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post #16 of 29
My diesels (which were my first and so far only pair of premium denim) have a slightly pronounced flare but I still love em!
post #17 of 29
I don't like tapered jeans (never have) and I am so-so on straight legged jeans (yes, I only wear flarez)
post #18 of 29
Thread Starter 
I like straight legs but the problem with those is the shoes. Certain shoes would look out of proportion with a tapered or straight leg, this is where the bootcut comes in. It makes a lot of shoes look smaller and not as clown-ish.

on a side note, does julian red only make tapered legs?
post #19 of 29
I, and think quite a few other people here, have notice a general disdain for bootcuts in SF. I never really wore them until the craze began 4-5 years ago and since then I haven't bought a straight cut pair. It really has nothing to do with fashion or style, but rather comfort. I hated having to fix my narrow cuffs every few mins when I walked around so that they wouldn't bunch up before the tongues on my shoes. Or if the straight cut is too long then it looks baggy around the ankles, too short and you look like urkel with your socks showing. Bootcuts took care of all these annoyances for me so why would I ever change?
post #20 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by mizanation
if you look at somone who has a 36" inseam wear regular japanese repro straight legs, they look like slight bootcuts. when shorter people have to cuff or get these fixed-length jeans hemmed, they look like tapers. that's why a bootcut is favorable for some of us shorter people.

Hmmm. I find quite the opposite. Being tall, Japanese repro straight legs (which actually taper from the thigh to the bottom) make you look like you are walking around on inverted cones, emphasing already long/thin legs. A slight bootcut some weight at the bottom and improves proportions overall.
post #21 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by montecristo#4
Hmmm. I find quite the opposite. Being tall, Japanese repro straight legs (which actually taper from the thigh to the bottom) make you look like you are walking around on inverted cones, emphasing already long/thin legs. A slight bootcut some weight at the bottom and improves proportions overall.


almost all Japanese repro straight legs do not taper from the thigh to the bottom (although some do). they taper from the thigh and then they go straight down from the knee down. when tall people wear straight legs, the taper ends at the knee where it's supposed to end, on shorter people, the taper ends below the knee, making is look like a full length taper.

i've seen several japanese repro straight legs that look much better on taller people, the pure blue AI-001 being one of them.
post #22 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackplatano
on a side note, does julian red only make tapered legs?
Detroit is a traight leg. Besides, it doesn't make sense to wear JR loose and baggy.
post #23 of 29
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flame
Detroit is a traight leg. Besides, it doesn't make sense to wear JR loose and baggy.

I don't really wear my jeans loose and baggy. Unless you consider the fit of the jeans juelz santana got on the pic i posted baggy. He is just wearing it low, but it looks like a regular fit.to me.
post #24 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flame
Detroit is a traight leg. Besides, it doesn't make sense to wear JR loose and baggy.

the detroits are actually pretty tapered if you ask me. loose baggy top and 8 inch leg openings=tapered


but no bootcuts will never go completely out of style. i think a subtle flare looks great with certain shoes. and ive got piles of 517s that i wear from time to time. but the distressed exaggerated bootcut is dead.
post #25 of 29
I can imagine subtle and slight bootcuts staying around forever, but proper flared bootcuts should be dying by now.
post #26 of 29
As long as i wear Desert boots i'll always have some bootcuts. In particular levis 507 bootcut cords and Nudie reg ralf
post #27 of 29
Bootcuts are practical and functional so being in or out of style is not a question. Flares on the other hand are/should be done.

Now the question of what's flare vs what's bootcut is very subjective. There's no clear cut here.
post #28 of 29
I love my Nudie Bootcut Ola's which, I believe, are a lower rise and subtle bootcut jean. They are the best fitting pair of jeans I have ever owned. I plan on picking up another pair as a back up set before long. I just wish they made them in 13oz selvege denim like the RRDS.
post #29 of 29
Bootcuts are always in style even if, and better yet, when they are out of fashion.
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