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Jeans/牛仔裤

(2007-10-20 16:09:18)
分类: ENGLISH
 Jeans: A Fashion Icon Loved for a Century

 

    牛仔裤――流行一世纪的时尚图标

 

by  Thaddy Pincher

翻译:卢侓

 

A little over a century ago, Levi Strauss invented the first modern jeans. Introduced originally as 1)rugged, durable clothing for hard-working men and women, today all social classes feel comfortable in jeans. Trends and fashion icons come and go, but wearing stylish, comfortable jeans is still 2)favored by many people. While their 3)charisma springs from their 4)legendary American roots, their commercial strength rests on 5)innovation and 6)interpretation in the hands of jeanswear makers around the world.

 

While the basic structure of jeans has remained the same, there have been some colorful innovations. Consider the bell bottoms of the 1970’s with their tight waists and wide flaring bottoms. Yes, jeans are 7)versatile and durable, which is why they are such a hit with so many people. Who hasn’t enjoyed the feeling of slipping on an old comfortable pair of trusted jeans on a lazy Saturday morning? They fit well and they look great.

 

Shop for jeans, flared jeans, hipster jeans, bootleg jeans, classic cut jeans, low rise jeans, bellbottom jeans, stretch jeans, 8)maternity jeans, straight cut jeans and more. There are so many styles of jeans to choose from. Whether you want to 9)mow your 10)lawn or dress up for a business meeting, jeans fit the bill perfectly.

 

 

大约一个世纪以前,李维·史特劳斯发明了第一条现代牛仔裤。牛仔裤最初是为辛苦工作的男女设计的粗糙、耐穿的衣料,现在所有社会阶层的人都觉得穿牛仔裤很舒服。时尚与潮流图标总是不断变化,但是穿风格独特又舒服的牛仔裤依然受到很多人的喜爱。虽然牛仔裤的超凡魅力发源自其富有传奇性的美国老家,它们的商业力量则有赖于全球各地的牛仔服装制作商们的革新与诠释。

 

虽然牛仔裤的基本结构保持如故,却已经经历过各种各样的革新。想想20世纪70年代的窄腰大喇叭底的喇叭裤。是的,牛仔裤适用性强又耐穿,因此它们才获得了这么多人的喜爱。谁不曾体验过在一个慵懒的星期六上午套上一条舒服的渴望已久的旧牛仔裤的感觉?它们穿起来合身看起来也很棒。

 

去购买牛仔裤吧,喇叭牛仔裤、超低腰牛仔裤、小喇叭牛仔裤、传统样式牛仔裤、低腰牛仔裤、大喇叭牛仔裤、弹性牛仔裤、孕妇牛仔裤、直筒牛仔裤以及更多。有这么多种牛仔裤可供选择。无论你是想刈草还是穿去出席一个商务会议,牛仔裤都非常适合。

 

1) rugged [5rQ^id] a. 粗糙的

2) favor [5feivE] v. 喜爱

3) charisma [kE5rizmE] n. 超凡魅力

4) legendary [5ledVEndEri] a. 传说中的,具有传奇性质的

5) innovation [7inEu5veiFEn] n. 改革, 创新

6) interpretation [in7tE:pri5teiFEn] n. 解释

7) versatile [5vE:sEtail] a. 通用的,万能的

8) maternity [mE5tE:niti] a. 孕妇的

9) mow [mau] v. 刈,扫除

10) lawn [lC:n] n. 草地,草坪

        ——本文摘自《疯狂英语中学版》06年2月

Blue Jeans

 

Everybody loves blue jeans and every decade has its favorites.

 

Jeans have become such a key element in the American 1)wardrobe.

 

As West Coast bureau chief of Women's Wear Daily, Rose Appadacka Jones understands how important jeans are to the modern woman.

 

Jeans have become such a style essential in our wardrobe that I can't imagine living without them. Women alone spend $4.8 billion in denim, in jeans last year actually and that works out to about a little under three pairs for each woman.

 

Now you gotta admit there's nothing like finding just the right pair, and if you know how to wear them they'll never let you down. So we're gonna tell you everything you need to know about jeans, but first, let's take a look at how this wardrobe 2)staple has stood the test of time.

 

What is today the fashion must have begun life in the 1800s as the absolute 3)antithesis of style. Levi Strauss brought denim waste overalls to San Fransisco where gold miners put them to work. When Levi Strauss and tailor Jacob Davis patented the process to put rivets in men's denim work pants, they created the world's first blue jean. Blue jeans, the word sounds so 4)modest yet they're one of the most 5)versatile enduring fashion items ever created. Whatever your style if you pay $30 a pair or ten times that, odds are you have more than one in your closet and they're probably your favorite thing to wear.

 

We love them because they make us look great. And we're going to share our secrets for making sure your next pair is your dream pair.

 

Jeans are one of the best 6)investments you'll ever make, if you take the time to find the right pair and the right fit, they can take you from day to night. No wonder most girls have a closet full of them, a pair for every 7)occasion.

 

You can really wear them with anything.

 

Fabrics and cuts is so endless in its variety, it's easy to develop an 8)addiction especially when 9)contemporary companies like Seven, Juicy Couture, Paper Denim & Cloth, and Earl make products that are irresistible to the eye and flattering to the figure.

 

You know today there are so many different types of jeans to choose from and they really do function as an individual style statement. So remember the jeans that you pick should really reflect your own 10)unique look.

 

So remember these helpful hints when looking for your perfect jeans. For a petite frame avoid weather treatments, look for pin-tucking and a slim cut. If you have curves stay away from back pockets that are large and too far apart, try jeans in a stretchy fabric. For short torso, steer clear of boxy fits, low-waisted jeans are best. And for a tall frame avoid crop jeans, look for boot-cut styles.

 

No matter what you're wearing during business hours, if you're like most girls, after work you're in jeans. The perfect pair could easily take you from day to night then back to day again, still looking good while making you look great.

 

So you can have a great beautiful pair of embellished jeans to wear at, at night, all the way to our favorite pair that we kick around in.

 

So it's really a matter of finding the classic jean that's gonna work the best for you and that's gonna be your fashion classic, that's gonna be your fashion staple.

 

You know I think that jeans have become the modern alternative to the little black dress and for every woman to feel sex she needs to have at least one amazing pair that fits like a second skin. I hope we've inspired you to find yours.

人人都喜爱牛仔裤,而且每十年就有一个最流行的款式。

牛仔裤已经成为美国人衣橱里必不可少的一样东西。

《女性服饰日报》的西岸局局长罗斯·阿帕达卡·琼斯知道牛仔裤对于现代女性有多重要。

牛仔裤是我们衣橱里的必需品,我无法想像生活中没有它。去年仅女性在粗斜纹棉布和牛仔裤上就花了48亿美元,也就是平均每位妇女有差不多三条牛仔裤。

没有任何事情像找到了一条合身的牛仔裤一样让人开心。如果你知道怎样去穿它,它永远不会让你失望。所以我们要告诉你需要知道的一切关于牛仔裤的常识,但是首先让我们看看它是如何经历住了时间的考验的。

今天的这种时尚还是从18世纪开始,那时牛仔裤还完全不是一种时尚。利瓦伊·施特劳斯把粗斜纹棉布工作服带到旧金山,金矿的工人穿上它们来工作。当利瓦伊·施特劳斯和裁缝雅各布·戴维斯把在工作服上打柳钉的程序申请专利时,他们便创造了世界上第一条牛仔裤。牛仔裤,这个词听上去是这么的平常,然而它却是人类创造的最变化多端的时尚之一。不管你的风格是怎样的,只要你花30美元或者300美元买一条,不同之处只是你的衣橱中又多了一条,而且它可能是你最喜欢穿的东西。

我们喜欢它是因为它让我们看起来很棒。我们要与你分享我们的秘诀,让你找到梦寐以求的牛仔裤。

牛仔裤将是你做过的最好的投资之一,如果你花时间去找到一条合身的,你可以一天穿到晚,难怪大部分女孩子的衣橱里都是它,它适合各种场合。

你真的可以把它们与任何服装搭配。

牛仔裤的质地和裁剪的变化无穷无尽,尤其是当同时期的Seven, Juicy Couture, Paper Denim & Cloth和Earl公司生产出引人注目而且让你身形漂亮的牛仔裤时,很容易就让人对它上了瘾。

现在有这么多不同类型的牛仔裤供人挑选,它真正是个人风格的体现。所以记住:你选择的牛仔裤应该反映出你自己独特的外表。

当你找适合你的牛仔裤时,记住这些有用的提示。身材娇小的要避免穿磨损的款式,要找有细褶和细长剪裁的牛仔裤。如果你臀部较圆,不要选择后面有大口袋并且口袋相隔较开的牛仔裤,试试弹力纤维的布料。矮小身材的,不要穿宽松的款式,低腰的牛仔裤最合适。高个子的人,要避免吊脚样式,要找喇叭款式的。

不管你在上班时候穿什么,如果你像其他女孩子一样,下了班你就会穿牛仔裤。最合身的一条会让你从白天穿到晚上然后再穿一天,仍然很好看,同时让你看上去还是那么棒。

所以你可以有一条美丽绝伦的牛仔裤在晚上穿,那就是我们最喜欢穿的一条。

所以找到一条最适合你的经典牛仔裤,让它成为你的时尚经典,这确实是一件大事。这条牛仔裤会是你的时尚体现。

我认为,牛仔裤是继小黑裙后的另一个现代选择,每个女人想显得性感,就需要至少有一条像第二层皮肤一样的牛仔裤。我希望我们已经帮助你找到你自己的牛仔裤。

 

 

注释:

1) wardrobe [5wC:drEub]  n. 衣柜,衣厨,衣室

2) staple [5steipl] n. 主要产品,主要成分

3) antithesis [An5tiWisis] n. 对立面

4) modest [5mCdist] a. 谦虚的,谦让的,适度的

5) versatile [5vE:sEtail] a. 通用的,万能的,多才多艺的

6) investment [in5vestmEnt] n. 投资

7) occasion [E5keiVEn] n. 场合,时机

8) addiction [E5dikFEn] n. 沉溺,上瘾

9) contemporary [kEn5tempErEri] a. 当代的,同时代的

10) unique [ju:5ni:k] a. 唯一的,,独特的

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