Clothes of the Seventies, Brittania Jeans And Pants

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Description: Late 70's style, jeans and pants with a low waist and wide bottoms that were not really bell bottoms, just wide and straight without a taper all the way down. Bought without hems, you had to shorten them yourself but no one did. We just wore the tallest platform shoes you could find. Made your legs look lo-o-o-n-n-n-g and skinny!
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Cindy - August 16, 2008 - Report this comment
I don't remember them having a low waist; they fit just like all the other jeans I wore. I do, however, remember wearing a big pink Goody comb in the right back pocket, where the Star was. Cool jeans, man.
tomrhalt - September 07, 2008 - Report this comment
There used to be different color khaki pants made by Brittania. Istill have one pair of Grey Khaki's. My wife will throw them away and i'll get them and hide them for a couple of months and then sneak them back into the wash cycle. You cannot buy light blue or grey anymore. These are really broken in and comfortable. They have double pleats. I have had to DUCKTAPE the pockets and trim the shreds of wear at the bottom of the legs, but they really wear well. I would love to get my hands on some more. Tom
James - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I wore these exclusively from 1976 to 1979 when I went back to Levis. They were sold at Bloomingdales in Manhattan -- I remembered I loved them so much, when Bloomingdales didn't have a particular style, I traveled out to A&S in downtown Brooklyn to buy it. I even had a Britannia denim vest with leather trim (that matched one pair jeans which also had leather trim on the back pocket). I do not recall any wide, straight models. As was the fashion, all of the pairs I had were classic, flared bellbottoms. One pair -- I think it was the last one I bought, and was a bleached (light blue) denim -- was so flared, the bell at the bottom extended out virtually to the toes of my rather large feet (on which I often wore clogs).
karen - August 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved my Brittania Jeans. I wore them until they could no longer be worn. They were the best. My favorite pair had a low waist and hugged my hips perfectly. What I wouldn't give for a fit like that today.
matt Woods - August 10, 2009 - Report this comment
i just bought a pair of brittania shorts at the local thrift store this morning. love 'em. they still had the tags on them and everything.
Jenna - January 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember the TV commercial. I had the jeans too and I had a big purple comb in the back pocket for my feathered hair.
Bruce - February 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember the Brittania Jeans jingle so well. "I want to live my life in Brittania...". It was POWERFUL, beautiful, melodic. How I wish I could hear it again. If anyone has a copy of it, it would be wonderful to have it posted on this site to hear.
Phillip - March 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I have no idea what this brand is or where originated, but I have a tan longsleve polo that I found in my dads closet a couple years ago, I love it, one of my favorite to wear.
Dean Garrett - June 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I didn't become aware of these until the late 70s, fall 1978, when flares were going out of style. That year, Brittanias and other women's jeans were straight-leg ("cigarette-leg" they were called at the time), in brand-new, dark blue denim (very different from the faded denim popular earlier in the decade), with a waistband at about the navel, and worn rolled up to the ankles at the bottom to show off Candie's slides. Girls that year wore them with untucked, oversized blouses and men's shirts and tunics belted with segmented metal belts or with rope cords with the ends left to hang over one hip. Brittanias had more prominent white topstitching and were considered less cool than Calvin Kleins and Gloria Vanderbilts in my junior high school, and they somehow looked more awkward.
Agingdiscoqueen - November 22, 2010 - Report this comment
The best part about Brittania jeans, or any jeans back in the 70's, were that they were made in the US of 100% cotton.
MRuss - February 11, 2011 - Report this comment
I still have a pair of Brittania jeans that I wore in high school, '70s, and my son wore them today for '70s dress up day, along with an H.I.S. shirt and Levi's denim jacket
Stephen - January 02, 2012 - Report this comment
The best part about Brittania jeans was that the pocket was high on the butt, rather than down on the thigh. Having the pocket higher up made a sexy butt look extra nice!
DONNA SHEPHERD - April 03, 2012 - Report this comment
BEST DAMN JEANS EVER...ALWAYS LOOKED GOOD ON MY YOUNG ASS. MAKING THEM STILL? BOOTY OLD BUT STILL ALRIGHT FOR THOSE GREAT JEANS!!!
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elizabeth - June 23, 2013 - Report this comment
Dean Garrett, your comment was right on. The candies together with the cigarette jeans were sexy instead of the brittanias that were worn too long sloppy and flopping. The cigarette jeans and candies I wore as a new girl in the northwest coming from florida really stkod.out next to the brittanias. Guys loved, the girls hated me. That look took a little longer to get to portland!!
Dolores - November 10, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved all the bright, fun colors they offered and the fit really was amazing. A friend once told me that my red Brittanias made my butt look like two little red apples. Ah, the good old days. :)
Matthew - January 18, 2014 - Report this comment
Yeah, I remember the Brittania brand very well! Here on Long Island they were sold in The Gap in the late 1970's before the Gap went to their own brand. I had an ivory colored pair that were so comfortable. Really miss those days in High School from 1977-1980. Brittania pants were a big part of those years!
Gary - February 19, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved Brittania jeans, I still have 1 pair left from the late 70's that are patchwork ivory colored, but they falling apart after many years of wearing them; I really wish they were still made; it is impossible to find 100% natural none GMO cotton jeans that are made here in the USA now, everything now is cheap low quality from foreign countries, it only show how our country has gone down hill alot since then,I feel sorry for the generations now.

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