I am not so sure where the premonition that ‘emo kids’ and the ‘emo culture’ were the very first of all underground trends to adopt the skinny jeans philosophy. I actually have a good mind to think that this style of molding denim so that it ever so accentuates the body is more relative to the early 70s—and onwards—when hair bands and rock stars, as well as models, were always wearing jeans that were so tight that you nearly needed a pair of needle nose pliers in order to get your zipper all the way up. One thing is for sure: While the emo culture dominates the wearing of theses jeans presently—and I am not knocking any of you emo-loving people out there—there are plenty of reasons why other people (like me and you, etc.) can enjoy wearing skinny jeans on our legs as well!
To come fully clean, I was originally way into skateboarding when I was in high school, and the type of denim that I wore tended to be really baggy jeans with lots of pockets. Now, however, I am even seeing that more skaters rolling around town are sporting the skinny jean look. Perhaps they find it easy to maneuver their skateboard decks with these types of pants on. I have heard them be called other things as well, ranging from the omnipresent slang tagging of ‘weenie squeezers’ all the way to ‘gag-wear’ (because they fit so snug and tight).
But in all reality, I just got my hands on a few new pairs of white, blue and black denim skinny jeans, and I couldn’t be happier. They truly add some flare to my look, they ever so eloquently silhouette my legs and lower-to-upper sections of my body, and I am getting more brandishing looks from the ladies (as well as getting hit on) far more often. So for me, skinny jeans have truly allowed for me to change up my look a tad bit.
At the same time, trying to find a pair of them in 32 x 30 is a real challenge.