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02 August 2017

Tapered jeans, trousers, etc. [More:]

Am I the only person who has a huge problem with them? It's like this aesthetic disease took over clothing makers a decade ago and shows no sign of letting up.

The human silhouette should not look like an inverted triangle. I mean, I get that legs are naturally tapered, but even if you want to wear something that conforms tightly to the shape of your lower body and legs, there's no need for the part around the shin and ankles to be tightly wrapped.
Bell bottoms forever.

Yes, I retain my 1970s tastes.
posted by bearwife 02 August | 23:57
Agreed! Bring back bell bottoms! Like on Hendrix here
posted by Firas 03 August | 00:00
I'm very short. Anything too wide makes me look stubby; anything too tight shows all the lumps. Middle road for me!
posted by mightshould 03 August | 07:48
I'm a fan of the bootleg.
posted by Senyar 03 August | 11:52
I like bootlegs too. Because they are BELL BOTTOMS. For example, my favorite jeans.
posted by bearwife 03 August | 17:11
I too am a fan of boot cut, though evidently that dates me. Ah well, I have given up on trying to be trendy.
posted by amro 04 August | 12:11
I kinda want to write an article about this. I think it's doable if I keep it very lightweight and quick.

If you think about it most traditional clothing worldwide has never supported the type of silhouette created by tapered jeans. This is like a new aberration.

This photo of Jewel (sorry Jewel!) is a great example of what I mean. This top-heavy look is not a good silhouette.
posted by Firas 04 August | 12:19
I loved big, wide bell-bottoms when I was 16 and a hippie. Now I prefer straight or tapered. Or leggings under a tunic or skirt.

Great picture of Hendrix. He was so gorgeous. I went to the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame a coupe years ago. Hendrix knew a thing or 2 about costumes.
posted by theora55 04 August | 13:43
According to my 18 yr old nieces tight trouser legs are out, bell bottoms are in.

mightshould I'm very tall and thin. Anything makes my look like a skeleton striding by on stilts.
In the average of the both of use lies bliss I'm sure.

Hendrix shouldn't surreptiously be putting cigarette ashes in the soup. That's just mean.
posted by jouke 04 August | 14:00
FYI || Calling the IRS