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1965, end to the Manchester-trousers, 50 years ago

Whenever my brother and me got our first blue jeans in 1962 in the first shop having them, Stauffacherstrasse, we in 1965, 50 years ago, got our 2nd and 3rd pair of Blue Jeans and could forget the old stuff. To get the Jeans less dark-blue you had to take them to a swim in the lake or to roll down a dirty hill and let them dry. Many people thought that it was bad and horrible of my brother and me to wear the Jeans also in School, but within a few years, the "cultural revolution" became normal, not for all but for most
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Whenever my brother and me got our first blue jeans in 1962 in the first shop having them, Stauffacherstrasse, we in 1965, 50 years ago, got our 2nd and 3rd pair of Blue Jeans and could forget the old stuff. To get the Jeans less dark-blue you had to take them to a swim in the lake or to roll down a dirty hill and let them dry. Many people thought that it was bad and horrible of my brother and me to wear the Jeans also in School, but within a few years, the "cultural revolution" became normal, not for all but for most
Wolli, Manchester pants are referred to as "corduroys" (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corduroy) in English. Nevertheless, thank you for sharing your experience with us. How much did you jeans cost back then, do you remember?
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Re: 1965, end to the Manchester-trousers, 50 years ago

Or cords.
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Or cords.
Thanks for the translation, I had no idea what he was on about.
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Re: 1965, end to the Manchester-trousers, 50 years ago

Bloody northerners ..... bring back cor blimey trousers and Oxford bags.
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Re: 1965, end to the Manchester-trousers, 50 years ago

Oi, don't dis my roots!
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Wolli, Manchester pants are referred to as "corduroys" (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corduroy) in English. Nevertheless, thank you for sharing your experience with us. How much did you jeans cost back then, do you remember?


By todays value around CHF 70 to 100, different of course in those times. The reason why mum, taylor from profession, preferred the Jeans was that they were durable and did not look bad even if dirty
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Re: 1965, end to the Manchester-trousers, 50 years ago

In my now long life I've had corduroy suits, jackets, caps, slippers and of course trousers. Corduroy trousers are still today my everyday winter wear. Easy to wash, hardwearing, comfortable, warm and sensible in price. This winter I have two pairs, one dark blue and one pair dark brown. The cutting edge of fashion of course. When worn together with my old but still good blue suede shoes I can feel the eyes of all those attractive but still young-in-heart grannies in the Migros restaurant gazing almost in awe at the sheer elegance I represent as I collect my orange basket before disappearing into the shopping throng.
Nor, as I must make clear, am I one of these people who lets their turn-ups pile up like a shabby concertina over their shoes. No, I'm a show a sock man, not only so that the world can see that scruffy white socks are a thing of the past but also to expose the pure refinement a well-socked and fully functioning ankle has to offer the world.


I'm still planning my summer trousers, they'll be denim of course, as always, and so eagerly await the spring collection. I find the 2-for-one offers particularly tempting and enjoy terribly the banter of the sales assistants as I model the various new trends.
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Oi, don't dis my roots!
Did you have Manchester trousers as well?

They never made it across the Pennines. We had cords though.
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Whenever my brother and me got our first blue jeans in 1962 in the first shop having them, Stauffacherstrasse, we in 1965, 50 years ago, got our 2nd and 3rd pair of Blue Jeans and could forget the old stuff. To get the Jeans less dark-blue you had to take them to a swim in the lake or to roll down a dirty hill and let them dry. Many people thought that it was bad and horrible of my brother and me to wear the Jeans also in School, but within a few years, the "cultural revolution" became normal, not for all but for most
This was a strange one, even by wolli standards...
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Did you have Manchester trousers as well?

They never made it across the Pennines. We had cords though.
Never heard of em.
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They never made it across the Pennines. We had cords though.

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