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The Magic of Perfect Covid Pants

One everyday pair of black jeans makes quarantine more tolerable

While many of us were getting very comfortable (maybe too comfortable) in sweatpants and yoga pants this year, writer Alexander Chee was rediscovering a past sartorial love: black jeans.

Having bought a new pair for the first time in a long time shortly before shutdowns began, he experienced the pants as a kind of homecoming: “[Black jeans] taught me how to move away from home, flirt with strangers in a bar, protest the government, and strike…

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