Posted by Caroline on September 03, 1998 at 12:44:15:
In response to Trews, written by Marie-Bernadette on September 03, 1998 at 10:44:24
] "Tartan trews" are trousers made from material of a tartan pattern. They did have plaid pants in the 1970's but "trews" have been around for centuries and were worn by the ancient Celts millenia ago and are not always of a tartan pattern but usually wool, I think, and somewhat tight fitting, at least in the legs.
Although the Celts did wear trousers, the term 'tartan trews' came into being after the kilt was banned (after 1745?). As such , they were a political statement. Since then tartans trousers have ben called "trews". They are still quite a statement, though not necessarily political!
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