Tuesday, March 30, 2010

ask (the manager), and you shall receive

So, a while ago I realized that I had been wearing the same 3 pairs of jeans practically everyday for the past 2 years. Though I do love my worn-in comfy jeansies, the crotches were wearing out, and I thought it would be a good idea to get one new pair. (If you haven't noticed yet, though I'm a designer and fabulously stylish, I'm also an anti-consumer....it tends to cause some serious inner conflict, btw).

I went to a certain trendy store. I brought my credit card since my cash allowance is only generous when you keep in mind I always shop 2nd hand.

I was very pleased to find a pair in the style I liked on the clearance rack because of a defect. I was not pleased when I looked at the price tag to see that they were only discounting them $2 for a missing button. $2 off $64, thanks. I talked to the clerk in the dressing room. No dice. So I went straight to the checkout with the jeans. I indignantly gave my thoughts about the insufficient markdown to the cashier. I dropped words like "rivet button" and "proper tools" and "lost fibers". Bingo! $25 off! I was able to buy them with my allowance cash!

I had no intention of replacing the rivet button, too much work. Instead, I sewed on an antique brass shank button. It won't last too long before I'll have to re-sew, but it has a little log cabin and pine trees on it, so it's totally worth it.


  1. kinda love my BDG jeans as well! You can score big time at urban if you are a size 30-EUR or above. YES, love my wide hips just for that.