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What YOUR favorite brand/pair of breeches?

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  • What YOUR favorite brand/pair of breeches?

    Just looking for opinions so I don't end up wasting my money (poor college student )!

  • #2
    This will somewhat depend on your body shape. For example - there are those who love "low rise" breeches and I HATE
    them - I have a long waist, so these will slide right down to the indecent exposure level on me It seems the industry
    shows favoritism to the short-waisted population; as the vast majority of breech styles seem to be low or mid-rise.

    I have found that Tuff Rider breeches (I use full seat) are very reasonably priced, fit well, come in a nice variety
    of colors and hold up rather well considering they don't cost much.
    Iridions, which are a bit more expensive, but not too much so - are also favorites of mine for fit and durability.
    Good luck!


    • #3
      As another long waisted person those are absolutely my go-tos for daily wear as well, tuffrider and irideon.

      I did like my tailored sportsman mid rise front zip trophy hunters, but I'll never buy tailored sportsmans retail again because the owner is a nut.

      I find most breeches can be hit or miss, even ordering the same thing again you can end up with different fabric feel or durability or stretch. And for more expensive breeches I will probably never by in the states again because it's legit cheaper to fly to Holland and buy say four pairs of breeches than it would be to buy them in the states anywhere.
      Last edited by ladyj79; Sep. 6, 2018, 07:28 PM.
      Let me apologize in advance.


      • #4
        Either Irideon or Preforma Ride
        "You'll never see yourself in the mirror with your eyes closed"


        • #5
          I love my Pikeurs, but my daily breeches are Goode Riders. I have owned them for probably 3 years now, they wear like iron, are cool in hot weather, super comfortable. I love them


          • #6
            I bargain shop and almost never buy breeches at retail - I'm 5'7", 150lb give or take, and fit in Mediums for everything -- I have been really happy with the fit of Tredstep Solo breeches (28+30cm both fit me well).

            Ariat was also great to me but their zippers have failed me too many times. I also like Pikeur but it is hard to find good deals on them.
            AETERNUM VALE, INVICTUS - 7/10/2012


            • #7
              I'm built like a snake & love my Kerrits trail breeches--the ones with all the pockets. They fit me perfectly, wear like iron & are super comfy. Also, they're frequently on sale. Your favorite breeks will really depend on your body type.


              • #8
                I’m loyal to pikeur and romfh at this point. Romfh pricing has gotten pretty outrageous so usually I order Pikuers from Europe for less $$. Just picked up four pairs for around $120/ea.
                Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
                you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.


                • #9
                  I just got a pair of the SmartPak Piper tights and I'm in love with. Super comfortable even in this crazy humidity. I also have a pair of Ariats that I like and I do like my Treadstep solo breeches.
                  "There are only two emotions that belong in the saddle; one is a sense of humor and the other is patience."


                  • #10
                    I am a bargain hunter, but also quite picky about fit as I'm at the age and weight where you can look just fine, or ghastly, depending on the cut . The very thin and very young have a wider range of options

                    On myself I like one model of Pikeur (Luganos) (regular waist) bought on deep discount from a British online retailer, Equine and Country, snd one model of Cavallo (Candy) which is slightly lower waist, that turns up in Equestrian Factory Outlet in Canada

                    I haven't experimented a lot because i in Canada you generally can't get the easy mail order and returns from American sellers.

                    I did just bust a zipper in one of the Cavallo but otherwise the breeches are all holding up well to cycling through daily riding and barn chores for several years. Machine wash inside out in lingerie bags and hang to dry.

                    I find that Pikeur and Cavallo have different models with very different cut and fit so I stick with the ones that work for me.


                    • #11
                      I am also a bargain hunter, and tend to buy used when I can. But did get a very good deal on B vertigo breeches and LOVE them. Fit great, wash great, never seem to get as dirty as other breeches. Also grand prix hampton if you can find them I think they are discontinued are one of my fav's!


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by soloudinhere View Post
                        I’m loyal to pikeur and romfh at this point. Romfh pricing has gotten pretty outrageous so usually I order Pikuers from Europe for less $$. Just picked up four pairs for around $120/ea.
                        What vendors do you shop from in Europe?? I'm in the market for new breeches but can't stomach $300+ for one new pair of really nice breeches.


                        • #13
                          We can wear jeans to work now, so I find myself wearing skinny jeans to work and riding in them. Just as good as breeches and a lot cheaper! I don't jump or do strenuous riding so they work for me and are more comfy. Other than that, I do like the knit Pipers from Smartpak and also Irideon and Kerrits.


                          • #14
                            My absolute favorite breeches are EuroStar's Easy Riders. Only with full leather seat, though. They are so soft and comfortable and just seem to fit me well. And definitely not low waisted. I have some Equiline grip breeches, too, but much much prefer the leather full seat.


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by skipollo View Post

                              What vendors do you shop from in Europe?? I'm in the market for new breeches but can't stomach $300+ for one new pair of really nice breeches.
                              Calevo, mostly, but often that sale price only has one or two pairs available so you have to jump on it. That said even at full price they are around $200.
                              Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
                              you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.


                              • #16
                                Irideon and Kerrits for everyday/schooling breeches/tights. I don't show, so can't speak to the more expensive or show quality brands.


                                • #17
                                  Hands down, my Romfh Sarafinas. They are amazing.


                                  • #18
                                    I was pretty distressed to see them torn apart pretty extensively in the "your least favorite products" thread in the h/j forum because I LOVE my Pipers from SmartPak - I have like 4 pairs. I'm 5'10" and 135 lbs and the 26L fits me super well. I have to wear a belt because my thighs are a lot bigger than my butt, lol, but they are very comfortable and have mostly held up well.

                                    Sock bottoms are virtually a must for me at this point; I can't stand Velcro bottoms anymore.


                                    • #19
                                      Pikeur and Eurostar are my favourites. Sadly, they are not my pocketbook's favourites, so I do not own many pairs


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by kashmere View Post
                                        Pikeur and Eurostar are my favourites. Sadly, they are not my pocketbook's favourites, so I do not own many pairs
                                        I got a KILL of a deal on some EasyRiders from Epplejack a month or two ago. Some of the EuroStar breeches were like a half off.