the pants of time

by jo walker

Having looked through the Metropolitan Museum of Art's online historical underwear collection, we are now dedicated to bringing back the polka dot 'pantaloon' and enormous gym 'bloomers' of yesteryear – err, they can keep the bone-crushing corsets and crinoline cages, though. With over 1000 images, this archive is quite a time-suck, but in the most delightful way. Now we know what's going on underneath, we're watching historical dramas and docos in a whole new way.

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