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How to Wear Trousers

  • How to Wear Trousers


    I heard that most Westerners pass both their legs through trousers at the same time while sitting on a bed or something.

    On the other hand, most Japanese people wear trousers from their left leg while standing on one foot.

    It is said that this custom comes from the fashion of samurai.

    Samurai wore hakama (袴 – culottes-like Japanese garment), but it was difficult to wear hakama due to the long hems.

    Because of this, samurai came to wear hakama while standing on one foot so that they can face enemies rapidly even when they are changing the garment.

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