trunk hosetrunk hose
full, baggy breeches reaching about halfway down the thigh, worn in the 16th and 17th cent.
Short ballooning breeches, extending from the waist to mid-thigh, worn by men in Europe in the 1500s and 1600s.
Origin of trunk hosePerhaps from obsolete trunk to cut off from Latin truncāre ; see truncate .
detail of the 1574 painting Portrait of a Man in White