The History of Pants
Pants, or slacks are a piece of clothing that could have originally originated in Central Asia, typically covering both legs at the knee, with the remaining leg being left free at the ankle. This article intends to cover the history of pants and why they are so popular today. There are several different styles of pants depending on what you’re looking for and where you’re going. For example, there are western style pants that are stretchy and comfortable, with plenty of room at the sides. On the other side of the spectrum are sweat pants, which are typically lined and restrictive, often covering the buttocks and the legs completely.
Underpants are a type of clothing that was used throughout history. For example, in ancient Egypt, underpants were routinely referred to as nappies (a combination of pants and nylons). Similarly, in Ancient China, women were accustomed to wearing underpants in order to control their modesty. However, it wasn’t until the 19th century that underpants were used as a functional means of clothing. At that point, the term ‘underwear’ came about and since then the term has been used to describe all types of underwear, even though the materials, styles, and colors are the same.
The difference between pants and underpants is that pants have a bottom, usually elastic, and are available in various styles and cuts; while underpants have a hole at the centre, are typically seamless and allow for free mobility of the legs; and are also able to have pockets on the inside of the front of them. The main reason pants are considered the original form of underwear is that they are able to hold up to the body’s movements and provide comfort while covering the legs. Additionally, the elastic band at the centre of pants is able to stretch, making them very comfortable to wear and leaving the legs free to move in any direction.