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A Fathers dilemma of "The One Inch Zipper"

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

I recently had an interesting experience shopping with my wife and teenage girls that in my mindtypifies the transition of thinking like a man and thinking like a father. I’ll explain. Ever heard of Dorinha?I vaguely recall seeing her name in the local newspaper. Turns out she’s an up and comer in the fashion industry (Brazil, Europe, US etc.).

Her claim to fame…The 1 inch zipper Kinda brings a smile to the face no matter how hard you try to remove it. It turns out 3 times a year Dorinha has a huge sale here in Vancouver where she opens shop in a warehouse and is on site to facilitate the event. Wall to wall girls/ women trying to find the perfect fit with the 1 inch zipper…hhmmm.

Now I’ll say right now that I was dead set against letting my daughters anywhere near this place…but with careful consideration, off we went with an open mind to see what this event was all about.

Get to this warehouse, through a door, up some stairs, a few lefts, then a few rights and behold…thousands of 1 inch zippers.

As a dutiful dad, I let my wife and girls go do their ‘thing’ and I took up space meandering aimlesslythrough the ‘sea’. I recognized this petite woman who I correctly guessed as Dorinha. I struck up a conversation and she surprisingly gave me about 10 minutes of her time. She asked me how I liked the jeans and alas my dilemma…I told her I have mixed feelings about the 1 inch zipper as I’m a father to teenage girls. She smiles and understands where I’m coming from. She explains the 1 inch zipper was created, not to bring the level of the pant down to the nether-regions, but to remove the ‘bulge’ that bunches in the crotch area, thus making girls look like guys.

I explain this to qualify why I would even entertain the idea of letting my girls buy a pair of these jeans. As it turns out, the jeans are not as skimpy as one might think. They just have a 1 inch zipper. So my fears of purchasing jeans where with your bill of sale is passed with a bick shaver and cream, had been put to rest.

This whole experience struck me as somewhat surreal in that this is one of those moments where as a father you’re hit in the face with two very different emotions about the same thing. BTW, we did buy 5 or 6 pairs that passed stringent scrutinization of both mom and dad.

I will continue to be one of those dads that greets all leg-humpers with arms crossed and a growl under my breath…Ain’t fatherhood grand!

Nice pair of jeans.

Monday, March 19th, 2007

What attracts you the most to Dorinha Jeans Wear?

Went to brazil and saw someone had it on and thought that now that was a nice pair of jeans!


I love your sexy brazillian designs.

Monday, March 19th, 2007


My Name is Tyrel and I go to Blanche Macdonald School for fashion design. Last year I had attended your vancouver fashion week show as a dresser. I must Say your speech at the end was the perfect bland of wit and driven passion. As the end of my school year is nearing (september 07) I wanted to try and get my foot in the door in terms of becoming a fashion designer. I love your sexy brazillian designs, and my Sister is a HUGE fan of your clothing as well.
I also believe that today, sexy can often be over done or done in the wrong way so in an attempt to not make the wrong move the modern woman shy away from anything sexy or revealing. I really want the oportunity to work with you as an assistant and learn the core of dorinha wear as I believe you represent somone one truely important in todays society (especially since your designs help women to understand curves are important and sexy). So for all of this I want to say thank you, and pray for the oportunity to work with you.


Love your jeans – England

Monday, March 19th, 2007

Just to say that at last I have found the jeans I have always been searching for. They make me look great and my boyfriend thinks so too !!! I will definately be back for more. Thanks so much.

Tracy (England)

P wow-"fantabulous" jeans!!

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

Your jeans are great, I love them so much. I’ve bought many other jeans, try them on and love them, but after I wear them for about 20 minutes they loose their shape and look awful. K But with Dorinha’s I look sexi all the time, they don’t loose their shape-and best of all…they’re so damn comfortable!!!!! I never thought that the perfect pair of jeans would ever exist, but thanks to you, they do. Thanks so much, I luv ya, and I’m looking forward to my next shopping trip! J

Dorinha Jeans are awesome!

Sunday, December 11th, 2005

Dorinha Jeans are awesome! I\’ve wanted them for soooo long, and I just got mine today!(they have a perfect fit, and I love them!

Sarah D.

Dorinha Jeans November Winner

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

Hi! wow i’m so happy i won the november contest!
i love dorinha jeans, they’re so comfortable and fit me like a glove!
can i please get a pair of A004-RSBL jeans in Size 1?


Dorinha Jeans put throught the test.

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

I just want to pass on a story to you about your jeans. I thought that my daughter emailed and told you but she didn’t so I will.
For my daughters 12th birthday I bought her a pair of Dorinha’s.
She wanted them so bad and loved them.
We were up visiting friends on the Kettle River campground near Kelowna,BC.
My husband took our 4 kids down the rapids. About a 45 minute ride on tubes. My brother dropped them off at the start of the rapids and then the end of the rapids is where we were visiting at the campground.
Well… My husband told the kids to leave there clothes in my brothers truck and just go down with your bathing suits. They didn’t listen so the clothes were taken off and the kids were in there bathing suits. They gave the clothes to my husband and he had to carry them on his tube.
The rapids got quite rough and the clothes got lost off the tube. Including the Dorinha’s. After they came back to the campground they were so upset .
I went looking for them with my sister in law. No sign of them.
3 weeks later my husband went camping with my brother to the same campground.
They went fishing in the rapids. Guess what my brother fished up. The Dorinha Jeans. They were stone washed and shriveled up. My husband brought them home. The pink belt had faded to a beige and the little metals holes had rusted in the belt. We washed the jeans and everytime my daughter wears them someone asks her. Where did you get those cool jeans. Or she is very creative and artistic. They ask her how did you do that to your jeans. The Jeans stand the test of time and elements.
Keep up the good work. Her size 0 Dorinhas will be in her collection of memory’s for a very long time.

Thanks for reading

Wonderfull you were to our daughters.

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

Hi Dorinha,i’m the lady that visited your warehouse sale on friday night oct the 20th,my friend and i had our girls with us Alicia my daughter,Sarah my daughters friend, and Jen, Maries daughter.I just wanted to tell you how wonderfull you were to our daughters,you spent so much time with them and you kept a warm smile on your face the whole time .You sighed their belts and took the time to say something different to each girl,and if that was not enough you signed their posters as well,and the message you wrote on their posters was so positive,i believe family is so important as well, just like you told the girls,you are such a positive role modell, thank you so much for your kind words.You even took pics of the girls,my daughter Alicia the one in the long dark hair was so thrilled she couldn’t even sleep that night she has always dreamed of modeling,and to have her favorite designer take her pic,she was in heaven.You are such a lovely person,you must have a special heart to do what you did,it meant so much to them, i can’t thank you enough for your interest in our girls you have gave them a wonderful memory, and i no we will see you again(thank you).I wish you love and happiness for you and your family.

Michele from wearing Dorinha Bikinis

Sunday, November 6th, 2005

Michele from feature our Dorinha Swimsuit in their first issue .01

Michele is wearing a (Style – Ring Bikini G006 top) & (Style – Basic Halter Bikini G0020 bottom)

Thank you Melissa – wardrobe stylist
Love Dorinha