First, the pronunciation. Does "breeches" rhyme with "beaches" or does it rhyme with "witches"? I've heard both.
Second, the differences between breeches and jodhpurs. I went to go try some breeches on today (clearly labeled breeches) and I was surprised at how long they were. What distinguishes breeches from jodhpurs? Length? The under-the-boot strap some jodhpurs have? Something else?
Third, how do they get worn. We may all put our pants on one leg at a time, but according to this thread that I found via google, there seems to be quite a bit of variety in how people wear their breeches. How long should they be? Do socks go over or under? The OP in that thread points out that all the pics on websites/catalogs that sell breeches have the models in tall boots, so it's difficult to judge. How do you guys get dressed? What's normal?
I'm hoping to buy myself a pair of breeches and half chaps asap... but I want to make sure I go in asking for the right thing and have some idea of how it should fit.