OK, its true, I just bought my first pair of blue jeans since 1978. I gave up blue jeans when I turned punk rock and have not looked back since then. As I slid from punk to working photographer to bureaucrat, blue jeans were somehow a forgotten wardrobe option. Maybe it is because I purchase most of my clothes at thrift and resale stores, but I never bought another pair until this weekend. I can’t really explain why I broke my 30 year blue jean boycott, perhaps I have finally accepted that at 48 years of age, I am not punk anymore. That’s OK, it’s no fun being angry anyway.
After years of wearing nothing but activewear and dress slacks, I was not sure if Levi’s would fit my velostyle. But I found wearing jeans was like riding a bike.