There were milkmaids and shepherdesses, with brightly colored bodices and golden spots all over their gowns; and princesses with most gorgeous frocks of silver and gold and purple; and shepherds dressed in knee breeches
with pink and yellow and blue stripes down them, and golden buckles on their shoes; and princes with jeweled crowns upon their heads, wearing ermine robes and satin doublets; and funny clowns in ruffled gowns, with round red spots upon their cheeks and tall, pointed caps.
When the first part of the performance was over, the Owner and Manager of the circus, in a black coat, white knee breeches
, and patent leather boots, presented himself to the public and in a loud, pompous voice made the following announcement:
He had just entered, wearing an embroidered court uniform, knee breeches
, and shoes, and had stars on his breast and a serene expression on his flat face.
Tailcoats came in a variety of styles, worn with waistcoats and knee breeches
THE PHRASE "HOME GUNSMITHING" conjures up pictures of a guy in knee breeches
tending a forge and hammering out a rifle barrel from white hot strips of steel.
euro]e title character of Patience is a down-to-earth milkmaid who catches the eye of a poetic poseur, the Oscar Wildean Reginald Bunthorne - longhaired, attired in velvet knee breeches
and invariably clutching a lily for the purposes of aesthetic contemplation.
There's no head, just a body and legs of a man dressed in a brown waistcoat and knee breeches
and he just stands on the stairs and then fades away.
His keen sense of humour early warned him that his bulk, his stature, his heavy form would have fitted ill with the slender elegancies of the powdered wig, the brocaded coat and the knee breeches
In "A History of New York", he described Santa as a "rotund little man" with knee breeches
& a broad-brimmed hat Later, illustrator Thomas Nast depicted a rotund Santa for Harper's magazine from the 1860s to the 1880s.
In contrast the conductor wore knee breeches
, silk stockings and brown, swallow-tailed coat.
But neither toning down the rich pageantry of Pugin's interiors nor dressing the Speaker in a lounge suit rather than knee breeches
will address the real problem, which is the venal mediocrity of so many of Britain's elected representatives.
May and Earl Hoy complains his 2012 chances are being hampered by having to ride in a coronet with ermine cloak and knee breeches