Clothes of the Seventies, Dittos Jeans

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Description: These were the first must-have label jeans. They came in a large array of colors and styles with names like "Hi-rise". They were so popular (at least in southern California). After this, many other "label" jeans/clothing became popular. I would LOVE to get my hands on a pair of these. I keep trying e-bay and other sites.
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Angel - March 29, 2008 - Report this comment
I would just love to find a pair of those ditto Jeans. As a S. Cali girl, I had a pair in each color when in high school. My teenage daughter would just die to see what we then considered "designer label" jeans.
Kathy - July 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I keep telling people about Ditto Jeans and no one knows what I am talking about. Well I was raised in San Diego, so now I understand why no one in North Carolina knows what I am talking about. I couldn't live with out my ditto jeans. I loved the piping on both hips and the butt of the ones with the back seaming.
Dana - October 28, 2008 - Report this comment
I was raised in Palo Alto, CA and Dittos were popular. There were also Luv-Its, which looked somewhat like Dittos. Didn't they call them Dittos because they were supposed to be worn extra tight?
Kimmy - February 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Dittos were THE pants in 6th grade! I remember shopping at Red Eye in So. Cal. to get all my "cool" clothes
mo - March 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved my ditto's!!! I worked at a place in 1976 called Miller's Outpost in SoCal and bought them in several colors!! My "best"look was my tan tie died dittos with matching jacket !!LOL
Shelly - April 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember roller skating around in my sky blue satin baseball jacket with my white ditto jeans! Oh so cool!
Sue - May 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I was raised in "The O.C" and Dittos worn with a pair of Candies were MUST HAVEs for us in High School! LOVED the butt stitching and the FIT was amazing!
Nia - July 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Loved Dittos!! I always considered them my 'dress pants' as I lived in Levi Big Bell jeans. Agree it must have been a California thing about dittos, as I grew up in southern CA; mainly IB, OB, PB & MB.
Elle - July 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Ditto's were'nt only a California thing - I moved from Mississippi in 77 and was so glad my ditto's made me fit right in to the Northern California crowd. I've tried to explain to my daughter how the fit and the butt seam was the best!! she doesn't get it. Can someone please bring them back?
Chris - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved Dittos too! I loved being a teenager in the 70's. it was all good....I moved to Alabama 10 years ago and no one has ever heard of Dittos here. It's nice to read all of these comments to learn that they were a California thing and it wasn't just me that loved them. :)
Rose - September 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Not just in California, but also in EL Paso, TX...I remeber my mother buying me a pair and it fell in love with these jean. I had different colors, since my mom was cool and let me have more than one pair!!
Kathy from SoCal - September 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I had 5 pairs of them in Coral,Navy Blue, Baby Blue and Brown. I also had a pair of the Sailor style also. I just recently found a picture of me wearing a pair. I put that picture on my Facebook and eveyone went nuts when they saw my Ditto's. All the guys were like Auh Ditto's.:) Too Funny!! Wish they would make them again as a blast from the past come back. :)
Ditto - September 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Not only do I remember them, but I grew up in Huntington Beach and that's all I wore. Because I was adopted, my name legally became Ditto. Besides the fact that my dad worked for Xerox, the name "Ditto" just seemed to "fit". Pretty wild that they are back "in".
Rachel - October 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I grew up in the Los Feliz part of LA. I wore them at the end of the craze just before Chemin de Fer, Jordache and Calvins. I was in elementary school, 4th, 5th grade but I was tall for a 10 year old (5'ft). I also remember Cherokee platform sandals which I never wore because I was too young. I'm 41 now.
Cheyenne Pierce - October 17, 2009 - Report this comment
in 1978 I was offically certified a Ditto Girl at May co. stores in Los Angeles
Tim - December 18, 2009 - Report this comment
As a guy growing up in N. CA in the 70's, Ditto's are still one of my best memories of High School. We could identify most of the girls in our class without ever seeing their face.
Kathy King - December 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember driving all over Santa Ana and Orange looking for Dittos for my sister. She was in jr high at the time and I was in elem school. I also remember chemin de fer jeans.
Dino - January 17, 2010 - Report this comment
They were THE greatest camel toe pants ever made. And all the girls wore the without shame. God I loved the 70's.
Bella Cardoso - January 26, 2010 - Report this comment
These were THE pants. I had at least 6 different colors. Roller Skating at Skate King every Saturday night. Those were the days
Dee Dee - February 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Loved my Dittos!! In San Diego we wore them with Sabicca Platform sandals (
Sandie - February 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I also LOVED my Ditto jeans, and just got back to my "San Diego" size and started looking for Ditto jeans......I'm back home in Minnesota. Can anyone tell me where the closest store to buy some is? Thanx!
Tara70 - March 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I LOVED and lived in my dittos & platforms... It really had to be a "San Diego" or Southern Cali thing ..My dittos, the skating rink every Sat..then came Jordach and Calvin...Gawd life was great in the 70's ! I'd give anything to re-live that era..
Karla - March 27, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG my step sister just told me that Dittos were coming back .. right on, back in the 70's Northern Cali rocked Dittos.. boy don't we all feel old, Sonoma Co and Santa rosa yeah baby
Julie - April 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I miss the cut of Dittos. For a while, Lee Riders did the tapered waist I need with two darts in the back, to either side of the tailbone. They've now dropped it and I have the big balloon gap at the middle belt loop again. I refuse to buy if it has the bulge (or anything low rise).
Renee - May 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Being raised by my father of course I was raised in boy cloths. My mom bought me my first girl jeans which were Ditto Jeans. They fit so nice and made me feel like a girl. Wish I could find them again.
marcy - May 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved Dittos. Grew up in SoCal and moved in High School to Houston, Texas in '77. Not the "in" pants for Texas. It was all about Jordache, Guess and Gloria Vanderbilts. Hated packing up my Dittos!!
Jenna - May 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm 26...found out about Ditto's through the designer of Frankie B Jeans (that I have a few pairs of and love). Dittos are sold on the Frankie B site and I cannot wait to get my hands on a pair of the claissics!
Nevi - August 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I've been looking for these jeans as well. I'm only 14, but I love the 70's. Esp. the music and clothing. If anyone knows of an offline place where I could find them that would be great!
Teresa - August 23, 2010 - Report this comment
I really loved my Ditto's! I had them in many colors and styles including the saddleback version! I grew up in Southern California back in the 70's and these were a must have item for back to school. I am so glad that recently I unpacked a box that held a pair of light blue ditto shorts that I wore in the summer of '76, what memories :)
Dan K. - September 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I grew up in Southern Cal (Camarillo), and remember Dittos with fondness. They really showed off womens' figures nicely. Also, they came in some great colors.
jenni M. - September 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I can't believe it! I don't even know what made me search on the web. I thought I was the only one that remembered dittos. I was raised in Riverside, CA. My husband is from Detroit. Clueless what I was talking about. I had the satin jackets too! What memories!
Deanna - September 16, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG...I'm 48 now, was just talking about styles we wore in High School, I lived in Artesia, CA. if you were anyone...You would be wearing "Dittos". I loved the Saddle Back Dittos with a cute hoodie top, had all powder blue, drk. green and red. I also had a couple pairs of the Side Saddle Dittos... High Risers were also very sexy to wear. Yes my hinny looked good in "DITTOS". Gotta have hoodie tops to match all the colors.
Alexis - October 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Wow, I thought I was the only one! I didn't have any Dittos, we couldn't afford them, but I loved the look! I checked the make your own jeans sites to see if you could customize the stitching, but no, you can't. Oh well. I was in SoCal for 20 years. I guess I better get my serger going and make some!
Francesca - October 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I can't believe I found this thread. I was telling a girl I work with about Dittos and how I had every single color in the 70's! She had never heard of them so I Googled and OMG, this is so funny. I too grew up in coastal San Diego and so, it definitely is a So Cal thing. I'm in Ohio hoo... Yet, definitely Dittos were my thing and my mom used to say, "those are too tight young lady!" LOL
Elayna - October 22, 2010 - Report this comment
It's not just a SoCal thing - I grew up in the Bay Area & Dittos were huge! Especially with 5 inch Cherokees.
Jodie - November 13, 2010 - Report this comment
This is hysterical! I think about dittos from time to time and how excited I was to have two pairs of them in 5th grade. I can't believe there are so many other people who remember them, too. I did a search for dittos and found that they'd been "relaunched" in 2007, but the new dittos are super-upscale jeans- not like the real thing we had.
Lisa - November 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I used to buy my Dittos at Dooleys Dept Store in Long Beach/Bixby Knolls. I had so many pairs in different colors. My friends and I loved the way they made our back sides look.
Debbie - January 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I grew up in the San Joaquin Valley and Ditto's were GREAT! I recently read that high waisted big bell bottom pants are the rage this year! I hope someone can get a message to a designer and tell them about Ditto's! Our butts looked sooooo good! I live in Pennsylvania now and no one heard about them, must have been a California thing?
Deb - January 31, 2011 - Report this comment
omg my dittos made my butt look goood! lol Ohio here check this out
Deb - January 31, 2011 - Report this comment
1976 and Ditto jeans nice. My butt was rockin in them. I'm from Ohio and they were HUGE here
Tammy - February 05, 2011 - Report this comment
I wanted Mom to buy me Dittos SO BAD! but she wouldn't buy new clothes, so I had to scour the junk stores for used pairs. I actually was successful, although it took a couple of years to score some. I at least was able to wear a faded pair of yellow ones in 1978. They made us look good, unlike those super low cut ones of today that give girls (even nonfat ones) muffin tops. Bring them back! Its time for high waisted butt lifter pants.
Veronica - February 26, 2011 - Report this comment
Dittos. Those were the pants. I begged my mom to buy them for me. Growing up in Ventura, California. That was the pants to wear. I finally got some.....dark blue, light blue and white. The best fitting pants!
Jen - March 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Loved the Dittos, my fav were the side saddle, and the high rise. "Dittos...They Fit Where You Sit"
Tina - March 24, 2011 - Report this comment
DESIGNERS ARE YOU LISTENING....Not only was the fit perfect, the brushed denim fabric was so soft you never wanted to take them off. The more you washed them the softer they were. Had many colors and my high-school boyfriend told me just the other night how he still remembers how great I looked in my Dittos.
Debrina - April 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Ditto's were the first had to have piece of clothing as a pre-teen. I had every color and every style. Going to Catholic school and having to wear a uniform every day, made it even more special when you got to wear your Ditto's on the weekends or on Free Dress days at school. I loved my ditto's, they were so comfortable and looked good on you no matter what size you were! Wish I still had them now. I still have several pair of Chemin de fers and my 16 yr. old niece tried them on and we all died laughing. She couldn't believe we wore our pants that tight in the late 70's to early 80's. A Lightning Bolt tee and a pair of Candies and you were stylin! FYI - yesterday's size 9 Chemin de fers are the same size as a size 3 in today's sizes. And we thought we were fat!!!
Boo-Boo - May 03, 2011 - Report this comment
I worked for Ditto for five years and wore nothing excetp Dittos. Best jean ever! Nothing comes close for comfort, fit, style, price! Why can't one of the "brilliant new designers" bring it back??
Maxine - May 17, 2011 - Report this comment
They were the ultimate jeans!! Made everyone's butt look good!! Had them in all colors! Where are they now? LOL I could use a pair!! =)
caroline - June 04, 2011 - Report this comment
We wore Dittos in Sacramento Ca. I was the first girl in elementry school to get them and was the envy of all the other girls. My sister and I made my parents travel far and wide to get all the styles and colors. Los angeles had the best selection.I have a pair of saddle backs and i'll try to upload a picture soon.
Re-Re - June 09, 2011 - Report this comment
Dittos were the best when paired with a Lacoste polo shirt and listening to the Bee Gees. They were the perfect segway into the parachute pants/punk rock era. Both genres looked great with a "Members Only" or satin baseball jacket.
Debbie U. - June 10, 2011 - Report this comment
OMG what flash backs I'm having! There was a children's clothing store within walking distance from my house, and i'd walk to it just to drool over the Ditto's! I remember BEGGING my parents for a pair (at $15 a pop they were considered a bit pricey then) After pitching in some babysitting money, and I finally was able to buy a pair, my size was gone. I just HAD to have them so bad, that I bought the size smaller and squeezed myself into them! LOL I later got the ombre tan - brown at the waist fading to off white at the bottom; mint colored lace-up front; dark green saddle backs. I also had about 5 of the T-shirt striped Ditto tops. Hands down only pants to be seen in!!
jill - June 23, 2011 - Report this comment
The creator of Ditto jeans is in Seattle....coming out with a killer line soon....STAY TUNED!
Peggy - July 21, 2011 - Report this comment
OMG! I so miss the 70's along with our DITTO'S...nothing better than roller skating on a Saturday night in your DITTO'S and showing your butt off :)
a 70's girl at heart - July 22, 2011 - Report this comment
Im 50 size 9 and my daughter is 30 and a size 7. Ive talked about Dittos for years (my boyfriend (now)husband liked to see me in them too.) I would love to see them come back. And as for the low ride, muffin top, butt crack showin jeans they make now, throw them out to the dogs.
Ellie - August 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I am a California-born girl who lived in Pennsylvania from approximately 1973 to 1975. When we moved back here in 1975, I was not quite 10 years old and going into the 6th grade. Hadn't heard about Dittos, but my Aunt Dee and Aunt Mary took me school-clothes shopping and bought me my first couple of pairs. I loved them! By the time I was in eighth grade, I had many pairs, brown, tan, rust, yellow, white and powder blue. I had saddleback, sidesaddle and flares. Back then, I wore a size 12 or 14 in girls, no idea what size that would be now! By the way, I lived in Torrance!
Debbie - August 20, 2011 - Report this comment
I still have a pair of light blue ones in really good shape after all these years. Of course they don't look as good on me as they did in 6th grade :( I found the new ones and they just aren't the same. And at $150 no thanks. Why can't they make them the SAME way they were? How hard could that be? I love showing my kids my old dittos. They can't believe those were all the rage back then. They'll really hate it when I get back into them again.
Coralee - September 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember my dittos... they were my favorite pants along with my LAPD's..
Kimikoo - October 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I grew up in So Cal and we bought our Ditto's at Surprise Store. Started wearing them in 6th grade in 1972 just about the timn the girls were allowed to finally wear pants to school. Had a pair of orange saddleback's with a flowered halter top for 6th grade graduation. We were so cool!!
Deb - October 24, 2011 - Report this comment
Don't know how it happened, but I grew up in New Jersey, outside NYC, not CA and lived in these jeans as a teenager in the 70's! Must of been some migration of them to the other side, lol. Once I tried on a paper, I didn't want to wear any others. Looking forward to this new line coming in Dec. After 30 yrs, I'm ready for another pair :)
Robin - October 25, 2011 - Report this comment
I grew up in a small beach town in SW Florida. We had Ditto jeans too. All different colors all through junior high. We also wore jeans with the rainbow stripe all down the legs and butt. They were must-have jeans!
Dano - December 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I was young ang then around 14.I loved seeing all the girls wearing them, my god they were hot. wish they wuld make them again.I think they called them Dittos because they couldent get away with naming them cameltoes. the girls liked wearing them cos it was the in thing to show off the bump. anways thank you to all the laydys that had them on. cos I sure loved to look.
Kelly - December 31, 2011 - Report this comment
Dittos were made by Levi, when I mentioned them to anyone no one seems to remember them or I get a really funny look. They were the best jeans and came in all kinds of colors. And I have looked everywhere for them in thrift shops on E-Bay and it is like the dropped of the face of the Earth. I cannot find them anywhere. Does anyone out there no where you can find used ones? or maybe in a thrift store somewhere.?
Anon.4 - January 22, 2012 - Report this comment
Dittos are back They have a Facebook page, and say the jeans will be in Bloomies, Urban Outfitters, and Lord & Taylor this February. Was too young for this trend, but all my cool babysitters wore them, and probably babysat me to get more. I couldn't wait to get a pair when I was older, but by then Espirit was king of the teen scene.
STACY - February 17, 2012 - Report this comment
Yes!!! The Ditto's are back. They appeared on websites such as Urban Outfitters in the early part of February. I don't care how old I am (nearly 50) I have already ordered two pair. They were my fav's in high school and I am sure they will be my fav's again. I cannot wait to get them in.
Levi's Mamaw - February 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Wow! I saw the "new" Dittos in People magazine...flashback to Chula Vista, CA 1978--mint green dittos and my first date. I thought I was the bomb...nice to hear all the stories about us California girls(even though I reside now in Indiana)
CV Spartan - February 25, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved my Dittos!! The saddle back was my absolute favorite pants to wear! I have heard before that they are back, but I don't think they will ever have the appeal that they did in the 70's.
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Suz - March 15, 2012 - Report this comment
I grew up in SoCal and I wanted a pair soooo badly! My dad thought they drew to much attention to my rear and I wasn't allowed to have a pair! Ah, the injustice of it all! Then one day in 7th grade, a mean popular girl tripped, fell, scrapped her knee, and ripped a bloody hole in the knee of of her brand new yellow dittos. I couldn't stop laughing... Yes, I was bitter! But then I cried along with her because these were Dittos after all.
Laurie - April 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Do any southern californians remember Tom McCann and LEEDs shoe stores? The earthshoe sandels that had to have with dittos? They looked like strappy jesus shoes? Looking for a picture please..
Pam - April 18, 2012 - Report this comment
That's how I caught my husband! He loved the look of me in my Ditto's. He said that was the first thing he noticed. Of course I was 14 and he was 17 back in 1977. We are still together and we were just talking about them last week with some friends that had no idea what we were talking about. Lol
Jen - May 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Earth Shoes ..... gotta love them >>>> pic of the ones I use to have!
J Lav - July 12, 2012 - Report this comment
I dated the Ditto Jeans Model, her name was Debbie
Kevin Brazil - July 17, 2012 - Report this comment
Anyone from West Covina CA? Hit me up on facebook, I am putting together a "Dittos" page. All my friends are talking about bringing them back!
janet bain from cali - August 25, 2012 - Report this comment
DITTOS were the HIT pant i had probly every color available my favs were the saddle back they really need to bring them BACK i had searched and searched to find a pair any ideas hit me up on FB
Bonnie - September 17, 2012 - Report this comment
In the mid 70's I worked for a retail clothing/sporting goods store called "Surprise Store" (S.CA) where we sold Ditto's, Chemendefers, Jag, etc late 70's I worked for Ditto's Admin.who ended up filing bankruptcy!! LOVED Dittos & miss them!
Belinda - December 10, 2012 - Report this comment
I was raised on the east coast of florida and had 20 pairs of dittos in ever color and do not think there was anything better than the saddle backs and since my twins are built like me wish they still had them
Charlotte - February 09, 2013 - Report this comment
I love Ditto'. In my Senior year I was transfered from Fountain Valley CA. to St. Cloud MN , they had Ditto's but they wore them 2 sized too big...I told the sales girl the slogan is Feel the Fit not swim in them....they thought I was crazy. Ditto's did go well out here. I really miss them...I am still in great shape and do not want to wear jeans that have pockets halfway down my butt, it makes my butt look flat and I have a bubble but.....I wish they would bring Ditto's back they were the best jeans ever...
Abbie - March 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Riverside Ca. 70's gal. Rockin' Friday nights in my butter yellow saddleback Dittos until my senior year when we moved to a small central Ill. town where NO ONE even heard of Dittos! I miss them...Hope they come around again.
Carol - March 27, 2013 - Report this comment
I was a high school sophomore in Long Beach, Calif. in 1975 when I owned 2 pairs of Dittos. Absolutely loved them. I pleaded with my mom for "just one more pair, PLEASE!!" After being denied, I did something I'm not proud of. I snuck my mom's credit card, rode my bike to J.C.Penneys and bought the white pair I just had to have. Well, I had my Dittos, but the guilt was unbearable! And, of course, it wasn't long before my mom received her credit card statement and confronted me! First and last time I did that! I blame it on the Dittos--they were addicting. Got a job 2 months later, so I could buy my own clothes.
Mark - April 16, 2013 - Report this comment
Omg. Finally found an outlet for my wife. Loves the butt seam A must have for any 50 year old that remembers. Drove all us guys crazy.
Cindy - June 06, 2013 - Report this comment
Dittos were definitely a SoCal thing. I had them in about every color. Loved wearing them with rubber flip flops, wearing the flips until they were paper thin.
Bonnie - June 10, 2013 - Report this comment
I worked for "Dittos" in So CA-in fact we were in Van Nuys (San Fernando Valley) I was so lucky to be able to view the new styles/colors and I believe it was mandatory to wear them to work!! I got them for free. So it's no wonder the ended up filing for bankruptcy in the late 70's !! My heart was (is) broken!! It's amazing to see all the comments from people who STILL love them. "Saddle back" and "Sailor pants" were my fav's"!!
Mom2One - July 25, 2013 - Report this comment
Wow, took a walk down memory lane here. Got on the internet to Google Dittos (sparked by a chance discussion with a stranger in a 7-Eleven store!) Was really hoping to find some good pictures of them, so I could write up some "memoirs" of growing up in the 70's! Came across this post and started reading other's comments - enjoying the trip down memory lane. Ahh, Ditto's...they were the best! :), yes they were tight, but somehow you could still do so much in them (including bending over) and yet hmmm no lycra/spandex in them back then...interesting. Must admit, as I was reading through other's comments, that I got a little excited to think they were bringing back the Dittos - but of course, like most things today's market tries to "revive", the "new" ones are no where near as good as the original. And, of course, that is what WE all are looking for...the "original". [bubble burst---so sad] I too had dittos in every color - but my favorites were white and the butter yellow. Oh, and someone else mentioned the Chemin de Fers - I KNOW I had those (sailor style) which also leads me to remember the "zip arounds" and "lace-ups" - OH YEAH... Of course, as a mom now, I could never see myself wearing most of those pants from "back then" although, I might would consider wearing some "original" dittos if they were to be found! LOL
Mom2One - July 25, 2013 - Report this comment
Oh, forgot to say that I grew up in Las Vegas, NV - so whatever the CA craze was - we were OBVIOUSLY near enough to catch on. :)
NewYorkCityGirl - August 20, 2013 - Report this comment
As a poor girl growing up in the O.C. in the 70s, my parents couldn't afford Dittos for me. Can anyone tell me how much they cost back then, cause I can surely afford them now, just curious :)
Carol - August 24, 2013 - Report this comment
In response to NewYorkCityGirl's question: In Long Beach, California, where I grew up, Dittos jeans were selling for about $14.99 in 1975 and 1976. That is, if memory serves me correctly. (and sometimes it doesn't!).
jeff - October 08, 2013 - Report this comment
ferrmans in san pedro calif was the largest retailer in terms of sales in the USA. saddle seat jeans were the best. from a young mans perspective. new dittos don't have the saddle seat - too bad. :(
Pat316 - November 01, 2013 - Report this comment
I went to Jr./High school in S. Cal loved my Dittos and platform tennis shoes (too cool) They just fit great!!! = ) Too bad they changed the style of the new ones..
Danielle - December 15, 2013 - Report this comment
I grew up in San Diego and went to Pacific Beach Jr High from 1977-79. I had a pink pair and a rust color pair of saddlebacks. Wore a black and white striped shirt with my pink dittos and it was my favorite outfit!! I keep looking for dittos too. Someone's gotta have some packed away in their attic. I wish I kept them!!! I miss that time it was awesome. And yeah, Sbicca platforms with them. Awesome! I keep searching.....
Stefanie - February 15, 2014 - Report this comment
I grew up in San Francisco and we all wore dittos in the 70s. Loved those pants just like everyone else that have left comments. Not sure if I would still wear them now, but would love to try them on and introduce them to my daughters. Wish they would bring them back!also with I saved them! Not sure where they disappeared to. Kind of sad, guess they are extinct :(
Tami M - April 02, 2014 - Report this comment
Going through my childhood 'treasures', I came across 2 pairs of Dittos I wore in the 70's. 1 Green pair and 1 Blue pair. The labels are warn, so I have no idea what the size is, but I'm guessing somewhere around 6-7. Kinda fun to remember what we wore back in the day. :) They aren't the saddle seat design, as I always thought they made rear ends look bigger. Anyone know if there's a market for them?
strawberry - May 29, 2014 - Report this comment
I wish someone would bring back the Ditto saddleback pants. They were my favorite for many many years until they finally wore out. I would love to have them again. I am pants gal and really loved the 70's vintage Ditto saddleback jeans....
Robin - July 14, 2014 - Report this comment
OMG!I LOVE the 70's vintage Dittos. I wish Levi's would bring back the old great styles. I grew up on the Central Coast and had a few pairs. Oh how I wish I kept them. I would buy them for sure. They were so comfortable. I enjoyed reading the other comments and have to agree how good they were. PLEASE BRING 70's VINTAGE STYLE DITTOS BACK LEVI'S!!!
Loll - August 10, 2014 - Report this comment
Fashion is a cycle. Why has it taken forty years. For these ditto jeans to come back. I'm just happy I can still wear them
buccafurri - November 24, 2014 - Report this comment
Thank you Im glad someone knew about ghettos I asked the lady today and she didn't know what I was talking about they were in the seventies I only have 2 pair. they were very popular I saw a lady with a pair of workout pants I said hey those are dittos everyone said what
Carol - November 25, 2014 - Report this comment
Loved my dittos, so did my husband. He still mentions them after 28 years. I remember going roller skating in Torrance and him following me around. Good memories.
Lynne - December 24, 2014 - Report this comment
OMG I remember Dittos, they and Luv it's were my favorite pants in the late 70's. Rocked them and had every color. I grew up in the San Fernando Valley, Saugus Calif., and then in Newbury Park & Thousand Oaks. Wore them with my Cherokee Wedges.....then came Chamen de fer & Jordache, Calvin Klein, Levi's...still wear the Levi brand today & Lucky Brand & Express!! But will always luv the dittos...
Jon - February 17, 2015 - Report this comment
So funny reading all these comments about a pair of jeans that pretty much defined my childhood. Yes I am a man so how could a pair of women's (or girls) jeans define my childhood? Because I grew up surrounded by dittos! It was my father along with two other men whom created Dittos back in the early 70's. Actually they did not create them, they found them. A lady in Utah was sewing them in her basement. They were NOT started by Jordache jeans as another poster mentioned. Jordache bought the brand from my fathers company JoLene Manufacturing located in Provo Utah in the end of the 70's when they had faded from popularity. Growing up my mother along with the other partners wives each drove a Cadillac with Dittos 1, Dittos 2, and Dittos 3 license plates. As stated above, Dittos were all over the country and world for that matter. The only tie to Southern California is the main sales showroom was located in Los Angeles. Even though we lived in Utah where the jeans were manufactured, I lived a great deal in Marina Del Rey where we had a high rise apartment. The entry way hallway was about 20 long into the main apartment. Both sides of the hallway were covered with pictures of all the Dittos advertising shoots, ads, behind the scenes pictures of my father and his partners in various settings etc. A funny story is that as with most youngsters I grew up playing little league baseball, flag football etc. My dad was always the sponsor of the team. So for instance our flag football jerseys were the 'Dittos Feel the Fit' t-shirts. All my team mates freaked out at first but then realized we had quite the female fan base! No other teams did. I grew up with every kind of Dittos marketing chotzkie you could think of. Yo-yos, pens, t-shirts, etc. But the best was the bright orange Dittos feel the fit stickers in the shapes of hands. Every time I would go with my father to the factory such as on the weekends (or any time there was a false burglar alarm) I would stock up on rolls and rolls of these stickers. We had them on everything. I also remember having a total crush on the girl model we used for the advertising. Although I was probably 6-7 at the time and she was probably all of 16. Anyways, very fun memories and even more fun to see such great stories that at the time I had no idea just how big a deal they were!!!
Cathy - February 25, 2015 - Report this comment
I would love to have a pair of the vintage style Dittos--the ones with the line that starts at the bottom of one pant leg, goes up across the butt and goes all the way down the leg to the bottom of the other pant leg. Those wete so cool. I want to start a new trend
Nancy - March 18, 2015 - Report this comment
Loved reading Jon's story. I still have my pair of Dittos. No way I can get into them now! Wish I still had my favorite T-Shirt. Front was the "Dittos Feel the Fit" and back was "Grab a Pair" green imprint on white. Loved that shirt.
Joe Cool - April 22, 2015 - Report this comment
I was a 13 yr old boy when these were hot in Jr. high in San Diego (Woodrow Wilson Jr. High years 75 thru 77). My wife and I were just discussing these jeans and did a web-search. Needless to say but I spent countless hours starting at the girls behinds while I should have been doing school work. haha Here's a good pic of Dittos:
Dittos seeker - May 14, 2015 - Report this comment
Have seen dittos in an etsy shop called Classic Rock Couture. The link is .... Have yet to find my size though. I'd love to buy some used or new dead stock dittos from anyone who has them!
mary - June 24, 2015 - Report this comment
i have a pair of original white saddleback dittos size 7. nine 1 six 968 one six 47.
Debbie - July 09, 2015 - Report this comment
OMG I can't believe how many comments on Dittos. I grew up on San Diego & from mid to late 70's I wore them everywhere! I had a favorite Green pair that my ex still comments on the fact that he wanted to meet me because of my Green Dittos LMAO! They were the most comfortable jeans ever! Would love to see Dittos make a come back....PLEASE!
Brenda - September 03, 2015 - Report this comment
I just bought a pair of saddleback dittos on They fit great!!! It brings me back for sure!!!!
Therisa - September 05, 2015 - Report this comment
I also grew up in OC where Ditto's were the thing in the 70's. I loved those jeans and how well they made my butt look!..LOL Jon, great story! Tell your Dad THANKS! I just acquired a pair of vintage Dittos from a thrift store. I believe they're Cobalt Blue. They look as to have only been warn a few times. The white threads where the paper size tag was sewn in on the waistband are still in tact and white. No fold lines on the legs. As if they had been hanging in someone's closet for the last 35 years. (I guess it took someone that long to be able to part with them. I can understand that!..LOL) I just can't find a size on them, though. They're not my size, but I bought them on an impulse for the love I had for them back in the day. :)
Rebekah - March 05, 2016 - Report this comment
I used to buy these at the Bon Marche in downtown town Seattle, WA. They came in all different colors and in the blue jean look also. I had a baby pink pair and a baby blue pair. Beside the jeans also. Wore them for close to 10 years till they fell apart.
shelly - March 10, 2016 - Report this comment
They are available at Macy;s...jeans only with saddleback stitching. I went & tried them on today. They also have some straight legs & capris, no saddleback. I ordered a pair of cuffed straight legs off Amazon today. I took pics & posted on my facebook...quite an array of comments. I don't know how much we paid for them back in the 70's, but the regular price is $79 now...Macy's has 25% off.
SD2606 - January 14, 2017 - Report this comment
I'm afraid Jon above has his Dittos history slightly off. Dittos certainly did originate in California and had more than a tangential presence there. By 1974 Ditto of California had factories in San Fernando and offices in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, as well as New York. In 1975 Dittos of California contracted with the business he mentions, Jolene Co. Inc. of Provo, who was a manufacturer of children's clothing, in a licensing agreement to manufacture and sell a children's line of Dittos. Jolene was not involved with the creation of Dittos or with the original adult line of clothing. This information is based on news articles found in the Valley News of Van Nuys and the Daily Herald of Provo, Utah, and can be viewed on
Jewels - February 24, 2017 - Report this comment
I have a brand new pair of red size 7 Dittos I never wore and have kept wrapped up in a bag in a plastic crate since the mid-70's. I had hoped to fit into them someday. Now that's funny! Never gonna happen! I will have to find them in storage :)
Tiffany - March 02, 2017 - Report this comment
I grew up in La Mesa, CA. My Mom refused to buy me Dittos or the blue satin jacket. This was the 1st time I had ever asked for a specific type of clothes. And she wouldn't let me watch the movie Grease. I think this caused my 1st fight with my Mom. LOL :)
Patricia - December 16, 2017 - Report this comment
Dittos were expensive and I can recall that only the middle class and wealthy could afford these nice fitting pants. I do remember that my mother bought me one pair only. I felt so special wearing my Dittos. I worked at Arby's at the age of 15 but only while on vacation from high school. Saving my work money gave me the opportunity to buy more Dittos. I really liked my Dittos line of clothing.
Debbie - August 29, 2018 - Report this comment
LOVED Dittos, never owned a pair, mom said they were to expensive! I loved the saddleback ones! I did own one of the striped t-shirts ❤️
Vicki Albanese - April 08, 2021 - Report this comment
Ditto Jeans were the best looking jeans a girl could wear. Even in my 60’s now I dream the would come back in style. The same with ANCHOR BLUE form fitting jeans. The two best form fitting type of pants of all times. Please bring them back!!!
Vicki Albanese - April 08, 2021 - Report this comment
My story about my Dittos. I was working my first ever job as a waitress at the The Broadway restaurant in Chula Vista H street mall. I gained confidence working there. Lost weight. Wore bikini bathing suites. And exercising daily. When I found how unbelievably comfortable Dittos were I bought 5 pairs to wear for a trip to Texas to visit my brother. This trip was a 36 hour trip on Trailways Busline Trip to Dallas Texas. Me my two sons(ages 2 and 4 1/2 when I arrived in Dallas Texas I was told my luggage was lost. I was so sad. And was replaced only a refund. I never got the those 5 pairs of Ditto jeans replaced, best jean ever.
Tania - August 28, 2021 - Report this comment
OMG I did a Dittos/Famolari promo in Emporium Capwells where I wore Dittos with the “Feel the Fit” hand sticker on my butt, while I roller skated around the store. If you bought two pair of Famolari shoes you got a free pair of roller skates. So fun!

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