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Jeans - yes its an odd question

Post by Adamkl » Thu, 02 Apr 2009 4:19 pm

Hi,

I have been told by a mate who lived in Singapore that jeans are one thing I will probably not wear.

Living in Dubai when the weather hits the high 40's for 4 months of the year I still tend to wear them and don't feel to hot e.t.c.

Can you please advise if my mate is telling me the truth or is he just pulling my leg!!

Thanks for answering a pretty pointless question

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Post by sierra2469alpha » Thu, 02 Apr 2009 4:45 pm

Adamki - no not a pointless question at all!

I started wearing jeans only about 11 months into moving here. I think it was just getting used to the humidity from where we came from (Australia). I wear jeans - Levi 501's - fairly often (I have thin chicken legs so I like to hide them as I don't want to offend people!). Admittedly, on somewhat hotter days, it's a pair of chinos, or, forbid, a pair of shorts.

I am assuming you're male? given your nick If not, sorry! Another suggestion. My good lady wife, Ms. C, wears 3/4rs quite often.

HTH, Mr. P

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Post by ksl » Thu, 02 Apr 2009 5:21 pm

Wear jean quite often, 501's too 8-)

When i was in Sharjah I only wore swimming trunks for 9 months of the year, now I get asked if I'm from the middle east, because of the permanent sun tan. Which is over 30 years old :shock: Do they still swim at Sharjah creek?

I can remember my mate having a big chunk of flesh snapped out of his foot by some larg shell fish back then, quite a few sea snakes too in the creek.

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Post by louy » Thu, 02 Apr 2009 5:43 pm

I have winter Jeans. They are thick and heavy.
I bought loads of them cos I was living in UK where its cold all year round.

They are not really suitable here in Singapore.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 02 Apr 2009 5:47 pm

I'm in 501's here at work as well (course it's aircon) but I'll have to admit the first year here I had a rough time wearing 'em. Now it don't seem to matter much. Additionally, after losing 26kg I've lost all me insulation so I find them okay now. My 501's are all US one's and not the lightweight ones you buy from Levi's shops here. (They are all made in the Philippines or China). US ones (are not made in the US) are made in Mexico or the Dominican Republic normally but use a heavier weight denim so they do tend to be warmer. I can't wear the Asian 501's as they're all made like cheap hotels. :?
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Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 02 Apr 2009 6:01 pm

Sure you can wear jeans... I do when riding and sometimes otherwise. But, shorts are the way to go. Don't like my legs? Don't look at 'em.

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Post by sierra2469alpha » Thu, 02 Apr 2009 6:18 pm

I have the US 501's and they seem fine for my chook legs! I just checked the labels on them and they are all the South American manufacturers.

It's just a matter of acclimatising as I suggested. Mind you, with SE (sorry, SMS, Strong Eagle) and all his potential new phones, you'll see a bulge in their pocket that would probably bring any pair of jeans or shorts down around your ankles in no time !!! :P Sorry SE, couldn't resist that one!

In short, bring your jeans, IMHO - you'll adjust when we have cold days!!

HTH, Mr. P

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Post by QRM » Thu, 02 Apr 2009 6:46 pm

Been in shorts pretty much since I been here, when in Rome...

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 02 Apr 2009 10:55 pm

Jeans at work, shorts when running around & sarong when home!
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Thank you

Post by Adamkl » Sat, 04 Apr 2009 3:52 pm

I would like to say a big thank you.

Thanks for the heads up the jeans will be packed.

Sharjah creek and swimming, not that I know of. Being in Dubai for just over two years I have tied to avoid Sharjah only going there when I got lost on the way to the Dubai creek, the joys of the roads out here!

Had a look and my jeans are made in Istanbul so not sure what that means re how hot they are but I will findout when I get to Singapore in Aug.

Thanks again all you guys, I am sure there will be more questions to follow!

Cheers Adam (yes I am a boy / man)

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Post by sillingw » Sat, 04 Apr 2009 10:52 pm

well, I have great legs - even if I say so myself :D I still wear my 501's (US bought) even though it's a shame to hide my legs = Have to agree though, it took a few months to acclimatise before I started wearing.

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