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Help me find a pair of jeans with a large zipper pull!
June 13, 2012 12:20 PM   Subscribe

Urgent birthday present vintage fashion help: Help me find a pair of jeans with a large zipper pull.

[Posted for a friend.] I'm looking for a pair of jeans my girlfriend used to wear in 2004, but I think she got them from a used/vintage clothing store. They're normal jeans, lighter wash, boot cut, back pockets, no frills on the lacing but the unique thing about these jeans is they had a VERY large metalic (maybe YKK) zipper pull. A good 3 to 4 inches long, an inch or two wide, and 1/4-1/2" thick. I would like to find these jeans, something similar, or a zipper pull replacement that would fit a normal YKK zipper slider that I can attach to a pair of jeans. I don't have a brand name.

I want to get them for her birthday in July so any help asap would be awesome. I would have to be able to purchase them in the Bay Area or online. Thank you everyone!
posted by scazza to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (2 answers total)
 
I've never seen any pants of ANY kind with a huge zipper pull like that; is it possible that, since you say she got these jeans second-hand, that huge pull was something the previous owner added herself? Maybe you could do something like that: find a giant zipper pull (at a craft store? a fabric/sewing notions place?) and add them to a pair of jeans yourself.
posted by easily confused at 5:17 PM on June 13, 2012


Your neighborhood shoe repair or any alterations place that takes coats can do this for you. They may have to replace the entire zipper of the jeans.
posted by desuetude at 4:06 PM on June 17, 2012


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