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Author Topic: The pants of a prizefighter....  (Read 1095 times)
Professor J. Cogsworthy
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« on: February 18, 2014, 11:03:07 pm »



Anyone here know what kind of material this type of pants was made from?
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2014, 09:21:16 am »

They were made from the scrotums of Rhinos, all killed with a single punch from the pugilist who proudly wore them*

*The above may not be entirely true.
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Mr. Boltneck
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2014, 07:07:09 pm »

At a guess, those fighting trousers are probably a knit wool. Pre-Spandex cycling shorts used a light, stretchy knitted wool fabric that worked fairly well, and was surprisingly comfortable.
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frances
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2014, 09:55:02 pm »

Not knitted by hand but on a knitting frame - a machine that may have been worked by hand or later by an engine.  So very steampunk.
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Keith_Beef
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2014, 12:31:29 am »

At a guess, those fighting trousers are probably a knit wool. Pre-Spandex cycling shorts used a light, stretchy knitted wool fabric that worked fairly well, and was surprisingly comfortable.

Not knitted by hand but on a knitting frame - a machine that may have been worked by hand or later by an engine.  So very steampunk.

Sounds a lot like what we would call "jersey" cloth: machine knitted cotton, like you would use to make T-shirts.
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2014, 12:54:03 am »

http://www.naturesfabrics.com/wool-fabric/interlock/1-2-yard-97-merino-wool-3-spandex-wool-interlock-blend-feltable.html

Like this?
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2014, 04:45:09 am »

Material similar to the kind used for making Union suits. A cotton knit.
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2014, 04:58:16 am »

A cotton knit.https://www.fabric.com/apparel-fashion-fabric-knit-fabric-jersey-knit-fabric-solid-cotton-cotton-blend-jersey-knit-fabric.aspx Like the Fabrics here.
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2014, 09:50:29 pm »

It is the same machine that they used to knit silk stockings on.  So a very, very fine knit.
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