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Reminds of that Seinfeld episode.....Kramer says "people dress up to go to the Opera", so Jerry and George do and then Kramer shows up in jeans and Jerry says, "I thought people dress up for the Opera", and Kramer says, "Well, other people do, I don't". Very Funny episode.
I prefer my jeans over dressing up anyday.
Jeans are never dressy for church.
Jeans are never dressy for men.
Jeans are only dressy for women in a dark wash, worn with an extra fancy top (but not dressy enough for church or the opera).
There is nothing more comfortable than a good set of broken in 501's. Gotta love 'em.
I think paying money for the ticket - and then sitting through the performance without loudly talking, snoring, or throwing things - shows all the respect the performers are entitled to.
BTW, I have worn jeans to both weddings and funerals.
I don't wear jeans at all because the fabric isn't comfortable to me. Besides, it seems strange to me that people started wearing jeans to show their "nonconformity" with the "establishment", and now wearing dress slacks is a way to be a nonconformist. If I want to go casual, I'll put on Dockers or Dockers copies. I also find a nice pair of loafers much more comfortable than sneakers (yet another way to be a nonconformist).
Designer jeans - that's sooo '80's.
Even with the dress code here at work, they have accepted that I will only wear jeans, although I wear black Rockies, which are the equivalent of dress slacks in TX. I do wear nice western or dress shirts and of course, my favorite Durango wing-tip boots. I spend alot of my time in the back room researching archives (mostly stacked on shelves in boxes) and I refuse to buy dress pants just to have them snagged or otherwise ruined.
In contrast, the friends of the couple came dressed for a heavy-metal concert or hog roast. A young man sitting behind me wore a black tee-shirt emblazoned with a garish picture of a grinning skull, with a spike through one eye socket and dripping blood. (I surmised it was his formal tee-shirt because it was not as dirty as his jeans.)
Jeans and tee-shirts have their place, but they are not appropriate for weddings or funerals. It is a shame that so many people have never been taught that.
Show respect for the performers?
If I pay $250 for a ticket to see "Tosca" at the Met, I'll wear whatever I damn well please.
Respect for the performers? Fine, when Jose Carreras learns to show respect for tempo and the conductor's beat, and Barbara Daniels has respect for staying on pitch I'll worry about showing respect for them.
besides, I did a mucical in high school once. You can't even SEE the audience past the first few rows. The rest of the house is a black void.
In my case, it would depend on the funeral -- i.e. am I going to pay respects, or to verify for myself that the SOB is in fact dead?
15-20 pairs?? I think I own 2 or 3.
Pompous, uppity elitism.
Don't come to my pig roast wearing ann taylor and dooney and burke, either honey. PS: Leave pompous, uppity elitism at home.
I love jeans. I have several pairs, and wouldn't want to do without them. They're very versatile.
That being said, however...I am the type that DOES dress up for airplane travel, for example. My jeans are worn around the house, running errands, or sometimes when I go out with my husband to shoot pool or something. The rest of the time, I'd much rather be wearing some nice slacks or a skirt or dress. I love getting dressed up, and I don't find it to be stuffy or elitist to dress appropriately for church services, weddings and funerals, or a cocktail party, ect.