I'm writing a story in 1877-ish, and i've been doing some research on men's underwear. I want to mention the lower half of a man's undergarments, but haven't been able to find out if they have a name.
The specific piece of clothing is knee-length cotton shorts with a button in front and a drawstiring waist that ties in back. Does anyone know if there's a specific name for these shorts (like we have briefs and boxers, etc).
Thank you in advance, oh wise ones.
ETA: So far, the consensus seems to be "drawers." Thanks everybody!