Thursday, January 31, 2008

Le Slim

The students have all adopted "le slim" - those skinny, skinny, skinny jeans that we used to call drainpipes (didn't we, or was that just in Penicuik?). This video made me laugh because I have, I admit, sometimes wondered how the young 'uns actually manage to bend their legs in them. I also quite like it because it was shot in Bordeaux (or Bx, pour les intimes) and I recognise most of the places - the tram station I often wait at, the jardin public, a street a bit like mine.... Oh, and if you stick around until almost the end , you get a little tecktonik dancing. It's all the rage, dontcha know.

9 comments:

Vivi said...

That is freaking hilarious!! mdr indeed. :D

Lesley said...

Vivi: I had no idea what that meant until yesterday! (It means "mort de rire" ie LOL for you non-French speakers)

Princesse Ecossaise said...

haha this video is great! I'm not a fan of those mega skinny jeans (especially on les mecs) but I love tecktonik it cracks me up, it's so bizarre!

FP's wee cousin of 11 years has started tecktonik classes and it's like he changed overnight. Funny sticky up hair and le jean slim.

FP and I feel like old fogeys.

x

spentrails said...

You can do lessons in tektonik? Wow...

Mo said...

I love my skinny jeans! But with lycra. Granny here remembers the original of "A cause des garçons" - music at the end.

Always wondered what the French for LOL was. Now I know :-)

Sarah Mackenzie said...

Too funny. K thought it was hilarious.

I had drainpipes in the pre-lycra era and it was hell if it rained – which it does occasionally in the Scottish Highlands – because not only did it feel like you were up to your butt in slushies but it made bending your legs even MORE impossible. The chaffing!!! Followed by a kind of carpet burn behind your knees. But hey... we looked good! Didn't we?

Alisa in Los Angeles said...

Hi Lesley,
I'm think I'm supposed to interview you for the citizen of the month.com website. Can you email me back your contact info so I can send over the 10 questions.
Thanks,
Alisa


http://www.citizenofthemonth.com/2008/01/18/the-great-interview-experiment/

Lucy said...

So funny!
I've only just got used to flares being back, but drainpipes no way, not now! With the coathanger to get the zip up...

Jonathan said...

Drainpipes is right. Around 1981 it was very hard to find a safety pin because they were all being used to convert 'straight' grey school trousers to 'drainpipe' grey school trousers.

And then circa 1985 there was 'stretch denims' from Levis which looked a lot like these skinny jeans. They were sold under the slogan: "Stretch denim jeans - they don't Kajagoogoos."