The name has always both amused and annoyed me. Amused, because any attempt of mine to wear my actual male beloved's jeans would result in hilarity. Annoyed, because there's just the tiniest shade of gender and heteronormative bias lurking in there. And no one would ever market "girlfriend" jeans to men, right?
Er, actually, wrong. Levi's actually sells an "Ex-girlfriend" jean, and it's essentially the direct reverse of the "boyfriend" cut - tighter and more form fitting in the hip and thigh area.
I do want to know: why "ex-girlfriend" jeans? Is it only manly to wear a girl's pants after she's dumped you?