Paula Lydon wrote:
~~In my first dojo, long ago, they used the terms:
Was that in Japan? Shitagi is pretty much universally used over here to refer to underwear. Even when it doesn't refer to garments worn directly against the skin (i.e., t-shirt and/or undershorts) it refers to clothing worn underneath an outer layer, and not something worn around the legs.
I won't say it wouldn't ever be used in that context, but I'd advise caution when using it, Adam. Like, wait for a native Japanese to use it in that manner first. If nothing else, it seems a bit out-of-date.