By Leah Melby Clinton January 20, 2015
There's been a spike in the number of men buying women's skinny jeans for themselves—that's the news driven to our department after fast-fashion chains failed to stock up on super-slim-line cuts quick enough (the number's up by a third, according to the Daily Mail). The increased sales are happening online, not surprisingly since shopping from your computer allows you to avoid face-to-face judgment with a sales associate. "Last season quite a few hipster jeans brands that we stock brought out super-skinny 'spray-on' jeans, and the demand for them was incredible. They sold out in a couple of weeks," Oliver Tezcan of The Idle Man explained. "The high street wasn't as quick to pick up on this trend, which is much tighter at the ankle, calf, and thighs, so a lot of male high-street shoppers are now having to buy the women's version instead." Now, I'm all for fashion as individual expression, but I have two questions I need to raise.
Why are people calling them "ex-girlfriend" jeans? Ladies started the precedent with boyfriends, so is the ex necessary?