Did Gen Z Tiktokers Lead Trend Away from Skinny Jeans? : The Indicator from Planet Money Skinny jeans have reigned supreme for two decades, but now their rule seems to be ending.

The Rise And Fall Of The Skinny Jean

The Rise and Fall of the Skinny Jean

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The skinny jean trend was born in the early 2000s, ushered in by the smashing debut of The Strokes. Their first album was a huge hit, and the band was photographed by everyone and they were all wearing this kind of Ramones punk-y style: skinny ties, t-shirts and ... skinny jeans.

Skinny jeans have turned out to be an economic mammoth, dominating the global jeans market for decades. Recently though, their grip has started to loosen. Now, it looks like the skinny jeans' reign is ending, and there are some people who are very upset about that.

On The Indicator: The rise and fall of the skinny jean, and what, if anything, could replace them.

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