With the invention of Jacob W. Davis in partnership with Levi Strauss and Co. in 1871 jeans paved the way to the fashion industry to become bigger to reach a wider audience. After James Dean popularized them with his motion picture ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ in 1955, wearing jeans ended up the image of the youth amid the 1950s and the 1970s. Amid the 1960s the pants got to be more worthy, by the 1970s it had ended up common in fashion in the United States for casual wear. Pants succeeded since they were able to alter through the long time with the newest demands of popular culture. Denim and pants joined overwhelming obligations fabric that permits workers to not stress of pants from tearing and is to give a support fabric that ensured the workers from burns and scraps of their skin.
Working hard is okay and studying hard but at the end of the day we wanted to reward ourselves and we all had that, ‘I deserve this kind of moment’. We have our own ways of rewarding ourselves it could be sleeping or watching a series but there’s one thing that we can’t deny that we do and that’s retail therapy it’s good to splurge every now and then as long as you’re not spending too much beyond your means. I remember way back in 2018 if I’m not mistaken, I think it was December 31 or 30 the shopping center was having a sale I went there thinking not to purchase anything and just window shopping but after roaming around I saw these pants and I was drawn to it I knew I have to get it. It was a good deal if I were to describe it, it’s a light blue washed denim skinny jeans with frayed on the hem since I liked it, I attempted to try it on and the fit was great, it was so comfortable and it was a good deal it was 800 pesos. I remember I was still hesitant because that day my cash was only 1000, to be exact. I saved up for that cash since in our family allowances don’t exist. It’s not a thing what was given to us at whatever point we go to school that’s our remittance. Because of that, that’s when I knew the value of money and significance of spending, and that’s why I’m miserly at whatever point I purchase for myself it’s hard for me to save up, but it’s easy for me to spend it. My parents work so hard with what we have today. We’re not rich by any standard, but comparing this to what they had in the past it’s better. I remember them telling me that their clothes were very limited, like 5 clothing pieces. I was hesitating since it was 800 pesos and my alter would be 200. But it’s been a while since I got to buy for myself so I bought it. Fast forward to 2020 after that, I ended up wearing it for almost every time I go out that’s my go to pants despite the occasion and in spite of the fact that I have my ‘costly’ ones I still go back to my oldie but a goodie 800 pesos jeans it’s so worn out and beaten up. I think it’s my most expensive piece that I bought.
It’s okay to buy for yourself as long as you’re not spending all your big savings in one item that you worked hard for and remember to spend beyond your means. Just like Charles A. Jaffe quoted, “It’s not your salary that makes you rich it’s your spending habits”. And don’t go broke just to look rich just because you saw someone has that item and you see it every time in social media doesn’t mean you have to necessarily buy it don’t be impulsive those are just advertisements then you ended up looking ridiculous and desperate just to have the same thing that everyone has.