Do you prefer to wear your socks over or under your breeches and why? Seems like it's an old fashion thing that kind of just stuck around. Although sometimes it seems hard to get velcro bottoms to lay flat which is annoying, I wear mine over them
I do over because it's easier to get my boots on that way. I will admit that I wear black socks so if by chance, one peeks out, it isn't noticable...but I look like an unfashionable geek, if I take my boots off.
I go by the order of which I get dressed. I tend to put pants on before socks, so socks are over. When you not at a show it doesn't really matter because you are wearing boots for most of the time that your breeches are on, so I don't think its a fashion thing beyond when hanging out at shows or on hot summer days... haven't seen it around town yet
Depends! I have an old pair of breeches that has a velcro piece going a little goofy, and it rubs, so for that pair, they go under. If they're new and a nylon-esque material (Zocks, trouser socks, whatever), they go under until they get their first snagging/pilling, then they go over. I prefer over, but I'm willing to compromise.
They always go over and I wear thick socks if I'm wearing my half chaps, because they're too big.
For everyday I just wear a pair over, but when I show my tall boots are not as well constructed as my paddock boots, so I wear a thicker pair under my breeches, and then thin boot socks over to help my boots slide on
Depends. With my daily riding breeches aka kerrits than they are just regular socks under because the elastic irritates my ankle if not. With tailored sportsmans or ariats than I wear them over with boot socks.
Always over for me! I don't mind the look of socks on the outside. In fact, I wear my Nikes with breeches and tall socks when I don't have my tall boots on (my joints can't take the stress of walking in boots all day so I wear my Nike running shoes).
Usually over- and that's about 99.9% of the time... though I've been wearing capri-length leggings under my breeches lately and so I've pulled the knee-high socks up over the cuff of the capris, then pull the breeches on- keeps the capris in place. I could then pull the knee sock down and up, over the breeches... but thats just soooo much effort in the morning (plus then i'd feel the velcro on the ankle- eeeaaauuugghh i hate that. The worst is the rubber elastic ankle band on the skin- that HURTS after a day in the heat!)
sock choices/boot fit is a huge distractor for me. I feel really off when i alter my routine and my boots/half chaps feel weird- more than clothing choices (regular bra vs sports bra? Dont even notice! New gloves/helmet/horse? Can barely tell. But if my riding socks arent available/clean...)
When I showed I would have to ride in my tall boots for a week before the show just so I could get used to the socks/boot change. I strongly dislike the feeling of not wearing the 'right' socks, which is why i am going shopping for more ski socks this week. Thinsulate makes the best- not too thick to pinch, but pretty warm and soft even years later
(A decidedly unhorsey) MrB knocks over a feed bucket at the tack shop and mutters, "Oh crap. I failed the stadium jumping phase."
(he does listen!)