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おじパン

English translation: grandpa pants

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12:34 Dec 7, 2010
Japanese to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Textiles / Clothing / Fashion / Clothes and accessories
Japanese term or phrase: おじパン
What does this mean in the context of fashion? Seems to be in connection with checks in a design.
Shobhana Chandu
Local time: 11:38
English translation:grandpa pants
Explanation:
Although "old man pants" is an alternative, I think this is the better way to express the term.

http://hipstermusings.blogspot.com/2010/04/happiness-means.h...

So I can't help but chuckle when I think about how American Apparel, well-known purveyor of SEX, is now selling unisex grandpa pants. Hilarious as it is, grandpa pants are kinda cool so I'm not complaining. I also tried to be clever with this outfit by pairing a sexy see-through lace top and spectator heels with the utterly un-sexy grandpa pants. Ok, now I need to go settle in with a cup of tea and a blanket and attempt my best efforts at "studying" for "exams". Unfortunately, it will probably result in me watching movies on my laptop. Any suggestions?


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Note added at 1 hr (2010-12-07 14:19:59 GMT)
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Here are websites with pics “ojipan”:
http://www.hepfive.jp/shop/heather/item/201006/post_1876.htm...
http://m-deux.jp/products/2213.html
http://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/haruiku/diary/201001270001/

http://keyword.eruca.jp/w352500/all/1
スタジャン¥2,940、ニットカーデ¥2,940、チェックパンツ¥4,095、手袋¥1,995(ともにwits)TOTAL¥11,970 カットソー&ブーツ私物 【ブラウン×グレー=おじいちゃんが着ていそうな組み合わせ(笑)そこに元気な印象のスタジャンを合わせて可愛らしさをプラスしました★】

Here's a website in English using "old man pants":
http://thatraraavis.blogspot.com/2008/10/old-man-pants.html
old man pants
i have been on a hunt for the perfect pair of old man pants for several years now. as far as thrift stores finds go, they rank up there with the always elusive perfect leather jacket. i finally found a pair that are workable. they are obviously too big in the waist, but work well paper-bagged with a belt (without a belt they fall down around my ankles. haha). plus, i really like the shape, they are just baggy enough.
i am still playing around with them though and searching for the perfect top/cardigan/jacket combo to wear on top. so far, i am really pleased with my old guy purchase.
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Joyce A
Thailand
Local time: 13:08
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4 +4grandpa pants
Joyce A
Summary of reference entries provided
FYI
Yasutomo Kanazawa

  

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
grandpa pants


Explanation:
Although "old man pants" is an alternative, I think this is the better way to express the term.

http://hipstermusings.blogspot.com/2010/04/happiness-means.h...

So I can't help but chuckle when I think about how American Apparel, well-known purveyor of SEX, is now selling unisex grandpa pants. Hilarious as it is, grandpa pants are kinda cool so I'm not complaining. I also tried to be clever with this outfit by pairing a sexy see-through lace top and spectator heels with the utterly un-sexy grandpa pants. Ok, now I need to go settle in with a cup of tea and a blanket and attempt my best efforts at "studying" for "exams". Unfortunately, it will probably result in me watching movies on my laptop. Any suggestions?


--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 1 hr (2010-12-07 14:19:59 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Here are websites with pics “ojipan”:
http://www.hepfive.jp/shop/heather/item/201006/post_1876.htm...
http://m-deux.jp/products/2213.html
http://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/haruiku/diary/201001270001/

http://keyword.eruca.jp/w352500/all/1
スタジャン¥2,940、ニットカーデ¥2,940、チェックパンツ¥4,095、手袋¥1,995(ともにwits)TOTAL¥11,970 カットソー&ブーツ私物 【ブラウン×グレー=おじいちゃんが着ていそうな組み合わせ(笑)そこに元気な印象のスタジャンを合わせて可愛らしさをプラスしました★】

Here's a website in English using "old man pants":
http://thatraraavis.blogspot.com/2008/10/old-man-pants.html
old man pants
i have been on a hunt for the perfect pair of old man pants for several years now. as far as thrift stores finds go, they rank up there with the always elusive perfect leather jacket. i finally found a pair that are workable. they are obviously too big in the waist, but work well paper-bagged with a belt (without a belt they fall down around my ankles. haha). plus, i really like the shape, they are just baggy enough.
i am still playing around with them though and searching for the perfect top/cardigan/jacket combo to wear on top. so far, i am really pleased with my old guy purchase.


Joyce A
Thailand
Local time: 13:08
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 29
Grading comment
Thank you

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  David Patrick
29 mins
  -> Thank you, David! :-)

agree  japanlegal: I think this is the correct answer.
7 hrs
  -> Thank you, Shannon! :-)

agree  Jungho Jo: Great, easy-to-understand explanation!
1 day 1 hr
  -> Thank you very much, Jungho! :-)

agree  Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)
1 day 18 hrs
  -> Thank you, Khun Soonthon! :-)
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Reference comments


6 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Reference: FYI

Reference information:
http://www.hepfive.jp/shop/heather/item/201006/post_1876.htm...

Try googling with おじパン. You'll get a lot of hits.

Yasutomo Kanazawa
Native speaker of: Japanese

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agree  japanlegal
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