Breeches and Braies
were worn by men since the 13th century. They were originally made
from white or unbleached linen, or - in the Northern Europe - from
wool. Two types of drawers can be distingushed: long (bruhe, chauces, femorales), and short (hace). To date, all recovered women's underware has been dated to
the end of 15th century and later.
Unfortunately we have not been able to find any original clothing
from middle ages, therefore presented
patterns are from later periods.