The Fascinating Story Behind Why We Wear Pants

There’s a ritual in this Curiosity writer’s house that goes down every weeknight at about 7:30 p.m.: The jeans come off, the PJs come on, and “No Pants Zone” is sung at full volume. The fact is, pants may have been the style du jour of the past couple of millennia, but they’re hardly the most comfortable form of legwear. So who invented them in the first place — and why?

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