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post #21 of 31 Old 11-28-2010, 12:31 PM
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I like Wallaby's idea. What did when I worked and rode in jeans (I wore chaps over the jeans, but a 4 -6" strip in the crotch above where my chaps fit always wore out first) was cut up an older pair of jeans and sew a 3" wide reinforcement directly over the area that I knew was going to wear.

I never wore the fancy "riding jeans" or demin breeches, so I don't know how those wear. Nowadays, since I don't work outdoors and only ride a couple of times a week (and since my knees are stiff) I wear breeches, period. I've found the the Miller's Tuff Riders wear like iron, and that's all I wear these days.

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post #22 of 31 Old 11-28-2010, 07:03 PM
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I think the problem is jeans are not made for riding. These days they are primarily a fashion thing, even without rubbing having your legs spread in that position for that length of time is still going to weaken the fabric.

Occasionally I used to ride in jeans, but now I prefer keeping jeans for when I want to wear jeans around. I actually just ride in tights/leggings. You can pick cheap black ones up for around $10, and you can get full leg, or 3/4. They are made to stretch and they seem pretty alright, I get a size bigger than I would wear around though, so they are not under as much "strain".

That's just my two cents.
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post #23 of 31 Old 11-29-2010, 12:53 PM
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I have to say, I only ever ride in jeans these days. Can't even remember the last time I wore a pair of breeches...probably about 10 years ago. Maybe. The only jeans that I've ever found to fit me are a brand name called RiverTrader. But as far as I know it's only stocked by a store here called Mr. Price, so they're pretty cheap - about R120...which is...16USD...well, not sure if that's cheap or not for the States, but it's pretty cheap here. They're stretch denim, but I've got some that are about six or seven years old and back then I was riding about five hours a day in racing saddles and english saddles. Maybe they'll ship? I <3 my RT's!

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post #24 of 31 Old 11-29-2010, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by smrobs View Post
Another thing I like about men's jeans. You can pick and choose your waist and inseam size to match instead of just taking what they've got. I wear a 30" waist and if I wanted, I could get a 30" inseam too (though that would be about 6" too short for me LOL).
Unless you have no hips - you will have to go larger than the waist size you wear in a womens jeans. Men do not have hips

TSC usually carries Wranglers for around $20. Unfortunately the $20 ones do not come in size 2.
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post #25 of 31 Old 11-29-2010, 01:17 PM
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LOL, maybe that's why they fit me better. I don't really have hips either .
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post #26 of 31 Old 11-29-2010, 01:25 PM
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Lol, my jeans do the same thing. They always wear out in that same area. It's a total pain. I've done the patching thing, sewing them back together, etc. I guess it's just a part of life!

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post #27 of 31 Old 11-29-2010, 01:42 PM
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I have never had this happen to me. Even years ago when I rode far more regularly than I do now. I'm wondering if everyone posting here is wearing jeans that might be a tad tight for riding? I know that I definitely wear looser jeans for riding than I do for any other purpose. I don't feel like I can move properly if I ride in jeans that are snug.

One of my favorite pair of riding pants were kind of like cargo or painter pants, but not so many pockets. Like a light-weight canvas-sy type of material, or a linen almost and very loose. I just tucked the pant cuffs into my boots and never had an issue.

I don't like those nylon stretch pants -- I find them too slippery.
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post #28 of 31 Old 11-30-2010, 03:31 PM
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I particulary like the "Monica" Stretch and the "Georie" relaxed stretch from Cruel Girl. At 5'5" and 145# I HATE jean shopping as well, but I have found these to fit nicely. Both styles sit just below the belly button. I have two pairs that I wear to ride in and they have done great.
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post #29 of 31 Old 11-30-2010, 03:39 PM
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I have the same problem...My jeans are super thin now and I am getting holes in the butt of them but luckily my undies make it so you can't see anything..they are small holes so if anyone points it out I will be like"why were you looking so close"
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post #30 of 31 Old 11-30-2010, 03:40 PM
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I find that Wranglers don't tend to do that.

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