And of course, knickerbockers are another garment altogether - like long shorts (or short trousers). Anyone remember the pop song "Leap up and down Wave your knickers in the air"? Was it Jonathon someone sang it? The guy was big at the time producing music for others.
My claim to fame - Tom Jones was born in a town 5 miles from where I lived in Wales - his mum lived 5 doors down from me. Tom Jones used to frequent our local pub and occasionally brought Shirley Bassey with him.
He is a down to earth guy and very humble - when he was in the pub he used to joke with us about his collection of Knickers!