Romans in Pants

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Did Roman soldiers ever wear trousers, and can I wear them with my toga costume?

Romans in Pants

You might see ancient Roman cavalry extras in “Spartacus” wearing trousers with their Roman togas. Most instructions on how to make a toga don't include trousers. However, ancient Roman soldiers, especially the cavalry, wore pants with their togas. You can pair military toga costumes with linen or wool trousers. Keep in mind that the most part trousers were considered the clothing of barbarians. If you dress as a Roman senatorial candidate, wearing trousers will be a bigger fashion faux pas than passing off your Roman apparel as a Greek toga costume.



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