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In the 1970's there were 3 basic poles of jeans in the USA: Levis, Wranglers, and "Designer". If you wanted to wear fully tight jeans, you were probably wearing "Designer jeans". These were largely worn by women, as the traditional jeans, being positioned as work pants for manual labor, generally weren't designed to fit women very well. ...


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This is probably in reference to several major US municipalities that banned pinball in the mid 20th century. Often this was because gambling machines were starting to disguise themselves as pinball machines to skirt around anti-gambling laws. However, in at least one case in New York City, pinball itself was purposely banned for about 30 years, because ...


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This is from Wikipedia, showing Elvis Presley wearing drainpipes: Slim-fit pants/The 1950s. Elvis Presley wearing drainpipe jeans. In the 1950s; the waist was higher than on modern skinny jeans. The 1950s Drainpipe trousers re-emerged in the 1950s, with popular Western stars such as the singing cowboy Roy Rogers, The Lone Ranger, The Cisco Kid, Zorro and ...


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After doing more research, and reading the responses, I believe I've come to two reasonable conclusions: 1: There are simply many names for it depending on time and location, following no other pattern than a description of the pant. Previous commented answers include "skin tights" (Fred), just "tight jeans" (Andrew), and "straight ...


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The most relevant portion may be found in this show: YouTube: Webster! Full Episode May 23, 1979 (at ~2 min mark) Transcript: Now. Naturally. Naturally. Within two and through at most three days, I will be meeting my colleagues and those who form the cabinet with me, as many of the caucus members as possible and deciding on the future of the government. I ...


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Your question appears to include historical fiction. I.e. the story is fiction, but set in a historical period, and you are looking for information for your story, rather than just the single question of what they were called. Thus, I am reading into the intent of your question. Rather than discuss what was, I'll focus on what was common and where. The ...


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As other pointed out, drainpipes. Or at least that was the commonest polite term used in UK/Ireland in the 70s for these jeans. Earthier phrases were used, depending on the wearer. Balls cutters and suchlike.


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My memory of the time was coming out of the late hippie era with the iconic pure bell-bottom jeans which were usually tight above the knee, then belled (not flared) out to usually past the shoe tip. So tight above the knee, belled below. Naturally (like that or not) "tight" was tighter in women's bell-bottoms than men's. Starting into my high ...


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Hot pants or hip huggers are what I have heard skinny jeans called. I never knew what skinny jeans were until one of my kids explained it to me. I've only heard them called hot pants or hip huggers


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It does not appear there was any recorded appetite for that in the US House. The House Resolution ending the the impeachment committee (and commending it for its work) passed with only 3 votes against it, and all 3 were strong supporters of Nixon who couldn't stomach commending the committee. There's a good reason for this. There are two concrete ends that ...


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