American Apparel Disco Pants

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Form-fitting, high-waist stretch pants made from a heavyweight Nylon/Elastane blend that creates a flattering slimming effect. "They manage to nip, tuck, and suck all of the places that we alpha females are most insecure about, procuring a slinky silhouette." - CafeFashionista Nylon Spandex (90% Nylon / 10% Elastane) construction Approximately... Read More

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These are excellant reproductions of the 70's - 80's Spandex Disco Jeans using the right weight spandex. bAck then Fredricks and Le Gambi were 2 of the big names these match their quality. Introduced in the 70's as disco club wear these jeans had a following for disoc skaters too. They wear a mainstay for the bad girl look thru the 70's and into the 80's in TV and film. Remember olivia Newton John at the end of Grease? There they are. In the 80's as the New Wave of Heavy Metal came over from England these jeans were widely accepted as stage and club wear for the Heavy Metal crowd both guys and gals.

Because of the woven aspect these are more comfortable than leather pleather or PVC pants with give, stretch and breathability. They are curve hugging but forgiving of many minor physical short comings, while the shiny nature gives them an edgey look that will lead to silly compulsive behavior of guys trying to talk to and impress any woman in these jeans.

Ladies you really deserve at least a pair or two in your wardrobe of club wear and "torture guys while shopping" wear. Pair with heels or boots to bring out those hapless submissive men under your domination. Or become rocker / biker chique today.

At the store there was a buy 3 get a big discount going on before Xmas.

I must clarify some misconceptions about disco pants, a.k.a. spandex disco jeans, spandex disco pants, etc. Though American Apparel's modern version of these pants are strictly marketed to women, the originals of the late 1970's and 1980's were unisex and many male artists of the music industry could be seen wearing them. For example, Leif Garrett, Shaun Cassidy, Menudo, The Brothers Johnson, Steve Perry (of Journey), John Waite and REO Speedwagon (to name a few) can be seen in photos and videos of the era sporting the shiny, skintight spandex jeans. Even pro wrestler Jimmy Garvin wore them in the 80's. So these pants were popular among both guys and gals even before they became a staple of heavy metal wear later in the 1980's.

Many movies and TV shows of that era will mainly show female characters in disco pants. But you don't have to look too hard to find examples of guys wearing them as well (e.g. The Benny Hill Show, Laverne & Shirley, Solid Gold, etc.)

Also, though many have claimed that Olivia Newton-John's character in 'Grease' donned such pants, Newton-John herself has claimed that the pants she wore were actually sharkskin material and had to be sewn on her. Spandex disco jeans have no need to sewn on as they already are skintight by nature. Furthermore, no back pockets can be seen on Olivia's pants during that entire segment of the movie. Therefore it's safe to say that Olivia's character 'Sandy' was not wearing actual spandex disco jeans in 'Grease' in 1978, one year before these pants exploded in popularity across the entertainment industry.

How do I know all this? Extensive research of something I'm really interested in!

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