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  • Spin-off--measure your breeches

    The manufacturers won't do it, so we'll have to do it ourselves.

    We know that no breech fits every body, but unfortunately the manufacturers haven't seen fit to tell us which ones are made for hourglasses and which are made for straighter bodies.

    So, let's collect the data on our own. I will happily turn all of these into a chart that we can use to spot trends in fit.

    Measure your breeches (not your body, that's too personal) as follows. You'll need a tape measure (a cloth one works best) and a flat surface to lay the breeches out.

    1. Measure the waist straight across in inches and then double it.

    2. Measure the hips at the widest point then double it.

    3. Measure one thigh just where it transitions from the buttock into the leg, then double it.

    4. Measure the calf at the point where the knee patch ends and double it.

    5. Measure from the crotch seam to the waist band.

    6. Measure the inseam.

    Here's your form to fill out:

    Brand:
    Style:
    Stretch (2 or 4-way):
    Rise:
    Size:
    When purchased (approximate year):
    Waist:
    Hip:
    Thigh:
    Calf:
    Rise:
    Inseam:

    And here's the first entry:

    Brand: Ariat
    Style: Pro Circuit
    Stretch (2 or 4-way): 4-way
    Rise: Regular
    Size: 34R
    When purchased (approximate year): 2008
    Waist: 32
    Hip: 44
    Thigh: 25.5
    Calf: 14.5
    Rise: 12
    Inseam: 24
    Last edited by Sing Mia Song; May. 28, 2010, 03:31 PM.
    Life would be infinitely better if pinatas suddenly appeared throughout the day.

  • #2
    Great idea!

    I have several pair I can add to the list when I get home tonite!
    Crayola posse~ orange yellow, official pilot
    Proud owner of "High Flight" & "Shorty"

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    • #3
      Great idea. Suggest adding regular, low or mid rise to the description as that can significantly affect fit!
      **********
      We move pretty fast for some rabid garden snails.
      -PaulaEdwina

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      • Original Poster

        #4
        Originally posted by Lucassb View Post
        Great idea. Suggest adding regular, low or mid rise to the description as that can significantly affect fit!
        Good idea, Lucas--I'll edit my original post to reflect that.
        Life would be infinitely better if pinatas suddenly appeared throughout the day.

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        • #5
          Here are a few I had out from doing laundry. Hope this helps . The new Grand Prix are my faves and fit me the best, and I love the wide waistband.

          Brand: Grand Prix
          Style: Hampton Low Rise Side Zip
          Stretch (2 or 4-way): cotton 4-way
          Size: 26L
          When purchased (approximate year): 2007
          Waist: 26
          Hip: 34
          Thigh: 20
          Calf: 12
          Rise: 9
          Inseam: 26

          Brand: Tailored Sportsman
          Style: Cotton Schoolers Low Rise
          Stretch (2 or 4-way): 2 way?
          Size: 26
          When purchased (approximate year): 2008
          Waist: 26
          Hip: 36
          Thigh: 21
          Calf: 13
          Rise: 9.5
          Inseam: 26.5

          Brand: Ariat
          Style: All Circuit Low Rise
          Stretch (2 or 4-way): 4 way
          Size: 26L
          When purchased (approximate year): 2009
          Waist: 31
          Hip: 37
          Thigh: 22
          Calf: 12
          Rise: 9
          Inseam: 26.5

          Brand: Grand Prix
          Style: Hampton II Low Rise
          Stretch (2 or 4-way): 4 way
          Size: 26R
          When purchased (approximate year): 2010
          Waist: 26
          Hip: 32
          Thigh: 19
          Calf: 12
          Rise: 9
          Inseam: 25

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          • #6
            Denzel, how do the ariats fit compared to the others? I noticed they all are size 26 and all have a 26" waist execpt the ariat's which are 5" larger. Do they fall off of you? All my show breeches are ariats so I guess I'll be sticking with that brand since I wear also 26's too and don't want to find out I'm really a 31/32 Oh well. If I lost 5" there wouldn't be anything left.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by flyracing View Post
              Denzel, how do the ariats fit compared to the others? I noticed they all are size 26 and all have a 26" waist execpt the ariat's which are 5" larger. Do they fall off of you? All my show breeches are ariats so I guess I'll be sticking with that brand since I wear also 26's too and don't want to find out I'm really a 31/32 Oh well. If I lost 5" there wouldn't be anything left.
              The ariats are quite big on me, and I need a belt to keep them on some days, but they are quite a bit baggier everywhere even compared to the Grand Prix. I think that the waist is so much bigger on those just because of where they sit. I found the Ariats to be much lower rise than any of the other breeches. My TS sit pretty much at my belly button, the Grand Prix sit about an inch below my belly button and the ariats sit 2-3" below my belly button, more where my jeans would sit.

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              • #8
                I have several different styles that I wear but for now I will post this pair. They have never been worn so there is zero stretching/shrinking. Oh and I nabbed these for only $40 at Dover (which is good because I wear through my breeches a little too quickly- side effect of thighs rubbing together).

                Brand: Ariat
                Style: Sport select low rise
                Stretch (2 or 4-way): 4-way
                Size: 28L
                When purchased (approximate year): 2010
                Waist: 30
                Hip: 38
                Thigh: 20
                Calf: 12
                Rise: 10
                Inseam: 28 1/2

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                • Original Poster

                  #9
                  Keep 'em coming, guys. We need many measurements of the same brand and stayl--even the same size--in order to be able to discern trends in how they fit!
                  Life would be infinitely better if pinatas suddenly appeared throughout the day.

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                  • #10
                    I'll Play...

                    Brand: RJ
                    Style: Sterling
                    Stretch: 4-way
                    Rise: Low
                    Size: 28R
                    When purchased: 2010
                    Waist: 29
                    Hip: 34
                    Thigh: 22
                    Calf: 11.75
                    Rise: 9.5
                    Inseam: 24- not quite sure about this, my tape measure says they are 24 but they have to be longer... I'm 5'7 for crying out loud!
                    Different flavors of crazy, but totally NUTS. You know its true. - GreyHunterHorse

                    http://showertimecontemplations.blogspot.com/

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                      Life would be infinitely better if pinatas suddenly appeared throughout the day.

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