Guys, this is a VERY SPECIFIC STYLE that can potentially look very cool and retro, but only if you do it right. Also, I feel like it’s a look that doesn’t go very well with a skinny model’s frame? 1930s/’40s riding breeches can look great if they’re buttoned at the calves and are tightly fitted around the waist and hips, but if they’re remotely un-shaped around the lower leg and are worn by someone with a very thin frame, you tend to get the effect of a recently-deflated balloon with a stick rattling around inside it. On the whole I don’t think most women are likely to be in favour of an item of clothing that emphasises the hips and upper thighs anyway, so it’s kind of important for it to fit correctly in the first place. — Hello, Tailor: New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013 — Proenza Schouler, Ralph Lauren, and more.