What type of clothing did African slaves wear?
African slaves often wore rough pants and long cotton shirts. The women wore plain dresses and the children often had no clothing until they reached their teens.
In the book To Be a Slave former slaves were interviewed in the 1930's before too many had died. According to the people who had been slaves the men had one cotton pair of pants and a shirt. No shoes and if they were lucky a hat or coat. Women had a cotton dress. House slaves faired much better than field slaves since many got castoff clothing. Children until about 2 years old didn't have…
What Roman slaves wore depended on whether they were educated or not. Regular slaves wore clothing of the cheapest material while educated slaves wore clothes made of better material. Though slave's clothing did not even compare to a patrician's (wealthy person's) clothing. Slaves working in the mines and quarries went naked.