Adopted ca 2006 from a consignment store in Chicago, on Southport.
Meant to be “dressier” jeans due to original darker wash and stiffer denim.
Heritage: “Made in the United States,” likely one of the last pairs of Luckys to carry that distinction.
Worn: everywhere, from dive bars to wine bars to bicycle seats to ferry seats to porch stoops.
Worn: any time, from first thing in the day to late, late at night and into the early morning and then into the next day again.
Worn: with polo shirts, button-down shirts; T-shirts; sweaters. Flip flops; heels; boots; flats; bare feet; sneakers of all stripes and spots.
First tear: down around the cuffs, from scuffing along in flip flops.
First wear: Front right pocket, top edge, from rooting for change and keys.
Most obnoxious tragic flaw: zipper placket hopelessly crunched to the side, so as to expose brass of zipper. Sigh.
Second visible wear: Zipper placket, from constant tugging back into place.
Second and third tears: Knees
Fourth and fifth tears: Thighs
Sixth, inexcusable, mysterious tear: Crotch.
Diagnosis of sixth tear: consistent right-leg-over-left-leg crossing, and accompanying, inevitable slide down the seat.
Legacy: Mournfulness. Where will I find another pair?
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