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Offline anne of oaktower

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Men's tights thread?
« on: December 04, 2015, 11:06:49 AM »
Lacking the time to sit here and search through 82 pages (Wow!) of threads, can anyone tell me if there is any info here on men's tights with a functional codpiece? 
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Re: Men's tights thread?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2015, 09:32:48 PM »
Men's tights (tight tights!) were called hosen.  That keyword will help you with any searches.  The only time hosen were worn with just a codpiece (the horrible fashion of leggings is unfortunately, not a new fad at all.  Please, people, cover your backside if you are going to wear something tight) was in the very early 16th c in Italy.  By the time you get the 1520's, it's completely disappeared and men wore their hosen under their trousers again.  Hosen were exactly what they sound like - hose.  And they were attached either to the doublet or the trousers or even the slops (undies) with a couple of points (ribbons).   If you search under the correct keyword, you'll find a ton of articles. 

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Re: Men's tights thread?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2015, 10:32:19 AM »
Thank you so much, Isabella!  That should make my task much easier.  :)
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