In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- I was still in grey flannel shorts, and I'd see all these wonderful-looking women and all these guys with sunglasses and drainpipe trousers.
- I was the lead singer and used to wear tight red drainpipe trousers and thin ties.
- It could be that your drainpipe trousers weren't quite narrow enough, you didn't have the current cool brand of shoes or you hadn't bought the last big thing pop record.
- They were the years of drainpipe trousers, the birth of rock 'n' roll, and TV in good old black and white - and the over-50s wish the fabulous 1950s were still here.
- This was in the mid-seventies when the sight of brothel creepers, fluorescent socks, drape coats and drainpipe trousers was as outrageous as seeing a man ride down the street on a penny farthing.
- The menswear company has moved away from its association with pastel golfing jumpers and football hooligans and has, instead, branched out into baggy tracksuits and drainpipe trousers.
- One was tall and very thin, wearing black drainpipe trousers that accentuated his figure.
- I have on a pair of very tight drainpipe trousers, shirt and skinny tie, and a jacket whose thin lapels are partly hidden by a row of tiny badges featuring the names of punk bands.
- In east London youths dressed in drainpipe trousers and slicked back their hair.
- We are all more or less in agreement that the last ten years or so of the bootleg cut or flared shapes tend to be more flattering than the drainpipes or baggy clown trousers nipped in at the ankle that we all sported 20 years ago.
- Reason to love it number one is: nothing about it is embarrassing, not even his outfits (think black leather waistcoat, striped drainpipe trousers and black ear studs), never mind the celebrity quotient.
- Drainpipe trousers (as they were then called) were also extremely popular in the punk movement of the late 1970s, worn by many bands and scene leaders.
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