SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDER TROUSERS

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Item Code: 88-149

At the Battle of New Orleans the Sutherland Highlanders aka the 93rd did not wear kilts as seen in the movies!! Rather they wore plaid trousers. "In 1637 it was reported that “In the sharp winter weather the Highlandmen wear close trowzes which cover the thighs, legs and feet. To fence their feet they put on rullions or tan leather shoes." The practicality of the trews became very evident when it came to riding a pony - not something that a kiltwearer would volunteer to do in a hurry - and since ponies and horses were usually the privilege of rank, trews came to be regarded as the domain of the rich. One historian (Frank Adam) commented that they were worn principally by chiefs and gentlemen on horseback, and by Highlanders when travelling in the Lowlands. (Of Scotland). " The near mint condition pair of pants offered here do not date to 1815 but rather 1870 and the are definitely military. They also are woven with the correct green over blue-black pattern for kilt and trews of the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders. Great for a War of 1812 display.   [pe] [ph:L]

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