Trousers Frequently Asked Questions
The word trousers comes from the Gaelic word ‘Triubhas’, which means close fitting shorts.
They’re the same thing. ‘Trousers’ is the British term, while ‘pants’ is used in American English and comes from ‘pantaloons’ – close-fitting legwear wore in the 19th century.
Making sure you get the right size is important, so you should measure the length of your leg and the width around your waist. You should also consider what colours suit you best and look for specific types of trousers that suit your lifestyle, such as gym trousers or casualwear.