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post #21 of 37 Old 01-20-2014, 08:05 PM
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post #22 of 37 Old 01-21-2014, 04:50 PM
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Not at all! but what does drive me crazy is the fit of fashion boots.... most are way too short and way too baggy to be considered acceptable in the show ring! I've spent WAY too many years fitting kids to boots to just let that go...

too short!! too baggy!! too baggy!! too short AND baggy!! (I have a problem...) Cute boots though!
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post #23 of 37 Old 01-21-2014, 04:58 PM
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nope. Don't really care if some chick wants to look like a Richie rich...

What bothers me though... Is that bicycling gear... especially on men... that should be illegal!
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Not at all! but what does drive me crazy is the fit of fashion boots.... most are way too short and way too baggy to be considered acceptable in the show ring! I've spent WAY too many years fitting kids to boots to just let that go...

too short!! too baggy!! too baggy!! too short AND baggy!! (I have a problem...) Cute boots though!
They're too short because those chicks are 9 feet tall and they're to baggie because those 9 foot tall chicks way 90 lbs... just sayin'
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They're too short because those chicks are 9 feet tall and they're to baggie because those 9 foot tall chicks way 90 lbs... just sayin'
I think that's actually the style for the boots (the baggy-ness). I used to weigh not much over 100 lbs and it drove me nuts that boots didn't fit to my calves. Then I gained a whole bunch of weight and thought, Finally! I can wear boots and they will fit properly! But it still looks as though I could fit two legs in one boot... So either my legs got zero of all this lovely fat I've developed... Or the boots are just made to fit that way. I do not understand why; I personally think it looks silly.
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post #27 of 37 Old 01-23-2014, 01:15 PM
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I think that's actually the style for the boots (the baggy-ness). I used to weigh not much over 100 lbs and it drove me nuts that boots didn't fit to my calves. Then I gained a whole bunch of weight and thought, Finally! I can wear boots and they will fit properly! But it still looks as though I could fit two legs in one boot... So either my legs got zero of all this lovely fat I've developed... Or the boots are just made to fit that way. I do not understand why; I personally think it looks silly.
I think it's more the fashion as well.. I was determined to find a pair of boots to wear out and had the hardest time finding something that hit right at the crease of my knee and was tight enough I couldn't get my fingers in. I mean, let's be honest, it's not the most comfortable! I'm pretty short but I settled for a pair that was about a inch too short for actual riding boots (gasp!) and they were the tallest I could find.
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I'm a guy, and I have said from time to time as I ride the elevator to my office, something along the lines of, hey your boots are almost as tall as mine, or I have boots just like that.

I gave one lady a pair of old Ralph Loren breeches to go with the hunt boots she always wore to work.

I once got some great tips on local boarding by a lady who was cleary wearing paddock boots at the gas pumps.
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I don't care. I don't see why I should care. riding boots are comfortable - if someone wants to use them as regular footwear instead of riding in them, who am I to judge? It's not just riding gear that people wear outside of the sport, either. It happens in many different sports (or non sports). I have a big thick hockey warm-up sweater that's my favorite sweatshirt ever. I don't play hockey, I wear it because it's warm. I also have an old retired German army jacket (that I'm sure is a long dead style!) I use to ride in (as it's long, but split up to the waist so I can sit down on a horse in it.) I'm not in the German army. I wear it because it's functional and incredibly warm to fit my needs.

I honestly think that those 'riding boots' posted are bought by people who have no idea they're riding style boots. I didn't until I got horses. I know several people who own boots like that, and just like how they look. Many times I've asked after it to find a surprised reaction to the revelation. It's not quite as obvious as, say, soccer cleats would be that they're meant for riding. A few thought they were stylized motorcycle boots.

As for the sexualization.... It happens. With most professions. Look at nurses. firefighters. Pool boys. Police men. Come halloween time you will see TONS of "sexy" outfits of all kinds of disciplines/professions/you name it. I realize that you're all mostly referring to immodest every-day type riding gear, but still - it can and it will happen. If anything I think it's flattering that people want to dress like a horse person! (Whether or not they know they're doing it!)

Also, I actually got snarked on a few times here at school for being a "wannabe" horse rider. The only real riding gear I have is boots - so I'll be in jeans, some amorphous (probably black) shirt with some band on it (a lot of my shirts are from concerts) and a sweatshirt that's plain. And my riding boots, because they're SO comfortable. Finally after 3 years of use they're showing the wear, but previously I'd wash them before I left the barn so they'd look nice and clean. And three times, I was stopped by a TOTAL stranger who ragged on me for wearing riding boots when I "clearly" didn't have any horses. After all if you live in the city you CAN'T have horses. *eye roll* - so don't be so quick to judge someone on their attire when you don't really know if they do or don't ride
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Not at all! but what does drive me crazy is the fit of fashion boots.... most are way too short and way too baggy to be considered acceptable in the show ring! I've spent WAY too many years fitting kids to boots to just let that go...

too short!! too baggy!! too baggy!! too short AND baggy!! (I have a problem...) Cute boots though!

I dress like this... but its okay if I actually have a horse, wear breaches and tall boots (that fit correctly) on my horse, right?! I like taking a slightly equestrian look to the office sometimes!
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