants are coming soon! They fit great and look amazing!!

Second, I just received the red faux leather skinny jeans (from my last post) today. Sadly they do not fit. I can get them up all the way but there’s no way I can button & zip them. And even if I could they are tad bit too short. This is something I’ve seen with pants/jeans selling on eBay directly from China and Korea. They don’t make them long enough! Seriously, we who are 6 feet tall or more can’t benefit from inseams of 30 and 31 without the aid of tall boots. I had ordered a size large and I’m foolishly considering getting another in the next size up.

Third, those H&M coated skinny jeans turned out to not fit either. No real surprise there. I suspected they wouldn’t when I bought them so I’m not terribly disappointed. I can get them on but again cannot fasten the buttons. They are very nice jeans though and when I lose weight I will get into them. I am still waiting on the Topman coated spray-on skinny jeans to arrive.

Here are the H&M’s on me:

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I’m looking to get a few more pairs of 7 For All Mankind skinny jeans. I really like how their Paxtyn model fits. And I like they it has a zip fly.

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Finally, in other news I received a few items back from the cleaners. I had taken my very first pair of black Bojeangles to get some stitching repaired. Also had taken my white Jonden’s to get the zipper pull tab replaced, which just broke in my hand as I tried to get the pants on. The whole zipper has been replaced. I have not tried them on again yet. And I got back my black leather jeans on which the button just ripped off upon wearing them back in 2007 when I bought them. On my most recent attempt to wear them the zipper broke as well. The pants are now repaired but the original metal zipper was replaced with a nylon zipper and I’m not sure that was a very good idea. Upon trying them on last night I could not fasten them. Sigh. So sad. So many awesome pants and I cannot fit into them. Thank goodness for spandex disco pants!!

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Silver Le Gambi Disco on eBay…..NOW!!

Just a quick note……

There is currently a beautiful pair of brand new Le Gambi spandex disco pants in silver on eBay. It is the same kind that I am expecting to receive soon. Just do a search for “Le Gambi disco pants” and you will see it. Mind you these are newly made in the spirit and original fit of the vintage ones from the 70′s and 80′s. So get yourself a new pair and create your own history with it instead of continually settling for the tired and worn old pairs of the past!

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