hala hala

Anyone from the 70’s Penang would have known  what  the  term  ‘Hala  Hala’  means.

‘Hala Hala’ is coined by the locals  to  describe  those  broomshaped-cut  fashionable

pants  known  elsewhere  as  bell-bottoms. To  imagine  how  it  looks  like,  the  most

vivid   images  that  came  to  mind  was  hip  swaying  ‘Elvis  Presley’  and  ‘Englebert

Humperdinck’,  each  wearing  a  pair  with  ‘side-burns’  to  match  not  forgetting  ‘The

Osmond Brothers’ and ‘Abba’. The ‘Hala Hala’ era was also an era of jeans and to get

one a nice pair of ‘Hala Hala’ jeans, the  most  respected  shop  to  be  seen  buying  a

pair  was  ‘Pitchay Gunny’ situated  along   Penang  Road.   They   were   the   exclusive

dealers of  Saddle King,  Lee  and  Levis  Jeans.  As  fashion  evolves,  the  preference

for looser jeans at the thighs came by as ‘Hala Hala’ gave way to ‘Baggy’.






7 responses to “hala hala

  1. I remember wearing one of those pants. They’re fashion, they come and go. ❤ Haha…

    Mhm, by the way, I tried to find you on fb and sent a message, I hope I found the right Kris Lee…

    – Asian Butterfly (hope you remember me)

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