Up until about 200 years ago, men wore breeches instead of trousers. They were worn with stockings, and were ideal in combination with high boots. Today their use is limited to highly formal events and riding.
Here is the first pair of breeches I have made for Blue Mars. They have a buckskin texture, a buttoned drop-front, tortoiseshell buttons at the knees, the fly, and on the waistband for use with braces. There are no seams on the inside leg, as a means of avoiding chafing while riding. These make an ideal combination with my Hessian boots.