Skinny jeans are probably the most common jeans to wear with any style of boot. This is because the silhouette can effortlessly slip into style. There is no need for cuffing, stuffing, or any other style arrangement. Did you know that tight pants were not always an iconic staple like they are now? In the early 2000s, this style took the world of denim by storm. Now mainstream, almost every person can say they have a pair of them somewhere in their closet.
The skinny cut has a long, and sometimes heavy, history. From gender binding, politics to innovative textiles – the skinny jeans we know and love have come a long way.
In the early 1900s, pants became more acceptable for women to wear. The fit was looser and usually reserved for sports or labor.
In the fifties, pants became universal and trendy for all genders. Dark-wash high-rise denim was the style that was popular at the time, known as beatnik style.
During the sixties, pants for women became more feminine. Designers commonly used bright colors and even sewed patches onto their latest designs. Capris were especially popular among women during the cultural decade.
We can thank the style icons of the seventies for the skinny jeans we all know and love today. The punk rockers of the counter culture movement made tight, often ripped denim contemporary and fashionable. Then, during the eighties, it was in-trend to cover denim styles with pins or patches. Soon as the workout wear fever came about, people started trading in their denim for leggings.