Bootcut jeans are denim pants that are tailored straight from waist to the knee and then slightly wider to the ankle. They were influenced by trousers that were worn by sailors in the 1850s which were designed for them so they would allow wearing of the boots without much problem. Bootcut jeans became popular amongst cowboys and ranch workers because they were comfortable and allowed for boots which were necessary for everyday work. However, cowboys began to disappear and Hollywood reintroduced boot-cut jeans in their western films and it became popular again. Boot cut jeans was designed for those who want the durability and comfort. In 1960s and 70s, under the influence of flower children, design changes and legs became widely flared. Boot-cut jeans become bell-bottomed jeans which lasted until 1980s when boot-cut jeans came back. Bootcut is still very much in the market. For the sake of clarity, I’ll differentiate between between a Bootcut and Wide Leg jeans:
-Bootcut Jeans will normally taper to the knee and then slightly flare out to accommodate a boot.
-Wide leg jeans have a wide circumference the entire length of the legs. They are also called Baggy jeans.
In the modern day, bootcut jeans has been Said to be a NO for men but for ladies it still fits them perfectly. Ladies rock bootcut jeans with tees and corporate shirts and not just the bootcut jeans also the bootcut pants . It is satisfactory to say that Ladies have in the modern day taken over the bootcut trend.
Fashion is about something that comes from within you. – RALPH LAUREN.