Elephant bells had a marked flare below the knee, often covering the wearer's shoes.The preferred shoes were platform shoes with soles at least 2 inches (5.1 cm) thick and heels 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 cm) to keep the pants' hems off the ground.
So it is possible that the, uh, moisture and stuff created by, uh, flatulence and whatnot is causing the fibers in the ass of my boxer briefs to wear out faster? IANAG (I am not a guy), but I certainly have been known to emit scents that could be described as "gawd-awful" (the phrase "she can peel paint" has been used, I believe).
Women's boot-cut jeans are tighter at the knee than men's, and flare out from knee to hem.
Men's styles are traditionally straight-legged, although the pants came in a more flared style in the early and mid 2000s, but this was optional.
They were usually worn with Cuban-heeled shoes, clogs, or Chelsea boots. The pants were typically flared from the knee down, with bottom leg openings of up to twenty-six inches.
Toni Basil, who was a go-go dancer when the 1964 concert film the T. Made from denim, bright cotton and satin polyester, they were so popular that they became a symbol of the outlandish and colorful style of the decade.