The exomis is the simplest and least substantial of a number of garments that developed from a hide or a length of cloth draped over the left shoulder. The exomis involves a piece of cloth about a s long as the wearer is tall draped thus and then girdled around the waist. The folds of cloth are spread out under the girdle. The bunched cloth is give a half-twist on the shoulder to prevent its spreading down the arm

The exomis is simple, easy to wear, and comfortable, and the most common everyday garment for men. Solid colours are usual, and the exomis is often dark.

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