Earlier braies tend to be baggy and have a rolled waist. Later braies conform to a shape closer to modern, form-fitting boxer shorts. There are also images of smaller bikini-like braies in the 15th century.
Their appearance in mixed company in field workers may indicate that the wearing of ones underwear in public was less of a social faux pas than it is today.
- http://thescholarsgarret.com/artifact/braies/ 15th C braies
- Conjectural Mid-14th Century Braies http://scamelee.freeservers.com/braies_personal.html