When Bell Bottoms Ruled the World.
God yes I wore 'em. In the 70's , at least in the San Francisco area where I grew up, if you didn't wear bell bottoms you were a jock or just plain way uncool! Note the Skynyrd pic above, they're all wearing bell bottoms. Levis also made "big bells" and the hem at the bottom if you wore them correctly would scrape the pavement behind the heels & get really frayed. We wore 'em with pride! I had a Rolling Stones lips logo patch sewn on my back pocket, kind of a kiss my @ss gesture. The ladies wore low cut jeans called "hip huggers", damn were they sexy! Straight leg jeans were the badge of being a goody two shoes or a troglobyte, definitely not for the wild & fun crowd that I ran with!