These Are The World's Oldes...

These Are The World's Oldest Pants

There are 2 comments on the Free Republic story from May 31, 2014, titled These Are The World's Oldest Pants. In it, Free Republic reports that:

The oldest known trousers, including this roughly 3,000-year-old pair with woven leg decorations, belonged to nomadic horsemen in Central Asia.

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Houston, TX

#1 Jun 1, 2014
Each pair of trousers was sewn together from three pieces of brown-colored wool cloth, one piece for each leg and an insert for the crotch. The tailoring involved no cutting: Pant sections were shaped on a loom in the final size. Finished pants included side slits, strings for fastening at the waist and woven designs on the legs.

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P.S. The Chinese learned pants from the Central Asians, the more advanced people at that time.
Laszlo strangle

Old Lyme, CT

#2 Jun 3, 2014
This is either groundbreaking or fraud. My mother told me she had invented pants in 1956 (still a long time ago!) to "keep the flies out of (her) mustard." Since the 2 alleged discoveries ( but only one is documented, by me) occurred so closely in time, could it be a case of simultaneous/serendipitous invention? The reason I think the Central Asian hypothesis is wrong is that if (and it's a big if) you were a nomadic herdsman, why wouldn't you invent chaps? Or an all-terrain vehicle? Why pants? Did they also invent underpants? Who invented the fedora? Also Central Asian horsemen -- or cigar-smoking Bolivian woman? Did the Central Asian horsemen invent dogs? The bell? Oaken and hempen items? Headaches? Light housework? The comforting hum that fans make? There's a lot more questions you could ask before we get to the bottom of this thing, questions whose time has come, wouldn't you agree?

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