GQ Magazine Says Boot-Cut Jeans Are Making A Comeback, Most People Disagree

As we all know, fashion goes in cycles - hence a lot of blokes were rocking Edwardian style beards in 2014.

Admittedly, that cycle took a fair while to come full circle, but normally things make a resurgence every couple of decades.

Which brings us to boot-cut jeans.

As the name suggests, the denim trousers are rooted in practicality; when you're riding your stallion through the mountains, the last thing you need is your pantaloons dangling over your boots and getting caught on your stirrups.

In more recent times and less Wild Westish places, boot-cuts enjoyed some popularity in the 90s, while Girls Aloud were among those who tried to revive them in the min-noughties.

But in recent times, the baggy-ankled style's popularity has taken a nosedive; the boot-cut has become the near extinct red squirrel, crushed by the American-wank-rock-pop-band-inspired grey squirrel.

However, the boot-cut is now ready to reemerge like a phoenix (red squirrel) from the flames, according to GQ Magazine.

Fancy a pair of boot-cut jeans? They're back in, apparently. Credit: Balenciaga
Fancy a pair of boot-cut jeans? They're back in, apparently. Credit: Balenciaga

Balenciaga designer, Demna Gvasalia, is the man who is spearheading the movement to get people wearing ankle-bashers once again, having included the style in the brand's 'lookbook'.

If you're anything like me, you will have no idea who this man is, but you will now be deeply suspicious of him. But according to GQ, he is the very man who could make the cut hip once again.

A section of their article on the bootcut's comeback reads: "It's a pretty tall order to get fashion-savvy men wearing flared-out denim again, but if anyone could do it, it's Gvasalia. He is, after all, largely responsible for turning the bulky dad sneaker from fashion faux pas into certified banger.

"Gvasalia's elevated take on normcore has helped him skyrocket to one of today's most buzzed-about designers."

Oh, that Gvasalia?! The one with the elevated take on normcore - yes, I know the one.

But elevated or not, people don't seem too keen on the idea of a boot-cut comeback:

Hmmm, maybe Gvasalia should have stuck with transforming bulky dad sneakers from a fashion faux pas into a certified banger.

Featured Image Credit: Balenciaga

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University before going to live in Australia and New Zealand for a few years, where he wrote a travel blog. He has previously written for the Eastern Daily Press, Giggle Beats, CALM and Front Magazine. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

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