The Drain Pipe jean has reached cult status over the years, made popular by rockers in the ’60s and the punks through the ’70s... but its origins go back as far as the 17th Century… Men’s breeches, the aristocratic grandfather of the drainpipe jean were very popular among French royalty and like many fashion trends, began to spread across other parts of Europe including the UK. During the 1800’s they resurfaced as a mark of rebellion during the French Revolution in the form of a ‘pantaloon’.
Fast forward over a century and slim jeans came into their own during the ‘Beatnik’ era in the 1950s.
Decades on the drainpipe jean is cemented as a counterculture, wardrobe essential in any guy's wardrobe. The fitted cut allows for freedom of movement and an array of styles to pick from.