Masquerade Ball Trousers... (complete randomness) by Mad-Monkey

You're all a wise bunch...

I am struggling to find trousers to wear with knee high boots for a masquerade ball. Now I've googled for pictures and they all show quite tight fitting trousers which look like a plain pair of breeches. However if you search for breeches you get riding ones. Did everyone wear riding breeches (would make sense, have the horse parked up outside etc... :gmc: ) or is there another type? I didn't really want to have the patches as they would be visible, but a non-patched pair do not seem to exist.

Anyone work in costume, history, or just know? Even better, where I could get a pair in black?

Every pair has patches :(

Posted 17 Dec 2010, 23:44 #1 

Why don’t you just borrow a pair of your wife’s black leggings!

Posted 18 Dec 2010, 10:47 #2 

I would like the formal trouser look round the waist. Also I'm not married... no one's that silly! :)

Posted 18 Dec 2010, 11:24 #3 

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A theatrical costumiers would be the place to find ready made.

If you know somebody with a sewing machine (and knows how to use it) :D ... eches.html

Hope this helps.

Posted 18 Dec 2010, 11:26 #4 

Dave Goody
Masquerade ball trousers? Knee high boots? Its not the Rocky Horror show is it? :gmc:

Posted 18 Dec 2010, 15:13 #5 

Cheers Mick, I had looked at getting some made, but i dont quite want the baggyness of them due to the boots, if it was shoes then I dont think it would be a problem.

My outfit may end up resembling rocky horror!

Posted 19 Dec 2010, 10:59 #6 

Dave Goody
Lightpainter wrote:Why don’t you just borrow a pair of your wife’s black leggings!

Apparently she told Paul he has to start wearing his own clothes at weekends :shock:

Posted 19 Dec 2010, 15:47 #7