Friday, November 6, 2009
In the not too distant past, corporate America was embracing power suits like fish in water. Today, jeans are slowly and surely making its way into offices, not merely as Friday’s smart casuals – but as common attire for daily wear.
According to Christina Binkley, a fashion writer, the current fad may be attributable to Steve Jobs of Apple, who is known to wear Levi's 501 to both formal and informal events. “Power jeans”, as she appropriately term it, is a fashion statement that shows that the wearer confident, versatile and relaxed.
However, not all categories of jeans qualify as “power jeans”. Only plain, dark color straight-cut jeans qualify as professional attire.