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    12-19-2010, 11:44 AM
Shopping for breeches

I have started looking online for some breeches and I was suprised at how many different brands and price ranges. Since there are none locally I will have to mail order. I was wanting reccomendations for a fuller figure. I am between a size 12-14 and have a little belly so I don't want to accentuate that. I also have a long torso and saw that the have different rises. I want a dark color and at this t8ime not looking to spend the higher end. Possibly from say 75.00-150.00
Not sure if they have pockets but I like to have my phone and chapstick on me.
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    12-19-2010, 11:48 AM
Stay away from Annie Riders! When I bought my first pair I bought them, and they're very cheap....the zipper broke putting them on the first time.

I like my Devon Aire's, I have a pair for showing and a pair for riding around at home.
    12-19-2010, 11:55 AM
Green Broke
When I was shopping in-store for some breeches, I found that I didnt like the european cuts. The fabric was super thin, and it showed....everything.

I am not sure if they sell them in the states, but I like Grand Prix breeches. They seem to be pretty durable. I wear them for several lessons in a row before washing them sometimes, and they still don't get stained.
    12-20-2010, 05:12 AM
Head onto Ebay, and look up "Elixir Breeches". I have now purchased at least 8 pairs of their breeches, my competition white breeches are by them, and I have recommended them to all my friends, who all have a pair and LOVE them now! They've got a heap of different styles so you'll be sure to find a pair to fit. And the best bit is that they are very inexpensive for their quality, mine have been going well over a year now and in a normal week I ride a minimum of 3 horses a day, 6 days a week.
    12-20-2010, 07:03 AM
I'd say breeches are as personal as underwear... I tried 20 different ones in Dover last year, and ended up only with one brand, which I feel comfortable in (Devon Aire Versailles, and actually one of the cheapest I tried on): Dover Saddlery | Devon-AireŽ Versailles Riding Breeches. .
    12-20-2010, 02:06 PM
Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
I'd say breeches are as personal as underwear... I tried 20 different ones in Dover last year, and ended up only with one brand, which I feel comfortable in (Devon Aire Versailles, and actually one of the cheapest I tried on): Dover Saddlery | Devon-AireŽ Versailles Riding Breeches. .
That's what worries me. With mail order I can't try on several pairs. Maybe I will have to wait and hopefully in my travels I can find a store taht has a good inventory.
    12-20-2010, 02:57 PM
It really depends on your build and what you like.
My personal favorite is the Euro-Star breeches, however North American retailers can sell them for upwards of $400 a pair. In Europe you can get hem cheeeeap at Aachen and other CDIs. They are very durable, fit like a glove and are very flattering.
After that is Arista breeches. They are durable but don't fit as well as the Euro-stars. I am fairly sure the company went under?? But if you find them used snatch some up.
Next is Ariat. They aren't super flattering, but fit well enough to ride well in. They are also fairly inexpensive.
The last pair of breeches I ride in is RTS. I'm not a huge fan of them as they do bunch and pull and I don't like the ultra-suede they use. But they fit OK. They are expensive and not worth the money, IMO.
    12-21-2010, 09:30 PM
Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
It really depends on your build and what you like.
Yes I am short and chubby. I am guessing most of you that responded are a size 6 like I used to be? So I am hoiping some full figured gals have a preference.
    12-21-2010, 10:18 PM

I am short and more than chubby! If you can wear a size 14 then you will be ok in most any brand. I like the Devon Aire , too. They are a good first time breech.
If you want really stretchy and lightweight, look at Boink.
Kerrits are very nice breeches and some have kind of a tummy control cut in front. They have the neatest bootcut breeches, but I would have it all covered up by my half chaps.

On Course make a nice breech. If you are long of torso, it will be good for you. I am SHORT of torso, so the waist was always too high for me.

If you want a really good quality breech, someday when you are rich and famous, the "trainer's choice" are very well made and have real leather seat.

Are you riding hunt seat or dressage? If dressage, you would want to consider full seat . Once you ride in full seat it's hard to go back.
    12-21-2010, 10:32 PM
Green Broke
Sigh....I have never been a size 6. I wear a size 32-34 jean, which I guess is about a 12-14.

I have a pair of Ariat (Brittney/Brittany syle, however they spell it) and I like them. The only thing that bugs me about them is that they don't have a velcro closure at the bottom, but have a bit of different fabric that is stretchy. It stretches out a bit at the bottom, but nothing severe.

But favourite now are the Grand Prix's like I said earlier.

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