Why did bell bottoms make a comeback?

I don't understand modern fashion. What is with this return to the 70's vibe that seems to be all around us? The 70's had ugly clothes. Horrible clothes.

I'm sitting here on a laptop watching these two girls standing at the counter ordering coffee wearing these ugly bell bottom jeans. Of course, they are too long for their legs as the current fashion dictates, so the bottom of the hem on both legs is all ratty and dirty. At least they are not wearing platform shoes, which is good. They are both wearing big clunky work shoes/boots. I remember when it wasn't cool to wear combat boots and the like with clothes, and I did it anyway and people thought I was lame. Now its cool, but people still think I'm lame. Such is life I suppose. :)

At least they were bell bottom jeans and not polyester tight pants with a zipper in the back. Those look even worse. You really have to have just the right ass and thighs to wear those, and trust me, those girls didn't.

I suppose it could be worse. They aren't wearing the big pants that hang off your butt, even with a belt. Of course, you are supposed to let them hang off your butt so you can show off your Calvin Klein boxer shorts. No, that special look is left to the skater punks over at the magazine rack reading about Playstation games or some shit. It is also popular among ravers.

Boy, do I sound like the fashion police or what? :) Personally, I don't really care all that much about what other people wear, but current fashions mean that I have a harder time finding normal jeans in the store to wear. I hate it when that happens.

Kill the bell bottomed fashion designers! Kill em all, let God sort em out!