Thursday, January 13, 2011

Places that have inspired pants

Some historic pants.
The following places have all given their names to types of gentleman's strides. In some cases, the clothing may have inspired the place. Geographers, lexicogaphers and pantologists all make competing claims. It is not for me to adjudicate.
  • Dongari Killa 1, India - dungarees
  • Nîmes, France - denims
  • Genoa 2, Italy - jeans
  • Trousers Point, King Island, Tasmania - the ordinary Western trouser
  • Bermuda - the eponymous shorts
  • Jodhpur, India - the eponymous pony club pants
  • Capri, Italy - capri pants 3
  • Tracksuit, Nova Scotia - Australia and New Zealands's most popular pants 4
1. Also a member of the Wu Tang Clan
2. Known in French as Gênes
3. "Capris acceptance in the United States was influenced by the 1960s television series The Dick Van Dyke Show. The character of Laura Petrie, the young housewife played by Mary Tyler Moore, caused a fashion sensation – and some mild controversy – by wearing snug-fitting capri pants during the show's run. After a drop in popularity during the 1970s through the 1990s capris returned to favor during the 2000s. Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal wore capris in the majority of his matches before 2009." - Wikipedia
4. Morgan and Gallop poll, "What do you think of pants?" Aug 2007

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