Jeans: clothes-swap 2010
As in, these pants are too long (paired with the shoes you cannot see) and drag on the ground. Remedy: taller shoes.
Ya know the great thing about clothes-swaps? Zero buyers remorse. These jeans came from last year's swap. They fit great when I first put them on, but as the day goes, so does the elasticity in the denim. Maybe if I had paid for the pants I'd feel obligated to take them to a real tailor for a proper fitting. But since I made no financial investment in them, I took my chances with a DIY. Scoot those buttons over an inch or two, ignore the now slightly off-center zipfly, and ta-dah! A much better fit.
Ghetto fabulous or brilliant ingenuity...call it what you will.
It's a 3-day weekend for us 9-5ers in the USA! Enjoy!