Thursday, January 17, 2008

Z Is For Zip

Denim's Always Been A Riveting Product

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


Where would we be without Levi Strauss? As you probably know, he was the would-be gold prospector who failed in the Gold Rush, but who found his fortune (and started a fashion trend to survive the ages) by turning the canvas of abandoned tents into tough trousers for prospectors. I readily confess that I am a slave to denim as soon as I get out of my work clothes.

This post is for Z, the final letter of Mrs Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday before she takes us back to the letter A all over again. In the meantime, could you help me list all the Z-words you can think of (without looking at a dictionary) .... Zap, Zombie, Zimbabwe, Zebra, Zephyr, Zinc, Zuider Zee, Zither..... it's over to you now.

34 comments:

Misty Dawn said...

I love your titles and footnotes - you have such a way with words ;-)

WomanHonorThyself said...

Hiya David~!who could live without denim!..woop!

pat houseworth said...

Since I am now "semi" retired, I can pretty much wear blue jeans anytime and anywhere(except to bed and when officiating sports)....down to 4 dress shirts and one suit(which works equal for weddings and funerals, both about the same thing in my mind)....and no dress shoes(I'll buy a new pair for the next funeral)....

Casdok said...

Riveting indeed!!

BRUNO said...

You mean there are OTHER types of clothing, besides denim jeans?

Actually, I prefer the black denim---only have to wash them HALF as often!

"Where would we be without Levi Strauss?" Probably for 95% of us---NAKED! As in no "real" clothes!

A.K.A.---ZILCH!

david mcmahon said...

Thanky Misty! It's all about having fun!

david mcmahon said...

Hi WomanHonorThyself,

Not me, that's for sure!

david mcmahon said...

Hi Pat,

Maybe we should swap places!

david mcmahon said...

Hi Casdok,

Couldn't resist using that word!!

david mcmahon said...

Hi Bruno,

You always make me laugh! As for me, I have never work black denim - only blue and NEVER the dark blue!

Merisi said...

Did you mention zero? ;-)
My lips are zipped. :-)

charlotta-love said...

zoology!

(and there was a Z in my word verification box)

Akelamalu said...

What did we wear before denim???

Z....... erm, no I can't think of one word :(

Corey~living and loving said...

I just wanted to meantion how much I like the second photo. To me there is a huge differece between the two photos. Just by changing the angle you added so much dimension!

bigga said...

Result of the Christmas food?
Thank you for visting me!

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Nice post. I, too, marvel at denim. Great invention.

Jeans are so much a part of our lives. Think how cool you could be as a kid with the right pair of Levi's!

dot said...

zone, zest, zealous (is that a word?). You have ruined my evening! lol. I'll be constantly trying to think of z words.

Moosekahl said...

from the heart of minnesota...don't forget Zamboni!

Sharon said...

That is a cute post. What WOULD we do without denim?

Ornery's Wife said...

Do biblical names count? How about Zechariah, Zebulon, Zeke, Zucchini, zinnia, zerk (don't know if it's spelled right, but it's that little nubbin that you put grease into on farm equipment), zeal,and that's all for now. I am zonked.
TM

KaiBlueCreations said...

that's a Zealous *Zed*
peace n fun, Kai

Leendaluu said...

Ok, my mind is evidently in the gutter because I find that photo totally erotic. Shame, shame.

Or perhaps I am the only one bold enough to say so.

Epijunky said...

Love the shots.

My Z word. Zeppelin.

"Stairway... Denied" -- Wayne's World.

Okay, I'm weird.

Max-e said...

Hi David, I thought zebras were going to dominate this weekks ABC posts. Looks like zips won the day.
For about the first time in my life I do not have any blue denim jeans. They all wore out - maybe it is a good thing I did not replace them, because my new lifestyle has resulted in a significant weight loss and reduction in the midrif. I'll give it another month to replace my wardrobe and will start with the jeans

AVCR8TEUR said...

I love to wear denim except when I sleep. How about Zeppo, Zany, Zero, Zeus, Zabasearch, Zimbabwe, Zebra, Zoo, Zoology, Zoologist, ...etc. Luckily, I'm not playing Scrabble otherwise I'm sure to lose.

turquoise cro said...

Was ZOO mentioned? Zonk?Zit?Zing?

leslie said...

zany (me), zeal/zealot (me), zenith (me not there yet), zest(y) (me), zip(py) (me), zone (me there sometimes. Hope I've helped you a bit - not zero. ;D

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Has Zulu been mentioned? Great picture of the denims! I love my jeans too, hardly ever wear anything else.

There was an advert a number of years ago of a young guy (particularly gorgeous!) who stripped off in a launderette and washed his denims. I can't remember which make was being advertised but the guy sticks in my head. For some reason!!

Crystal xx

David John Caswell said...

Hi Dave,
Like your photographs. Not a great fan of jeans, but they can look great depending on who's wearing them!
Dave

Neva said...

I did sipper as well! Figures there would be a few others. I like yours!

mrsnesbitt said...

Hey David! Lighning Post here! LOL! I have already figured out my first few ABC's! LOL for the next round...I think I will have a theme too.....the nesbitt household, where you don't have to be mad to live here but it certainly helps!
Thanks for the Post of the Day recognition...plenty more tales to tell my dear Ausie Author!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I never before noticed how photo-worthy an open zipper can be.

lynn said...

Great jeans, it's quite a sexy photo.

Roxanne said...

I LOVE my blue jeans!! Nothing else like them in the world. Keith Urban sings it just right too!!

How about Zucchini and Zephyr.