Clothes of the Seventies, Red Snap Jeans

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Description: Red Snaps were bellbottom, hiphugger jeans, and they came in a variety of colors.
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Carmen in Dallas - June 28, 2007 - Report this comment
In '72 and '73 we all bought our Red Snaps at the Army/Navy stores for $12 - $13 a pair. They had 1 and maybe 2 snaps at the most and were lower than ANY jean ever! They came in all the neon colors as well as blues, reds, pinks, baby blues, greens, etc..and had the fattest bells...definitely HIPPIE!
kiki - June 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Where can you buy them today?
Glorybound - December 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I LOVED Red Snap Jeans in the 70's. I saved all my babysitting money and accumulated 10 pairs of them, in all of the blinding neon colors, and other colors too. They were SO pretty and were the softest, brushed denim cotton. That's all my friends & I wore back then. I don't know if they are available to buy anywhere...I wasn't able to find them in an online search.
Carey - December 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I need ideas for 70s
Susan in Dallas - January 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Finally someone that's heard of Red Snaps from the Army/Navy Store. They were the "in" thing in Dallas. I remember them having the biggest bell bottom and so so low. I remember having the dark red and the navy blue.
D.W.from dallas - January 30, 2009 - Report this comment
You know some where there is a warehouse full of these wonderful jeans----and I want them all. How can we find some? I have been looking for years now. Red snaps baby doll shirts and belly button jewels was my signiture outfit from 1972 to 1980 miss them soooooooooo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sandra - February 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I found a Red Snap denim vest,size small?(No size tag)and I will be listing it in my E-bay store. Vest in excellent condition. My store is Jeans,Collectibles And More.
Jeanie -Fort Worth - February 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anyone knows where you get Red Snap Jeans? I'm going to a 70's party and would love to wear them again... If non are found, we should go into business sell the good old Red Snap Jeans WE WOULD MAKE ALOT OF MONEY...
tokyo - March 16, 2009 - Report this comment
i recently bought a red snap jeans button up plaid shirt from burlington coat factory. i didn't check if they had jeans. so you guys might want to give them a call or visit
blondie - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I recently purchased 5 pair of Red Snap skinny jeans for my son...I'm trying to find a website for them....any ideas???
Aaron - August 28, 2009 - Report this comment
You can also purchase them at Fallas Paredes. They are cheaper and depending on the one you go to they will usually have more than burlington coat factory. RED SNAP SKINNY JEANS
John - October 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Hi Im 14 I Just Bought A Pair Of Dark Wash Denim Pants That Were Red Snap
Donna - December 01, 2009 - Report this comment
No Red Snap I ever wore were skinny!! Give me the good clothes from the 70's. I would love to have a pair of those pants again. They were the greatest!!!!!!!
Brandon - January 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Citi Trends sells them i have 5 pair of red snap skinnies!
Peter - May 23, 2010 - Report this comment
I bought a pair for 10$ at TJMaxx there dark blue boot cut low rised... REDSNAP very comfy
Dean Garrett - June 18, 2010 - Report this comment
We used to get Red Snap bell bottom hiphugger jeans from the Army-Navy store in the mid-70s, too. I was in a suburb of Dallas, Irving, and they were really popular, probably the most coveted kind. I had one pair in standard blue denim and another in pine green brushed denim, which had a velour-like nap and were the coolest kind. I remember lime green and bright orange ones being popular, too, for men and women (like many styles of the 70s). I notice a few other commenters here also got them in Dallas. Were they only available in the Dallas area? And anyone else remember the rainbow stretch belts worn with them?
Wayne Wright - October 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Great 70 jeans made in Kentucky by Morgan Mfg company which began in the 30s making workclothes. Factory closed around 95 I think. I was one of the few who imported the jean to europe (sweden) during the 70s and it sold well Lot of memories
Lana - January 27, 2011 - Report this comment
OMG. I can't believe I found this page. We loved our Red Snaps - I have wanted some for the last 5 years. They were sooooo cool. I was also in the burbs of Dallas and Irving - Grand Prairie like Dean Garrett above. And it seems that unless you lived around the DFW area, you had not idea of what they were. We got ours somewhere in Irving off of Beltline and wore them to Mid Cities SkateLand. ha ha. Now these that people are purchasing now, are they the same I wonder - like from TJ Max and Citi Trends. And Yes, Dean I do Remember the Rainbow belts. I am going to find me some. Thank you for having this website and thanks to the cool people who remember them. Lana
Shelly - February 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I still have a pair of red snaps I bought when I was 12. I am now 47. Wow long time ago. Anyway they are in great condition. I still love them.
Daniel - May 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Just like Lana and Dean, we got our Redsnap hiphuggers at DFW Army Navy stores and wore them to the Skateland in Duncanville and had those big comps in the right back pocket LOL, I just told my 17yr old daughter that the dayglow nail polish she picked up here in Ruidoso NM reminds me of the intense colors of those Redsnap bell bottoms, did a search and ended up here!!!
Sandy - June 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I lived in the Metroplex as well. We used to wear ours to Hurst Skateland. I loved my red snaps.
Lisa Seslar - June 24, 2011 - Report this comment
My sister and I tried all day to remember the "lowest hip huger", widest bell bottom, softest denim,and the most beautiful color jeans of the 70's, we finally remembered! "Red Snaps" jeans. I remember going to Skateland in Colorado and you wouldn't dare to go out oun a Friday/Saturday night without having a pair of "Red Snaps" jeans on. I wish I could locate a vendor that would have these's available for retail, our kids would love them! Typing about this brings back the fondest of all great memories.
Kathy - July 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Army Navy store in downtown Grand Prairie. Wide black belt-crop tops or top made with 2 pieces of string and a bandana! That is all I wore once I found them.
Joni - July 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Red Snap jeans were my favorite..... my Dad would take me to the Army/Navy store (Arlington, TX). I had SOooo many colors. And yes, they were extremely low. Shocked my Dad would let me get/wear them.
mia - August 07, 2011 - Report this comment
when i lived in ft worth, we use to go to Henry's Jean Scene on Trail Lake and get our Red Snap there.... how I miss them.... if anyone knows where to get some Red Snaps - hip huggers, let us know!!!
Barefoot Tex - August 21, 2011 - Report this comment
We bought ours at the Army/Navy store on Jefferson in Oak Cliff (Dallas). I stuck with the basic denim, but I had plenty of friends that had lots of different colors. Guys and girls all wore them the same....the lower the better. Not to push it too far, but if you weren't showing a little butt cleavage, then you weren't wearing them low enough. I would hold the snaps up to my hand, and I could tell if they were going to be low enough even before I tried them on. Us guys kept it reasonable, but I knew quite a few girls that really let it "hang out", and nobody thought twice about it. Of course, in the warmer/hotter weather is when you really noticed. The guys would wear those half t-shirts, or no shirt at all, and the girls would wear short t-shirts, bikini tops. Once summer rolled around, they'd become cut-offs and back in the 70's that meant they were really short for all. On the bottom end, we usually took the hem out, and let them fray. The bigger the bell the better. Sometimes it helped because nobody could really tell if you were barefoot or not. In the summer it didn't matter with the shorts. Everybody went barefoot everywhere. I remember my girlfriend and I would go walking around the neighborhood, or park in our cut-off Red Snaps, just barely hanging on our hips. Both of us barefoot. She in a bikini top, and me shirtless. Those were the days!
Paula - September 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I also am from the Dallas area! Palmer/Lancaster and bought Red Snaps from different area Army Navy stores :) What great memories! My sister and I wore a lot of cool "body suit" shirts with ours...remember the kind that had snaps in the crotch, so your butt crack would not hang out! LOL! I wish I could get some for my 12 year old. She would love them! Memories!
Bobbie - October 22, 2011 - Report this comment
WOW! Red Snap jeans!!! I loved them. I also lived in Grand Prairie, Tx back then and you had to have them!! Wore them to Forum 303 Skateland. Bought them at the Army/Navy store in Grand Prairie. Great memories!!
Bonnie - November 06, 2011 - Report this comment
Does any one have any pictures of us in our Red Snap jeans? My kids cant imagine that there mom ever wore anything called hip huggers. I had them in every color available all my baby sitting money went to buy them. But I cant saeem to find a picture to prove what they really looked like! Pictures werent so easy back then. I didnt realize they were just a fashion thing in FTW & Dallas! The world was a much smaller place in the 70's! Did no one think to keep a pair for future generations?
Tim mcClellan - January 10, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG... were all the cool kids in Texas? My entire back to school wardrobe was red snap Jeans bought at the army navy store in Irving. When standing, the jeans would totally cover your shoes and hover the ground. They would always get caught in the chain of your 10 speed bike. The hip huggers were so hot! I've lived all over the country but no one knows of red snap hip hugger bell bottom jeans but us Dallasites from the 70s. We were very lucky!!
Angela - March 30, 2012 - Report this comment
In the 70's Lived in suburb of Dallas, Pleasant Grove. I wore Red Snap jeans. Use to get my low ride hip huggers from the Army and Navy,store in the Grove. Use to wear body suits with my jeans, and in the spring and summer halters and bikini tops. Summer my jeans became cutoffs. Loved to wear with sandles. Great times. Great memories. :-) cruising....
Debra - May 01, 2012 - Report this comment
Red Snap Jeans were the bomb! I had them in all colors. Bought mine too from the Army Navy store on Belknap in Haltom City which is near Ft. Worth, Texas for those not familiar. We were so cool, loved those jeans and they fit awesome! Would love to locate a pair. The 70s, what a great time! puff, puff, pass... :)
M.E. - June 11, 2012 - Report this comment
Lately my sis & I have been talking about our Red Snap jeans...hahaha, apparently we're not the only ones strolling down memory lane! We're from Oak Cliff and bought them @ the Army/Navy Store on Jefferson in Oak Cliff (like Barefoot Tex). Talk about cool! I had white, lime green, neon yellow, hot pink and blue jean. I remember wearing my Red Snaps with halter tops, platform shoes, and sporting a Robert Plant perm in my long hair - what a sight! The ArmyNavy store also sold another brand of hip hugger blue jeans that were awesome. Wish ArmyNavy still had cool clothes like that!
jlr - July 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Lived in Odessa, Texas in the 70's...we also all wore the Red Snaps...bought them at the army surplus store on East 8th Street...Wow they were a "must have" part of the wardrobe back then. Wore them with bodysuits in winter and bikini tops in summer...what memories....Weren't we cool back then....
Sandy Parson - October 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Peeps not looking for the new RED Snaps that are't the same Red Snaps bought from Army Navy Store in the 70's. I too had every color and loved my yellow ones.Dallas area Army Navy Store in the area of Munger. Store still stands but not Army and Navy!! Come on someone has to have a vintage store that has some of these pants,internet has everything right? Love the belts too! OMG the whole body suit thing I rocked! How funny. I have been looking for about 5 years now , if anyone knows email me sandyparson2@sbcglobal.net
jean - October 31, 2012 - Report this comment
i have been looking for red snap bell bottoms for 10 years. the originals not these wanna be's today. i used to wear mine with either a leather halter top adorned with beads and feathers or my fredricks of hollywood crochett bikini top. used to get mine at the army navy store in irving. would just love to even find a photo of these jeans.
Sandy Parson - March 18, 2013 - Report this comment
Here again and still looking going on ten years now! Someone somewhere has to have these Red Snaps. Everything leads me here with no leads! REALLY whats up with that!
Beau - March 28, 2013 - Report this comment
Irving Army Navy was were it was at... I do miss them myself. :-)
Glenna/Ft.W, TX - April 10, 2013 - Report this comment
My sister & I got out ours at the Army Navy Store in Haltom City too. What a trip! I had yellow and red. I was 12. Surely Mom has a picture somewhere. I have googled "Red Snap hip-huggers" for years and finally found yall. Loved the bodysuits. So glad Paula mentioned 'em. Wow. Seriously, if anybody has a pic, POST-IT.
Sandy - July 12, 2013 - Report this comment
Wow seems like it's all Texas people on here. We we were styling back on the day. I am from Bedford,Texas. We bought our Red Snaps from Jean's Jeans on Bedford-Euless Road. I had every color there was. I wore my to both Hurst Skateland and Euless Skateland. Living in Bedford we had friends all over the Mid-Cities. Great Memories.
webjetter - July 27, 2013 - Report this comment
Another Dallas gal here... from Garland, shopped at the Army Navy store on Garland Road and then went to Shakey's and Carousel Raceway. Or maybe LLove for skating and other fun. Those were the days. I did find a stockpile of my first keychain on eBay. My ex-husband kept my original, which has been in constant use since the 70's. I had many colors of Red Snaps, mostly the brushed finish. Remember the window pane denim bell bottoms? I am trying to find/remember the name of the overalls they sold at the Army Navy store in all the bright colors. I had every color and would wear them with tube tops or bikinis. I even had one pair that I wore topless to Mother Blues and the Texas Tea House. We were so lucky to grow up in those years. Have you seen Dazed and Confused. Gah, that is SO Garland!
JIM - September 15, 2013 - Report this comment
WE SOLD THOUSANDS OF THERE JEANS IN OUR BOUTIQUE "THE WIZARDS HAT"....THE BEST SELLER: THE "SADDLE BACK JEAN"....PEOPLE LOVED THEM!
Steve Hall - October 18, 2013 - Report this comment
What a riot to stumble on this site. I had reason to be in "The Army Store" on Garland Road of yesterday and I flashed-back to begging my mother to drive me to the Army/Navy store on Denton Drive (in her no-A/C VW bug), just west of Love Field to get some Red Snap jeans. Huge bells, looooow rise, huge belt loops (for WIDE leather belts) brush denim. I had two pairs of regular denim and a super soft brush denim pair that was tie-dyed in stripes of red and blue — my ultra-cool favorites. I finally grew out of them when I turned 15 and so turned them over to my 13-year-old cousin Phyllis who was just barely able to squeeze into them. She turned heads in them at Hillcrest High School for another year and finally turned them into super-short shorts. Remember "Red Snap" printed on the brass snaps? I think one reason for their DFW popularity was that the only other acceptable pair of jeans were "Levis Big Bells" IF you could find a pair, and IF you could find your size which was nearly impossible. I wore 27" X 34" — normally all I could find in that size was an empty shelf or a circular white plastic ring on an empty hanging rod. Red Snap to the rescue! They not only had my size but a whole selection of styles. Don't tell anyone, but I remember stealing glances of a certain girl wearing Red Snap jeans with a zipper about the length of a postage stamp. Talk about Heartbreakers! All she was missing was a purple umbrella and a fifty cent hat. So crazy that shops of that era were so backward they couldn't stock what every kid wanted! Was it ignorance? Puritanical values? A fear of kids crashing their 10-speeds? How is it that the only place that had what kids wanted during that whole '70s window-in-time was your local Army/Navy store? Anyway, so fun to read everyone's comments. I had no idea Red Snap was a local DFW phenomenon.
Honoree Setzer - October 19, 2013 - Report this comment
The coolest!
Gregg - December 22, 2013 - Report this comment
Interesting to find that it seems to be just a Dallas thing. I too was a Red Snap abuser. I did some research and www.redsnap.com claims they were the bell bottoms of which we reminisce. Also found that the Pac NW called a similar craze jean "Swaby" but they were high waisted.
Pam - March 16, 2014 - Report this comment
We bought our Red a Snaps at the Army Navy Store in Wichita, KS....
Louann - September 18, 2014 - Report this comment
Wow! I grew up in Pleasant Grove. All of the cool kids @ Edward Titche wore Red Snaps. I only had one pair-- navy blue. I always wanted the lime green. They were so soft.
msbwool - September 28, 2014 - Report this comment
Wow..I've been looking for them too..we got ours at army navy store in McKinney, Texas...wished I would have keep as pair...so miss them...I may be in my fifty's but I would wear them with my body suit...lol....
Gingin5 - January 24, 2015 - Report this comment
I loved my Red Snap Jeans in the 70's too. Wore them to Josey Skateland in Farmers Branch (just North of Dallas). I had a bright pink pair and a lime green pair and they had snaps in the front, big bell bottoms and that velour like texture. I wish they still made them, my daughter would love them.
David Arlington - February 14, 2015 - Report this comment
Sitting here in China remembering how my whole life changed due to Red Snap Jeans from the Army/Navy on Division. I had 7 pair. They were just so sexy ha ha. Ahhhh the 70's. Wow.
My boyfriend Brian - March 07, 2015 - Report this comment
My boyfriend from Irving waxes poetic On his Red Snap jeans. That prompted Me to google, as I had never heard of Such a thing, growing up in Brockton, Mass. ( we wore landlubber bells). Brian says at first he thought his Didn't fit properly as your butt hung Out and whatever was up front as well. He had day-glo red & orange, and wore Them proudly with his two-tone platform Saddle shoes. He tells of the trips to Six Flags in the LaSalles Riverboat Ride where all the cool Kids wore their Red Snap jeans and the Black lights inside the tunnel at the End, would set everyone's red snaps Aglow. He also studded the red pair With silver star studs....way cool.
A.J. - April 16, 2015 - Report this comment
Our family was stationed at Carswell AFB (west of Ft Worth) from '73 to late '75. I remember a couple girls in my neighborhood wearing RedSnaps, especially the brite yellow ones--HOT!! I want to say they sold them either in the Ridgemar Mall and/or the BX on base, but I'm not 100% on that. I was 11 then. Wow!!
T Lee - June 28, 2015 - Report this comment
'73 timeframe I was in 5th grade in Irving TX and had several different colors of red snap hip-huggers. LOVED them. Got them from the Army Navy store and I also wore them to Mid-Cities Skateland on Beltline near Shady Grove :-)
Robert L. - July 07, 2015 - Report this comment
I got mine at the Army Navy store at Rochelle & Story in Irving. Day-glo orange, 3 snap big bells. Go Cardinals, Tigers & Vikings! MHS '75
Don Wells - September 12, 2015 - Report this comment
We we're talking about these jeans tonight! I googled and landed here. We got ours in Irving too! I went to Bowie and then to Nimitz. Oh yeah, I had a pair of bright orange and bright red. Had a pair Dingo boots I wore with them :). Had the belts too. I also had some other bellbottoms that wear pleated bells OMG. Cool thread, thanks all for trip back!
Deanna Pine - December 01, 2015 - Report this comment
I am in an old hippies group on Facebook and I asked the question if any of the ladies remembered Red Snap hiphuggers. I wore them when I was in elementary and Jr. High School in Mesa Arizona. We too had to put on a pair before going to Skateland. Oh those were the days. I've been reading many comments from Texas but we had Red Snap too in the Metro Phoenix area. I loved them and cannot find any place that sell the original Rad Snaps. I remember them only having like 2 snaps they were the lowest rise ever. They were also very comfortable. I guess you just have to get luck and find a pair at a thrift store.
debbie - December 08, 2015 - Report this comment
bought mine at army surplus in Odessa texas in the 70's. my mother in law had tons of clothes from the 60's and 70's including red snaps and halter tops. everything sold out in hours. she thought she was getting rid of junk. she had no idea the treasures she had!
Rosemary - December 29, 2015 - Report this comment
www.redsnap.com same company that made our hip huggers back then
Terry - May 27, 2016 - Report this comment
Red Snaps.....the place to buy them in Lewisville TX was Larry's Legs. I had a neon green and orange, hot pink, red and dark denim. they were the best.
Ty - June 06, 2016 - Report this comment
Bought mine at Army/Navy on Berry in Fort Worth.
harriet - November 26, 2016 - Report this comment
was googling red snap hip huggers after watching daced n confused....i lived n colleyville n i bought mine at the army navy on pipeline n at the jeans jeans too!!! had a pair of every color...wore them with my platform shoes....they were the most comfortable jeans i have ever worn....so wish i had kept a pair or two...went skating at both hurst n euless skateland every weekend...so cool to read that ya'll have some of the same awesome memories as mine!!
Kellie - June 21, 2017 - Report this comment
I lived in Beeville, TX in the 70's and wehadRed Snap jeans, so not just a DFW thing. They were the coolest! My favorite was red!
donita gardner - October 17, 2017 - Report this comment
oh my gosh!!!! can't believe other people remember these jeans and the army navy store were we bought them, i had a couple of different colors, wish you could still get them, of course they probably wouldn't look as good because I am now sporting a muffin top! lol.

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