We like to say, in fact we've done so for centuries, that women's clothing is overly fussy, too complicated, and that men's clothing is easy to get into and out of, easy to wear, and comfortable. Lies. All lies.
For the vast portion of human recorded history, (and who knows what we were getting up to and into before that?) men's clothing has been at least as complex in structure, and number of pieces, as women's clothing. Its really only in the past century that that reality shifted somewhat. But where womens' clothing became generally simpler and simpler in structure and finish over time; men's clothing remained, and still does remain, levelly placed in a morass of traditions and physical details of construction. Building a suit 3 piece suit for a man is a massively different, and more complicated process than doing the same thing for a woman. The requirements of construction are more rigorous, and require a totally different set of technical skills to do effectively. All you have to do is watch one episode of Project Runway where the designers are required to make menswear, and watch their consternation and fear surface, to know its true.
Anyone who sews can tell you, sewing menswear is a much more difficult task than womenswear.
But lets just take a quick look here at the back story, through some imagery, of how complicated and labor intensive it was to make men's clothes, and ultimately, to wear them.
Sure, things changed, as inevitably they do.