Clothing trends come and go — and then come back again. Recent years have seen the resurgence of bell bottoms, high-waisted “mom jeans,” and even acid-washed denim. It’s hard to keep up with what old styles are new again.
At the beginning of this week, GQ Magazine made a bold announcement.
At precisely 12 noon (EST) on Monday, GQ tweeted,
“Bootcut jeans are making a comeback”
— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) December 3, 2018
The magazine claims the trend resurged after designer Demna Gvasalia included boot-cut jeans in Balenciaga’s spring lookbook.
GQ proceeds to flatteringly describe Gvasalia as a:
“master fashion troll, turning wretched, meme-worthy items into grails people clamor to post first on Instagram.”
The boot-cut jean was most popular during the late ’90s, early 2000s.
As opposed to today’s enduringly-popular skinny jeans, boot-cut jeans are fitted from thigh to knee, but then flare out at the bottom to more efficiently accommodate boots — hence the name.
Despite Gvasalia’s confidence, the internet is not feeling the resurgence of the boot-cut.
Yea no the fuck they aren’t lmao
— Myol 😈 (@MyolLife) December 4, 2018
I won’t partake.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) December 4, 2018
This is just a gateway drug to JNCOs. Never again.
— Checkers & Rally's (@CheckersRallys) December 4, 2018
This expression says it all. pic.twitter.com/kSUGeOurg2
— Chloe Condon 🎀 (@ChloeCondon) December 4, 2018
— DR WOKE / SAM F (@DJSamF) December 4, 2018
WHO though? Would dare! Look at that fold! https://t.co/8RrCcYeFaB
— Halle Kiefer (@HalleKiefer) December 4, 2018
This wasn't a good look in 2002. It's not a good look now. https://t.co/99nckoNaKp
— The First Joelle Monique ✍🏾 (@JoelleMonique) December 4, 2018
This is good news only for those who have kept their jeans in storage for the past 10 years.