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21st August 2005, 10:32
Why are corduroy pants called manchester pants in Sweden? I'm just very curious! Does it have anything to do with the city of Manchester in England?

22nd August 2005, 09:18
I actually have no idea? I thought you said manchester pants in english too? :)

22nd August 2005, 09:21
No, at least in American English they are called corduroy pants but people usually call them "cords".

22nd August 2005, 09:28
Okey :)

I tried to find out some facts about manhcester/corduroy pants.
Why we say different things but didn't find anything?
Tell me if you find something!

22nd August 2005, 09:52
After a quick search on the web, I found this:

Manchester is how the Dutch and Germans referred to corduroy, because so much of this fabric was made in mills around Manchester.

THere's a bit more info on this page http://histclo.hispeed.com/style/casual/cord.html if you want to delve deeper.

22nd August 2005, 10:41
Oh now i know :) Thank you distracted!