In this lifetime, I’ve owned a dozen pairs of denims from various makes and styles. I’ve had jeans by Giordano, Emporio Armani, Esprit, FCUK, Guess and Levi’s in no particular order or preference. No other piece of clothing has so much versatility and wear which makes them my preferred choice (unless the dress code requires otherwise) simply because I kneel and squat a lot. And frankly, I’ve not had any problems with my jeans until now. My favourite pair is the Esprit ROCK series which for some reason has a mind of its own. I don’t know if it’s defective or what but it’s got a habit of working itself downwards and I can only imagine if people had noticed the fly’s undone and were embarrassed to point it out (though I prefer to think no one had noticed)
So yesterday, while ironing a rather big load two things dawned on me. Ironing is good exercise but not the kind of exercise I want to do long term. One afternoon of standing next to the ironing board and my legs are a lot more sore than a day of shooting which hurts my shoulders, hands and back more than anywhere else. You probably have a hard time believing this but I happen to find ironing therapeutic and enjoyable (hint: I’ve lived abroad for four years) and since repatriating the domestic help, I have the entire room to myself. But of course it helps to have sound system there tuned in to BFBS on 101.7 FM—available only in KB and Seria!
Now, coming back to the zipper story. So while ironing, I tried to troubleshoot the zipper gravity syndrome but was unable to reproduce it. Upon closer inspection of the mechanism, there appeared to be no defect that was obvious to me. No part of the zip was worn out or damaged so I concluded that perhaps it was my own fault—the zipper tab needed needs to be pushed down flush against the teeth for it to be “locked” securely. And I also noticed that this mechanism is designed to flick into locking position so it baffles me even more how every time I would wear the jeans, the problem persisted! Now that I’m enlightened somewhat, let’s see what happens.