Straight and taper cuts are sooo pre 70s. Creating or at least resurrecting the accentuated boot/flare cut in the raw denim community, Big John is used to being first to the party. Becoming the first manufacturer of raw denim jeans in 1965 and creating the first Japanese raw denim in 1972, Big John was already in business as bell bottoms become popular which gives these jeans a bulletproof air of authenticity that its predecessors just can’t touch. They were there, man!
In classic bell bottom fashion, the jeans start off as a classic 5-pocket jean with a normal rise and feature a zipper fly. However, when you get down to the pinched knee, you know things are about to get psychedelic. Instead of easing their way into the style, it’s clear Big John really went for it with these ‘sneaker eaters’. Go Big John or go home, I guess.
But really, these come at a perfect time since flares are becoming sort of popular in the vintage community and not too many brands are repro-ing them with raw denim. That’s right, these somehow managed to be ahead of their time. Far out.
Available for ~$81 from Hinoya