Ok, so it looks like I may be showing again. My old TS and Pytchley breeches are waaaaaay too big. Must have lost some weight. They are also the old school higher rise versions. If I'm shopping for breeches, what is everyone wearing these days at the local and rated shows? Is the greenish-beige still in or has everyone swapped over to tan? Also, it seems EVERYTHING is low-rise. Not sure those are for me until I try them on. I don't want to constantly be pulling them up. I also read somewhere on here that low-rise looks crappy with a shadbelly. I only want to buy one pair right now. Open to opinions and suggestions. Thanks.
Last edited by Bascule7; Jun. 18, 2012 at 10:57 AM.
You'll see a lot of TS and comparable breeches nowadays, more so in the tan color then the green-beige. While a lot of people do wear low-rise, if you are planning on only having one pair that would also be used with a shad, go regular rise.
RJ Classic's, they are 1/2 the price of Tailored's and (at least I think) are better material. They come in both low rise and regular rise.
I wear the regular (legs are longer than torso) my friend wears the low rise (longer torso than legs) if that is any help . .they actually hit us both in about the same place on our bodies. Though neither of us wear a shad.
The breech I'm seeing the most at the A shows around here are the Tailored Sportsman trophy hunter breeches with the euro seat, in tan for hunters and eq. They come in a mid-rise. I agree with the other brands others are recommending too, and a lot of people also like the FITS Beka knee patch breeches. I just got a pair and they look great and are a more mid-rise fit too.
Very helpful. Yep, I am long-wasited, so the low-rise are going to look odd, I think. I'm planning to go try stuff on in the next week or so. Now, I just need to unload the three pairs I can no longer wear. Unfortunately, one of them is the "puke green of yore".....which I still kind of like. They'd be great schooling pants for somebody or possibly a non-rated rider who doesn't care what color they are.