Trews are men's trousers made from Tartan cloth and part of the highlander dress and with military regiments. Tartan trews were banned like the kilt in 1746 when males were not allowed to wear the trews.This was later allowed in 1782 by Geordie the 2nd.
Tradition Going Back To The Romans.
The wearing of trews goes way back to at least 1538 but probable many centuries before that.This would have been a cloth trousers used in cold winters when the kilt would have been too cold. The word trews comes from the Gaelic triubhas for trousers but was later Anglicised to trews. The trews were original a tight fitting garments, similar to trousers worn by Roman legionnaires in cold climates. The trews were cut across the grain allowing the fabric to stretch and hug the legs.The trews of old were really a long hose that came up to the waist and attached with cloth or belts and could be attached below the knee with a garter or similar flash. Today the trews are more like trousers with the tartan cut straight and no side seam, usually are a high waisted garment, held up with braces and worn with a Prince Charlie jacket or waistcoat. This can be a substitute for a kilt.
Many different regiments of Scotland in the lowlands wore trews as part of the mess dress and one such regiment is the black watch.The highland regiments wore the kilts as an orders of dress. However,Highland regiments, in recent times, wore trews in less formal occasions .They were used by Seaforths ,Camerons and Gordons, knowns as the Highlanders
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