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SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, No. 919. 15641 distinction between the dress of English men and women of rank, save that when riding to battle men wore short skirts instead of long ones, covering their legs with long hose or with bandages. The Englishman's first bifurcated garment appeared about the twelfth century and was very full, like that of the Oriental women, but, unlike theirs, was extremely short, reach ing only half way down to his knees; gradually it.doi:10.1038/scientificamerican10061894-15641asupp fatcat:whzl3kcfujc53gtn656bhjv6ea