The Skinny Jeans
The Skinny Jeans style originated in the 1800s, being descended from knee breeches, and possibly stemming from the Mughlai Churidars which were tied below the knee. These "pantaloons," popularised by fashionable Englishmen like Beau Brummel, were worn high on the waist, and tied around the ankle, commonly being put into boots. Pants, which had come to mean tight-fitting trousers, but now just a synonym, eventually loosened up at the end of the nineteenth century.
Slim-fit pants or skinny jeans have a snug fit through the legs and end in a small leg opening that can be anywhere from 9" to 20" depending on size. Other names for this style include pegs, drainpipes, stovepipes, Asian tight-pants, cigarette pants, skinny pants or skinnies. Skinny jeans taper completely at the bottom of the leg, whereas drainpipe jeans are skinny but then the lower leg is straight instead of tapering and so they are often slightly baggier at the bottom of the leg than skinny jeans