Clothes of the Eighties, Jordache jeans
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Sex: Female
Type of clothing: Clothing
When it was popular: 1980
Description: These were designer jeans, as opposed to plain old jeans. They had the name of the designer embroidered on the pocket. Jordache had a double w kind of thing in white or yellow (to stand out against the dark blue), Gloria Vanderbilt had a swan. Calvin Kleins known as "Calvins" were popularized by Brooke Shields in a set of risque (for the times) ads depicting her in her "Calvins" and an unbuttoned shirt.
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Shatzi - May 08, 2007 - Report this comment
Jordache was my first pair of overpriced jeans, at a time when 99% of people bought theirs at the mall or K-Mart for 19.99. Skin tight. Size 6. Wish I still had them.
Katie - July 13, 2007 - Report this comment
Don't they sell those at wal-mart now?
Frances - December 29, 2007 - Report this comment
Jordache, your second skin.
enchant - January 16, 2008 - Report this comment
they still make them now, but they are nothing like they were in the 80's - i cant find a desent pair of jeans like back then now
Bobby - March 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm a guy, and I hate the baggy style jeans that are made/sold to men, so I looked and found women's Jordache lo-rise jeans for $17.00 at Wal-Mart. They made several different styles, and the last ones they made (stretch & non-stretch) were the best fitting jeans I've had since the late 70's early 80's! BUT, the Jordache jeans sold exclusively at Wal-Mart quickly sold out after the Tsunami wave hit Sri Lanka where those Jordache jeans were made. Wish I had more !
msapelila - April 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Mine were the earlier style; dark blue with white stitching and a picure of a horses head and mane on each back pocket. There were usually worn rolled at the ankle
Dorene - April 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I still see tons of designer jeans at Salvation Army stores. They're always dark blue with contrasting gold-colored piping down the legs and around the pockets-cool then, ugly now!
athenslaura - May 02, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember "checking the zipper" for a horse. That would identify fakes from the real thing!
Mo - July 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Dude, you buy $18 jeans from Wallmart? I have never spent less than $300 on a pair of jeans. Rock & Republic, Monarchy, only fit right for me. I dont think Ive bought a pair of sucks for less than $18.
deb - September 08, 2008 - Report this comment
for mo- that's exactly it. jeans are all about the fitting. if your best fit is the 300$ ones great but as bobby said the 17.oo ones are the ones that best fit him. who cares abut the price when it looks right (i usually go for a mid-price range if you must know but some of my cheap ones have lasted longer then my couple of more expensive brands)
Lori - November 17, 2008 - Report this comment
I never had a pair in the 80's because they didnt fit me right. My waste at that time was 23" and my hips were 31". The waste was always to big for me by the time I found a pair that would fit my hips. I was always jelous of everyone that could wear them.
val - November 25, 2008 - Report this comment
These were so popular I think they came from Kmart which is where the prewalmart generation shopped.
cheryl miller - November 27, 2008 - Report this comment
They really messed up when they quit selling jordache jeans at walmart. Those jeans where the best jeans i ever had now i cant find anything that feels good on me that is messed up.Please jordache sell them at walmart again.
Eryn - January 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I was born in the late eighties, have always hated jeans because they didn't fit. Last year I unknowingly bought a pair from the thrift store for 4$ and when I came home my mom flipped out laughing when she saw the brand. :) They are my favorite jeans. The 80's live on!
Joe - March 06, 2009 - Report this comment
The only good ones were made in Hong Kong, very sturdy. The best look on women ever!
Holly - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I wore Jordache in like '79 thru '83. Where I lived, they could be bought at Junior Colony for $50. I miss them!
fran76 - April 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I had my Jordache jeans & a Brook Shields barbie doll wearing hers!
Julie - July 08, 2009 - Report this comment
"You got the look,I want to know better, you've got the look, that's altogether...workin...playin'..day or night...Jordache has the look thats right! The Jordache look...the Jordache looooooook!
Angel - July 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm trying to puchase a pair of Jordache's for an 80's party...I need the ones with the horse on the back....PLZ HELP!!!!
Marly Romero - March 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I was born 1972 and I gotta say I LOVED my Alessio jeans and my Jordache and Sergio Valenti's all the cr@p they make 2day is just that cr@p. We paid less and they were just finer jeans, hands down. I want a pair with the Jordache horse in the back, where can I find the originals? I also am in search of a bas azz pair of Sergio Valenti's. Now those rocked! Sorry Rock and Repuplic or whatever the heck your name is!
Lois - March 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I am tring to find the western cut jordash jeans or somthing similar they were my favorite pair of jeansin the 80's. Can yu tell me where to find them
lesah5 - July 31, 2010 - Report this comment
I only wore them so tight, I would go to rr and go into a stall just so I could unbotton my pants to breath for a couple a minutes! Lol
steven L - August 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I think Jordache jeans from the 80s rule and should bring them back!!!
vicky bowlin - November 05, 2010 - Report this comment
i have like 3 pairs of Jordache Jeans that i wore back in the 80's....they still look brand new...i can't wear them now...old age and have a tire around me.
vee adams - December 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a ladies jordace jeans with the green lable patch on the back and zippers at the ankle. I am trying to get some history of these jeans.
shelly - April 23, 2011 - Report this comment
i have 3 pairs mens jordache, allessio,and sergio valenti..size 32 waist 30 length anyone interested in a purchase or a trade
kim - April 30, 2011 - Report this comment
i got my jordache jeans and sasson jeans from ny my uncle lived there and i was born there. had backpacks from both lables. jeans were skin tight. i dont know how i sat but i remember putting them on and using a scissor to close the zipper
Tonya B - October 24, 2011 - Report this comment
My dad and his brother got in a fight on vacation one year and we left in the middle of the night to go to my other uncles house, unfortunately my Jordaches were left behind hanging on the clothes line with my all of our towels! I never did get another pair:(
Lachlan - January 26, 2012 - Report this comment
20 bucks a pair. Wore them with Candies wooden slides.
Alexis - July 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Julie, that song brought back some great memories! As to the other comments about buying the Jordache jeans at k-Mart...I remember only being able to buy them at Burdines (now Macy's) and being very expensive
Lisa - February 21, 2013 - Report this comment
This topic just brings back the best memories. I remember my Dad refused to spend the $50 (very expensive in 1981-1983)for "Jordache". I had a part time job & he would give me $20 (still a lot of $ for jeans back then) towards each pair and I had to pony (little pun there, lol) up the rest if I wanted them "Which I had to have the same thing all the other cool girls were wearing". I used to buy them at (ready for this???) Merry Go Round, remember them in the malls??? I used to have to lay on the bed and pull up the zipper with a metal hanger they were so tight, but I loved them. I felt good in them too. My favorite outfit was Jordache jeans, a burgundy velveteen tunic type top with feathers & bead hanging from the collar and my fleece lined high heeled clogs, oh and my feather earrings. Ahhhhh, the memories.
David - October 25, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember I had over 4 or 5 in my closet. I drove over 25 miles, which was far to go for a teen, and went to a special clothing store that sold only Jordache, or Sergio Valente jeans. Hundreds and hundreds in the store. I couldn't wait to wear them at school. Absolutely loved the girls in these jeans. No one could ever look bad in them, that's probably why everyone got these. Average looking women looked good in them, pretty women looked great in them and the most popular women looked out of this world. I miss these jeans today. I still have three pairs that I bought off ebay just for the memories.
John - June 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Couldn't agree more with the above comments. EVERYONE simply looked good in Jordache Jeans and they were really special-looking (compared to Levi's & Wranglers). I STILL wear 'em & they STILL look good. Jordache Rules !!!

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