Must admit that my favourite jeans are Levi 101's. Pulling on a pair with button up fly is like meeting an old friend. Of course these days the waist has gotten somewhat bigger than that of my first pair circa 1974.
That year, 1969, we had an excursion at the end of the year to the gold mining town of Maldon and I was the somewhat embarrassed wearer of the only pair of long pants I owned - brown checked woollen trousers. At least I was warm but when everyone else is wearing jeans it was a bit hard to take.
And as we got older the jeans were pulled down a little further exposing both the few pubic hairs we had at the front and the bum crack at the back - unless Mum was around of course.
Mid to late 70's the fashion changes again. The legs got wider and Juz Jeans and Staggers were the brand of choice. I bought a pair of Staggers that were so tight I could barely move. The sales girl told me they would stretch but after a couple of wears I gave them to my sister Karen because my voice kept getting higher.
Another thing I remember about the jeans of Burwood High days were that for a while there is was really cool to wear them as low down as possible, showing a few pubic hairs if you had them or exposing the bum crack if you didn't. Of course we had graduated from y fronts to jockettes in those days which were pretty brief and not big enough to show above the waist of the jeans anyway.
Jeans are still my trouser of choice these days and over the years I've gone through the plain navy denim, light blue denim, brown denim and white denim. The there were the acid wash and stone washed versions in black or navy mostly with legs that varied from stove pipe to wide flares. But through all that the 501's have remained the favourite.