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How do you wear your socks with breeches & half chaps?

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  • How do you wear your socks with breeches & half chaps?

    I finally caved and bought a pair of half chaps for summer use, normally I ride in jeans/full chaps. I haven't ridden in breeches in years but back when I was a kid, I wore knee socks under my tall boots and over my breeches. For those of you who ride in breeches and half chaps, do you wear tall socks over your breeches, or what else do you wear?

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    Yup- tall boot socks over my breeches.

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    • #3
      I depends. If I am riding in breeches that have no velcro, I wear my socks over the breech. A couple pairs I have with velcro rub my ankle the wrong way, so I will wear the breech over the sock. I have zip up paddock boots and half chaps, so once they are on nothing moves.
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      • #4
        For those of you who ride in breeches and half chaps, do you wear tall socks over your breeches, or what else do you wear?
        Underwear, a bra, and a hairnet.

        I usually pull my socks up over my breeches, depending on the socks.
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        • #5
          Trixie... no shirt?!?!
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          • #6
            I do usually wear a shirt as well
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            • #7
              I would say it's whatever is most comfortable for you. As long as you have properly fitting gear, it won't matter one way or the other where your socks are, because nothing is going to slip. I do either, depending on what I wear (as mentioned by someone else, the breeches with ankle velcro can't go under socks because the velcro lump rubs my ankle).
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Trixie View Post
                Underwear, a bra, and a hairnet.

                I usually pull my socks up over my breeches, depending on the socks.
                No shirt? :P Hah - someone else noted it as well.

                I pull my socks over my breeches unless I haven't done laundry recently and am limited to shorter socks, in which case they go under so no one else knows they just barely pass the bottom of my breeches.
                Last edited by HuntrJumpr; May. 13, 2009, 12:23 PM. Reason: Tooo slooow

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                • #9
                  I ride with my socks over my breaches as well, when i ride in them, a lot of the time i ride in my jeans an half chaps. then i ride with my socks under my jeans!

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                  • #10
                    Just be careful if you are wearing plain white athletic socks over your breeches- if the chaps get sweaty or wet the dye can run and stain the socks. I learned this the hard way. Now I wear boot socks over breeches or regular socks under breeches, especially if they have itchy velcro at the bottom.

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                    • #11
                      I have a tip on great "riding" socks, for a great price.

                      I wear boys' baseball socks for riding. They are knee-length, and elastic through the leg, so they stay up nicely.

                      My foot size is ladies 7, so I wear a medium in these socks. They come white with different color stripes up the sides. Can be purchased at Wal-Mart, or most sporting goods stores.

                      I almost always wear these socks, UNDER breeches, with 1/2 chaps and paddock boots. Very comfy!

                      Breeches are sooo much more comfy than jeans.

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                      • #12
                        I wear white athletic socks...like you would when at the gym, pushed down around the ankle. The breeches are inside the socks...but I don't pull them up to ride when I wear my half chaps...there's no need. I do pull them up when wearing my full chaps because they will give me rubs if I don't
                        Last edited by RugBug; May. 13, 2009, 01:07 PM.
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                        • #13
                          socks over breeches.

                          Great idea with the athletic socks, I'll have to look for those next time I'm at Walmart!

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                          • #14
                            With 1/2 chaps I usually wear my socks (athletic style or normal boot socks, but not the nylon type) UNDER my breeches (unless they are super baggy in the calf, in which case over)

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                            • #15
                              With half chaps, I usually wear my socks under my breeches. I have really small feet and my socks always fall down and get all bunched up under my foot - SO annoying - so if I wear them under then my breeches keep them pulled up.
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                              • #16
                                I have my breeches dry cleaned and if I don't wear my socks under them when its hot out with half chaps or tall boots I get a heat rash on my legs. So I always wear them under my breeches.
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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Pirateer View Post
                                  With 1/2 chaps I usually wear my socks (athletic style or normal boot socks, but not the nylon type) UNDER my breeches (unless they are super baggy in the calf, in which case over)
                                  Same here. Normal athletic socks that come up higher than my paddock boots, and under the breeches.

                                  Unless I know I am going to be running errands, then it's my black knee high socks (which I buy at Target for $3 a pair) over the breeches.

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                                  • #18
                                    I just wear normal socks most of the time--usually the mismatched ones that live in the "someday my mate will come" bag. (: I wear them under my breeches because they're usually different heights. I don't feel like I need tall socks though as long as my breeches and half chaps are comfortable.

                                    I do have one pair of Zocks with wiener dogs on them, and they make me happy, so I'll wear those for shows, over the breeches and under my tall boots.

                                    (Even with mismatched socks, I do wear nice underwear to ride because I'm afraid of falling, being rushed to the hospital, and having some cute paramedic or surgeon notice my tatty granny panties. d; Dates back to grandma saying, "Always wear good underwear because you never know...")
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                                    • #19
                                      Calf height socks under the breeches.

                                      Sensible underpants are also a must I just can never rememer that tiny detail until I am swinging up.

                                      I ride on my long lunch hour and change at work. The other day I glanced in the mirror before leaving the restroom and realised I had my pull-on full seats on backwards. How dumb is that? I look silly enough trapesing around the office in breeches and half chaps as it is
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                                      • #20
                                        Socks under breeches. I get rubs from either the "ankle" (meaning midcalf, I'm tall) velcro or the rubbery grips. Baseball socks are great, especially in the winter if you have the thick ones under fleece breeches.
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