One of the surest signs of fashion’s repetition cycle during recent years has been the dying out and subsequent resurgence of bootcut jeans. There was a time in the ‘90s and early 2000s when these blue denims were the only choice. When slim-cut and skinny jeans took over, baggier iterations were moved out by force. But the silhouette is back again with a vengeance, promising better shape and a new lease of comfort.
With a recent campaign by Diesel featuring Evan Mock and Julia Fox sporting a pair, the plight of the bootcut jean is being offered a helping hand by the right faces right now. As such, it’s safe to say that the bootcut is going nowhere.
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@highsnobietystyle: @juliafox shows us how to wear bootcut jeans for @diesel's 'Brave New World' campaign shot by @rayscorruptedmind. ⠀ ⠀ Fox says she prefers a low-rise black stretchy skinny jean, or a light wash, high-waisted mom jean. "If you pair a belt with your high-waisted jeans, it frames your booty and makes it appear perkier while also making your waist snatched," she says, letting us in on her favorite style hack. #hsstyle⠀ ⠀ Hit the link in bio for Julia’s FRONTPAGE feature for Highsnobiety.⠀ ⠀ 📷: rayscorruptedmind
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Trousers, as the linking piece between your kicks and your upper body garments, are always important. To find the ones that fit your wardrobe best, we’ve rounded up bootcut selections from the likes of Ahluwalia Studio, Loewe, and more for your perusal.
Ahluwalia Studio, headed up by Priya Ahluwalia, is one of Britain’s brightest style lights at the moment. This pair of 100 percent cotton denim jeans features a paneled construction and subtle wave pattern.
Another designer hailing from the UK, Bianca Saunders was inspired to make this pair of bootcut jeans after watching videos of ’90s house parties. The vintage acid-splash wash works in tandem with the slit cuffs for an unmissable finish.
Loewe’s bohemian couture is typified by this pair of wide-leg jeans which feature an oversized rope tie to the waist for that stranded-on-a-luxury-desert-island aesthetic.
Junya Watanabe opts for a homemade feel by embellishing this pair of vintage-style, light-wash jeans with blue and white paint splatters. Combining the splatters with a wide-leg, relaxed fit gives this pair effortless shine.
Paying homage to the French city of Nîmes, the hometown of denim, Jacquemus’ Le de Nimes Jeans are classic through and through. Heavyweight raw denim is cut to a laid-back silhouette that marries the rest of Jacquemus’ ethereally airy archive perfectly.
Carne Bollente goes full ’90s with the Ass Ventura jeans. Washed blue denim looks to be cut to a simple relaxed fit, and it is, but the way this pair falls elegantly from the waist is no mistake.
Études takes a page out of the rave scene’s book of designs with this pair of baggy jeans with an all-over text print.
Of course Marine Serre’s bootleg jeans feature the crescent moon motif throughout — how else?
Acne Studios thought that 1992 was such a good year for jeans that the label wants to relive it. We’re on board.
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