Looks can be deceiving…

My Chuck Norris kicks ass IN JEANS post prompted me to look for other ways denim-wear has been modified beyond adding a gusset (bam!). I have learned one important thing: It is possible that the people you see jogging and exercising in jeans are NOT REALLY wearing jeans. “Huh?” you say. Well, My Friends, there is a growing trend in jean-inspired athletic and lounge wear.

Here is what you may ACTUALLY be seeing when you THINK you are seeing denim:

1.   Pajama Jeans. When they first came out, I was sure that Pajama Jeans were a pop culture joke. They’ve been around for long enough to squash that theory, right? The infomercial states:

……The style of your favorite jeans, together with the comfort of pajamas!

……Just because you’re busy doesn’t mean you can’t look sharp!

If you are looking to buy, you have a choice to make: flaired or skinny!

2.    Jeggings. These are leggings that look like jeans. Conan O’Brian modeled these on his show last December.

.3.    Hybrid jeans/sweatpants

Diesel’s Jogg Jeans. From their “Secret Laboratory”:

Jogg Jeans are a unique fusion of design and groundbreaking new fabrics that combine the iconic style and durability of denim, with the relaxed attitude and comfort of jogging pants.


Dolce & Gabbana has a version priced at a mere $330 (!).

And good ol’ Levi’s  with their Elasticated Track Bottom Jeans

4.    Yoga Jeans by Second Denim Company. The site offers 67 (!) styles of jean-inspired yoga pants including a few corduroy styles. Corduroy!

So, Readers, are there any products I missed in this new niche market? What do you think of these jean-inspired clothes? Are you brave enough to admit that you considered purchasing any of them? 🙂


UPCOMING: On a whim, after writing this post, I wrote to the companies to see if they would send me a sample of their product to review on the site. Within MINUTES of sending an email to Second Denim, a representative responded and agreed to send out a pair of Yoga Jeans. I can hardly wait to get them!

But in the meantime, I am sorry to say that I had to delete all my hilarious (if I do say so myself) comments I had written in this post and am making every effort to clear my mental slate of opinions so that my review(s) can be objective. Stay tuned.

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