I will never forget the first pair of jeans I bought from Gap. It was my sophomore year of High School and the “long & lean’s” were my cut (which is ironic because I was neither long nor lean.) I had a kind of uniform that year. I wore my long and leans stiletto boots and either a turtleneck, jean jacket or something cashmere I got on clearance. I was 16 going on 25 and slightly delusional. To this day I can’t find a pair of jeans that fit quite like the long a leans circa 2001.
On a recent shopping trip I decided to give Gap the good old college try. So I crashed a Sigma Chi/ Alpha Gamma Delta mixer, got “piss’d in the brook” and made my way to a mall. A little thrown off by “piss’d in the brook??” I was looking up synonyms for inebriated and I came across a list of Ben Franklin’s 200+ Synonyms for “drunk” as published in the Pennsylvania Gazette January 6, 1737. Here are a few of my other favorites: Owes no Man a Farthing, Sir Richard has taken off his Considering Cap, Juicy, Smelt of an Onion, Wasted his Paunch. Getting hosed sounded way more classy in the 1700’s! Anyway, as I was saying I gave Gap a try and I found some great pieces to share with you.