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What YOUR favorite brand/pair of breeches?

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    Lucie Too I was think about getting a pair of Pipers, but after seeing them so disliked on that post, I'm kinda on the fence. And I COMPLETELY agree with the sock bottoms argument. Currently living out of one pair of Tuff Rider breeches with the Velcro bottom and I can hardly stand it. For those wondering body type, I'm 5'6.5"-5'7" at around 135 lbs with runner's/athletic build.


    • #22
      Originally posted by nurseequestrian View Post
      Lucie Too I was think about getting a pair of Pipers, but after seeing them so disliked on that post, I'm kinda on the fence. And I COMPLETELY agree with the sock bottoms argument. Currently living out of one pair of Tuff Rider breeches with the Velcro bottom and I can hardly stand it. For those wondering body type, I'm 5'6.5"-5'7" at around 135 lbs with runner's/athletic build.
      So I am your exact body type, height and weight. I adore the SmartPak Pipers. I buy the original full seats and fit in the 28L perfect.
      --Luck is what happens when preparedness meets opportunity--


      • #23
        I guess I must be a weirdo because I HATE breeches that make my knee or hip feel restricted, like I can't bend or move them naturally, and this is a majority of breeches for me

        My closet is full of stickyseats, buckwild, kerrits flex tights, and the newer smartpak piper tights. I wait for sales to buy breeches, and check tack of the day religiously for deals!


        • #24
          I’m short waisted long legs and Pikeur seem to fit me best. I too shop at as my local tack store only carries more low end brands. I don’t mind spending a little more for quality that lasts.


          • #25
            Originally posted by Shagyas Rock View Post
            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.

            That is because the manufacturers save on fabric by pushing the 'low' waists, not because they look good.
            Same with 'skinny jeans' which more suited as breeches if they are missing an inseam. If you find some and are handy with a needle, sew on knee patches and now you have a pair of denim schooling breeches.

            When I buy breeches
            Pikur - Pricy to buy but they last forever so avoid trendy colors because they will still be in your closet in 10 years.
            Neddys are fun so I have a few pair of them also.
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            • #26
              Originally posted by Pembroke View Post

              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.

              thank you. Also... curse you.


              • #27
                Originally posted by kashmere View Post


                thank you. Also... curse you.

                You're welcome


                • #28
                  I only ride in FITS. The fabric is stretchy but thick, and the segmented leather seat doesn't make me feel like I have diaper butt. If you watch TOTD, you can occasionally get them at a discount. I stock up when they are featured there.


                  • #29
                    I'm also a diehard FITS fan! Love the full leather seats - the butt doesn't bag out nor do the legs.

                    I use to wear Equissentials - but, since they are now out of business, FITS has taken over my closet.

                    Also love Irideon's - but, I only wear them to the barn when I'm not riding. They are comfy for grooming, stall cleaning, etc.

                    Don't like the Piper breeches - luckily I only bought 1 pair - they just don't fit my waist so I always get a plumbers crack.


                    • #30
                      I love SP's piper breeches, especially the Piper Knit (with silicone butt) they are super comfy.


                      • #31
                        I love the SP's Piper Knit Mid rise full seats. Fantastic stick and wonderful fabric. I've acquired a few pairs of them It was a little tricky finding the correct size but once I figured it out, I bought several pairs on their 20% and 30% sales.

                        I wish the Piper Knits came in some of the fun colors that the regular Pipers come in.


                        • #32
                          I'm on a budget as well, and Miller's breeches are my favorite so far! They can be found on eBay for very reasonable prices. Sadly, they are no longer made. However, I love the quality, feel, and fit of them! My second favorite would have to be Kerrits, but they can be pricey and are hard to find used or discounted. Dover had the Kerrits riding tights considerably marked down not too long ago and I bought a couple of pairs, but I'm not sure if they are still on sale. They were like $30-something apiece! I bought my Miller's used on eBay for $20.

                          I have a few older pairs of TuffRider breeches, and while I love the winter ones (these are 10-15+ years old), the regular ones (5-6 years old) I absolutely hate. They ride down, so you're constantly having to pull them up, and the button came off of one pair after a handful of uses, causing the staple that held it on to scratch my saddle when I dismounted. I'm not sure if there's a difference in the types or if the quality has gone downhill or what, but I have done much better going with older quality used breeches than buying theirs new. I'm going to be buying more Miller's for sure!


                          • #33
                            I wear tights, and not breeches. but i choose Kerrits tights. They fit me and they last a long time.


                            • #34
                              I have two pair of the knit midrise Pipers. I find those much more comfy than my regular Pipers which I have to were a belt with. I also love my Kerrita breeches. Nothing beats my old pair of pullon Devon aire
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                              • #35
                                Originally posted by aucowwy View Post
                                I have two pair of the knit midrise Pipers. I find those much more comfy than my regular Pipers which I have to were a belt with. I also love my Kerrita breeches. Nothing beats my old pair of pullon Devon aire
                                Same. I have several pairs and that's all I ride in unless it's super hot. There is a nice light gray that I use for showing instead of white