Origin of knee breeches
Examples from the Web for knee breeches
There were men dressed in colonial garb complete with knee-breeches and powdered wigs.
But my father powdered his head, and kept to his knee-breeches to the last; so did all elderly gentlemen, when I was a boy.Tracks of a Rolling Stone|Henry J. Coke
He should not have omitted the matter of the exchange of the cardinal's knee-breeches for the valet's pantaloons.
As for stockings, they are about as useful to a young Tagalo girl, as knee-breeches to a Scotch-highlander.
The man I remember had gray clothes and knee-breeches and the woman a gray dress, and my nurse had said contemptuously, “towrows.”Reveries over Childhood and Youth|William Butler Yeats
Lace frills of costly Point edged the knee-breeches, lace cravats were worn and deep falling cuffs.Chats on Old Lace and Needlework|Emily Leigh Lowes