Style of the late 80's. A jean or kind of pant that creates an illusion of a long buttox or frontal area while forming a slight "tapered" or tight look at the ankle of the pant. Used for costumes, "dress up days," un-hip and sometimes overweight women, and "HxC" scenesters.
"That girls is so scene! Check out her choppy haircut and sweet TAPES! They're SOOO hxc!"
"That woman has got some sweet TAPES. Just look at how tight they are at the ankle!"