I don't own a set of breaches (breech not britch) yet lol. I wear 'schooling tights' because I am afraid of spending the money on breaches that don't properly fit my non existent butt and stick legs. But my schooling tights are just that, thick tights made of sweat wicking material with the suede knee pads. I wear them over my long nylon socks in my tall boots. And they are between calf and ankle length, so I am not sure what they qualify as. They stay in place even when I am walking around in them without my tall boots, because of the stretchy material, so they never ride up. They feel like really comfy pajamas. They are not ideal for showing, but for barn work, lessons, and schooling (even trail riding) they are great. I wear mine several times a week and they haven't torn up on me yet. I have them in dark grey and tan. They're awesome in the winter too, to layer under jeans.
Think of it not as a failure but as a success in how not to do it.
Don't look in a horses mouth for a gift.