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View Poll Results: Should adults wear jeans?
Yes, it's fine! 601 88.38%
Yes, but only if they have good bodies and/or fashionable jeans (i.e., no mom jeans.) 70 10.29%
No, it looks silly. 2 0.29%
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#61 of 191 Old 01-12-2008, 01:55 AM
 
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As many others have also posted....jeans are my normal pants. I thought jeans were normal pants for everyone who wears pants. I've found nothing that holds up better than jeans.
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I voted they are fine. BUT! I do not like the low rise jeans on anyone. Butt crack has apparently become the new cleavage, and I just don't like seeing peoples tushes like that.

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I voted they are fine. BUT! I do not like the low rise jeans on anyone. Butt crack has apparently become the new cleavage, and I just don't like seeing peoples tushes like that.


Also, muffin tops bug me.
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My 96 year old grandfather wears jeans.
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I don't think I could give up jeans until my *kids* are adults. I do way too much crawling and floor-sitting and bouncing and playing, that is just not happening in a skirt or nice slacks. Of course, I wear the much-maligned yoga pants, too.

When I was younger, I would have agreed with you about jeans not being comfortable. I couldn't wear them at all until I was about 13. Now I like them.

Then again, I have no fashion sense at all. The only fashion rules I know are "no white shoes after Labor Day" and "no stripes with plaids"... and I only know those from teaching; stripes and plaids look fine to me and I think white shoes (except sneakers) look silly no matter the time of year. So, fashion maven, I am not.
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I had no idea that jeans are for young people? I must not have got the memo!
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are these "normal" pants?

i wear jeans or casual pants like those.

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I freaking love jeans. I like a variety of styles and cuts... low rise, mid rise, boot cut, flare, cropped, embroidered, etc. Love them! Oh and I am going to be 32 this spring.

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I Love jeans, i wear them all the time. but then again i am only 28.

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I voted they are fine. BUT! I do not like the low rise jeans on anyone. Butt crack has apparently become the new cleavage, and I just don't like seeing peoples tushes like that.
Butt cleavage!! My sister is getting married soon and my mom is throwing a fit about her dress and possible cleavage. So I told my sister she should get a dress with a very high neck that then plunges into a deep deep V in the back thus showing butt cleavage. Not that I'm snarky or anything.



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are these "normal" pants?

i wear jeans or casual pants like those.
Ah, man. Thanks. Now I totally want to buy those pants!
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What are "normal" pants? Normal pants for me are jeans. I never wear anything but the occasional cordoroy pants or dress pants for work.

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Butt cleavage!! My sister is getting married soon and my mom is throwing a fit about her dress and possible cleavage.
Okay - just have to butt into something that's none of my business, and say how weird I find this kind of thing. Your sister is getting married and your mom is putting her two cents in about her cleavage in her dress?? I think at this point, it's safe for your sister to say that your mom's done raising her, yk?

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Jeans are "normal pants", imo...as normal as it gets.

I also wear sweats, particularly when I'm pregnant or post-partum. They're comfy.

I've never worn yoga pants, but I think they're quite attractive and could see myself wearing them.

While I don't love the "butt cleavage" of low-rise jeans, I don't wear them because I'm used to waist band at my waist, and the low ones feel really weird to me. I have one pair that my MIL gave me and I'll wear them when I don't have anything else, but they feel like they're falling off.

I don't care if my jeans (or any other pant) have a flattering fit or whatever. I'd probably wear "mom jeans", if they fit okay. I also don't care even a little bit about what other people's clothes look like, so they certainly don't have to have the "right" body or a flattering fit.

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Ah, man. Thanks. Now I totally want to buy those pants!
Uh oh! I know, i went searching for "normal pants" and i think i really like those, they look cute and comfy.

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I actually think of them mostly as rugged, sturdy, "grown up" clothing.
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The whole idea behind jeans is that they're practical, durable (almost indestructable) pants for working in. My grandparents still wear jeans. They are out running a farm, pitching hay, plowing fields and felling trees--what else would they wear?
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I'm trying to picture all the farmers and factory workers around here wearing Dockers to work. I mean, the Amish wear jeans, for Pete's sake!
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I love jeans - I wear them practically every day. Right now I am wearing these (it´s not me in the photo... )
http://i19.ebayimg.com/05/i/000/cc/25/8739_1.JPG

I couldn´t live without jeans.

I´m 40.
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I wear nothing but jeans.

And recently, my husband's sweat pants.
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I wear jeans every day and I"m over 40!
I just got a new pair of the lowrise from Old Navy and just love them.

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another thanks for the old navy link.....now I want those pants too......

(((big sigh))) and they're on sale.
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I'm not reading all the posts :
but 30 is sooooooooo NOT old :
and as for jeans, I couldnt care less what people wear or how old they are.

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What! I am 32 and I love jeans. Now I do have to admit due to the current fashions and my changing body shape (post baby, age, slowing metabolism, etc.) I have a hard time finding a good pair of jeans to fit me. Most of them are those low cut, slim leg jeans that only look good on 12 year old girls (who shouldn't be wearing low cut pants, too young!!!)
Give me a comfy old pair of levis, and you are set.
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I didn't know that some adults think other adults who wear jeans are silly!
Not only do I wear jeans on most days, I also wear them to work several times a week (I'm a teacher). My 55 year old mom wears fashionable jeans daily. All the "mom" members of my community regularly wear jeans. And we all look good!
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This NEVER occured to me! One of the reasons I want to get back in shape is so I can wear stylish jeans again. I really like Lucky Brand and try to catch their 50% off sales whenever i can.

Oh, lucky brand!!!! i will be hitting that store when i lose about 30 lbs- then i know i can get a pair that fit well- they have a style that totally rocks for me!!!
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I also had no idea that jeans were age-related! My (pretty snobby, lots of money and wants to make sure that everyone knows it at first sight) mother wears jeans daily as far as I know. She is considerably older than 30- heck, I'm considerably older than 30.
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I don't think jeans look silly at any age. Certain cuts may look silly on certain people, but not jeans in general.

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another thanks for the old navy link.....now I want those pants too......

(((big sigh))) and they're on sale.
Nice pants, but that sale price is disappointing! $2 off??!
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Well, I'm 43 & wear jeans...my faves are "tummy tuck jeans"... $$$ but look so good.

My Mom still wears jeans & she is in her early 70's.


Interestedly, my Dad & husband never wear jeans. My husband prefers khakis or cords.
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I am 41 and wearing jeans right now.

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Never occured to me you *outgrow* jeans! I wear 'em.

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I love jeans. I only have 2 pair, so I'm not an addict, but I agree with a lot of previous posters that jeans don't really have an "age."

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who am I to judge. I know plenty of adults, some elderly, who wear them and look great.

This is so making me want to go out and buy some elastic waist jeans
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I think jeans can be worn by people of all ages. I had the cutest little 0-3 month levi's for my DS. And all the grandparents in our family wear jeans.


In regard to "mom" jeans, is the definition going to evolve as fashion changes. 15 years ago when I was in high school everyone was wearing "mom" jeans, just watch reruns of Friends from the first few seasons.

So in 15 wears are "mom" jeans going to be super low rise?
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