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Trish - September 28, 2007 - Report this comment
This was done mainly due to the grunge era..popularized 1st by Kurt Cobain's Nirvana. He made it to where (even in this day in highschool kids clothing) poor kids could get away wearing their dads beat up hole ridden levi's. The bigger the jeans the better. All you needed was some cool sweater or mini tee to accompany it and some vans and you were in!
timmmmmmy - November 05, 2007 - Report this comment
baggy jeans r da bomb lol
~JuLiE~ - November 20, 2007 - Report this comment
Baggy pants are so cool theese days!!! specially with gangstas!!!
aye bay bay - November 27, 2007 - Report this comment
gotta luv dem dudes rockin dem pants!!! So gangsta!
holly - December 06, 2007 - Report this comment
kurt cobain? ROFL are u on crack? first of all the first grunge bands actually came out in the late 80s.. first grunge band: screaming trees. getchur facts straight. lmao i dont even like grunge and i know this..
90's wilson - December 16, 2007 - Report this comment
Baggy jeans actually came about from Amerian prisoners who had their belts took from them to prevent suicide. I have been rocking baggy trousers all my life and will continue to do so!
kristy - December 20, 2007 - Report this comment
oh WHY can't pants still be like this? And baggy carpenter pants were the best!
Roman - December 27, 2007 - Report this comment
People are starting to wear the skinny pants now, ugh they're so tacky. I need time warp pls.
lauren - January 20, 2008 - Report this comment
jnco's baby.
paige - January 30, 2008 - Report this comment
aggy jeans are SO FRIKING UGLY AND GHETTO!!! skinny jeans are whats in style all people that dont wear skinny jeans are either gangster or stuck in the past not even grunge because all the skaters/rocker wear skinny jeans w/flats, converse, rainbows, vans, retro nikes,and keds.wanna be grunge? go to hottopic.com...baggy jeans SUCK!!!
cathy - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved baggy jeans jnco,buggirl,kikwear,ufo. just like timmy said.good I hate the styles today they will set you way back and it doesnt look good on everyone
who ever - March 06, 2008 - Report this comment
ok the baggy pant did come from prisons but and they did take their belts to prevent the prisoners from killin themselves. but the really didnt need the belts bc they gave them clothes that fit, but the baggy pant came from the prisoners that were available for sex from their other prison mates.....maybe that changes your point of view on how cool they are.....now that you kno where they came from.....
Adobe Gillis - March 16, 2008 - Report this comment
The first Grunge band was the Melvins. Formed 1981, on SUBterranean Pop records, only to become Sub-Pop.
Adobe Gillis - March 16, 2008 - Report this comment
PS- The Rave scene really kicked off the baggy stuff. We had "Phat Clown" pants back in '90-'92. Other brands were FreshJive and Sjobeck. These were SO BAGGY! I mean they were able to fit 2 people in them.
Lisa - April 07, 2008 - Report this comment
Paige go jump off a building only werid people wear skinny jeans and boys who wear them are gat... baggy pants are what it do okay so u wake up!!!!
DrJew - May 25, 2008 - Report this comment
All I wear
KAREN - May 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Kenny C - June 04, 2008 - Report this comment
The people writing about how great skinny jeans are were obviously born in the 90's. If you were alive before that you would remeber how horribly uncomfortable jeans were when there was only one fit.
buddha - July 12, 2008 - Report this comment
i remember when my older sister used to wear baggy clothes! guys at school still wear them like that....
Kim - October 02, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember I used to have a pair of KikGirl jeans. They were my absolute favorite. Too bad my mom threw them away :'(
Matthew F - December 17, 2008 - Report this comment
I was big on the Kikwear and JNCO jeans back in the day. Also, I remember in the third grade, my grandmother got me a pair of Lee Pipes!
ily 90's - December 30, 2008 - Report this comment
karen i think it was wearing your jeans low started in prison for anal sex because for easy access or something because a lot of people turn gay there lol and BAGGY JEANS ARE BACK theyre called boyfriend jeans now the 90's are back
Anina - March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember in high school people were considered to be really square if they wore tight jeans. I'm waiting for baggy jeans to come back in style for girls...they were really comfortable.
Vince Blake - March 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I fell that the fashion game has took clothing back to the 1980's. I could not stand those nut-choker pants at all, the only thing I like'd in the 80's was Lacoste, and dats it. And it's like they brought back the 80's but in the greenest way, me personally, I'm Jamaican who lived in Rochester, NY most of my childhood and in the 90's I lived in Miami, FL & Norfolk, VA and I like'd baggy jeans better and custom tailored Italian suits. And the whole style of baggy jeans had the airbrushed graffiti on da fit and have patent leather on both regular & leather baggy jeans and it was great style. I believed that in the early 2000's have combined all the styles at once, and I'm only 32 and I think fashion needs to have every style that suits the consumer.
poop - March 23, 2009 - Report this comment
i like turtles
AJ - April 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Exhaust Jeans started it all in 92' ... baggy jeans were the shiznit... dont ever forget, the best style to ever come out!!!
Philistine - April 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Not much of a fan of baggy or skinny. Just plain straight leg jeans never go in or out of style. Had tons of JNCOs, purchased at Gadzooks. By 1997, we had them so baggy they literally covered your entire shoe, as if you were floating. We called those hover pants. I had some that were 24" around at the bottom of the leg. Redonkulous.
rj - April 21, 2009 - Report this comment
baggy pants are cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sittingbull - May 20, 2009 - Report this comment
baggy pants are so sick.i still wear baggy pants. skinny pants are too uncomfortable for me, i need room down there,......you know,for my schlong.
90's Grrl - May 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Baggy jeans and the previous "tiny tee", awe....I remember silverTabs being huge!
grungy - June 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I like bananas
cecchi123 - June 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I was born in the 90s and I can't stand skinny jeans! They look so bad. I adore baggy jeans, it started when I was 7 and I saw this gothic-looking girl with big baggy trousers on and I thought she was beautiful! I pestered my parents to buy me some and I have never looked back =D
Mel - July 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Kurt didn't even start the baggy jeans trend on purpose. He was very thin and he would always wear tons of layers of clothes, baggy jeans probably just helped hide how thin he really was.
brian - August 25, 2009 - Report this comment
baggy IS ghetto people they make the body look unproportional drag on the ground, rip, and collect dirt not to mention a lot of people who swore by their baggys are now biting once again and switching to skinnies all that "theyre too tight" talk is BS from people whom follow the crowd and have never bothered being uniue with their style
Anna - September 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I absolutely adore baggy jeans! Maybe it's because skinny jeans look horrible on me, but anyways. ;)
Joe - November 02, 2009 - Report this comment
CROSSED COLORS Jeans - Bring em back!!!
Marly - November 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Not my favorite look. I'm little and they make me look like I'm drowning in them. If you are stocky, skinny jeans look terrible.
Skinny Jeans (Men) - December 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to rock baggy jeans for a long time, now going to skinny. Makes me look clean and the chicks dig it. I was never really into baggy jeans, I was just doing it to fit in a look tough. It's starting to get old and they annoy me now. I think I found my style :) really love 'em skinny jeans. Looks clean, especially with low tops. Now I don't have to worry if my shirts shrink a little because I will also look clean. C'mon guys, it's time for skinny jeans 2010-2015+
Lucky - December 08, 2009 - Report this comment
screw skinny jeans, they look pretentious and incredibly uncomfortable. This skinny trend is disgusting, and only seems to encourage this unhealthy anorexic craze. To me, women wearing baggy clothes in the 90s seemed far more confident and in control of their sexuality, unlike the sex objects they have been turned into now.
James - December 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I still wear baggy jeans. Well, to be honest it depends on what one considers "baggy." tight fit jeans have never looked good on anyone except models and those who were blessed with good genetics in the leg department.
Bdiggle - December 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Always reppin the baggy jeans why wouldnt you be able to love them theyre so comfy and are just badass, try to climb a fence or something in skinny jeans thats not cool you cant even really move your legs, i hate when i see people wearing them.. Damn i really miss the 90s, Anyone else feelin me??
Adrianna - December 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I really miss the days when it was in style for girls to wear baggy jeans. They were cool, and they were comfortable! I hate that women are now required to wear those awful skinny jeans to be in style. Yuck.
Matthew - January 08, 2010 - Report this comment
Baggy jeans are so comfortable. I have worn them since the 90s, and will continue to do so! It sucks that they are hard to find these days. Skinny jeans look gay on men. Why in the hell would a man want to wear jeans that show the exact shape of his legs? What is up with all the dumb "low-rise" tight jeans, tight shirts, and flip flops? The prep look makes people like me want to kick your weak little ass. Why would a woman want to wear tight jeans either unless she is desperately trying to be noticed by a man? It is not cool...it is absolutley stupid looking, and must be terribly uncomfortable...especially on men!! If you are a woman and love tight jeans, men will pay more attention to the shape of your body rather than the integrity of your character. And if only you people realized how ridiculous tight jeans are! If you want to be comfortable and really don't give a crap what people think, go baggy! Maybe grow your hair out to, and forget the gay, preppy "messy look." The skater, gothic, & Hip Hop look of the 90s (without wearing the pants below the waist) was truly a great style, and hopefully JNCO will re-emerge and start making new baggy styles once again. (I will say that pant cuffs larger than 32 inches gets a little on the crazy side though...but still cool.) What happened to JNCO anyway? I'm glad I can still buy Kikwear. Also, music from the 90s was much cooler, had more depth to it, and a much more unique sound than what we have these days...
Skinny Jeans - January 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Baggy Jeans are officially dead here where I live. Finally those damn wannabe gangsters are gone. Here's a little tip ;) Get Super Skinny Jeans Levi's 510 2% spandex They are a lot comfortable than baggy jeans. Those stupid jeans drag on your feet all day and make you look fat.
Allison - January 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Person before me is not very bright. "gangsters" weren't te only group of wearing baggy jeans but the grunge era and metal heads. My brother wasn't a gangster but he did wear jenco/jenko jeans. And this isn't about what's in today.
Tara - February 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Back then baggy jeans weren't necessarily seen as 'ghetto' I mean my white girlfriends wore baggy jeans more than they'd wear dresses to look... (funny as it sounds) 'sexier'. Even in primary school as you headed towards age 10 and over you kinda dropped the baby doll dresses and headed for like a 'Pink (singer)' look, like a tight t-shirt with baggy jeans (or cargo pants lol). Well that's what I noticed with the then teen fashion. Man when I was ten I had a friend who was so obsessed with Pink the singer that she even cut off all her hair and dressed like her. It was cool though everyone in my class thought she looked awesome. Nowadays if you do that at age ten you're just looked at weird. Heading towards the late 90's early 2000's I think girls made baggy jeans look to suit them more. I remember me and my friends trying to look like the back-up dancers of Limp Bizkit's 'Rollin' music video with the long hair and backward cap and halfway singlet with baggy azzz jeans. The baggier the sexier. Nowadays its the thinner the better (skinny jeans). Don't like that concept so much. Btw love this site brings back so much memories!
josh - February 19, 2010 - Report this comment
i still to ths day only get baggy carenter jeans
josh - February 19, 2010 - Report this comment
i think tommy hilfiger carpenter jeans r the best, thats all i wear
1831prez - March 15, 2010 - Report this comment
So i didn't really get to grow up in the 90's but my sister kinda handed down the baggy jean look to me and let me tell you, it is sexy. Way better than those stupid skinny jeans that all the skaters and preps wear. what is that all about anyway?? does anyone know of somewhere i could find some jeans to rock? where'd JNCO's go i want to buy some
Lucky - March 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I think the baggy or a t least a more loose and casual style will come back sometime in this coming decade. Overall fashion is starting to hit the disgusting obnoxious look of the late 80s and early 90s, that will bring about an aesthetic shift that will return a more toned down and minimalistic 'anti-fashion'. Hopefully this shift will kill, emo(I've been hearing the 'actual emos', and not the trendy hot topic clones, stopped wearing tight clothes and the emo uniform years ago), hipsters, and glam hop; and then some music with real depth and integrity will make a comeback as well.
Jason - May 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I always had baggy jeans when I was in high school. I was as far from the ghetto as possible but I loved the "ghetto look" and always wore baggy low pants and backwards hat. I was a very nice kid but I loved to look bad. I also liked the big pockets since I always carried around a pack of cigarettes, pack of gum, etc.
Tori - May 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh goodness! My school is stiil really stuck in this style. Yeah we are ghetto as heck but we don't care, no skinny jeans in sight! All the guys do this incept my redneck boys. And the girls that wear them wear tight tank tops. I was always a country girl so i never wore these, but I never wore tight jeans either.
90gay - July 14, 2010 - Report this comment
You guys are douchebags
Jewpal - August 02, 2010 - Report this comment
My friend Ali still wears baggy jeans and I rip him all the time.
Kimi - August 14, 2010 - Report this comment
34 34 was my size! I wore tight body suits or a tight short shirt and wore my pants below my belly button =) We also wore steel toe boots ;)
Richard - October 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I had a lot of JNCO jeans back in the day. My favorites were my pair of JNCO Fat Boys, 42 inch bottoms, and Mammoths, 44" bottoms.
Nirmal - November 16, 2010 - Report this comment
when jnco's wewre in, i wasn't allowed t get them, along with airwalks r anything else cool. but back in october i decided t get some kickwears which r not quite jnco's, but these days it doesn't matter. i got the widest they had n i love it cuz no one in ny wears them that i see anymore. so i stand out :) n they r so comfy. it feels like going back in time getting sumthing i was deprived of. :)
Jax Rhapsody - December 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Baggy jeans where hot then and hot now. Sorry the skiiny jean thing is not for me and for you guys who try to sag in them you look even more retarded sagging in your sisters pants. I wanna find some with the stripe down the side. I need to find all 90's wear for my closet.
Jay - December 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I look back at the rediculouse size of my jeans in the 90's i wore JNCO & KIK WEARS i wish my mom would have stopped me good thing i was only on that fad for like a grade or 2 then i went back to my tommy and guess baggy jeans that dont mopp the floor when i walk............you know i still wear baggy jeans but these days i actualy have to buy them like 4 sizes to big.....in the old days they came "baggy fit" now the gay trend of tight/straight fit jeans is in and i cant find baggy pants as easily
Dean - January 08, 2011 - Report this comment
The huge, baggy pants were characteristic of the 90s, for the entire decade, really. You started seeing them in the late 80s, when they were worn with oversized shirts and oversized, shoulder-padded jackets. I had a roommate at the time who thought it was scandalous that the baggy, boxer underwear was intended to show as the pants slid down. And slide down they did, sometimes to the ankles. A good thing buff, bodybuilders' bodies were also in style at the time. In order to keep them up, you'd often see guys walking in a telltale way down the street: one hand in the pocket balled up in a fist as they grasped to keep the pants up. We called 'em skater pants where I lived, but I was always so skinny that normal pants looked baggy on me so I didn't really partake.
Fran - January 19, 2011 - Report this comment
In the early 90s, baggy pants tapered to a narrow ankle but were still really baggy otherwise. By the end of the decade, they were still hugely baggy but stayed full to the floor, covering the feet, the same shape as real 1920s Oxford bags really. (There were also 70s-style flared/boot-cut pants at the end of the 90s, but those fit snug to the knee and then flared to the floor. Those are different from these.)
bgt - February 01, 2011 - Report this comment
baggy pantz rocked i stil wearing them as my casual wear,..i used to be a sk8ter in the 90's and i tell u its the most stylish fit in anti establishment statement at the time ,not like this skinny sH*t thats comin around here again, basicly u looked liked ur dad in their 60's outfit listening to the beatles or what (no offence to the beatles)90's is the best time of my life..i've heard somebody is missin it i felt u man..the music is good the fashion just slit rite in not like this crappy time now thats need to be adjusted rite away and skinny just made it worst!!
sdfghj - April 05, 2011 - Report this comment
just puttin all this out there, baggy jeans did not startin prison, that was keeping 'em real low meaning u were gay cuz it just meant u could get ur pants down quicker. and if u dont take a side in the skinny-baggy battle cause u dont prefer either, so be it. but anyone involved, baggy jeans are AMAZING!!! skinny jeans are fine if ur a chick but if ur a guy wearin them, ur gay. they ride ur balls till it feels like theyre not there and if u take pride in wearing them....UR GAY
muh butha jay - May 18, 2011 - Report this comment
i like turtles
Jeff - June 14, 2011 - Report this comment
Skinny jeans on guys today are just wrong. Why would you want to wear something so tight and uncomfortable? Also, baggy jeans aren't "gangster."Skaters and rockers wore them as well. KURT COBAIN DID NOT start the baggy jean phase. It seems like he always wore regular Levis 501s. In the '90s when I was a teen, it didn't seem like guys and girls cared about style as much then, for that reason, i believe we were happier.
skinny>baggy - September 23, 2011 - Report this comment
i can't believe anyone would EVER wear baggy jeans! they look messy and trashy and they fall down all the time. gross. skinny jeans are so much better! they are way more flattering and they're comfortable, too.
NerevarTrueflame - October 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Note people that this is a 90s clothing index. Complaining that baggy jeans are not in style today on a 90s site does not speak well for your IQ.
Gomez - November 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Hate to break it to all you real fashionable Mid-Westerners out there, but baggy pants haven't been in style for a decade. Ever notice the clothes people wear in print, film, or television?
ORLANDO - January 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Spooky - January 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Baggy pants need to come back! Guys if your pants are tighter than your sisters... there is a problem..but does anyone remember the Breakdown Tshirts. The little kid in the corner of the shirt holding a spray can? I need to find these shirts! post if you know where to find them please!
Steve - May 28, 2013 - Report this comment
Ninja Turtles and Full House and you can't forget the pumps and the Boss Jeans or Nautica ( SKINNY JEANS SUCK!!!!)
Bob - June 05, 2013 - Report this comment
What ya'll Know about FireTrucks
Xtacy - August 16, 2013 - Report this comment
I love baggy pants and old skool loud t-shirts forever, they are unbeatable !!! They were my history my memories of my good skating old days in the 90s......
Since the Beginning - March 01, 2014 - Report this comment
Only fake goth/skater/grunge wannabes shop at Hot Topic.. Grunge was NEVER about labels, or even brand new items from stores at the mall.. If you weren't born in the 70s, you don't know squat about the 90s.. and being a little 10 year old in the 90s doesn't mean you know the 90s either, mid to late teens OK.. Grunge was the anti-label, except when it came to shoes, but it wasn't even about the label itself, it was the look of the shoe, such as Airwalks or Vanns.. it was about a shoe being able to take a lot of abuse.. which, back then, Airwalks and Vanns could, unlike today.. Most people wore grunge went to thrift shops, even vintage stuff was big with grunge when it came to the girls, especially 1960s and 1970s mini dresses and shoes.. All these kids on here that were born in the 90s, and think they know all about it, are full of it.. Especially that girl up there talking about if people want real grunge fashion go to Hot Topic.. My generation, the generation where grunge began would laugh at you, that type of laugh that triggers asthma attacks in a person that doesn't even have asthma. You're a self-righteous little girl that doesn't know what she's talking about. People talking about baggy jeans falling off people's butts and everything are confusing baggy jeans with the "style" of "sagging".. and they are NOT the same thing.. "sagging" is when the jeans are hanging off someone's butt, or showing the tops of their boxers, even people today in skinny jeans still wear their pants in the "sagging" style. Baggy jeans however, were not falling off people, they were just made with longer and much wider legs. I still have all my baggy jeans from HS, I still wear them to this very day, and they're never off my butt.. Grunge was nothing more, than a rehash of the 1960s and 1970s with a bit of Nirvana thrown in for good measure.. As most people that were into Grunge were HEAVILY into the 1960s and 1970s, when it came to fashion, the music, and even the time period and that whole sense of being free and standing up against injustice in the system.. Grunge WAS so much MORE than cheap, retard clothes from Hot Topic.. the next generation of "Grungers" totally RUINED what Grunge was about and stood for.. It's like how "Spooky Kids" "Mansonites" and "Emo" dweebs totally tainted Goth.. You're the type to list Candlebox and Bush as grunge bands.. or wouldn't be able to tell the difference between grunge and post-grunge.. Or realize that grunge only had about a 5 year stint.. So, if you're claiming to be grunge after 1995, you're full of it. Little brats took something pure and took a crap on it.. *smh* Do what you like, dress how you like, think how you like.. but don't use a label that doesn't even apply to what you're doing. You can't take elements from several things and call it one thing.. You can mix cheese and eggs, but a pancake you will not get.
slackr - May 22, 2014 - Report this comment
Still got my JNCO Crimescenes,You can rent out the two back pockets to dwarfs.
vance - January 21, 2015 - Report this comment
Im glad someone finaly pointed out the difference between sagging and baggy. I have quite a few pairs of kikwear and wear them still to this day, my smallest pair is the 42 inch bottoms. I get more compliments than anything wearing those and people asking me where i found them. Baggy jeans are fun to wear and extremely comfortable. And the fact that they drag on the ground and get destroyed is what theyre supposed to do, would not be the same if the didnt drag. Glad theres people still giving these pants love.
stevo - February 22, 2016 - Report this comment
I remember wearing a click suit back in 90s think i was pretty much the only one wearing this style with pin rolls. Man those trouses were bagging i had a nice corduroy and suede one. Cant find any pictures on the net.
Helen - March 01, 2016 - Report this comment
These got dirty so fast on the bottom and not warm

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