I just wonder why the heck they're buying such expensive clothing just to pal around in!
Western is a little different, but sheesh some of those breeches are over $100 for a pair!!!
I'm cheap, so while I might spend a few bucks on show clothes (only things I can't make myself) I would faint putting on a $100+ pair of pants to go to the barn in. Or walk around the mall in, for that matter. I guess I just don't understand expensive clothes for everyday wear in general but you can get look-alikes, often of decent quality, for much cheaper!
Nikkibella, I guess I would see where you're coming from if they were buying their way to the top in shows or something, but I've worn a number of things that are "industry inspired" when I'm not a part of it, and I don't feel like that's offensive b any means. For instance, I've worn goggles for steampunk shenanigans but I'm no pilot, nor do I have any real use for them. Shoot, I don't even ride English much but I think a pair of legit tall boots looks extra sharp with a pair of skinny jeans or leggings. It's just fashion, imo, but to each their own I guess!