Cool Clothes From The Avenues
googled the old style school pants my mom forced me to wear one winter day to the 1950s Bannantyne school but no luck. I was about 7 or 8, and I refused to be dressed as such again. Not sure what the correct term is but they billowed somewhat at the waist, gradually tightening to my ankles, and if I remember correctly, they had leather knee patches. Yuk! How about the jeans with the bottoms folded up? That was considered way cool provided the fold wasn't too large. Along with the jeans (maybe they were called Levis then), there were the billy boots with their upper edge folded down. Also uncool with a big fold. Some of us wore tuques and this item had to be rolled up so only the back of the head was covered. Had to flaunt the greased down hair. Good old days huh. I think so.
Bill (Second Avenue)
In Verdun, we called jeans DUNGAREES.
And when the tops of those BILLY BOOTS wore before the bottom parts, we cut them off around the ankle and wore them until the soles gave out. There was also a name for those which I don't recall. GUM BOOTS???
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...........Somehow I doubt there's a waiting list..........lol
Nothing could be more strange looking than the 'Bell Bottoms or Elephant Pants in the late 60's .......YIKES !!!!
Yes dungarees. Also my cousin says those pants were called breeches, on 2nd Avenue anyway. I had straight fine hair so I would comb it with water so that after a few minutes on the way to V.H.S. it would freeze, usually around the lane on 3rd. In class it would all fall apart of course, but I was semi cool for a bit.