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Short pants (usually linen) worn by men underneath their garb. There is no direct documentation that women ever wore braes, though many ladies in the SCA do choose to wear them for comfort. Though braes are roughly analogous to modern boxer shorts, there was no taboo against them showing in public, though in later period there was a Papal decree that the groin be covered by a triangle of fabric called a [[codpiece]. Though by such time braes and similar garments had given way to hose or other, more snugly fitted coverings of the nether regions and legs.

Braes often had points (holes) on the side at the hip through which chapes could be laced to hold up chausses.

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