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For other uses, see Pedal Pusher (disambiguation).
A woman wearing denim pedal pushers on Broadway in SoHo, New York City

Pedal pushers are calf-length trousers that were popular during the 1950s and the early 1960s.[1] Often cuffed and worn tight to the skin, they are related in style to Capri pants, and are sometimes referred to as "clam diggers". The name "pedal pushers" originated from the style originally worn by cyclists, but the style quickly became identified with teenage girls.

They are the subject of "Pink Pedal Pushers", a song by Carl Perkins. A novelty song from the 1950s on MGM records was called "Skin Tight, Pin Striped, Purple Pedal Pushers" by Sheb Wooley, the same person who had his biggest hit with "Purple People Eaters".


One day Music collection 2013, "Gems from the MGM Vaults"

  1. ^ "GLAMOROUS NEW PEDAL-PUSHERS.". The West Australian (Perth, WA: 1879–1954) (Perth, WA: National Library of Australia). 26 December 1952. p. 5. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 04:48:45 -0700

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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:11:15 -0700

Modeling a wardrobe of tight black pencil skirts, tiny cotton blouses, pedal pushers and skyscraper-high heels, her curves were absolutely devastating. I'd only seen a body like this, in clothes like that, in movies and cartoons. We loved gazing at her.

New York Times

New York Times
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:08:27 -0700

Four a.m., 6 a.m., left to right: knit shirts, pedal pushers, casual skirts, dress skirts, good pants, synagogue blouses, good suits. Lower level, cold-weather clothes for going north. Boxes on opposite wall, waist level; shorts, because you wear a lot ...
Scranton Times-Tribune
Sat, 04 Oct 2014 21:18:55 -0700

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Muscatine Journal
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:12:05 -0700

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:41:15 -0700

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:51:50 -0700

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:38:21 -0700

We're still not sold on the pale pedal pushers but that cardi is a beaut. Chanel, yah? Damnit. Kim's new AW14 wardrobe feature camel, white and a lotta black. Oh, and tons of sheer, obvi. All black but a tad Milk Tray man for our liking. And what's ...

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