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breeches w/ similar fit to TS schoolies?

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  • breeches w/ similar fit to TS schoolies?

    Sadly, my fav pair of schooling breeches, the TS schoolies, are starting to fray at the seams in the seat (and probably going to rip very soon, if my mom cant find a way to stitch them nice and tight). I have never had a problem with my TS supremes, theyve lasted me for a few years, but then again, those are a heavier, sturdier material, i only wear those at shows, and take the best care of them. My schoolies, i admit, they get used VERY heavily. I've only had this pair since october, i believe, and i'm surprised they've worn this fast. That being said, I will probably have to retire this pair very soon--and would like a replacement of something similar.

    But i don't think it'd be terribly logical to buy another pair of the schoolies after this pair is starting to fall apart, you know? A long time ago, i'd probably just assume it's a defective pair, but i've seen a number of threads popping up on here about the same thing happening, so i have to assume it's not a coincidence.

    luckily, ive stopped growing. i can wear breeches til they fall apart, as opposed to growing out of them.

    here's what I want:

    - SIDE ZIP. repeat: SIDE ZIP. as in, NO FRONT ZIP. front zips drive me crazy
    - preferably belt loops and pockets, but not a must.
    - NOT the stretchy lycra or cotton pull on types. i have one or two pairs, i don't find them to be very comfortable, i mostly bought them because they were so cheap
    - something that isn't clingy to the skin, on the looser side
    - something that fits similar to a 16R (in childrens) or a 26R (ladies) in the TS schoolies or a 14R (childrens) in the supremes... ive tried ariats, i do have a pair of all circuits that are also a pair of schoolies but i HATE them. they are way too clingy, so no ariats.
    - velcro at ankles, not exactly an absolute must, but it does make it a lot more comfortable
    - i'd like to keep it under $100. i fit in children's sizes, which usually makes my life a lot easier since its cheaper! but i will fit in a 26 in womens, generally, so womens breeches are fine too.
    - most importantly: something that will last. i understand sometimes you have to replace breeches every year, but when all of my other breeches have lasted several years, i have some standards
    - low rise or regular rise does not matter to me, i will wear either.

    - not a deciding factor at all, but i'd love something that comes in fun colors
    also, i was wondering, who has those custom smartpak breeches? they looked like they fit fairly similar to the TS schoolies, though they seemed to be around the same price or higher.. someone confirm? who wears them, do they fit similar to ariat or TS? (usually it seems everyone either fits in one of those brands and not the other, haha)

    sorry this is so long, but i need a good pair of breeches to last!

    Blitz <3 & Leap of Faith <3

  • #2
    Try the Grand Prix Hamptons. Side zip, low rise, similar fabric type to the TS, with belt loops and pockets. They come in a few different colours similar to some of the TS colours. I love mine - will school or show in them.
    Proud Member of the "Tidy Rabbit Tinfoil Hat Wearers" clique and the "I'm in my 30's and Hope to be a Good Rider Someday" clique


    • #3
      JPC is making a nice schooling side zip that fits similarly to the TS schoolies.


      • #4
        I will come out of left field here but the Ovation Side Zips are outstanding. A little known secret is that their were designed by one of the original owners of Tailored Sportsman, For my money it is a updated TS with some pretty cool technical features.


        • #5
          Another vote for Ovation Euroweaves. They are by far better constructed and will last you longer than the TS schoolies, in addition to being cheaper . They don't come in as many colors as the TS, but do come in a larger variety than many.

          As for being loose, the euroweave are designed with a fabric that is supposed to help with muscle fatigue by supporting the muscles. I suppose you could buy them up a size or two to get them baggy, but that defeats the purpose.

          If you really want a baggy breech-- look for something mostly made of cotton.


          • #6
            I bought a pair of the RJ classics breeches at Rolex and they are awesome. The low rise was a bit to get used to (my other breeches are regular) but they came in puke green with brown knee patches (with a super cute faint paisley pattern on them). I got them for $65 from equus now.
            "I can't help but wonder,what would Jimmy Buffett do?"



            • #7
              Originally posted by Jersey Fresh View Post
              I bought a pair of the RJ classics breeches at Rolex and they are awesome. The low rise was a bit to get used to (my other breeches are regular) but they came in puke green with brown knee patches (with a super cute faint paisley pattern on them). I got them for $65 from equus now.
              im watching this thread because im looking for the exact same thing!!!....i have to say dont try the RJ classic is TS fits u really well..TS fits me perfect and RJ doesnt fit at all...waay too big in the waist bummer b/c they are nice and cheaper and now they have cool colors!!
              Dacharia = best mare in the world



              • #8
                Another vote for the Grand Prix Hamptons. They don't have as many color choices, and the fabric is a little heavier than the schoolie TS (closer to the TS Pro, IMO), but they hold up really well, fit very similar and are a lot cheaper. Under $100 at Dover.

                I don't like the Ovation Euroweave b/c I think it's too clingy - which I know is the point based on the fabric and contruction and all that.

                Never tried the RJ Classics.


                • #9
                  I love my Grand Prix Gardens (TOTD for $38/pair!)
                  Also love the JPC Platinums. The fabric is sort of slick/shiny, but pretty tough wearing and I got lots of "You Look Skinny!" compliments on them, so I'm sold.


                  • #10
                    I love my Grand Prixs. I have the F3 ones (I think, I got them out of the clearance room for $25) and the fabric is great, more like stretchy twill rather than cotton. They're pretty heavy duty but not too hot for summer riding, and they're nice enough for local shows. Tuff Rider breeches will last forever but I'm not a fan of the fit--SUPER long in the regular rise but low rise might be better. They're pretty cheap and I'm sure they come in side zip/crazy colors.
                    I love my Econo-Nag!


                    • #11
                      RJ Classic makes great breeches that fit very similar to the TS breech. They start at under $100 too!


                      • #12
                        I like my Smartpak ones. Custom colors though just a little less then TS
                        Eight Fences Farm. Mansfield, MA


                        • #13
                          RJ Classics all the way! All of my show breeches have gone from the TS 4-way to the RJ Classics. I like them a whole lot better but they have the same look and similar fit to the TS.
                          There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the
                          inside of a man.

                          -Sir Winston Churchill


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by woodhillsmanhattan View Post
                            RJ Classics all the way! All of my show breeches have gone from the TS 4-way to the RJ Classics. I like them a whole lot better but they have the same look and similar fit to the TS.
                            By "TS 4 Way" you mean the Schooling breeches, right? Not the Supremes?


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Pirateer View Post
                              By "TS 4 Way" you mean the Schooling breeches, right? Not the Supremes?
                              I dunno, they fit me like my supremes. I find the waist is a bit big like a previous poster said but for 1/2 the price of TS and 1/4 the price of supremes, I'll wear a belt.
                              "I can't help but wonder,what would Jimmy Buffett do?"



                              • #16
                                Rj makes a pair of supreme copy cats for under $200 that are very nice and look exactly the same.


                                • #17
                                  Another vote for the ovation Euroweaves!


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Pirateer View Post
                                    By "TS 4 Way" you mean the Schooling breeches, right? Not the Supremes?
                                    They have a less expense version that is more like the TS schooling breeches, and ones that cost a bit more w/ a heavier fabric. Both are very nice!


                                    • #19
                                      hoof and woof.

                                      you have to google and email to order but they look just like tailoreds and are. comfy.


                                      • Original Poster

                                        Originally posted by Pirateer View Post
                                        By "TS 4 Way" you mean the Schooling breeches, right? Not the Supremes?
                                        the supreme hunters are the 4-ways, the royals are 2-ways, and i believe the schoolies are something inbetween the royals and supremes. they fit me like supremes do, but i have to go up a size in the schoolies from what id wear in supremes.

                                        Blitz <3 & Leap of Faith <3