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post #1 of 16 Old 03-06-2014, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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Do mens breeches fit like womens breeches?

I am looking to buy some breeches just for riding in and for lessons. I have an option to buy a pair of mens 38 breeches. I need either a 38 or 40 in womens breeches according to the sizing charts but I can't find a sizing chart for mens breeches.

So my question is: Do mens breeches fit like the womens breeches?
The person selling them says they do but I am not sure I believe that.
I am buying them online so I can't try them on.

Thanks in advance!

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post #2 of 16 Old 03-06-2014, 11:38 AM
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BIG no, but they might fit if you don't have heavy upper legs.

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BIG no, but they might fit if you don't have heavy upper legs.
I didn't really think they would work. I will stick with womens.
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post #4 of 16 Old 03-06-2014, 12:31 PM
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I think you'd find that the mens breeches don't fit a womans shape very well - so best to stick with something designed specifically for us - there are some good low priced ones if you look online at the various horse sites - Dover Saddlery, Smartpak, Equestrian Collections etc all have closeout sales on
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I think it depends greatly on your body type. I know a female person who used to wear men's breeches but she has a body type that is narrower in the hip/pelvis than most women and could make it work. Also, if men's breeches are sized anything like men's jeans, you may have to go larger in size - eg if you wear a 32" waist women's jean, you'll probably have to buy a 34" waist in men's jeans as men's patterns tend to be straighter between waist and hip rather than fitted (or curved) as are women's patterns.
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post #6 of 16 Old 05-08-2015, 02:24 PM
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I'm laughing because I'm a man and I sometimes wear women's breeches...

They fit me very well. I just had to get used to them buttoning on the opposite side. :)
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post #7 of 16 Old 05-09-2015, 06:16 PM
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Hi All!

I have a pair of Irideon "WindPro" breeches, got 'em in ladies large as the mens version wasn't available with a full seat. Waist and length are just fine, but there is significantly more room in the hip/thigh than the mens breech. Not enough to be a deterrent for me, 'cause I'm not out to make a fashion statement, but the difference might be more of a problem going the other way.
I guess I'd say that if you have much of a bootie, you will want womans breeches.
FWIW, WindPro = nice :-)

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post #8 of 16 Old 11-08-2015, 04:59 PM
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Yes ! I just bought a pair of men's breeches from elation and they fit the exact same ! The funniest thing is , is the ones I bought look like tailored sportsmans😂

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post #9 of 16 Old 11-08-2015, 07:16 PM
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This past spring I was at a Tack Shop sale and looking at breeches, I couldn't find anything in my size in women's but I saw a pair of men's breeches in the size I wanted so I thought "might as well try them on" and they fit me fine, I have narrow hips and more slender thighs but average in the waist so the fit was good. I also liked them because they had nice deep pockets (which ladies don't) so I bought them.
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post #10 of 16 Old 11-09-2015, 05:53 PM
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I would think that the mens breeches would be a bit fuller in the inseam areas, and womens fuller in the hip and thigh area.
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