Have you ever wondered why the British blush when you compliment their pants? You might think that the US has a lot in common with their UK cousins across the pond, but all those different words and slight variations in vocabulary can lead to some pretty awkward misunderstandings! For instance, most British gentlemen wouldn’t be seen dead in a pair of suspenders… but they’ll certainly look dashing in braces and some wool pants. Confusing right? And don’t get us started on the UK meaning of ‘fanny pack’.
Check out this handy guide by Samuel Windsor to the most commonly confusing clothing translations, and you’ll never have to wonder what on earth a balaclava is again.
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