The term jeans relates to a pair of trousers that are made from the material denim, originally they were made for work wear because they are hard wearing and sturdy but in the 1950s in America they became popular among the younger generation as casual wear. Due to their popularity many cuts and styles of jeans have been created which are to give people options in the style of jeans they want to wear. These different styles and cuts have each been given a name such as Skinny Jeans, Flared, or Boyfriend Jeans, or Boot Cut Jeans.
History of Boot Cut Jeans
The Boot Cut jeans were originally worn by sailors when they were doing messy jobs so they could get them dirty without worrying. The boot cut style of the jeans was simple straight up and down to the knee and then flared out a little to the ankle so they would fit in with their uniform and over their boots. As time went on the hem of the boot cut jeans became wider and wider until soon the boot cut jeans for sailors were replaced by bell bottom jeans and trousers (what we know as today as flared jeans or flared trousers). Shortly afterward the trend of the ‘boot cut’ jean and trousers spread into Europe and then around the rest of the world. Men’s and women’s boot cut jeans and trousers differ in that the women’s is skinny to the leg before the knee and then opens up more towards the ankle whereas the men’s boot cut is the same length of openness all the way up and down.
Still to this day boot cut jeans and trousers are worn by men and women for work wear and casual. All brands of jeans have their own boot cut version including Levis, Wrangler, G Star, Diesel and so on.