Denim but not jeans

501Being a jeans and T-shirt person whenever I can get away with it, I endorse this thought:

Designers may be the worst thing that ever happened to jeans. Which is why the No. 1 rule of jeans shopping is: if there’s a designer’s name on the back, they’re not really jeans. Oh, they’re denim all right. And they have a jeans cut. But they’re not jeans-jeans. Furthermore, why are you spending $455 on miner’s pants?

Paisley goes with nothing: a man’s guide to style by Hal Rubenstein with Jum Mullen (Doubleday, 1995).