Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Beautiful Pacific Northwest
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I assume men's breeches are much like women's, in that each manufacturer is completely different.
I'm a woman. I wear women's breeches. Here's what I've found. Most of the women's breeches have really tight thighs and knees, but have a huge waist. I have a horrible time finding something with a skinny enough waist for me. When I do, I can't bend my knees, because they're so tight in the legs. So I finally found a perfect fit in Dover's Riding Sport brand. I got a basic, comfy, side-zip. Absolutely perfect. They fit so great, that I then bought some really cool plaid full-seat breeches - also riding sport brand. Oh crap - tight knees and baggy waist again.
My point is that not just every brand, but every style and model within a brand fit completely differently. Is there a Dover or other tack shop near you where you can just go in and try all of them?
Breeches are my nightmare... For summertime, I really like riding tights. They're really stretchy, so I can get the waist to fit and have plenty of stretch in the legs to stay comfy. Tights might be more revealing than what most guys are comfortable with though?
I think the only difference between men's and women's breeches is the guys' tend to have a little more room in the front. But then again, my women's ones always have lots of extra room there too. And I think the women's tend to have shorter inseams.