Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~
I have been through enough pairs of breeches to know that quality is preferable over quantity. I now only purchase RTS or Arista breeches and find that they are lasting me 5-10 years as opposed to one show season. Also if you are spending the money, you are getting better fabric and don't have to worry about people seeing the colour of you underwear underneath a light coloured breech. At dressage and hunter shows watching in the warm up ring, you can tell who is wearing the better breeches just by looking for a flash of bright pink, black or lime green through the fabric as the riders go by.
You do have to be more careful with breeches that have real leather or suede in them (even some ultrasuedes) because they will need special detergent in the washing machine and can sometimes require extra conditioning.
Good luck in your show!
Ha! This made me laugh. I have never noticed that before but I never would have thought about it. I prefer breeches that are a bit thicker because I hate the way that really thin cotton material makes my butt and legs look. This is just another reason for me to avoid those.