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Pants, or trousers, were used by peoples of the Northern Europe, Asia, and by nomads, such as Mongols and Kumans. Naturally, they were most comfortable for horse-back riding and in cold weather. The pattern construction for pants is more complicated than that for simple hose, especially if the pants are supposed to be tight. As a result, pants did not become popular in medieval Europe until 16th century.

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These pants have a very complicated design and uncertain dating. They were found in a bog excavation by Thorsbjerg, Denmark.

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This is a find of narrow Viking pants dating to 11-13 century.

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Another kind of pants with a complicated design, found in a bog by Damendorf, Northern Germany. Date unknown.

Patterns of extant garments - Hoses, part 1
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