Clothes of the Seventies, Chemin de fer Pants

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Description: Some looked like a chastity belt with 6 buttons on each hip..making a flap when unbuttoned. The other style had 4 buttons in the front and the top button was purposely not able to be buttoned...these had a buckle across the back of the pants...quite the statement back then.
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Skooterkat - February 01, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved these pants!!!! I remember pulling them out of the dryer, laying on the floor, sucking in my stomach & FINALLY getting them zipped (and thinking I looked HOT!) I guess you really CAN find anything online...Thx.
lhmaxwell - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
The pants with 4-6 buttons on each side were called "sailor pants" and the type with four buttons up the front and one undone at the top and a buckle in the back were "tuxedo" pants. The company went out of business in 1985.
CERHAS - October 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Fresh out the dryer was the only way!! The only pants "back then" to come in size zero. I loved the lace ups and Cartiers. I remember helping out freinds to get that zipper up!! (HA) They were "IT" and if you had them so were you!! - November 18, 2008 - Report this comment
add mee & this is Lammeeee!!
kathleen - November 23, 2008 - Report this comment
these were the best pants ever...i wish they still made them. sexy, girly and the best designs. If you want something similar, go to a western shop and buy Rockies.
Kimmy - February 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember these from Jr. High, right after Ditto's were popular. A girl at my work wore some a couple years ago and I couldn't stop laughing! She got them from a friend and had no idea how old they were!
Kevin - September 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes, there were no secrets when wearing a pair of the lace-ups...HA!
Rayn - November 30, 2009 - Report this comment
LOL wow cant stop laughing...I had these pants! loved them they were hot then!
Mandys mom - September 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I wore only dittos then came Chemin de fers and good bye dittos they were the it jeans and they were 50 bucks back on the 70's I was in Jr. High and they were the hottest jeans of that time
Veronica - February 26, 2011 - Report this comment
Yeah these were the next hot jeans after Ditto. Never had a pair but I wish I did.
BOPEEP - March 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Karen J - June 29, 2011 - Report this comment
Love my Chemin de fers!! Jusst about the ONLY pants that fit my no hips, no butt self..Memories~
Donna - September 15, 2011 - Report this comment
I rocked my Chemin De Fers...even the lace ups. Had every style & was so disappointed when they stopped makeing them.
bob - March 05, 2013 - Report this comment
yall all being @#$@ @#$#@#*@# @$%#%@&#*@# %^*# hahahahahahahahahahahahhahhahahahah
Ronette - October 27, 2013 - Report this comment
I love hearing that other girls loved those jeans as much as I did.these jeans were the bomb I totally wish they made them today but with straight legs..
Mouseme - February 27, 2014 - Report this comment
Joey had names for my pants: The "sailor" style were my virgin pants (to hard to get into) the ones with the top button undone were my "advertising" pants. He said those really drove him crazy because one was already undone.
Pat - July 01, 2014 - Report this comment
I sold them in my stores in the early 80's. Could never get enough of them. Sold out every pair I ever purchased.
Synyster Skates - December 18, 2014 - Report this comment
I have a younger sister and between us we had all the styles of these jeans. And yes, out of the dryer, tight, squatting to make them loosen just right, was how we wore them. They were very expensive for the times and we felt beautiful and noticed. I agree that these should come back with straight legs. ❤
kellie - March 27, 2015 - Report this comment
LOVED these the tuxedo and sailor and lace up had them in jeans also white and black. used to buy them in the savoy store witch was upstairs in the Glendale galleria.
minnieochoa - August 08, 2015 - Report this comment
I totally agree these would do great if they made a comeback. They were HOT then and would be just as popular today. I remember paying upwards of $50. for my jeans in the late 70's but I just had to have each one of the styles Chemin de Fer came in! Then came Dittos & Jordache of coarse!
Bruce - September 17, 2015 - Report this comment
Loved the way women looked in the lace up jeans...totally hot...I think they still look hot...I don't know if that makes me a perve or just old...or maybe just an old perve ....hahahahah
valerie - January 15, 2016 - Report this comment
I liked the ones zipped all the way around! Lol they should bring them back!
Carol - April 18, 2016 - Report this comment
I loved the sailor jeans. But recall Chemin de Fer definitely ran at least a size smaller than Dittos and other jeans

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