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Pedal Pushers

Pedal pushers (or clam-diggers) were fashion items popular from the 50s through to the early-80s, named so because they were originally worn by cyclists. I guess their short length meant no nasty oil stains or entanglements in the bike pedals. Pedal Pushers were tight trousers, a bit like capri pants, that came to just below the knee and were usually finished with a buckle at the bottom. The biggest fashion was dark velvet pedal pushers with white tights and black patent shoes. Real New Romantics!


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Pedal Pushers Last post by remember
25 May 2009

Do You Remember Pedal Pushers?

Do You Remember Pedal Pushers?

  • Anonymous user
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    Black satin ones with the matching waistcoat worn with a white frilly new romantic shirt, and gold braid hairband worn accross the forehead.Just before leaving the house, sprayed self generously with gold glitter.Ready to pose to tunes of Adam and the ants etc for the rest of the night!
  • Anonymous user
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    purple ones with my white frill shirt and waistcoat- I still have the picture of me in them,lol
  • Anonymous user
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    I had the shirt and also the burgundy velvet pedal pushers wit gold piping!!! i thought I was the bees knees.
  • Anonymous user
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    A must-have to go with your Adam Ant shirt (white with big frills on the front).