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        05-09-2013, 02:26 PM
    Green Broke
    Most of the time I ride in my english riding pants that are, shall we say, less than flattering except on maybe a Victoria Secret model. Tee shirt or denim shirt, Ariat riding/hiking boots, helmet, helmet cam, Cool Vest in warm weather - I look pretty dang scary.
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        05-09-2013, 02:49 PM
    I wear whatever's handy but my fave is a button down short sleeved shirt. I try to buy longs, seems like shirts (especially pretty western ones) keep being made shorter and shorter in the tail. Really hacks me off!

    Love the monogrammed idea!
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        05-09-2013, 02:49 PM
    Sweats & a t-shirt, sweatshirt if it's cooler. Basically the same things that I hike in, except for the Ariat Terrain boots.

    Don't have to worry about ruining t-shirts, since I still have a drawer full of "gimmie" ones from companies that went bust in the first dot-com boom.
        05-09-2013, 03:18 PM
    Generally I wear comfortable jeans (Wrangler Q baby), t-shirt or tank under long sleeved shirt for sun protection and protection from tree limbs, plants, etc., cap or western hat again for sun protection, gloves, western riding boots or Ariat Terrain equestrian boots. If it's cold, jacket or vest (yay, more pockets!). To publicize your company, the logo on a shirt or vest sounds like the best option.
        05-09-2013, 03:28 PM
    I'm in favor of the monogrammed shirt, especially a polo-type, or something with a collar.

    T-shirts with the barn/ranch/club logo aren't bad, but they do tend to look more casual, like something you'd buy as a souvenier at the gift shop. A shirt with a collar looks a little more professional, and there are plenty of horse catalogs that offer monogrammed products.

    When I ride, I typically just wear jeans (I like my Wranglers at the moment), Ariat paddock boots, sometimes chaps, and a t-shirt or some kind of button-down shirt in hot weather. In cooler weather, I layer up. Long sleeve t-shirt with a vest, polarfleece pullover or zip-up, etc.

    In rainy weather, I wear an oilskin coat or my lightweight outback coat that rolls up and zips into its own pocket for easy packing.
        05-09-2013, 04:02 PM
    Originally Posted by FlyGap    
    I wear whatever's handy but my fave is a button down short sleeved shirt. I try to buy longs, seems like shirts (especially pretty western ones) keep being made shorter and shorter in the tail. Really hacks me off!
    That's the exact reason why I had to start buying men's shirts LOL. The only woman's shirt I've got that doesn't have a super short tail and sleeves is a "performance sleeve" shirt and it cost like $45.

    However, I have started buying small men's shirts off the clearance rack (can sometimes get them for $6-8 each) and they are great shirts. Some of them even come in pretty fancy colors...though no bling.
        05-09-2013, 04:50 PM
    I may get bashed for this.. but if it is hot, I wear shorts and a t-shirt. If its colder I will wear yoga pants or sweats.....
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        05-09-2013, 05:59 PM
    I swear stretch jean leggings (actually made from denim, just with extra stretch), a long-sleeve button-down shirt with a tank under it, my Ariat Terrains and half chaps.

    I get my leggings at Walmart (under $15) and my shirts at Goodwill or other thrift stores (usually around $5).

    My best friend leads the dude string/trail rides at the barn I used to board at and she wears stretch jeans, a long-sleeve button-down, and boots.

    We live in Arizona, so a long-sleeve shirt is a must, unless you want to deal with serious sunburn.
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        05-09-2013, 06:25 PM
    Thanks for your replies guys! I love all of your ideas, especially the monogrammed shirt one! Im thinking about getting some actual riding Jeans by Goode rider.
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        05-09-2013, 06:52 PM
    My friend Dave in his typical spring attire

    Myself. Again in spring time attire. Wool vest on cooler days and I will shed it as the temps rise.

    So basically a hat for shade or to shed the rain, comfortable shirt and jeans, I like big pockets for my camera and phone on the shirt. Boots with a spur ledge. I prefer lacers to slip on. Vest, bandana or jacket if it's cold enough.
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