Great Moments in Pants: A Handy Trouser Timeline

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The world’s oldest pair of pants were recently discovered in China: They’re more than 3,000 years old and, to be honest, kind of unflattering. Ever since mankind first fell in love with pants three millennia ago, people have been making statements with them, legislating who can wear them, and, of course, doing weird things with the pockets. Click through our slideshow for a look back at some highs and lows in the history of pants.

Great Moments in Pants: A Handy Trouser Timeline