The mid 60s mods chose skinny slacks with loud plaid, check or stripe prints or all black for a beatnik style. Classic men chose low waist flat front dress trousers with a plain belt in soft pastel, chino, or earth tone colors. Denim jeans followed both the slim leg, flare and wide bell bottom moving into the hippie 70s.
Bell-bottoms or flares are a style of trousers that become wider from the knees downward, forming a bell-like shape of the trouser leg. In the early 19th century, when a standardized uniform did not yet exist in the U. Navysome sailors adopted a style of wide trousers ending in bell-shaped cuffs.
This high waist front and back welt bell-bottom disco pant will have you doing the electric slide all night long! Available in a wide range of colors for men and women. Designed to be tight just like we wore them in the 70's, if near the top of the size Chart you may prefer to go up a size. From inspiration, through design and construction, Charades takes pride in quality materials and excellent finished products.
You have got a question regarding your pant size? To find your exact size quickly, we have listed all offered 70s retro pants according to their flare sizes in individual size blocks. Just click on the blue button above, choose your flare size and look at the equal size chart.
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Hippie culture elevated bell-bottom pants to fashion-icon status during the s and s, but the flared leg style actually had been around since the seventeenth century. The original design served a functional purpose — and even helped save the occasional sailor in distress. The wide legs rolled up easily when doing messy jobs like washing the decks, and if a sailor fell overboard, he could pull the pants over his boots and the wide legs would inflate with air. Young people began to reject expensive, conservative garments in favor of casual, inexpensive items from thrift and military surplus stores.