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Germanic trousers of the 4th century found in the Thorsberg moor, Germany
Germanic trousers of the 4th century found in the Thorsberg moor, Germany
Early use of trousers in France: a sans-culotte by Louis-Léopold Boilly.
Early use of trousers in France: a sans-culotte by Louis-Léopold Boilly.

Trousers (or pants in Canada, South Africa and the United States, and sometimes called slacks or breeches — often pronounced /bɹɪtʃɪz/ — in more old-fashioned usage) are an item of clothing worn on the lower part of the body, covering both legs separately (rather than with cloth stretching across both as in skirts and dresses). Historically, as for the West, trousers have been the standard lower-body clothing item for males since the 16th century; by the late 20th century, they had become extremely prevalent for females as well. Trousers are worn at the hips or waist, and may be held up by their own fastenings, a belt, or suspenders (braces). Leggings are form-fitting trousers of a clingy material, often knitted cotton and lycra. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (815x1024, 108 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Trousers Thorsberg moor ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (815x1024, 108 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Trousers Thorsberg moor ... The Thorsberg moor (Thorsberger Moor, Tosbarch, TÃ¥sbjerre Thors hill; ) near Süderbrarup in Anglia, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany from the 1st century BC to the 4th century AD served as the location of votive deposits by the Angles and is hence the location of important Roman Iron Age finds... Download high resolution version (602x822, 69 KB)A painting of a typical sans-culotte by Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761-1845). ... Download high resolution version (602x822, 69 KB)A painting of a typical sans-culotte by Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761-1845). ... A portrait of a typical sans-culotte by Louis-Léopold Boilly Observers used the term sans-culottes (French for without knee-breeches), originally during the early years of the French Revolution to refer to the ill-clad and ill-equipped volunteers of the Revolutionary army, and later generally to... The arrival of the diligence (stagecoach) in the courtyard of the Messageries, 1803. ... Pants are a type of clothing for the lower body. ... Clothing protects the vulnerable nude human body from the extremes of weather, other features of our environment, and for safety reasons. ... Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres depicts the Comtesse dHaussonville, wearing a dress. ... Occident redirects here. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... Bones of the Hip In anatomy, the hip is the bony projection of the femur, known as the greater trochanter, and the overlying muscle and fat. ... Waistline The waist is the part of the abdomen between the ribcage and hips. ... Bold textA belt is a flexible band, typically made of leather or heavy cloth, and worn around the waist. ... A man wearing classic suspenders, which hook directly into the trousers instead of using clips. ... Girl wearing modern leggings Leggings are any of several sorts of fitted clothing to cover the legs. ... For the record label, see Knitting Factory. ... For other uses, see Cotton (disambiguation). ... Lycra is INVISTAs trademark for a synthetic polyurethane-based elastane textile with elastic properties of the sort known generically as spandex. As with other spandex materials, Lycra is commonly used in athletic or active clothing, such as clothes for cycling, swimwear, leotards and dancewear, as well as in underclothes. ...

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Terminology

In North America, pants is the general category term, and trousers refers, often more formally, specifically to tailored garments with a waistband and (typically) belt-loops and a fly-front. For instance, informal elastic-waist knitted garments would never be called trousers in the U.S. Undergarments are called underwear, underpants, or panties (the last are women's garments specifically) to distinguish them from other pants that are worn on the outside. The term drawers normally refers to undergarments, but in some dialects, may be found as a synonym for "breeches", that is, trousers. In these dialects, the term underdrawers is used for undergarments. North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... A tailor attending to a customer in Hong Kong. ... Bold textA belt is a flexible band, typically made of leather or heavy cloth, and worn around the waist. ... A fly is a zipped, Velcro or buttoned opening in trousers, shorts and other garments covering the groin. ... A man modeling a pair of boxer shorts A pair of mens briefs Womens undergarments Undergarments, also called underwear, lingerie (undergarments for women), or sometimes intimate clothing and pants in British English are clothes worn next to the skin, usually under other clothes. ...


In Australia, and Republic of Ireland the terms pants and trousers are synonymous.


In most parts of the United Kingdom, trousers is the general category term, and pants refers to underwear. In some parts of Scotland, trousers are known as trews; taken from the early Middle English trouse, its plural developed into trousers. Underwear redirects here. ... This article is about the country. ... Middle English is the name given by historical linguistics to the diverse forms of the English language spoken between the Norman invasion of 1066 and the mid-to-late 15th century, when the Chancery Standard, a form of London-based English, began to become widespread, a process aided by the...


Characteristics

  • Length: Trousers can cover the body from the waist all the way down to the top of the foot, or stop almost anywhere from the upper thigh to the ankle. Short trousers, or shorts, stop anywhere from the upper thigh to the knee. Capris are trousers that end mid-calf or just below the calf, while plus-fours (British) or knickers (US) end just below the knee.
  • Children who have grown such that the trouser legs are not long enough, are derisively said to be wearing "floods" or "highwaters" (a reference to hiked trousers to keep them dry in flood times); in the UK they are said to be 'wearing their trousers at half-mast' (just as you might fly a flag at half-staff), or simply wearing "half-masts" or "hoisties".
  • Some trousers have detachable legs, usually with zippers, allowing them to be worn as shorts.
  • Pockets: There may be front pockets (usually inset) and back pockets (usually patch). Men's trousers almost always have back pockets. Some trousers, especially jeans, have a smaller fifth pocket inside the right front pocket. This is variously called a "fob" (for a pocket watch) or "coin pocket" but it may be used to stash other small items, such as a ring.
Men's pleated slacks (left) and "English drape" trousers (right), 1937, both with fly-front and cuffs
  • Turn-ups or cuffs (the bottom of the trouser leg folded up) may or may not be present
  • Pleats: vertical folds in the front for a looser fit
  • Waist band: may be elasticized
  • Fly: This allows easier dressing and, for men, urination without undressing. The fly may further be distinguished by the closure mechanism: zipper or buttons. There may not be a fly. Trousers wide enough to put on and taking off without having a fly or opening at the side, have either an elastic or drawstring waist or are kept in place with a belt or suspenders.
  • Leg shape: The trouser legs may be straight, tapered to be snug around the ankles, or widen at the ankles (Boot cut). The bottom may be flared, in which case the trousers can be called "bell-bottoms" (or "flares" in the UK). Breeches (commonly worn for horse riding) are either loose-fitting and then gathered together just below the knees, or jodhpurs, formed and then gathered just below the knees (similar to pantaloons), below which they are snug and form fitting down to the ankles.
  • Beltloops: These may or may not be present to support a belt which may be used to adjust the tightness in the waist, and for decoration. Men can use suspenders/braces to support trousers that are loose in the waist (though these are largely out of favor).
Blue Jeans
Blue Jeans

For other uses, see Shorts (disambiguation). ... Capri pants (often just called capris) are a style of trousers worn during the summer. ... The calf or gastrosoleus is a pair of muscles—the gastrocnemius and soleus—at the back of the lower human leg. ... Plus fours are loosely tailored slacks cut 4 inches below the knee (and thus four inches longer than traditional knickerbockers, hence the name). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into panties. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Zipper slider brings together the two sides A zipper (British English: zip fastener or zip) is a popular device for temporarily joining two edges of fabric. ... Jeans are trousers traditionally made from denim, but may also be made from a variety of fabrics not including corduroy. ... This article is about the portable timepiece. ... Finger rings worn by Mary Nevill, Baroness Dacre, 1559. ... Image File history File links English Slacks (left) and English Drape trousers (right). ... Manneken Pis of Brussels. ... For other uses, see Button (disambiguation). ... A man wearing classic suspenders, which hook directly into the trousers instead of using clips. ... Can be spelled either boot cut or bootcut, this is a style of trouser that tapers to the knee and flares out to accommodate a boot. ... Bell bottoms are trousers that become more wide from the knees downwards. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Pants. ... horse, see Horse (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bold textA belt is a flexible band, typically made of leather or heavy cloth, and worn around the waist. ... A man wearing classic suspenders, which hook directly into the trousers instead of using clips. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (435x650, 98 KB) from de:Bild:Jeans. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (435x650, 98 KB) from de:Bild:Jeans. ... Jeans are trousers traditionally made from denim, but may also be made from a variety of fabrics not including corduroy. ...

History

Nomadic Eurasian horsemen/women such as the Iranian Scythians, along with Achaemenid Persians were among the first to wear trousers, later introduced to modern Europe via either the Hungarians or Ottoman Turks.[citation needed] Eurasian nomads are a large group of peoples of the Euro-Asian Steppe. ... Scythia was an area in Eurasia inhabited in ancient times by an Indo-Aryans known as the Scythians. ... Achaemenid Empire The Achaemenid Dynasty was a dynasty in the ancient Persian Empire, including Cyrus II the Great, Darius I and Xerxes I. At the height of their power, the Achaemenid rulers of Persia ruled over territories roughly emcompassing some parts of todays Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon... The Persians of Iran (officially named Persia by West until 1935 while still referred to as Persia by some) are an Iranian people who speak Persian (locally named Fârsi by native speakers) and often refer to themselves as ethnic Iranians as well. ...


In ancient China, trousers were only worn by cavalry. According to tradition, they were first introduced by King Wu of Zhao in 375 BC, who copied the custom from non-Chinese horsemen on his northern border. Not to be confused with Golgotha, which was called Calvary. ... King Wuling of Zhao (Simplified Chinese: 赵武灵王) (? - 295 BCE, reigned 325 BCE - 299 BCE) reigned in the State of Zhao during the Warring States Period of Chinese history. ... Centuries: 5th century BC - 4th century BC - 3rd century BC Decades: 420s BC 410s BC 400s BC 390s BC 380s BC - 370s BC - 360s BC 350s BC 340s BC 330s BC 320s BC 380 BC 379 BC 378 BC 377 BC 376 BC - 375 BC - 374 BC 373 BC 372...


Trousers were introduced into Western European culture at several points in history, but gained their current predominance only in the 16th century. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ...


The word itself is of Gaelic origin, from the Middle Irish word "triubhas" (close-fitting shorts). This article is about the modern Goidelic language. ... my children are my life ...


Men's trousers

Trousers also trace their ancestry to the individual hose worn by men in the 15th century (which is why trousers are plural and not singular). The hose were easy to make and fastened to a doublet at the top with ties called "points", but as time went by, the two hose were joined, first in the back then across the front, but still leaving a large opening for sanitary functions. Originally, doublets came almost to the knees, effectively covering the private parts, but as fashions changed and doublets became shorter, it became necessary for men to cover their genitals with a codpiece. Florentine particolored hose, c. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... The unidentified tailor in Giovanni Battista Moronis famous portrait of ca 1570 is in doublet and lined and stuffed (bombasted) breeches. ... Henry VIII wearing a codpiece A codpiece (< Middle English codpece = cod bag, scrotum + pece piece) is a flap or pouch that attaches to the front of the crotch of mens trousers to provide a covering for the genitals. ...


By the end of the 16th century, the codpiece had been incorporated into the hose, now usually called breeches, which were roughly knee-length and featured a fly or fall front opening. (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Pants. ...


During the French Revolution, the male citizens of France adopted a working-class costume including ankle-length trousers or pantaloons in place of the aristocratic knee-breeches. This style was introduced to England in the early 19th century, possibly by Beau Brummell, and supplanted breeches as fashionable street wear by mid-century. Breeches survived into the 1940s as the plus-fours or knickers worn for active sports and by young school-boys. Types of breeches are still worn today by baseball and football players. The French Revolution (1789–1815) was a period of political and social upheaval in the political history of France and Europe as a whole, during which the French governmental structure, previously an absolute monarchy with feudal privileges for the aristocracy and Catholic clergy, underwent radical change to forms based on... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century &#8212; 19th century &#8212; 20th century &#8212; more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Brummell, engraved from a miniature portrait. ... The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... Plus fours are loosely tailored slacks cut 4 inches below the knee (and thus four inches longer than traditional knickerbockers, hence the name). ... Knickerbockers were a kind of mens or boys baggy knee trousers, of a type particularly popular in the early twentieth century. ... This article is about the sport. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


Sailors may have played a role in the dissemination of trousers as a fashion around the world. In the 17th and 18th centuries, sailors wore baggy trousers known as galligaskins. Sailors were also the first to wear jeans -- trousers made of denim. These became more popular in the late 19th century in the American West, because of their ruggedness and durability. (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Jeans are trousers traditionally made from denim, but may also be made from a variety of fabrics not including corduroy. ... This article is about the material denim. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century &#8212; 19th century &#8212; 20th century &#8212; more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Western United States, also referred to as the American West or simply The West, traditionally refers to the region constituting the westernmost states of the United States (see geographical terminology section for further discussion of these terms). ...


Women's trousers

Wigan pit brow girl.
Wigan pit brow girl.

Although trousers for women did not become fashion items until the later 20th century, women began wearing men's trousers (suitably altered) for outdoor work a hundred years earlier. Image File history File links Wigan pit brow lass. ... Image File history File links Wigan pit brow lass. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901&#8211;2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900&#8211;1999...


The Wigan pit brow girls scandalized Victorian society by wearing trousers for their dangerous work in the coal mines. They wore skirts over their trousers and rolled them up to their waist to keep them out of the way. , Wigan is a town in Greater Manchester, England. ... Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her ascension to the Throne, 20 June 1837) gave her name to the historic era The Victorian era of the United Kingdom marked the height of the British Industrial Revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ... Wyoming coal mine Coal mining is the mining of coal. ...


Women working the ranches of the 19th century American West also wore trousers for riding, and in the early 20th century aviatrices and other working women often wore trousers. Actresses Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn were often photographed in trousers from the 1930s and helped make trousers acceptable for women. During World War II, women working in factories and doing other forms of "men's work" on war service wore trousers when the work demanded it, and in the post-war era trousers became acceptable casual wear for gardening, the beach, and other leisure pursuits. Aviators are people who fly aircraft either for pleasure or for a job. ... Marlene Dietrich IPA: ; (December 27, 1901 – May 6, 1992) was a German-born American actress, singer, and entertainer. ... It has been suggested that Tom Hepburn be merged into this article or section. ... The 1930s (years from 1930–1939) were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known as the World Depression. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


In Britain during the Second World War, because of the rationing of clothing, many women took to wearing their husbands' civilian clothes, including their trousers, to work while their husbands were away in the armed forces. This was partly because they were seen as practical garments of workwear, and partly to allow women to keep their clothing allowance for other uses. As this practice of wearing trousers became more widespread and as the men's clothes wore out, replacements were needed, so that by the summer of 1944 it was reported that sales of women's trousers were five times more than in the previous year.[1] Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


In the 1960s, André Courrèges introduced long trousers for women as a fashion item, leading to the era of the pantsuit and designer jeans and the gradual eroding of the prohibitions against girls and women wearing trousers in schools, the workplace, and fine restaurants. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... André Courrèges (born 1923) is a French fashion designer, known for his ultra-modern designs. ... A pantsuit is a womans suit of clothing consisting of trousers and a matching or coordinating coat or jacket. ... Designer jeans are high-fashion jeans that are marketed as status symbols. ...


Society

It is customary in the Western world for men to wear trousers and not skirts or dresses. However, there are exceptions, such as the Scottish kilt and the Greek foustanella, worn on ceremonial occasions, as well as robes or robe-like clothing such as the cassocks, etc. of clergy and academic robes (both rarely worn in daily use today). (See also Men's skirts.) This article is about the country. ... A kilt in the Black Watch tartan A kilt is a traditional garment of modern Scottish and Celtic culture typically worn by men. ... Foustanella (Grk. ... Clergy in Cassocks A Roman Catholic priest from Belgian Congo wearing the Roman cassock. ... Mens skirts are skirts worn by men. ...


Based on Deuteronomy 22:5 in the Bible, some groups believe that women should not wear trousers, but only skirts and dresses. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library. ... A skirt is a traditionally feminine tube- or cone-shaped garment which is worn from the waist and covers the legs. ... For other uses, see Dress (disambiguation). ...


Among certain groups, low-rise, baggy trousers exposing underwear are in fashion, e.g. among skaters and in 1990s hip hop fashion. A pair of mens briefs Undergarments, also called underwear or sometimes intimate clothing, are clothes worn next to the skin, usually under other clothes. ... For other uses, see Fashion (disambiguation). ... A skateboarder performing a frontside lipslide Skateboarding is the act of rolling on or performing tricks with a skateboard. ... Faada Freddy of the Senegalese rap crew Daara J in Germany, 2005. ...


Cut-offs are homemade shorts made by cutting the legs off trousers, usually after holes have been worn in fabric around the knees. This extends the useful life of the trousers. The remaining leg fabric may be hemmed or left to fray after being cut. For other uses, see Shorts (disambiguation). ...


Removing one's trousers in public is, in the main, considered taboo. Public is of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; opposed to private; as, the public treasury, a road or lake. ... This article is about cultural prohibitions in general, for other uses, see Taboo (disambiguation). ...


Law

In May 2004 in Louisiana, state legislator Derrick Shepherd proposed a bill that would make it a crime to appear in public wearing trousers below the waist and thereby exposing one's skin or "intimate clothing".[2] The Louisiana bill was retracted after negative public reaction. 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Deaths in May &#8226; 28 Gerald Anthony &#8226; 27 Umberto Agnelli &#8226; 22 Richard Biggs &#8226; 20 Len Murray &#8226; 17 Tony Randall &#8226; 17 Ezzedine Salim &#8226; 9 Alan King &#8226; 9 Akhmad Kadyrov &#8226; 8... This article is about the U.S. State. ... In Public is the fourth single from Keliss third album Tasty, performed with rapper Nas. ...


In February 2005, Virginia legislators tried to pass a similar law that would have made punishable by a $50 fine: "any person who, while in a public place, intentionally wears and displays his below-waist undergarments, intended to cover a person's intimate parts, in a lewd or indecent manner". February 2005 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → Pope John Paul II is taken to a hospital suffering from a serious case of influenza. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


It is not clear whether, with the same coverage by the trousers, exposing underwear was considered worse than exposing bare skin, or that the latter was already covered by another law.


It passed in the Virginia House of Delegates. However, various criticisms to it arose. For example, newspaper columnists and radio talk show hosts consistently said that since most people that would be penalized under the law would be young African-American men, the law would thus be a form of discrimination against them. Virginia's state senators voted against passing the law.[3][4] The Virginia House of Delegates is the lower house of the Virginia General Assembly. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ...


A US mayor plans to pass a law banning the wearing of saggy trousers in his Louisiana town. Carol Broussard, mayor of Delcambre, said that he will sign the proposal unanimously passed by town councillors earlier this week. Wearing trousers that reveal your underwear will lead to a $500 penalty and the risk of six months in jail. "If you expose your private parts, you'll get a fine," said Mr Broussard. He told the Associated Press that people wearing low-slung trousers are "better off taking the pants off and wearing a dress." Ted Ayo, town attorney, said that the new legislation would expand on existing indecent exposure laws in Louisiana: "This is a new ordinance that deals specifically with sagging pants. It's about showing off your underwear in public".


Mr Broussard has received local criticism for the ordinance, with some Delcambre residents claiming that the proposal is racially motivated, due to the popularity of "sagging pants" among black hip-hop fans.


However, he responded: "White people wear sagging pants, too."


See also

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Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Pants. ... This article needs cleanup. ... A painting by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg of a woman with visible cleavage Butt cleavage is minor exposure of the buttocks and the anal cleft between them, often because of low slung trousers. ... Henry VIII wearing a codpiece A codpiece (< Middle English codpece = cod bag, scrotum + pece piece) is a flap or pouch that attaches to the front of the crotch of mens trousers to provide a covering for the genitals. ... In New Zealand in the 1930s, farmers had trouble with exploding trousers as a result of attempts to wipe out the weed ragwort. ... Hakama worn by an aikidoka (left of the picture) An Edo-era kamishimo outfit, consisting of a kataginu (a sleeveless jacket with exaggerated shoulders) (left) and hakama (centre). ... Jeans are trousers traditionally made from denim, but may also be made from a variety of fabrics not including corduroy. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into panties. ... Girl wearing modern leggings Leggings are any of several sorts of fitted clothing to cover the legs. ... Girls costume showing linen pantalettes from Godeys Ladys Book 1855 Pantalettes are undergarments covering the legs worn by women, girls, and very young boys in the early- to mid-nineteenth century. ... Thai fisherman pants are lightweight unisex (usually cotton or rayon) pants (trousers) that are made very wide in the waist, one size fits all. ... This articles is about cross-dressing in general, that is the act of wearing the clothing of another gender for any reason. ... A male sagging his pants to reveal his plaid boxer shorts. ... No Pants Day is an international[1] holiday occasionally observed in several Western and other countries on the first Friday in May by not wearing any pants (trousers). ... The House of Trouser is a house in the fictional Melbourne suburb of Erinsborough as seen in the soap opera Neighbours, and is at 30 Ramsay Street. ... Oxford bags were a loose-fitting baggy form of trousers favoured by members of the University of Oxford, especially undergraduates, in England during the early 20th century from the 1920s to around the 1950s. ...

References

  1. ^ L.W.N. Smith. Clothes Rationing in World War 2
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