1950s Blue Bell Jeanies Denim Jeans

 

 

 

 

 

Our first clue to the power of denim was at a very early age, when we discovered, quite by accident, what happens when a guy gets a load of a girl in a great fitting pair of jeans. We were camping in Mexico in the 1960s and had borrowed a pair of denim shorts - the kind with the zipper running up the back - that were just a smidge tight.  All of us kids - between the ages of 7 and 11 - were beach combing, stooping periodically to pick up shells, when we stood and turned around to find our fanny was the object of an 11 year old boy's interest. That was probably the first and last time our hind end garnered that kind of attention.  Anyway, our favorite jeans are still styles with high-cut waists that emphasize curves without spilling your belly (and maybe more) for all the world to view.  These babies are 1950s Blue Bell Jeanies, with a very high waist, a concealed side zip closure, adjustable snap closure at the waist band, orange topstitching, patch hip pockets in front and a patch pocket on the rear right cheek. We especially like these with a shirt tied beneath the bust, so that all you see is a smidgen of skin.  There are two very faint spots on the front, and a hole less than 2" long on the rear right leg about 4" from the hem. the inseam is 31.5", so we'd either roll a cuff up, or just forget about it. Waist 23"-24", hip 35.5 to 38", rise 15". Photos show the label on the back, we removed it to clean them. sold