Jewel of the nineties: Jnco jeans make a comeback, available for pre-order in advance of December release
People who wear pants rejoice: the jeans that outfitted a generation are coming back to outfit America’s legs in oversized, elaborately decorated denim.
Jnco, short for “jean company,” is a Los Angeles based clothing company specializing in wide-legged jean styles for men and women that gained popularity in the ’90s.
New designs faithful to the traditional Jnco look can be pre-ordered now at the company’s website in advance of the line’s December release. Characters like the boxing kangaroo, angry bulldog and sassy skunk adorn the nostalgic garments, and some of the pants feature “racing stripes” that travel down the sides.
The jeans, which are being branded as the Heritage Collection, will range in price from $40 to $70 and will feature leg openings of 23”, 32” and 36”.
Thousands of people have commented on an earlier Weekender post about the jeans, excited for their return—but, to be fair, there was a near-equal amount of fashionistas against the comeback of the wide-legged denim.
Are you psyched for this sick fashion throwback? Are you going to get a case of Surge, throw on your Jnco jeans and watch The Splat?! Or would you prefer to to stick with skinny jeans and yoga pants? Let us know!
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Our readers shared some thoughts about the JNCO jeans comeback. Here are some of their comments:
Jessica Corter: I’ve seriously missed my JNCO jeans!!! I wore mine until they completely fell apart. I’m looking forward to getting some more of these amazingly comfy jeans.
Thomas R. Terbanc: I’ve still got like 15 or so pair, some never even worn. I don’t wear them anymore, but I just never got rid of them. I’d totally rock them out again.
Amanda Brannin: Skinny jeans are terrible on guys but JNCOs are bad on everybody!
Giovanni D. Martello: I fear a bunch of 30+ year-olds walking around in giant pants. I’m not sure the teenagers will give up their skinny style just yet. I’m about to pull out my UFOs which are timeless. Lol.
Lou Mimzy: This is why Daylight Savings Time needs to be abolished. We all turned the clocks back a little too far.
Robert Garrison: Bring back the Bugle Boys and the parachute pants. Those are true classics.
Mary Reed Zuffante: I had a pair that I had done up with like 500 safety pins and I ended up getting arrested at a rave. Guess who had to take them all out one by one? this girl.
Michael Dickens: I enjoyed them back then, but I don’t think I’d wear them now. (Maybe)
Brandon Svatek: I’ll admit I wore the hell out of my JNCOs back in high school. I’m 31 now, and I don’t think I could ever wear them again, but I’m glad to see them making a comeback. I’m going to high-five every teenager I see who dares to wear them.
Michael Hathaway: Sweet. Finally pants where my boys can breathe again.