One was an aged, dignified, stern-looking gentleman, clad as for a solemn festival in grave and costly attire, but with a great bloodstain on his richly wrought band; the second, an aged man, meanly dressed, with a dark and malign countenance, and a broken halter about his neck; the third, a person not so advanced in life as the former two, but beyond the middle age, wearing a coarse woollen tunic and leather breeches
, and with a carpenter's rule sticking out of his side pocket.
Leather straps to the bottoms of the breeches
legs and one of them hanging unbottoned--"
The rest of it went in a doublet of fine cloth and velvet breeches
and shoes to match for holidays, while on week-days he made a brave figure in his best homespun.
Her riding breeches
and jacket would have to serve as protection from cold and thorns, nor would they hamper her over much; but a skirt and shoes were impossible among the trees.
A Mexican dragoon, for instance, is represented as arrayed in a round blue jacket, with red cuffs and collar; blue velvet breeches
, unbuttoned at the knees to show his white stockings; bottinas of deer skin; a round-crowned Andalusian hat, and his hair cued.
Beneath, there were a vest and breeches
of red plush, somewhat worn and soiled.
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.
The driver was a young man of three-or four-and-twenty, with a cigar between his teeth; wearing a dandy cap, drab jacket, breeches
of the same hue, white neckcloth, stick-up collar, and brown driving-gloves--in short, he was the handsome, horsey young buck who had visited Joan a week or two before to get her answer about Tess.
His underlings, two gnomes with square faces, leather aprons, and linen breeches
, were moving the iron instruments on the coals.
One of the next arrivals was a stout, heavily built young man with close-cropped hair, spectacles, the light-colored breeches
fashionable at that time, a very high ruffle, and a brown dress coat.
His blazing breeches
and high-towering cap --
Every morning there came an old fellow to him who put his rooms in order, and went on errands; otherwise, the old man in the plush breeches
was quite alone in the old house.