The 1960s are known for the arrival of new fads and fashions. The first item that I retrieved from the time capsule was a pair of high waist denim pants, which were tight around the knees, but flared out everywhere else. My colleagues informed me that the bell bottomed pants or big flares were a significant part of the hippie movement. The bell bottomed pants were often worn with love beads, granny glasses, and tie dyes. The bell bottomed pants became the endorsed look for those who promoted free love, peace, and hallucinogenic (Dustan, 1995). The bell bottom pants were unisex. Bell bottomed pants came out at a time when people did not have a lot of money to spend on clothing, most shopped at the local second-hand or military surplus stores (Dustan, 1995).
Bell bottomed pants originated from the uniform of Navy sailors. The sailors wore these because they were easy to put on over the boot, roll up when washing the deck of the ship, and if a sailor fell overboard the pants were removed and used as a life preserver (Dustan, 1995). People who were unable to buy...
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