Bracae were basically pants or trousers. Rome was NOT a fan of pants (seen as Barbaric). When Rome first encountered The Bracae, it was during their battles with Germanic Tribes. Eventually, Rome developed a similar design which was used in winter time (3rd Century). By the 4th Century onward, Roman had abandoned it's traditional Tunica and switched to a Shirt and Bracae design. Bracae were popular with Cavalry and Archers. Made from linen, The Bracae were one-piece and closed by a simple tied drawstring. Colors varied.