The men’s garment were called shenti, wrapped around at the waist covering the body. Some of them had cords attached to tie the garment, and in others the fabric’s knotted at the waist or held up with a knotted cloth belt. The shenti evolved from a short kilt to a longer kilt, extending to the ankle. Egyptian men often went shirtless and sometimes wore a plain shirt-like garment with their shenti, belted with cloth.
The clothes of the Byzantine became a luxurious, rigid dress, which covered the body and veiled it’s forms. The ruling layer of the society liked silk materials and brocade, which were richly embroidered with precious metals and pearls.