Originally Posted by Delfina
But mud and bits of hay are soooooo IN this year!
I buy my riding clothes on clearance. The teeny sizes don't seem to sell very well, so when our local tack shop has a blow-out tent sale, I find really cheap deals on Kerrits breeches and shirts. Comfy, good price and if mud, bits of hay and horse snot is "fashionable" then I'm good!
Since I keep my horses at home I usually just put old pants/boots/jacket on to deal with poop clean, hay, etc.
For every day riding I always go for comfort - my pants are usually cheap and shirts are old, the only exception I go with good boots and helmet (unfortunately good boots are not cheap).
I agree about clearance/consignment though. Most of my show cloth came from such stores (all new, but part of the price). It's really pricey to get the full outfit for the show for the full price.