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English underpants

Men's underpants, belonging probably to an English king Charles II, were pleated at the waist, with a sewn-in waist-band. The front opening extended down approximately 20 cm and was kept closed at the waist with a single button. This piece is dated to the 1st half of the 17th century and is currently located in Westminster abbey.


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Based on: The History of Underclothes; C. Willett & Phillis Cunnington; Londưn 1951; Michael Joseph Ltd.


Patterns of extant garments - Breeches and braies
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