My First Pair of Soviet Jeans


Being quite short and unusually wide has made it very difficult to find decent clothes labels that fit. Not anymore!

A few posts ago I wrote about my Detox, there were some pretty great results, go check it out if you have time. Right now I am 22 kgs lighter than a few months ago and all I can say is the benefits of this weight loss are simply immeasurable. The cool clothes I am now able to buy is an excellent motivator to keep the weight off.

Yesterday, I went to Sandton City to go spend a bit of birthday cash. My plan was to get a few T-shirts at Mr Price which is a budget clothing store that sells items for the not so slim and maybe a new set of headphones. The quality of the clothes in these stores is not always that great but at R60 ($6) for a shirt. I thought, what the heck? I tried on 2 shirts and they actually looked pretty cool, the problem is I just knew that within 2 washes they would have lost their shape already and not looked so cool anymore. Maybe there is something else for me?
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Normally I walk past shops like Soviet without even thinking of going in. I came to terms ages ago with the fact that these type of shops just don’t cater for me. But wait, there must be something that fits in there! Even if it is just a pair of shoes. 🙂
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As I walk in I was greeted by a fellow named David, this guy is actually happy to see me, so friendly like we knew each other for years. What a change from “Mr Price”, where you can clearly see that the staff on duty spend their time waiting for lunch. Where in fact the customers seem to be more of an irritation taking them away from their Facebook, BBM or other social media app on their well worn cellphones. They offer NO help, NO passion and certainly NO interest in customer relations. One cannot help but wonder why they bother.
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It has been such a long time since I have bought or taken an interest in Jeans that come in different cuts that I didn’t even know where to start. The best question I could think to say was. “I bet you can’t find a pair of jeans in here that will make me look cool.” 😉
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At this point David looked a little surprised and asked about my size. I seem to remember being a 42 at some point so we started there. The service I received from this point forward was just fantastic. David got a ladder and proceeded to remove pairs of jeans from all over the place. The first thought that came to my mind was, did this guy hear me right? Why is he going to all this effort just for a pair of jeans?

Boot leg, slim, skinny, stretch Oh no! I haven’t got time for all this. Luckily, this guy knew exactly what he was doing and had narrowed it down to a 2 pairs in no time. David’s help and guidance was like a breath of fresh air. It was just so nice to be really helped. The only problem was all the jeans were way too long, story of my life. As it turns out these guys will do your alterations for free! Yup, what a win for me. Later that afternoon I got a call telling me to come collect my jeans.
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I will post a selfie or something a bit later, but for now. I would like to highly recommend Sandton City Soviet for your next clothing purchase. Look David up and tell him I sent you. At least he will remember me for the tattoos 🙂

Thanks for reading my Post.
As always.
Love and respect.
G

A special shout to Gazzart for the help with this.

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13 thoughts on “My First Pair of Soviet Jeans”

  1. I really enjoyed reading your shopping experience and can say first hand that the jeans look fantastic on you.

  2. There’s also a soviet store at the glen shopping center. But u really can’t compare the service there to sandton. Honestly I prefer driving to sandton. Was at the glen branch on Saturday – where staff win an award for being clueless and unhelpful. Phoned the sandton branch today and even the service via the phone was great. Going in to pick up my jeans tmrw

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