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18.10.23 Various Clothing
The items defined below, for the truly unknowing, include blouses, bodices, handkerchiefs, kerchiefs, jerkins, kilts, leggings, pants, shirts, skirts, slips, sweaters, togas, trousers, vestitures, and vestments. Blouse ------ A blouse is a feminine shirt which can be sleeved or sleeveless, collared or collarless. Bodice ------ A bodice is either the top half of a dress, or (when worn separately) a vest-like garment that extends from the shoulder to the waist. It is usually laced like a corset, but worn as an outer garment. Handkerchief / Kerchief ----------------------- To be used to blow one's nose during boring meetings, or to drop to gain someone's attention. A small rectangle, usually of a softer material and a light colour. Jerkin ------ The jerkin is a hip-length, close-fitting jacket without sleeves (or with extended shoulders). Jerkins are usually collarless and belted. Often worn by men over a shirt. Kilt ---- A pleated, knee-length article of clothing that is usually made from wool, but not always. Worn by males mostly, though some are feminine (never to be called a skirt for men: they hate that.) Leggings -------- A lot like trousers, but usually tighter and shorter, and no fastenings at the waist. Do not look good on people with a larger build. Or, they're a leg covering that reaches from the ankle to the knee, worn by soldiers and the like. Pants ----- See Trousers. Shirt ----- Generally worn over your neck/shoulder/chest/stomach or, in short, your upper half (usually excluding your head and often your neck). They are fancy, plain, colourful, dull, sleeved and sleeveless. Skirt ----- An article of clothing that wraps around the waist and can end anywhere along the leg. Some are short, some are long, some are split, some are sensible. Slip ---- A female item of clothing, dress length and with thin straps across the shoulders which is worn beneath dresses or sometimes, in a shorter version, under skirts. Sweater ------- A garment usually made of wool in a variety of colours. Often sent to you by your grandparents when you really wanted a short sword, though these varieties usually have a horrid pattern that can cause nausea after prolonged exposure. Toga ---- A loose, one-piece garment worn usually by males. A toga wraps around the body and leaves one shoulder bare. Trousers -------- We call them trousers here (though some provincials erroneously call them pants), but they're exactly the same as you would have expected them to be: tubes of fabric that cover your legs and fasten at your waist. Come in a variety of styles. Vestiture/Vestment ------------------ Usually a robe-like article of clothing that denotes some state of office, or a religious order. Not to be used to blow ones nose during long and boring meetings.