Tapered-leg jeans just didn’t cut it for us in 1987. No way, man. We wanted something tighter. We wanted our ankles to choke. And we wanted to do it ourselves. We wanted… tight-rolled jeans. (Or maybe you called them “pegged” jeans… Whatever floats your boat. We’re laid back around here.)
Many 80s clothing trends fall in to the category of “awesomely bad”, but this one might just take the cake. The tight-rolled look is flattering on absolutely nobody. All of a sudden your ankles are tiny, and your hips are mammoth! Great! BUT it was the 80s and it was the cool thing to do, so who are we to buck the system? (We ain’t no squares, man.)
It took a little extra time and a few minutes of practice before you could perfect the tight roll. Some might have even used safety pins to achieve that coveted look. We call those people amateurs. You don’t need safety pins! You just need some practice! And some coolness! Luckily, for any youngsters nowadays that want to try this fashion disaster, there’s YouTube.
The worst news in all of this? The fact that tight-rolled jeans may actually be making a comeback. (A) They’re hideous, so… WHY? and (B) Get your filthy hands off our decade! Tight-rolled jeans are ours!
…because, as you know, during the 80s it was hard to go wrong with a little fold-over action at the hem of your pants.
We ♥ Tight-rolled Jeans.
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