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1. Long johns / Long underwear 秋裤/秋衣裤
2. Thermal underwear 保暖内衣
Thermal /'θɝml/ adj. 保暖的
If I didn't wear the thermal underwear today, I would freeze outside.
*以上两种underwear在欧美特别寒冷的天气, 有分开两件的, 也有单件连衣裤，男生穿为主)
3. Tights /taɪts/ 紧身裤/连裤袜(女为主)
Lucy loves tights to keep herself warm.
4. Leggings /'lɛgɪŋz/
Some say the name “Long John” traces back to a boxing ring.
John L. Sullivan was an American heavyweight champion who began his career in the late 19th century, during the bare-knuckle boxing era. Famous not only for his fighting style, Sullivan was known to sport a one-piece union suit (a long sleeve garment that buttoned up in the front with a convenient hatch in the back.) As the story goes, this attire became his trademark and the union suit became known as the “Long John.”
Chances are you won’t catch modern day boxers, or any athlete for that matter, practicing in long underwear but that doesn’t mean that today’s performance base layers—like our Men’s ClimateSmart collection—didn’t take their cue from the union suit.
Long Johns were a soldier essential during World War II.
A staple of the American soldier’s uniform, Long Johns kept our boys on the front lines warm during harsh weather conditions. However, being designed in wool, they did pose problematic. At times, the garments kept the soldiers almost too warm, causing them to sweat excessively.
The fabric also made for itchy skin, adding to the discomfort. As the use of these garments increased among the public at home, these issues became more of a challenge and the long road to finding the right fabrication began, with manufacturers testing fibers from luxurious silk to lasting buckskin.
Today, layers are often designed with moisture wicking fibers for added comfort and warmth. Cuddl Duds not only feature wicking fabrication in some of their collections but also design details like moisture wicking waistbands, breathable mesh panels, and odor control for both men and women; to keep you dry, cool, and cozy.
However antiquated the idea of Long Johns might seem, most of us are a wearing a design evolution of them when we layer up or down throughout the year. So, the next time someone pokes fun at long underwear, join the conversation and impress them with your newfound knowledge.