21 August 2009

Delighting in Gap Displays

We've all seen them: the beautiful people Gap pays big bucks to model their clothes and make us all hope we'll look more like them when we put the same clothes on (somehow, it just never quite works for me...I must be wearing them wrong).




Sometimes, the much-larger-than-life pictures make me really struggle not to bite my knuckle hard when I walk in to the store. Upon seeing this one, I maintained my composure, whimpered, and went about seeking a shirt.




But what caught my attention even more were the large pictures above the different cuts of jeans, with models showing the respective fit of the jeans and labels describing them:




Authentic: a "must" in...jeans. You can see to the left is "Standard". BORING.



Bad news. Stay away from this one.



I don't know why, but I felt keenly disappointed by this one.



I don't know why, but I felt giddily motivated by this one.





FYI, "Easy" is my favorite. ...style of jeans... *cough*


OK, so "Easy" is my least favorite cut of jeans. I prefer low-rise, slim-thigh boot cut on myself with a 29-30 waist, 30-32 length, depending on the brand. You know...in case any of you are looking for a home for really sexy jeans you don't wear anymore (big thanks to my former roomie for my best-fitting pair of jeans, which aren't, incidentally, boot cut). See, I have trouble finding some that really fit nicely, and I've discovered costliness makes little difference. In fact, the more expensive ones seem to most flatten what little I have of a butt. Express, so far, shape my tukus best. It's late. I'm tired and oversharing. Time for bed. Good night.

5 comments:

Max Power said...

I thought you *were* the loose guy...

:P

Daniel said...

This blog has more sexual tension than any other blog I read.

Original Mohomie said...

Bwahahahahaaaa! Not exactly the purpose of the blog, but a delightful bonus. I do enjoy creating tension sometimes...like, really enjoy it. But maybe it also just...comes naturally.

EJ said...

The "Authentic" model is my favorite, we've been using him for years. I think he loves the Gap, because he's been in at least 4 of our campaigns that I can remember. I still have one of his huge posters from years ago...

Frank Lee Scarlet said...

Thanks for posting what we've all been thinking every time we've gone to the mall lately! :)