A style stolen from the gaucho, the traditional cowboy of Argentina, these wide-legged short pants were the hottest things to wear with your Dingo boots. Gauchos (the pants, not the cowboys) had very wide legs, and were styled like the skort—the legs were so full and short that they almost made a skirt, but still had a division for each leg.
Gauchos were usually made from the fabric of the decade, corduroy, but they could be fashioned from plain cottons or denim as well. The southwestern flair that blazed through the 70’s translated into a neutral palette of beiges, oranges and browns, knee-high leather boots, corduroy gaucho pants, neck scarves and suede jackets. They were all great for the rodeo, or a night out on the town.