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Description: These jeans were so low in the waist that the zipper was only 1" long! They also came in cords of every color. I remember powder pink.
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Tina - January 02, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember these pants were the coolest. The ones we had were low waisted with three snaps and only back pockets and bell bottoms.
maig - January 06, 2010 - Report this comment
i remeber these! they we so cool!
katrina - February 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember peanuts pants they extremely hard to find my girlfriend hand 2 pair and she rocked them. I remember we hitch hiked our to Bethesda Md to the local surf/hippie shop to try and find a pair.
kevin - July 12, 2010 - Report this comment
im from new orleans, and i remember most of the girls in the early 70's wore peanut jeans. they looked great on them. i think peanut jeans may have had a lower rise than todays jeans?
Denise - June 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved these jeans/cords. Bought them at Merry-Go-Round. Super low with three snaps and bell bottoms.
LD - June 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Loved these jeans - had a bunch of colors - used to buy them at the head shop in Morristown. Wish I still had them for my girls!!
Diane - July 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Yes! Merry Go Round in Maryland!!!! I wore them all the time!
Susan - July 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Yeah! It seems like Maryland was the Peanuts capital of the world. We did get them at Merry-Go-Round and Hip Pocket, but mostly from Slack Shack in the iffy part of Laurel where they had HUNDREDS of them in every color. They must not have been very well made because they seem to have vanished from the face of the earth...noone can find them on Ebay or in thrift stores.
Susan - July 20, 2011 - Report this comment
I forgot to mention Peanuts *shorts*...omg. Everyone's mom HATED them, they were so low and so If you were going to a Peter Frampton concert in junior high, you were gonna wear 'em!
Denise T. - August 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved the peanuts jeans. They had so many colors. I think I had them all. I bought them all at slack shack in Lebanon, PA.They were very low cut, real short zippers on some and others had like 3 snaps. I wish I still had them. You can't find them any where and this is just my opinion but they were the coolest jeans ever.
Angie - September 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I use to buy Peanut Pants at the Jean Jack in Georgetown Alley at the Laurel, Md shopping center. I can not find any info on these pants...they were made by a company called Viceroy. I did find a company in Australia called Sterling & Viceroy, they have a Facebook page...I asked them on FB if they were the company that made Peanut Pants, maybe I'll get an answer Here is their email.
Lynn - October 20, 2011 - Report this comment
I bought them at the Merry-go-round at Landover Mall :) They were really popular and came in cool colors... very hard to find too!
Angie - March 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Back in Sept. 2011 I tried to contact Sterling Viceroy but never got a reply...Still have not found any info at all on these pants....I wish I still had mine from when I was younger (not that they would fit) Does anyone know anything about these pants?
helene - April 22, 2012 - Report this comment
use to buy mine at merry go Round or the Purple Grape in MD at Golden Ring mall...Zipper was only 1 inch and they were black Bell bottoms, also had Yellow and Red... y Fav pants I still miss them.. wish I had the body to wear
Lisa - September 30, 2012 - Report this comment
Tonight I saw a pair of vintage Viceroy jeans ( not Peanuts) on where the seller has a good picture of the Viceroy company logo. I wish I could upload the logo here, but I can't. It is the same exact logo that Viceroy imprinted on the 3 snaps of their Peanut pants; a small letter S nestled inside the letter V. I too am from Maryland and can say that Peanuts were HUGE in the Silver Spring area in 1972/ 1973. I remember going to Mel's Other Place in the Kemp Mill Shopping center in Wheaton, or The Solar Plexus in Silver Spring. Peanuts by Viceroy came in so many different colors and even corduroy or velveteen. Of course, my mom hated them and made me wear bodysuits and warned that they would damage my figure....??? What could have happened to make them totally disappear? The only thing that I can think of is to try and research government patents for the brand name Viceroy if they were, in fact, an American company. Finding out what happened to Peanut pants is driving me bonkers. Somebody has to know something.
Lisa - September 30, 2012 - Report this comment
Exciting news!!!Checking patents turned out to be a good idea! This url: shows the patented Viceroy logo of the V and S I mentioned above that was printed on the snaps. The V/S stands for Viceroy Sportswear. According to the patent site, the patent "died" in 1977. The address of Viceroy Sportswear was New York! There is an address that would be a long shot to mail an inquiry too after 35 years, but I just might do it. Anybody live in New York?
Brenda - December 07, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG! I thought I was the only one that remembered Peanuts! Never have found anyone until this page. I bought mine somewhere in the Hinsdale, IL area, but moved back to my home state of MD after graduation and people were wearing them all around the Gaithersburg area! This is so cool to finally find other people that remember them. Such a shame they aren't around now, cause they would surely fly off the shelves! Thank you all for the walk down memory land! :)
Lisa - May 25, 2013 - Report this comment
What is so hard to believe is that there isn't one single photo or vintage ad anywhere to be found online. I can find pictures of old perfume bottles from the 1950's, yet not one photo of somebody wearing peanut pants. Remember the glossy paper tag that used to come on new peanuts? It was a girl's topless midriff in only the jeans.
Nana - June 06, 2013 - Report this comment
I have been searching for a picture of peanut jeans and can't find one anywhere either. Grew up in a subberb of New Oleans and got mine from a dept store called Maison Blanche. The one on the westbank had an annex and that is where I found mine. We wore it with the popcorn shirt that snapped in the crotch.
MB - June 13, 2013 - Report this comment
I was not the prettiest or smartest or most popular in the 70's...but when I wore them peanuts jeans, guys would take notice! Yes they had 3 snaps and I had a variety of colors in cord. Got them at The SUPRISE STORE in Somerville, NJ. My best friends lil sis borrowed them all the time!
FL Girl - June 21, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember them for having a three inch zipper. I grew up in Daytona Beach and Orlando, they were only in the "surf" or "head" shops. I also remember whe the Rat's Hole was a hole, corner shop on the beach. I bought leather strips to braid for headbands and bracelets. You wait long enough and trends circle around.
SC - June 21, 2013 - Report this comment
I did a search for peanuts pants after seeing someone I knew from 5th grade (1970-71) in an online photo wearing them, and found this page. Or at least it looks like her. Unfortunately, it's a photo taken by serial killer Rodney Alcala. So I actually hope it's not her. We lived in Bethesda, MD where peanuts were really popular, but I lost touch with her after elementary school. I remember how excited I was to get my first pair - pink. Yes, they were really low hip huggers and had 3 snaps, and the moms hated them!
Lori - August 30, 2013 - Report this comment
OMG, I got mine at the Surprise Store in Somerville, NJ too! Loved that store and those pants. I wish I could find a pair!
Cindy - December 03, 2013 - Report this comment
The Jean Jack in Laurel, MD was where I got mine. I wore the real low ones with shrink tops. I had a sexy midriff and beautiful hips.
Cheryl - December 18, 2013 - Report this comment
I bought my 3 snap peanut jeans at the Wilson Men's Store in Seven Corners (Falls Church, VA). My dad hated them, nearly as much as he hated my mini-skirts and short-shorts (hot pants, but we weren't allowed to call them that, lol!).
Staci - December 29, 2013 - Report this comment
Yep, loved these pants! I've looked for them on websites everywhere and they are nowhere to be found...I had dusty pink ones, bought at the Merry-Go-round, Park City Mall, Lancaster, PA. I wore body suits with them or halter tops and my mom haaated them! They were the epitome of cool back in the day. They disappeared from my closet one day (thanks to my mom).
Sandie - June 22, 2014 - Report this comment
Real popular in Miami in the late 70s but every time I went to skating rink and fell I blew out the knee on them, hated that!!
Merelle - June 23, 2014 - Report this comment
I grew up in Gentilly & St. Bernard and remember peanut jeans well. Always wore with a double knit or the bubble body suit. I used to get mine from Levine's in Village Square in Chalmette. It was funny to see guys in them as their package was huge in them! ha!
Lesa - July 31, 2014 - Report this comment
Wow...I got mine from The Wizards Hat in Monroe, LA!
Wendy - August 10, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved these jeans. In Northern VA, where I grew up, we used to get them at Merry Go Round and at Tip Top Ties. And yes, we used to hem up the seams to make them skin tight, and sew them up again when they ripped. But if they were too long, we just walked on them that way.
Joan - November 30, 2014 - Report this comment
I grew up in New Jersey and wore Peanuts jeans all the time. We would buy them at either Psychedelics of Googleplex, the 2 hippy stores in town. My favorite pair was sky blue brushed denim. No pics of them to be found online...makes me sad.
Richard - December 05, 2014 - Report this comment
my girkfriend used to wear then all the time when we lived in Fort Lauderdale. I posted a photo on Photobuck titled Viceroy Peanuts jeans
Richard - December 05, 2014 - Report this comment
Here is the photo.
Lisa - December 27, 2014 - Report this comment
That's awesome, Richard. The picture brings back so many great memories of wearing Peanuts with halters and my Dr.Scholls exercise sandals. Those were the days...sigh
Lisa - December 27, 2014 - Report this comment
Here is an updated url where you can see the V/S logo that was stamped on each snap of the Peanuts:
Nancy - January 22, 2015 - Report this comment
They sold the Peanuts Viceroy pants at Mikes Slack Menagerie in the Northwood Mall
Kassie - January 28, 2015 - Report this comment
Had mine in 3 different colors n had a yellow halter..surprised my parents let me out of the house..purchased mine at "The Balcony or The Brow Bender in Upper Darby,Delaware County!!!
Julie - August 24, 2015 - Report this comment
I loved them, bought them at a store in Rockville?? called My Brother's Place. Wore mine with huge platform clogs, blue of course. Or my Earth shoes!!
Lisa - September 03, 2015 - Report this comment
I wore Earth shoes too! After that, suede Indian moccasins with ankle fringe that tied in front without soles. The bottoms would get slippery after a while and I would "skate" up and down the halls.
Colleen - September 04, 2015 - Report this comment
Yup! I wore nothing but Viceroy jeans in high school circa 1973. Lived in No. Virginia near DC, and had them in every color. Very low rise, 3 snaps. We wore them with Danskins leotards or skimpy halter tops. I bought mine at Merry Go Round at Tyson's Corners or the Springfield Mall. I wore them with clogs or big platform shoes.
Deb - January 22, 2016 - Report this comment
I got my peanuts pants at Slack Shack in Pottstown PA. Three snaps, bells and worn with a big wide leather belt. Those were the days!
Abby - February 13, 2016 - Report this comment
I either got my Peanuts at the Springfield Mall or Tyson's Corners. That's where you'd want to wear them while staring at the boys who found it uncomfortable to stare back. Talk about attention grabbers. The lines were particularly iconic of the times. Someone's gonna make a mint off that pattern. The Peanuts gang had nothing to do with the pants that I can recall, but licensing might be a problem, today.
Beth - February 17, 2016 - Report this comment
I was a freshman at Ohio University when I bought my first pair of viceroy cords. They had three snaps and were bell bottoms. I had a really good body shape then, however my boyfriend hated them because too many other guys were looking at me wearing the pants. I found that quite funny...I never stopped wearing them. Wish I could find a pair now.
Richard - February 23, 2016 - Report this comment
Those insecure boyfriends; aren't they pathetic? My girlfriend wore those jeans with tiny little bare midriff tops everywhere, all the time. I loved it. Nothing looks better on a girl.
Hippy Karen - September 01, 2017 - Report this comment
My mother forbade me to wear peanuts my first year in junior high. Oh how I cried and begged. My best friend gave me all her hand me downs when she got new ones… Denim, purple, can't remember but total six pair. Finally when I turn 13 my aunt convinced mom to buy me peanuts and also a pair of delicious mid rise white wide bell pants with a leather belt and several turtlenecks. Finally I was groovy.
Earthgirl - September 19, 2017 - Report this comment
I got my peanut at the JeanJack in Laurel MD - my mom made me wear them with a bodysuit at first since they were so low cut. I had desert boots on my feet except in the summer it was Dr Scholl's exercise sandals. I still wear patchouli...
Linda - January 01, 2018 - Report this comment
Clearing out my mom's house in Miami and found a pair of my old 3 snap Peanuts. I got mine in Coconut Grove way back when. I tried looking them up on Ebay and can't believe there aren't any listed. After finding this site, I think I might just keep them, reading the comments bring back so many memories.
Michele - March 08, 2018 - Report this comment
Wow. I loved them back in the day. I too have looked to find them just to have a pair to show my kids. What true hip huggers were. If you were too skinny they would fall off you. Got them from the Freedom Factory in Glen Burnie and I believe the Merry-Go-Round had them too.
Michele - March 08, 2018 - Report this comment
I tried to upload a photo and it would let me.
Coo miller - June 10, 2018 - Report this comment
Loved these pants. Was searching them and found this site. Had the regular and the cords. Definitely the Merry go Round store. Cedonia mall in Garden I’ll (Baltimore) MD
Coo miller - June 10, 2018 - Report this comment
Typo above. Meant to say Gardenville (Baltimore)
Cindy - September 06, 2018 - Report this comment
I had the Peanut shorts, lived in New Orleans, bought them @ Mumme's on St. Claude Ave in the City. I still have my picture memories!
Linda - September 24, 2018 - Report this comment
i wishh u could order them online
Lisa M. - December 22, 2018 - Report this comment
O, I loved reading these comments. I wanted a pair of the jeans so much in High School, but Mom wouldn’t allow them. Yet she bought me jeans with the Mars/Venus symbols all over them. Never quite understood her logic???
Lisa H. - February 23, 2020 - Report this comment
OMG! I had Peanut and shorts in EVERY color!!! I have to find a picture of them!
Andrea - April 24, 2020 - Report this comment
I lived in Huntington on Long Island, New York and had a bunch of Peanut and Viceroy pants that were barely hip huggers with the three snaps. I was also trying to remember which company made the denim dresses with the snaps that could also be worn as what today would probably be called a duster.
Sarah - May 24, 2020 - Report this comment
My dad said in Maryland he use to get his Peanut pants at Davey Jones Locker room
Carol - August 10, 2020 - Report this comment
Got them at Purple Underground in Silver Spring, MD. Wore them with puckered bodysuits!
Tom - August 29, 2020 - Report this comment
I’m embarrassed now! I found these in A Dept store & bought them. I loved wearing them cause I thought they were rock star pants..!! 1973-74 of course I also liked the hang tag..😆
Karen - October 16, 2021 - Report this comment
My son just is bought my granddaughter a pair of 3 snap semi-low rise corduroy bellbottoms. I told him about Viceroy peanuts. I’ve been to this page before to reminisce with you all. My mom wouldn’t let me wear them at first but in 9th grade she let my best friend give me all her hand me downs. I had just lost my baby fat and oh boy was I happy! They’re coming back girls, yay for our grandchildren.

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