Petticoat Breeches

Petticoat breeches were voluminously wide, pleated pants, reminiscent of a skirt, worn by men in Western Europe during the 1650s and early 1660s. The very full loose breeches were usually decorated with loops of ribbons on the waist and around the knee. They were so loose and wide that they became known as petticoat breeches. They give very much the impression of very baggy loose shorts since they are not gathered at the knee.

They replaced Spanish breeches during the 1650s as the most popular leg wear of most of Western Europe. By the early 1660s, rhinegraves became very popular and soon replaced petticoat breeches.

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1650–1700 In Fashion - Men's Fashion - Breeches and Stockings
... The previous decade saw Spanish breeches as the most popular ... These were stiff breeches which fell above or just below the knee and were rather moderately fitted ... By the mid 1650s, in Western Europe, much looser, uncollected breeches, called petticoat breeches became the most popular ...

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