Breeches have not been seen much lately except on horsemen. The present tendency towards narrow fitting trousers has, however, brought men’s calves into the fashion picture. I foresee therefore a possibility of a return in interest to thigh fitting breeches worn with stockings. The silhouette thus achieved would be quite in keeping with today;s trends and would be equally youthful.  — ABC of Men’s Fashion, Hardy Ameis

Breeches have not been seen much lately except on horsemen. The present tendency towards narrow fitting trousers has, however, brought men’s calves into the fashion picture. I foresee therefore a possibility of a return in interest to thigh fitting breeches worn with stockings. The silhouette thus achieved would be quite in keeping with today;s trends and would be equally youthful. 

— ABC of Men’s Fashion, Hardy Ameis