This is an entertaining topic to poke and prod, because the impending death of the current skinny-jeans archetype is close at hand and those left will split into two camps:
1 - Stay The Course:
Those in consummate denial who, like steadfast Zathan lovers, will profess the evergreen appeal of their favorite cut and have faith in the intrinsic qualities of the look that supposedly transcend fashion trends. "My friends, this look will always be around, and I'll never surrender."
2 - Phased Withdrawal:
The more sober-minded amongst us will accept a phased draw-down of skinny jeans, but will give enough time to allow other cuts in their wardrobe to stand up for themselves. "We need a sensible policy in our fashion repertoire that includes aggressive engagement with less radical cuts."
And before you say it, I realize the irony of all this coming from somebody who pretty much sleeps under a blanket of Zathans.
I think the distinction here is that the outermost fringe of the skinny-jeans look clobbers you over the head with its "direction." It's part and parcel to the same deliberately grotesque 80s revival look that brought back ugly-as-dick Ray-Ban Wayfarers, checkered vans slip-ons, bowler hats and anything else that makes you appear like you just stepped out of a thrift store garbage pile.
Eventually everybody gets the point, and the trend fizzles-out hard as it built itself up.
I just think it's funny how some of us are very adamant about riding the crests of trends only to balk when the trend finally runs out of steam and you're left with a closet full of shit headed to ebay or the HonestMall. Yes, there's guys out there still wearing Khaki Dockers, people still play in Grunge Bands, people still put Altezza lights on Ford Mustangs and people still drop E at Progressive Trance parties. The point is, your fad of choice only has one life to live unless you're willing to tough it out for a couple of decades.