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Why a "pair" of Undies?

Why are underwear and pants always referred to as a pair? Yes, there are two pant legs, but a shirt has two sleeves and nobody calls it a pair of shirts.

“Pair,” from the Latin, means two like things. And pants (pantaloons) were originally two like things. You put them on one leg at a time because they actually came in two pieces. You put on one leg, tied it around your waist, then put on the other. From the beginning, about the 16th Century, pants have been referred to as a pair. Shirts were made from a single piece of cloth, so two sleeves didn’t inspire anybody to call them a pair of shirts. Or a pair of bras.

Over time, they ended up as one piece of clothing, but the habit of referring to the old “pair” persisted.

So that’s why we still call them a pair of undies today! At Cuvayabits Underwear, we don’t mind what you call your undies. Just as long as you cuvayabits with them ;)

The Team @ Cuvayabits Underwear