Skinny Jeans Aren’t Dead! Topshop Bring Back Baxters!


Who said skinny jeans were dead? Well, um, quite a few people, actually: the demise of the drainpipe has been predicted for some time now on Planet Fashion, but most of the UK high street seems to have missed the memo on that one, because there are still plenty of pairs of skinny jeans to be found, and there are still plenty of people buying them.

As if to prove their popularity, Topshop have just stocked up on their ever-popular Baxter style, which were first issued a couple of years ago, but haven’t been seen now for months (although old pairs still sell on eBay for close to the original price). These are super-skinny skinnies, which makes them great for layering, and Topshop have re-issued them in black, navy, bleached denim and even white.

We’re heaving a sigh of relief here at Fashion Police towers, because we don’t think the skinny jean is going anywhere just yet: sure, the wide-leg styles are currently taking over, but skinnies are sticking it out, and are becoming just one more style of jeans, rather than "the" style of jeans, as they were a couple of years back.

What do you think? Are you still wearing skiny jeans?   


  • January 29, 2008


    Yeah, I am still wearing mine but then, I have been for about the last 5 years…(yes, I know I sound like emily from BB, have you ever heard that new music called Indie?) but anyway, Baxters suck. They stretch and fall off.

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  • January 30, 2008

    The Fashion Police

    Oh, I hate it when that happens! So far the only ones I’ve found that haven’t stretched are my Topshop B jeans – Dotty P’s and River Island’s skinnies stretched to the point I have to wear a belt to hold them up now. Hate it.

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  • June 11, 2008


    I still wear my skinny jeans although the last time I wanted to buy one it was quite hard to find, so I thought they might be dead soon! I hope not, for girls with long skinny legs, skinny jeans are very flattering.

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  • August 18, 2008


    never wore them in the first place

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  • September 30, 2008


    i know they are the best!!!!!!!! how do people not waer them????? but the store have to lower the prices. that is true though if you don’t have that money i have to look evey wear to get a nice cheap pair. but i am all into diesner but LOWER THE PRICES. kk thats all i got to say. BYE!!!!!!!

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  • April 1, 2009


    Yes! they rock

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  • April 20, 2009


    When did people stop wearing them? They’re still hot in the U.S. at least.

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