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?

17 comments:

Laura said...

You need a strong personality and a (very) personal style to walk around Paris with bombachas de campo, but I know you do have both!

Anonymous said...

oh they seem great! i would wear them with some nice open sandales (if you ask me.. ;)
nancy

karina said...

Jaja, no lo puedo creer, con bombachas por Paris!!!!
Te quedan divinas!

enc said...

Those trousers are very cool. I like the way they close at the bottom.

Beautiful photos. I'm particularly fond of the cropping.

Rina said...

Me encanta que andes por París con las bombachas! Yo las usaba un tiempo pero hace mucho que no tengo unas...las extraño...eran cómodas.

marie said...

ooh i like these!
i brought back some traditional pants from india when i visited 2 years ago..
i like to layer things like these, under a skirt or dress

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Nice blog including beautiful pictures.

Anonymous said...

Donde las compro tu madre?

Imelda Matt said...

I couldn't resist a high heel only because they have a 'cargo' feel to them and I'd be channeling Kylie circa 'love at first sight'.

I need to dig around coz I think I've found my new pant!

Mary-Laure said...

KARINA - si es increible y es gracias a ti!

ANONYMOUS - mi mama las compro en une tienda en Montevideo, son de la marca argentina PAMPERO

IMELDA - you can buy them online actually, at
http://www.gauchoclothes.com/bombacha.html

Nina said...

They look great!

littlebird said...

i think i would wear them with fabulous shoes but i could say that of any trousers, dress, skirt etc!!!
i like the cuff detail at the bottom : )

design for mankind. said...

Eeek--- I love the pants! :)

Mary-Laure said...

LITTLE BIRD - I love the cuff detail too, it's really what makes these pants so special. A friend giggled at them and said it looked like someone was wearing a shirt sleeve instead of pants!

Vain and Vapid said...

It's lovely that you collect not only clothes for the sake of fashion but that also have a more profound meaning for you...
Oh and I love all kinds of equestrian wear too...

A World in a PAN said...

The only missing part is the "asadito", isn't it?

Iheartfashion said...

They look fantastic on you!
I love the idea of "borrowing" an item from another culture and wearing it your own way.