no phoney anything denim.

Who knew, that once I had a small disposable income, I would become a novice denim freak? I have internet shopped for clothing for the first time.

Inspired by a recent comment from Ryan, which answered my question:

What would Andy Warhol think of Levi’s and Walmart?

“I wonder what Warhol would say about Levis”? Here it is from the man himself…

From The Philosophy of Andy Warhol by Andy Warhol:

“I believe in bluejeans too. The ones made by Levi Strauss are the best-cut, best-looking pair of pants that have ever been designed by anybody. Nobody will ever top the original bluejeans. They can’t be bought old, they have to be bought new and they have to be worn in by the person. To get that look. And they can’t be phoney bleached or phoney anything.”
Later- “I wish I could invent something like bluegeans. Something to be remembered for. Something mass. “I want to die with my bluejeans on,” I heard myself say”.

SO! I think he’d prefer Levi’s stick to the authenticity they’re known for, what they’re good at, and not try to reference him in their products. The kids who ‘get’ Warhol are wearing their jeans already, and they’ll probably die with them on.

Comment by Ryan — February 2, 2007 @ 6:28 pm

These 501s are Shrink-To-Fit hard denim. If they fit, I will wear them until they die, or I do.

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3 thoughts on “no phoney anything denim.”

  1. hah, these days levis have gone a bit crazy with WIDE WIDE EXTRA WIDE flares and pink, yellow eeeek green tight jeans, but they are still legendary!

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