Caglover, that's just classy. Beautiful horse (Tennessee Walker or Saddlebred?), and such a gentlemanly look. A piece of history (I'm not implying that you're historically old
), when the gentlemen held the door open, and said yes ma'am, and went on picnics in the countryside. When the horses were bred for a natural, smooth gait that could go for miles and miles.
Futuredoctor, you're not showing yet, and won't want to for some time. Clothes do not matter yet (unless cool clothes make you feel good). Best alternative to a Ralph Lauren polo is a T-shirt. I like to take lessons in home-made Tye-dye. That way the instructor knows exactly who and where I am. Take lessons for a month in what you have available (plus boots and helmet). If clothes matter to you, and it's important for you to fit in, then watch what the others are wearing for a little while, and ask what they find comfy and practical. And you asked if those breeches are good. No clue. They all fit differently. The best breeches are the ones that fit.
And I'm a woman in the all-male thread. Oops. I guess that just emphasizes that this ins't a male or female-specific sport. We're all equals on a horse.