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Uh oh...I think I have a problem (expensive breeches)

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  • Uh oh...I think I have a problem (expensive breeches)

    I have to confess to someone... I just spent $400+ on three pairs of GORGEOUS full seat breeches - two pair of Pikeur Luganas and one pair of Cavallos Champions. That's an insane amount of money in my mind, but here are my justifications:

    I just sold a saddle that's been collecting dust for two years.
    I've been working my butt off (Crossfit!!!) to get in shape and my 3 measley pairs of off-brand breeches are looking pretty saggy.
    I've gone el-cheapo with all of my other breeches and they're now faded/falling apart along with saggy in a short period of time, so it's a good investment long-term.

    Ahhh...I feel better! I just hope I intercept the package before my DH does. Although if he doesn't figure out the invoice is in GBP rather than dollars, then I'm all set - it doesn't look too bad in pounds!

    So tell me how much I will LOVE my new breeches!?

  • #2
    Tell your husband it's cheaper to buy one pair of NICE breeches that will hold up for years, than to replace the cheapy ones several times a year. I just spent $80 on a pair of SCHOOLING TIGHTS! But they are SO nice and since I'm riding 6+ horses a week, they will hold up a bajillion times better than the awful cheap ones. Enjoy!


    • #3
      $400 for 3 pairs is a bargain! You'll love your breeches


      • #4
        It is always better to buy good quality breeches. If you lose weight you can always get them tailored.
        It is like buying a Pakistani import saddle or buying an Albion. There is no comparison. You did good.
        regards, sadlmakr


        • #5
          I have the same problem as you... I now only own FITS and Eurofit breeches with deerskin or leather seats. Once you go to a high-end breech - it's hard to go back.


          • #6
            You should change the title because YOU do not have a problem.
            Your DH does!

            Tell him you were just about to buy a(nother) horse and then...decided that you would spend your money more wisely on some new breeches! Voilà! All the money you have saved!!!
            ~ Enjoying some guac and boxed wine at the Blue Saddle inn. ~

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            I'm sorry, but this has "eau de hoarder" smell all over it.
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            • #7
              Where the heck did you get all those breeches for $400??? The Eurofit are almost $300 /ea on eBay!
              Somehow my inner ten year old seems to have stolen my chequebook!



              • Original Poster

                Oh I do think the whole currency conversion will save my butt with DH He's actually very supportive of my horsey habit, and tiny details like the price of breeches doesn't require full disclosure...right?
                Source - google Classic Dressage Marbella (been discussed on here before) - she has an ebay store. BUT if you email her your size, she'll send you a list of what she has in inventory. She has A LOT in stock that is not listed on her ebay store. She sent me a list of about 35 or so pairs of Pikeur, Golden Dress, Eurostar, Cavallo, and Schumachers all in my size. It was hard work narrowing it down to just three! I don't think you can beat her prices.


                • #9
                  Originally posted by ASBnTX View Post
                  OSource - google Classic Dressage Marbella (been discussed on here before) - she has an ebay store. BUT if you email her your size, she'll send you a list of what she has in inventory. She has A LOT in stock that is not listed on her ebay store. She sent me a list of about 35 or so pairs of Pikeur, Golden Dress, Eurostar, Cavallo, and Schumachers all in my size. It was hard work narrowing it down to just three! I don't think you can beat her prices.
                  Thanks for enabling us.

                  I got my Eurofit from SmartPak - 50% off in the clearance section (all gone now) plus free shipping. LOVE SMARTPAK!


                  • #10
                    You have to check out VTO for their clearance breeches too


                    • #11

                      I think that was a wise investment...and I'm going to follow suit!

                      I just started doing the Crossfit program at the beginning of the year. It's awesome, and I know it's really going to help me in my riding...I'm already seeing improvements. Just wish I could get to where I can do a WOD without gasping for breath! Seriously awesome program.

                      Congrats on the weight-loss and good score on those breeches. Off to google, lol.
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                      • Original Poster

                        Crossfit is amazing!!! I'm totally hooked I don't think you'll ever get through a wod without gasping for air - there are some insanely fit people at my box and they are all huffing and puffing as much as me! That's why it's so great!!! I've been able to tell huge improvements in my riding as well in just a short time.
                        Good luck on your shopping I ordered a pair of awesome navy/sand checked with a navy seat, mid brown with a kaffe seat, and a grey with an olive seat! Can't wait!!


                        • #13
                          Honestly, my breeches are the key to keeping my figure. I have so much inve$ted that I can not afford to gain weight.


                          • #14
                            $400 on 3 pairs of good quality breeches is not bad. Just explain to him that its quality, not quantity that counts.


                            • #15
                              Yeah Crossfit! I used to do it, and would still be doing it if I wasn't spending my gym money on lessons! I love Crossfit, it's nice to hear other equestrians do it too!
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                              • #16
                                as far as the husband goes, remember the golden rule of the equine shopper.

                                Tis better to ask forgiveness than permission.
                                ...don't sh** where you eat...


                                • #17
                                  Is there anything better than waiting for a batch of new breeches to appear on the doorstep? I always hold out hope that THIS pair will make my butt look like the one in the catalog.


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by SmartAlex View Post
                                    I always hold out hope that THIS pair will make my butt look like the one in the catalog.
                                    If you find that pair, please share Congrats on your purchase
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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by SmartAlex View Post
                                      Is there anything better than waiting for a batch of new breeches to appear on the doorstep? I always hold out hope that THIS pair will make my butt look like the one in the catalog.

                                      Photoshop is your friend - it CAN make your butt look fabulous!

                                      OP - you got a great deal. I'll admit, years ago, I discovered the difference in the feel of good breeches and a good saddle, and now I could never go back! On the plus side, I've had breeches that have lasted YEARS with hard wear, so when you look at the cost per ride, they may actually be LESS expensive


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by MysticOakRanch View Post
                                        Photoshop is your friend - it CAN make your butt look fabulous!
                                        I am a dedicated photo blogger... and I can get decent results with just the Paint program You don't honestly think my grey horse and my tan breeches are always that clean do you?