Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Wide-leg Jeans

Wide-leg Jeans  
Wide-leg jeans, colloquially called baggy pants, are a style of clothing that were popular from the late 1990s to the mid 2000s. The quintessential brand of "hip-hop"-style wide-leg jeans comes from the Los Angeles-based JNCO ("Judge None Choose One"), although other youth- and ethnic-oriented clothing companies manufacture them as well.

Historically, the cut of pants has varied by period. From the 1500s until the early 17th century, very loose fitting breeches and hosen were fashionable among the wealthy. Frequently, these galligaskins, trunk hose and Rhinegraves had slits to reveal a contrasting fabric lining, and were paired with short doublet or jerkin.These were replaced with tighter breeches and justacorps frock coats during the 1660s, which remained in fashion until long pantaloons were introduced during the 1788 French Revolution and Georgian Regency era. Baggy pantaloons (named after Pantalone from the Harlequinade) were originally work clothing, and were worn by urban French Sans-Culottes seeking to distinguish themselves from the overdressed aristocratic fops of the Ancien Régime who wore tight knee breeches.

Wide-leg jeans and pants are at least 20" in circumference at the hem. Wide-leg jeans differ from bell-bottoms in that the entire length of the leg is large in circumference whereas flare or bell-bottom jeans become wider below the knee. Wide-leg jeans can be considered to be a variant of baggy jeans, which were also popular in the 1990s.
Super wide-leg jeans have a circumference at the hem of 23" to 26"; whereas extreme wide-leg jeans are as wide as 50".

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