Sunday, June 01, 2008
Bombachas de Campo
Some time ago, in her blog El Beso, an Argentine treasure, Karina featured bombachas de campo, the pants worn, typically with boots, by the equestrian gauchos of Argentina and Uruguay. I loved their style, and asked my mom to bring me back a pair from her trip to Uruguay this month.
They're easier to wear than jodhpurs (while similar to jodhpurs in that they have this baggy-around-the-thighs cut), but also hint at a love of horses, and most importantly, as I walk around Paris, they make me think of Uruguay's beautiful campo, its open spaces...
I love the idea of taking a traditional item of clothing and wearing it my own way. How would you wear them?