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Breeches don't fit me...

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    Breeches don't fit me...


    I can't find any that I like the fit of that aren't low rise- and low rise don't work well for showing. I have a long upper body so shirts don't stay tucked into them.

    I like the thick/wide waist of the low rise and I don't really have a waist so the high rise breeches don't fit right.

    Vulnerable moment here .. but im going to talk about size..

    TS a 30 is to big but a 28 it to tight
    Ariat low rise a 28 fits but the high rise a 30 is tight


    Henry (House of Fortuny) 7 yr old OTTB

    Funny I was having the same problem, I have several pair of expensive breeches that I have never worn. I have one pair of the ariat performers that fit -kinda funny fit but OK-and another pair same size that are too small.

    However, I just got my TS low rise breeches and by jiminy, they fit. I actually love the fit and almost sent them straight back when I saw that they were "low rise" but the low rise actually works and it is a thick/wide waist band. So keep trying, ariats use to always fit me but not so much anymore. I bought the TS last weekend with the smartpak 10% off.

    How is Henry ?


      The TS low-rise is really more on the waist than the old-fashioned type breeches. They're not actually low, they're a mid-rise.

      The TS Trophy Hunter mid-rise is more at the waist, as well. But the TS Trophy Hunter low-rise is actually low and will likely be too low for you. Have you tried the mid-rise Trophys? I love them for the not too low, not above waist fit!

      Also, the Trophys with the light-weight fabric are best. If it's not a rough cotton fabric, you're good. I think some of the earlier Trophys fit lower/smaller, maybe a couple years ago.

      Good luck!

      And I'd be thrilled to fit into a 30, no worries here!
      Born under a rock and owned by beasts!


        Many people need to have their breeches tailored. Just buy the larger size and have them fixed.


          Have you tried FITS becka breeches? I have a shoter upper body but they work for me. Im a 28 in the TS and the medium FITS fit me pretty well.
          Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others.


            Has anyone ever had breeches tailored? I am the same size as OP, but I have different issues, because I very short waist-ed, and consequently have big hips. So, I don't like low rise, but high rise can sometimes literally come to my bra.


              Karley I have trouble too! I tend to buy online since the tack stores around here suck (though we have an awesome used tack store up here next time you come up this way and if you want to come all the way to Placerville) but the problem is of course like women's jeans, everything fits differently! I just bought two pairs of Ariat low rise breeches, both 24's and they measure 28 and 30" at the waist! Needless to say they are WAY too big! (Just gives me an excuse to go to the used tack store to drop them off. I went at least 3 times last week because of the new pony) But on the other hand the 24 TS regular rise are too tight (I'm also not a fan of the way the side zip looks on me or the regular rise) and the 26 is too big! The Tuff rider 24 low rise fit just fine. The 22 Ariat's are also too big. I'm going to have to try kids in those. I have found lately that I just can't do regular rise, they make me feel like I'm strangling. (so the tack store got 2 new pairs of those too) Its still a bit of a drive to get from up here to Christensen's though to try stuff on but I guess maybe I should so I stop buying things and then selling them! I have a credit there anyway and a new little pony to buy for!


                Originally posted by DarkStarrx View Post
                Has anyone ever had breeches tailored? I am the same size as OP, but I have different issues, because I very short waist-ed, and consequently have big hips. So, I don't like low rise, but high rise can sometimes literally come to my bra.
                I had my TS breeches tailored and it was a great idea. I am between a 28 & 30, and have a long waist with narrow hips. Bought a pair of 30's and had them tailored. The seam in the back of the breeches is designed so that they may be easily taken in or let out. Not everyone is an off the rack fit. Invest in getting one or two nice pairs tailored, it's worth it!


                  I would look at Tuff Rider - I think they have a few styles that are not low-rise and the overall fit is a straighter cut than Ariat or TS. Equine Couture has a similar fit, but I don't know if they have anything that is not low-rise.

                  I've not tried RJ Classics breeches, but those might be an option as well.

                  Some of Dover's Riding Sport line may also work.
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                    I second trying the FITS Beka breeches--I have a long waist, and a, um..bubbly booty, and they fit amazingly well. They are different than other breeches in that the waist band does not stretch, and they have a "control panel" front built in. Excellent design in the crotch and seat as well. They actually are quite flattering. Sized like women's pants, so plan that out. And..Smartpak does free shipping both ways!
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                      Thanks everyone! I will be sure to check all the brands/rises out that you suggested.

                      It feels like the high rise breeches are cut in at the top and i need them straighter for my body. As lots of you have already says it seems like they don't stick true to sizes either... such a pain when ordering on line!

                      I just bought two nice (expensive) pairs of Ariat breeches and they are just not comfortable or right. Ugh!

                      Herny is doing awesome! We went to our first show a month ago and he's been jumping awesome at home! Proud mama!

                      Here is our blog with all the current pics:

                      Henry (House of Fortuny) 7 yr old OTTB


                        He looks so nice, pretty jump that boy has ! So happy for you both.


                          Have you tried the different types of TS. I've found they all fit differently...I have 2 pairs in a 28 and 2 pairs in a 30. Also I agree tailoring them is a great option, you can usually find a good tailor who isn't expensive.