The Question: What hippie style staple was first designed for sailors?
Bell-bottoms got their start in the U.S. Navy during the 19th century. The wide pant legs made it easier for sailors to roll up the cuffs to swab the deck and to get in and out of their boots faster. During the 1960s, anti-consumerist hippies bought bell-bottoms from thrift and army surplus stores instead of supporting big retailers. The style eventually became synonymous with the scene.
The Answer: The correct answer is Bell-bottoms.