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New Directions in DENIM 7: JEAN PUNnies & Funnies

Welcome to the last day of New Directions in Denim here on DDOA! Today I bring you some Jean Puns- three of which are titles of actual books, one is a recycling initiative of a denim company and one is a Japanese clothing label. I also bring you a Jean Joke. Enjoy!

Meaning: crafty ways to reinvent your old blues
Authored by Nancy Flynn
What to do with all those old pairs of blue jeans? They no longer fit, or they’re no longer fashionable, but somehow you just can’t bring yourself to toss them away. Jeaneology is the solution. From cool flapper skirts and hair bands to laundry bags and handbags, Jealeology features 25 innovative sewing projects aimed at turning boring old blues into hip fashion news. Read more on AMAZON

Meaning: the element you add to dull denim 
to create pretty cool stuff
Authored by Ellen Warwick, Illustrated by Bernice Lum

Recycle is the operative word for this nifty sewing book that explains, step-by-step, exactly how to turn those old blue jeans into something new, chic, and fun. Readers will need to have a sewing machine handy (along with someone to help them thread it and show them how to stitch backward and forward if they’ve never used one), but otherwise, no fancy skills are necessary to put together the 17 projects showcased here. Update favorite jeans with embroidered cuffs; convert old denims into a “flirty” skirt with a colorful inset; use pant legs to make a fancy carryall or a book cover. Read more on AMAZON
Meaning: Ways to DIY your Denim
Authored by Lauren Greene

Cool jeans for cool teens! Groovy psychedelic 1960s jeans. Elaborately embossed 1970s jeans. Expensive designer 1980s jeans. Ripped grunge 1990s jeans. No matter what decade speaks to a teen, InJEANious has a way to capture that special denim look. Packed with dozens of simple, stupendous ideas for transforming a plain pair of jeans into a one-of-a-kind fashion statement, this book offers looks ranging from girly to glam, from rocker to right-on, from boho to…you know. Read more on AMAZON
Meaning: (Project Rejeaneration) an innovative recycling initiative launched by Del Forte Denim. 
Customers can send back their used jeans to be ‘rejeanerated’ into new fashion. The  customer will either get 10% off next purchase or  that 10% will be donated to the Sustainable Cotton Project. Above is an example of REJEANERATION..  the Janelle Skirt.Info & Image from treehugger

Meaning: a Japanese clothing company, the expression of current trends with a unique fashion sense and perspective
A Japanese Clothing Brand
Isetan store  at Wisma Atria, Singapore
I searched the internet to find out more about the company’s history. All that’s mentioned is this: “With commitments on materials and details, JEANASIS expresses current trends with unique perspectives and sense and that is how JEANASIS style is defined.” Info Source. There’s no mention at all of how the founders came up with this label. Perhaps, its umbrella company (which I discovered is called POINT) started out with jean manufacturing. We can only guess. But i thought it’ll be a nice addition to today’s post on Jean Punnies & Funnies.
And here’s one JEAN Funny for you folks!!!

One Sunday morning an old cowboy entered a church just before services were to begin. Although the old man and his clothes were spotlessly clean, he wore jeans, a denim shirt and boots that were very worn and ragged. In his hand he carried a worn out old hat and an equally worn out Bible.

The church he entered was in a very upscale and exclusive part of the city. It was the largest and most beautiful church the old cowboy had ever seen. The people of the congregation were all dressed with expensive clothes and accessories.

As the cowboy took a seat, the others moved away from him. No one greeted, spoke to, or welcomed him. They were all appalled at his appearance and did not attempt to hide it.

As the old cowboy was leaving the church, the preacher approached him and asked the cowboy to do him a favor.

“Before you come back in here again, have a talk with God, and ask him what he thinks would be appropriate attire for worship.” The old cowboy assured the preacher he would.

The next Sunday, he showed back up for the services wearing the same rugged jeans, shirt, boots, and hat. Once again he was completely shunned and ignored.

The preacher again approached the man and said, “I thought I asked you to speak to God before you came back to our church.”

“I did,” replied the old cowboy.

“If you spoke to God, what did he tell you the proper attire should be for worshiping in here?” asked the preacher.

“Well, sir, God told me that He didn’t have a clue what I should wear. He said He’d never been in this church.” (Joke Source)

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