I like wearing them in the winter especially, of if I know I am going to be riding a horse that I need a little bit of extra "glue" for lol I have a basic pair of western chaps with the fringe on them; still good enough for the small shows that I do but they don't look out of place on the trail.I definantly wouldnt want to wear them on eighty degree days though
I ride english and wear chaps... we're quite the sight when we're schooling cross country and running through dressage tests!
They're the kind with the fringe down the leg, big conchos, equitation drop, everything. I can be seen riding in them 98% of the time ;)
They make my legs look short, but it's just schooling, so who cares? They're comfortable, great to ride in during the summer, warm in the winter and only cost me $20 brand new. Can't beat it.