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Breeks are the Scots term for trousers. It can be inferred that this relates to the Latin references to the braccae that were worn by the ancient Celts.
The term breeks is often used to refer to a trouser similar to plus fours, especially when worn in Scotland and engaging in field sports such as deer stalking, and the activities of taking pheasant, duck, partridge and other game birds. Whilst breeks are a neater, trimmer fit, plus twos are slightly wider with an extra 2 inches of material to fold over the knee, and plus fours a further 4 inches of material(and a wider, baggier fit).
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