• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Butt Crack Breeches

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Butt Crack Breeches

    I just saw the ad for TS breeches in the corner of the forum page. Ugh. Why are butt crack showing breeches still so uber popular???

    I just cannot find them comfortable. Oh, I know that there are people with shorter waists that love them, but why is it that we've been seeing these for YEARS now and hardly any company offers something different; something with a higher waist? What is up with thinking everyone out there wants to wear the same thing? I can find higher wasited breeches, but they are few and far between.

    Oh, and for those who are fashion victims and wear the style and it does not really fit your body type, can those of us who are tired of watching horse people bend over to pick a hoof and show their thongs and plumbers butt get a break sometime soon?
    "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

  • #2
    Wow, I just got a banner ad for "Mr. Plumber" at the top of this page. Creepy!
    "Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain" ~Friedrich Schiller

    Comment


    • #3
      I have a very high and very short waist. I looked like the broadside of a barn in low rise breeches, blehk. But I don't think they are that flattering on anyone really. The crack show is just the icing on the cake.
      See those flying monkeys? They work for me.

      Comment


      • #4
        I have longer legs but short-waisted. Anything regular to high rise make me look like I have my breeches hiked up to my chest (really not a good look). I tend to like the lower rise breeches myself, but only keep them if I don't give a show while bending over. No peep shows from me.
        My May boys: Beau , Neon, Criss

        Comment

        • Original Poster

          #5
          And if the zipper is in the front and you have even a flat stomach, the make you look like you have a pooched out tummy even when you don't!
          "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by Velvet View Post
            And if the zipper is in the front and you have even a flat stomach, the make you look like you have a pooched out tummy even when you don't!
            Thx V for saying what we’re all thinking. Other than shopping certain brands for a higher waist at much higher prices I have to add a bit of stretch waistband material to my pull on breeches just to keep them from riding down and to hold those jiggly bits in I wish they would just come out with a normal (a little higher) waisted show breech as well as a nice pull on tight style for schooling!!
            I can't even think about wearing a zipper in the front - its got to be on the side for me...
            Oh well back to the sewing machine!

            Comment

            • Original Poster

              #7
              Yeah, the constant need to pull them up is awful. I used to love pull on breeches like Kerrits, but even they went too low. If you pull them up it looks even worse in the crotch! I actually used to like the elastic with the additional draw string to adjust to, er, monthly requirements.
              "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

              Comment


              • #8
                Here ya go, Velvet!

                http://www.trendytopontv.com/
                "Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain" ~Friedrich Schiller

                Comment

                • Original Poster

                  #9
                  Thanks, but I'd rather just have breeches that come up higher. The squish-me long top doesn't help with the pants feeling like they're falling down.
                  Last edited by Velvet; Mar. 26, 2013, 02:27 PM.
                  "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I have been wearing the Irideon Cadence breeches lately. I always buy the longs so the waist is high enough. They work pretty well and I like that there is no zipper or hardware on the front to scratch anything. The fabric is slightly compressive but not uber restrictive to address many concerns (like the monthly requirement ).
                    See those flying monkeys? They work for me.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Velvet View Post
                      I'd rather just have breeches that come up higher. The squish-me long top doesn't help with the pants feeling like they're falling down.

                      It's not that I'm not sympathetic. I'm 4'11" and before this trend was sick of breeches waists that came up around my armpits or the crotch would be so long it would dangle half way down my thigh.


                      They should make breeches for both shortwaisted and long waisted people.
                      "Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain" ~Friedrich Schiller

                      Comment

                      • Original Poster

                        #12
                        Originally posted by Eclectic Horseman View Post
                        They should make breeches for both shortwaisted and long waisted people.
                        Yes!!! This is the problem. Well, that and the people who are long waisted and wear pants so low you can see if they've had a Brazillian or not ( just a joke, people), as well as their plumber butt (no joke here) and the color of their thong.

                        I don't get the one-size fits all mentality, nor designers who make clothes that are not for all body types and yet everyone runs out and tries to wear them. This latest trend to have "fashion" in the horse world just makes me sad. What a waste. It's not about what you wear, it's about how well you ride!
                        "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Velvet, I don't own anything low rise I use tuff rider, and kerrits. Some pikeur work too but I don't like their fabric.
                          There's too many men at my barn to be showing more of my ASSets while picking hooves! LOL
                          www.destinationconsensusequus.com
                          chaque pas est fait ensemble

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Eclectic Horseman View Post
                            It's not that I'm not sympathetic. I'm 4'11" and before this trend was sick of breeches waists that came up around my armpits or the crotch would be so long it would dangle half way down my thigh.


                            They should make breeches for both shortwaisted and long waisted people.
                            Amen! I think butt crackage is extremely classless but I adore low-waisted breeches. I am short and like a relaxed fit so I often suffer from the armpit breeches. True confession, one time I reached forward to pat my mare u/s and got my sports bra and belt stuck together. That shouldn't even be possible!!

                            If just one company could make reasonably priced breeches in short/long waist and short/long leg they would make bank.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Velvet View Post
                              I just saw the ad for TS breeches in the corner of the forum page. Ugh. Why are butt crack showing breeches still so uber popular???
                              Because some have the body to wear them .... and for those that don't, please don't try.
                              The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                Weird question, but have you ever tried on men's breeches? I wonder how they'd fit in comparison, especially for those of us blessed with being born with the waist/hip ratio akin to a brick.

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  So glad we're venting about this - I too am thoroughly fed up with looking at catlogs, hoping to find a decent pair of new breeches and finding that about 90% of them are low rise or mid rise and I can't wear those things either. I am 5'6" and have to push the car seat forward about six inches to reach the gas pedal - I'm built like a dachsund with long wasit and short legs sigh. My husband is the same height and he has to push the car seat back after I've driven it.
                                  I don't mind in the least having a selection of low rise breeches for them that needs 'em but for crying out loud the rest of us are being truely neglected. I'm nearly ready to say "discriminated against."
                                  The "Tuff Riders" are great - I have those and some Riding Sports - Pikeurs are a bit pricey for me. It would be nice to have more to choose from, and in more color choices other than black and beige.

                                  Comment

                                  • Original Poster

                                    #18
                                    I think if the manufacturers were smart, they would do long and short (waist and length as suggested) and just change fabric, color and design (side zip, tights, etc.) from one year to the next.

                                    These are for a sport, after all.
                                    "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by VaqueroToro View Post
                                      Weird question, but have you ever tried on men's breeches? I wonder how they'd fit in comparison, especially for those of us blessed with being born with the waist/hip ratio akin to a brick.
                                      They'd probably be too long in the zipper....


                                      Velvet - I agree with your last post! It is silly constantly changing the shape of your breeches instead of having consistency in shape (but a variety of shapes) and changing up materials.

                                      I like higher rise in back/lower rise in front because otherwise either the pants cause crackage or the front reaches the bottom of my bra. Just a pain! I also won't spend money on the super expensive breeches people love without trying them on first, and with no local tack store that doesn't happen anymore!
                                      Originally posted by Silverbridge
                                      If you get anything on your Facebook feed about who is going to the Olympics in 2012 or guessing the outcome of Bush v Gore please start threads about those, too.

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Velvet View Post
                                        I think if the manufacturers were smart, they would do long and short (waist and length as suggested) and just change fabric, color and design (side zip, tights, etc.) from one year to the next.

                                        These are for a sport, after all.
                                        Agreed!

                                        I think, and y’all can chime in, most manufacturers are relying on their breech being made in foreign countries where the sizing is obviously not respected (and the original brand name does not quality control the sizing) – so that they can sell for a max profit. This brings to mind the Smart Pak Bradley breech, for an example, which is so bass-ackwards in sizing that it fits very few of us.
                                        Companies like Pikeur, Eurostar, Tropical rider and the like, are much more expensive but also provide the QC to properly fit their breech according to the size. They can decide on creating different options in crotch depth, which is what they call it, or leg length, etc…

                                        Tailors use these ways to measure :

                                        • To find your body’s crotch depth
                                        Sit on a hard, flat chair. Using a straight-edge ruler, measure from the side of your waist to the chair. This will be your body’s crotch length.
                                        • To find the crotch depth of your pattern
                                        Measure from the crotch line up to the waistline seam. Your measurement line should be close to the side seam, but parallel to the grain line. Pants crotch depth should equal your body’s crotch depth, plus 1/2” (1.3 cm) of ease for hips up to 36” (91.5 cm) wide. Larger sizes may need to include up to 1 1/4” (3.2 cm) of ease.

                                        TIP: Many pants in today’s styles are worn up to 1 ½” below the natural waistline; if this is the case, it will be marked on your pattern. When measuring the crotch depth of your pattern piece, you will have to add this measurement to the top at the waistline. This will give an apples-to-apples comparison, with both measurements beginning at the natural waistline.
                                        • To find your body’s crotch length
                                        Using a flexible tape measure, measure from center back at your natural waistline, between your legs, to the center front at your natural waistline.

                                        I for one, have to literally measure the crotch length before I know the breech is going to be right for me. So that I know there wont be sagging in front or in back!

                                        These are a riding pant and not an everyday pant. Our requirements as riders are different. Sadly the most popular brands haven’t realized this.

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X