Italian hose of the first decade of the century. The man on the left wears hose divided into upper hose and nether hose or stockings. The man on right wears hose slashed around one thigh, with a pouched codpiece, YIKES !
Men’s hose - Italian Renaissance: improved covering with a padding called a codpiece. It was used to help hose fit better and also use to help protect men from getting a disease that began to spread in the late