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Romans did not wear underwear as we know it today. The closest article of clothing to our modern "underpants" was a pair of shorts or loincloth called a subligaculum. Both men and women wore the subligaculum or subligar, at least some of the time under their regular clothing. Gladiators were often depicted in art as wearing a subligaculum and nothing else.

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