The Magic of Perfect Covid Pants
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 a match one-handed,” he writes on Medium. “There is never a walk of shame in black jeans.”
“Putting on these jeans was never meant to be a charm against ,” Chee writes. “It just means the first decision of the day has already been made, and I can feel my way onto the path of another day… When people ask that question, ‘what do you think you’ll keep from this time,’ my answer is black jeans.”