On May 26, Riggall tweeted a picture of the pants, which were supposed to have a 32 inch inseam. They look just the tiniest bit long—the inseam looks slightly closer to about 56 inches.
Riggall's tweet went viral, accumulating over 20,000 retweets and 40,000 likes. Speaking to BuzzFeed, Riggall described the jeans as “ridiculous." He said, "I opened them and I was stood with my mum and she just started crying with laughter. We couldn’t believe what I’d been sent, I was baffled—I don’t know who would fit these jeans. Probably nobody!"
Riggall's not the only one who received the strange jeans. On May 14, a man named Alex tweeted a picture of himself holding up a pair of ridiculously long jeans he'd received from ASOS.
These jeans do not seem to be made for the body of a human. Which is weird because who or what else would be ordering stuff online? What gives?
Mirror reached out to ASOS to ask them about the giraffe jeans and a spokesperson told them: "The ASOS Super Skinny Stacker jeans are a new menswear style which are cut longer than standard length to allow a gathered effect at the ankles. We have enjoyed the pics posted by our customers, here is how to wear them." They also included a link to the jeans online.
So there's the answer. The jeans are called "stacker jeans" and you wear them scrunched up like legwarmers. Those extra wrinkles of denim look both useless and uncomfortable, making them ultra fashionable.