Ötzi even had underwear! Under his clothes archaeologists found pieces of goat hide that had once been a loin cloth – a garment that was pulled between the legs and fastened to the waist with a belt.
The leather strips were sewn together with tightly twisted animal sinew. A needle-like tool made of bone was probably used for sewing
The front part of the loin cloth was well preserved, probably because it was protected by his body. Only a few pieces of the back part have survived, however, because it was exposed to snow and ice.