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January 30, 2005 3:42 AM Subscribe
Beyond boxers or briefs:
Undergarments vary much more than the current styles we find in the nearest haberdashery
department or at Victoria's Secret
. Mormons have the temple garment
, the next bold step after pantaloons
. But throughout modern Western history, women tended to wear dress-like undergarments
, (with or without
accompanying drawers) though both 19th century men
wore the union suit, an earlier type of long-johns.
Of course, there's always the earliest of them all, the loincloth, worn by the ancient Egyptians
. Similar is the malo worn
by some Pacific Islanders, the Japanese fundoshi
(warning: excess of manflesh), and the more elaborate Indian dhoti
, the male companion to the sari.
And we mustn't forget the bra! Though not a lower-body garment, it has had a long--if tumultuous
worthy of quick mention