Just as 2018 comes to a close, bootcut jeans have somehow sneaked their way back into the fashion spotlight — at least for men. This is all thanks to Balenciaga, a high-fashion label led by Demna Gvasalia, who showcased bootcut jeans in the brand’s latest menswear look book.
Although trends come and go when it comes to fashion, certain trends seem to always find their way back; 2018 is a prime example of this. This year saw the return of chunky dad sneakers, fanny packs, cargo pants, plaid, and tie-dye.
But bootcut jeans in particular are not being welcomed as warmly, especially on the web. Chrissy Teigen jumped in on the conversation after GQ pointed out the bootcut’s infamous return. Others weren’t shy about chiming in with their feelings as well.
— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) December 3, 2018
balenciaga resort jeans are the scariest thing i have seen since hereditary pic.twitter.com/1MkNwTFUWe
— brendan kennedy (@waywaw) November 13, 2018
I’d rather die
— erica (regular theme) (@erica_rosie) December 4, 2018
Traditionally, bootcut jeans are defined as ones that tapers at the knee and loosen around the calves and ankles. Not everyone finds them to be the most flattering look, but they’re likely very comfortable. Nevertheless, there’s a reason why denim brands like Levi’s and Wrangler have never stopped selling them.
If you secretly love the idea that this denim trend is back, shop three versions below.
The editors at Yahoo Lifestyle are committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. At times, we may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page.
Wrangler Men’s Retro Relaxed Fit Bootcut Jean
Levi’s Men’s 517 Bootcut Jean
Old Navy Rigid Bootcut Jeans for Men
Read More from Yahoo Lifestyle:
• Walmart’s 20 Days of Deals is here: Shop insane deals on TVs, kitchen appliances, and more
• 11 ‘ugly’ Christmas sweaters that are actually cute
• Little effort, big rewards: 15 subscription box gifts everyone on your list will love, starting at $10