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Art/Literary - Textiles / Clothing / Fashion
|Russian term or phrase: брюки «холидей»|
|Could these be hotpants, perchance?|
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holiday pants, could be
Could be just holiday pants, fancier-than-usual for the occasion
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a possible explanation, if not a solution
First, a side note: please steer clear of "hotpants". I am sure that брюки «холидей», however they looked, were trousers, not shorts.
Now, I wouldn't be surprized if it turned out that the name «холидей» had indeed come from "holiday pants". However, in Russian it most certainly denotes a particular style, not the generic function of "pants for wearing on holidays".
It's entirely possible that one perfectly fine day in the '70s some Soviet individual got a hold of a lifestyle, or fashion, or whatever magazine, saw a picture of pants described as "holiday pants" and decided that "holiday" meant the particular style name, thus using transcription to coin the Russian word in question.
I think you may be call them "Holiday" in English but use word order so as to make it clear that it's not just "holiday pants", or, better yet, space permitting, add an explanation in brackets.
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