If you liked my Cal-Pro story, you’ll love this one. It’s quite obvious that my parents were on a budget. So in addition to not being able to obtain Adidas, I couldn’t have Jordache jeans either.
What I did have were these totally rad gauchos. My mom had a sewing machine. Unfortunately for me, she wasn’t very good with it. Every time I saw a pattern out on the table, I’d pray it wasn’t for me.
This one particular outfit stands out for me mostly because I wore it for my first day in a new school. I was 12. 12 was a pinnacle year for me for fashion. My gauchos were made with the stiffest denim known to man. I believe the material was meant to upholster bus seats with. What happens when you make gauchos out of stiff denim? You become a triangle. The top was a short sleeved shirt with an elastic neckline. Why elastic? I guess there was a sale on it. Add in knee socks and saddle shoes and I am a total trend setter.
Honestly, I don’t know how I had any friends. It must have been my winning personality. Well, at least the saddle shoes were the same size. Sorry, mom. I know you meant well. At least you clothed us. But an elastic neckline? Were you trying to kill me on purpose? Gag.