Where’s Whitesnake?

Hey, remember how, up until a few years ago, people used to laugh about how awful their clothes were in the 80s?

Man, those were some good times. I miss those days. Back then, Guess never would have described these jeans with the following: “Revive the vinyl, teased hair and ripped tees ubiquitous to ’80s style and slip into GUESS’ retro skinny jeans.”

Clearly, all the hairspray from the teased hair has gotten to the Guess designers. That’s the only explanation for why they would ever think that faded grey jeans with a black pattern down the outer thighs would be flattering or appealing.

Peg-legged jeans sound like so much fun, until you see them. Then you realize that they have nothing to do with pirates, and you’ve been fooled again.

What, that doesn’t happen to you? It’s just me? Well, damn. The description says these jeans “evoke rocker-chic.” Look, I’m not going to argue the relative merits of rocker-ness here. However, I would suggest that it’s less “rocker-chic” and more “rocker who just woke up from a weekend-long bender.” I know they’re supposed to look like they’ve seen better days, but that doesn’t mean you need to as well.

As for these? If I wanted to look like I spilled bleach all over my jeans, I would have done just that. But I have the good sense to recognize that the marbling effect, paired with the skin-tight jeans, will look hideous on me.

Like I said, there was a time when we made fun of bad 80s fashions. How did designers convince us that we should relive it, but with a bigger price tag?

Guess Verona Skinny Jeans in Zebra Wash – $98
J Brand Tie-Dyed Skinny Jeans in Oz Wash – $198
Paige Premium Denim “Skyline Drive” 10″ Peg-Legged Jeans in Heavy Metal Wash – $249

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