Cool Redefined

blue jean pocket

No article of clothing is more quintessentially American than blue jeans.  A comfortable pair of jeans is a closet staple in virtually everyone’s wardrobe.  In fact, I’m wearing my favorite pair of blue jeans right now as I sit at the computer composing this blog post.  I wouldn’t take anything for them.  They’re my go-to clothing choice. 

Whether you call them blue jeans, Levis, dungarees or just plain jeans, this fashion icon can be a vehicle for discussing fibers, fabric construction, fashion design, clothing construction and even American history.  You’ll find a good summary of the evolution of blue jeans at http://www.designboom.com/eng/education/denim2.html

Today’s song selection for the FACS Soundtrack Project claims that blue jeans are not a good fashion choice for today’s teens.  I’d be interested whether you and your students agree.  It’s a good song, regardless of your position.

This video a flashback to the 60s! Gnarly!

Everybody knows us
we’re always – where it’s at
everyone meets us – and wants to join our gang
We know how – to swing our thing
we know where – the in-crowd is
we’re the guys – to see you right
if you wanna set – the night alive

Hey – everybody, 1 – 2, 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 aaaahhhhhhh
Hip teens, – don’t wear blue jeans
‘cause we’re cool cats, – we got soul
Hip teens, – don’t wear blue jeans
‘cause we’re the in-crowd – on the scene

Everyone join us,
there’s a few simple rules
you need the right look babe, – ‘cause we don’t – suffer the fools
Eternal yak – that really goes
high heel sneakers – with pointed toes
mini shirts – and Chelsea boots
the smartest boys – in velvet suits

Hey – everybody, 1 – 2, 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 aaaaahhhhhhh
Hip teens, – don’t wear blue jeans
‘cause we’re cool cats, – we got soul
Hip teens, – don’t wear blue jeans
‘cause we’re the in-crowd – on the scene
Solo (git)

Hey – everybody, 1 – 2, 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 aaaaahhhhhh
Hip teens, – don’t wear blue jeans
‘cause we’re cool cats, – we got soul
Hip teens, – don’t wear blue jeans
‘cause we’re the in-crowd
on the scene – ohhh nooooo

Hip teens, – don’t wear blue jeans
‘cause we’re cool cats, – we got soul
Hip teens, – don’t wear blue jeans
‘cause we’re the in-crowd
on the scene

Tomorrow wraps up the first month of our FACS Soundtrack Project.  How are we doing so far?  It would really be nice to know if anyone is following along.  I’m just saying. . .

Have a great Monday!

Ramona

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