The Captain. A Renaissance character in commedia dell'arte who uses wit, charm and humor to get out of sticky situations. He will spin miraculous tales of nonsense to supersize his anti-heroic methods as a means to impress his audience.
Once a symbols of women's rights in the 1850s, the bloomer underwent several transformations in the underworld of undergarments. Popularized by suffragette, Amelia Bloomer. They were eventually replaced by drawers or knickers.