Re: paratroops and silk undies
- Somewhat related: Pasek fighting in Denmark and writing in 1660 noted
with fascination that the Danes sleep buck naked, and consider
wearing garments in bed to be quite unhealthful and just a way to get
fleas into bed, (whereas Poles sleep in shirts).
Somewhat unrelated: my 3YO son insists on taking off every stich of
clothes including his socks before he will do 'dookies'. Because
this is somewhat inconvenient, I studied up on the matter. On
inquiry, I was surprized to learn that that was fairly common
behaviour among toddlers, and that even some adults prefer to do
that. When I was in the 7th grade I learned in the locker room that a
good friend was a member of a large and otherwise apparently normal
american family who were all underwear-free (after a bit
of 'socilization' by his peers he later always wore underwear, at
least on gym days). I mention these tidbits to show that underwear
and clothes issues are a matter of importance to some people at a
deeper level than many of us imagine.
--- In email@example.com, "Yana Groznaia" <yana@m...> wrote:
> But do we have any evidence about what was worn (by men or women) in
> SCA-period? That is the topic of this List, after all.
> > In Muscovy they wore literally underpants. Trousers that were worn
> > under the outer trousers. The literal meaning of Podshtanniki is
> > "underpants", "undertrousers".