Isn't it neat how usage varies? By the end of the 16th century, the codpiece had also been incorporated into breeches which featured a fly or fall front opening. The Persian Army — BC.
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See also Men's skirts. Based on Deuteronomy in the Bible "The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man" , some groups, including the Amish, Hutterites, some Mennonites, some Baptists, a few Church of Christ groups, and most Orthodox Jews, believe that women should not wear trousers, but only skirts and dresses. These groups do permit women to wear underpants as long as they are hidden.
By contrast, many Muslim sects approve of pants as they are considered more modest than any skirt that is shorter than ankle length. However, some mosques require ankle length trousers for both Muslims and non-Muslims on the premises. Among certain groups, low-rise, baggy trousers exposing underwear became fashionable ; for example, among skaters and in s hip hop fashion. This fashion is called sagging or, alternatively, "busting slack.
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. In , a law requiring women in Paris, France to ask permission from city authorities before "dressing as men", including wearing trousers with exceptions for those "holding a bicycle handlebar or the reins of a horse" was declared officially revoked by France's Women's Rights Minister, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem.
Wearing jeans on this day, 22 April, has become an international symbol of protest. In Sudan, Article of the Memorandum to the Penal Code prohibits the wearing of "obscene outfits" in public.
This law has been used to arrest and prosecute women wearing trousers. Thirteen women including journalist Lubna al-Hussein were arrested in Khartoum in July for wearing trousers; ten of the women pleaded guilty and were flogged with ten lashes and fined Sudanese pounds apiece.
Lubna al-Hussein considers herself a good Muslim and asserts "Islam does not say whether a woman can wear trousers or not. I'm not afraid of being flogged. But it is insulting. In May , in Louisiana , Democrat and 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".
It is not clear whether, with the same coverage by the trousers, exposing underwear was considered worse than exposing bare skin, or whether the latter was already covered by another law. The law 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 penalised under the law would be young African-American men, the law would thus be a form of racial discrimination.
Virginia's state senators voted against passing the law. In California , Government Code Section From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the clothing item.
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Retrieved 25 March Retrieved 28 October The Blue Book of Men's Tailoring. New York and Chicago, Archived from the original JPG on 24 September Pants off to the kids busting slack at school". Archived from the original PDF on Therefore, all trousers are pants, but not vice-versa: This definition is consistent with other languages such as the Spanish pantalones, which is contrasted with pantalones cortos shorts, or literally "short pants".
I have always thought of trousers as part of a suit or uniform. Slacks look the same as suit trousers because they are made of more formal material, but are purchased separately.
They would be worn alone or with a sportcoat. Pants are everything else, corderoys, chinos, jeans, and other less formal styles. In UK English, Slacks are trousers worn by women. This is by contrast with the other form of similar leg covering garment worn by women: Trousers usually implies that the wearer is male. In UK English, pants is a less formal word for trousers. It doesn't usually mean underpants , although if you wet your pants , I suppose this might mean underpants.
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Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? Questions Tags Users Badges Unanswered. Tim 4, 51 Added AmE tag because to me "pants" definitely does not mean the same as "trousers"! More important to me than the reference of each of these word is the users.
In decades of life as a native English speaker, living in multiple countries that speak English, I don't think I've ever heard anyone outside of those three categories use those two words.
My mom talks about "slacks" and "trousers". I just call everything "pants" and I'm done with it. It's all pants all the way. In my experience in American English, "trousers" is seldom used unless it is an affectation of some kind. Tim In British English, "pants" is short for "underpants. An excert from here: Daniel 3 7. Isn't it neat how usage varies? Personally, I would call suit pants slacks if worn without the jacket I've never heard suit pants called slacks. What part of the US do you live in?
Brandon I generally wouldn't say slacks as the term is more of an occasional term used by my elders But if I did I would only mean suit pants in the sense of the kind of pants that may be paired with a suit jacket. For your information, I was raised in a suburb of Chicago. As I understand "suit", the jacket and pants always come together. If you pair the jacket with pants of a non-identical material, then it's not a suit again, as I've always heard the term used, and had it explained to me when I've asked for fashion advice.
FumbleFingers k 30 Google does something curious if you search for "men's slacks". In the UK, pants just means what Americans call underpants. I'm surprised by your mention of "slacks". I haven't heard that word used in the UK, at all. It seems to be an American English word.
I saw two peaks in AmE and no hits at all in BrE. Mitch It counts pants as hits for slacks. I found that curious. I didn't intend to give the impression that "slacks" is "US-only" terminology.
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