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are bootcuts done?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by blackplatano, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. blackplatano

    blackplatano Senior member

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    Is the bootcut trend almost dead or will it remain a classic style forever? ALthough they are nothing new, i noticed a decline in them for a while ago now.
     
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    DNW Senior member

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    Yep. It's so done that you'll never see me in them again.
     
  3. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    It's a classic style, it's what goes best with ... boots!

    flarez on the other hand are out for a while, at least for men.

    !luc
     
  4. Babar

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    It's a classic style, it's what goes best with ... boots! flarez on the other hand are out for a while, at least for men. !luc
    Agreed. Distressed bootcuts/flares were in for so long, so now it's all about unwashed tapered/straight legs instead. I bet in a few years the pendulum will return back again. Though I've always hated flares, I can't see myself wearing anything other than bootcuts with certain shoes, such as the classic desert boots.
     
  5. jean_connoisseur23

    jean_connoisseur23 Senior member

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    no they are not....for me there are only 3 kinds of cuts...skinny, straight and bootcut
     
  6. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    I dont think theyre dead they just arent in style now. But I dont think anyone would be laughed at for sporting them
     
  7. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Senior member

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    they may be dead, but lots of people around here still wear them. of course i still see carpenter pants and jncos with dragon back pocket embroidery.

    personally, ive never liked bootcuts, so it doesnt matter to me one bit.
     
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    Hawkeye Senior member

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    Jncos with dragon back pocket embroidery are out? Since when?
     
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    dusty Senior member

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    jncos with dragon back pocket embroidery.

    Hahahaha

    EDIT: I just checked and they are still making those.
     
  10. Arethusa

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    i rock my 72" flarez still wat u talkin bout
     
  11. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Senior member

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    Tapered jeans look idiotic with boots. Therefore, bootcuts will never be out of style. Just keep the flare subtle, not bellbottom, and you're set.
     
  12. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    Tapered jeans look idiotic with boots. Therefore, bootcuts will never be out of style. Just keep the flare subtle, not bellbottom, and you're set.
    my 501XX 1947 looks pretty nice with boots too. It's a straight leg though.

    !luc
     
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    i prefer straight legs, but a slight flair never hurt nobody. straight legs tend to have a small flair effect anyways after bunching behind the knees happens. a slight bootcut will accentuate this flair and improve the look of someone with shorter legs.

    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.

    also, bootcuts tend to have skinnier thigh areas than straight legs which again is desirable for some.

    so, to answer the question, bootcuts will never be completely out of style.
     
  14. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    I have a few pairs of PDC which have a flared bootcut leg opening which is now a little too wide for my tastes.

    Is it easy/cheap to have the leg opening taken in? I'd still like to keep it a bootcut; just a smaller one.
     
  15. mizanation

    mizanation Senior member

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    it's easy and should be cheap to have the leg taken in a little. any alterations place can handle this.
     
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    Joffrey Senior member

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    My diesels (which were my first and so far only pair of premium denim) have a slightly pronounced flare but I still love em!
     
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    I don't like tapered jeans (never have) and I am so-so on straight legged jeans (yes, I only wear flarez) [​IMG]
     
  18. blackplatano

    blackplatano Senior member

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    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?
     
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    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?
     
  20. montecristo#4

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    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.
     

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