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Are there breeches out there that don't pull down?

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  • Are there breeches out there that don't pull down?

    Yet another breeches thread....

    Every single pair of mine pull down when I walk. Even with a belt. I have Romfh's, I have Gersemi's, I have Horze, I have Hadley's, I have Ovations.....the only ones that stay up are my riding tights. Is there a magical pair out there that DOESN'T do this? I'm sick of pulling my pants up!

  • #2
    My Pikeur Lugana breeches stay up. Part of it can be your build, but I find that I am constantly pulling my Lucinda breeches up but the Lugana's fit nicely even without a belt.


    • #3
      I love my B Vertigos and don't have this issue. I would also agree that your build (hips, torso, etc) OR size you are buying (slightly too big and stretchy fabric = it will begin to fall after wearing for a bit) could be a factor in why breeches are falling down.


      • #4
        If they’re out there, I haven’t yet found them! But I have a poorly-defined waist so most of my pants (work dress pants, jeans, etc) do the same. I absolutely must wear a belt, and I have to remember to pull my breeches up before mounting so that they sit right during my ride.


        • #5
          This must have to do with waist/hip/butt ratio. And low rise pants of all description will ride down more than natural waist pants. My lower rise Cavallo Candy will sometimes sink below the belly bulge, and need a hitch up before I get on the horse. My high/natural waist Pikeur Luganas never ride down because they hit at the top of my hips.

          I have had woolen Banana Republic office pants slide a bit, if they are low rise and I am on the thinner end of things. But fixable with a belt. In this case, the low rise pants are cut with the hips and waist pretty much the same size, as they don't go all the way up to the natural waist.

          I started adulthood lo these many years ago with a pronounced difference in waist to hip ratio, but in the past decade for sure the waist has started to fill in . Low rise pants are great in some ways because they stay below the thickening waist, but on the other hand they aren't that stable.

          Anyhow, I would think the solution if there is one isn't so much in the brands, but in the specific model of the brands. I don't know if the OP has tried higher waist models or not. Also for higher waist pants, if the drop of the crotch is not right, they can still sit funny.


          • #6
            I find the low rise style pants do nothing but pull down. So try a mid or a high rise style if you haven't yet.


            • #7
              I agree - the tights tend to be more mid-rise from what I've seen, and breeches are practically all low-rise now. I have a long waist, so low-rise breeches sit lower than they're probably even supposed to, so there's nothing to hold them up.

              You can try "long" sizes - they're supposed to have a longer rise, not just longer leg, so they'll sit a little bit higher. Watch the brands though - for example, SmartPak's Piper breeches in a long just have longer legs, not a longer rise. They definitely fall down lol!
              I've spent most of my life riding horses. The rest I've just wasted.


              • #8
                Though I am only 5'3" I have to buy "long" or I am forever hiking them up to stay in the crotch. To fit my rear end the waist is usually too big. The most comfortable pair I had were Kerrits tights. Time to find another pair especially in this heat.


                • #9
                  Cat Tap, I'm 5'4" and buy "longs" too. It has to do with the rise between crotch and waist -- and I MUST have a high waisted breech, or it just ain't right in the fit. I have a 30" waist and a 40" (or so) hip. With most breeches, the belt is not a necessity for me, but I like to wear 'em anyway.

                  I LOATHE low-rise breeches., which is funny because I used to live in hip-huggers as a young person.


                  • #10
                    Try a mid or high rise breech or something with a thicker waist band


                    • #11
                      I ONLY wear mid or high-rise breeches and they still slide down when I walk. I'm constantly readjusting. It must be my build, because now that I think about it, my "street" clothes all do the same (even high-waisted yoga pants work their way down).


                      • #12
                        Horze makes a high waisted breech that is awesome. I have the same issue, so I like the high waists and the ones with wide waistbands. I actively avoid Pipers and Tredsteps as I find them to be some of the worst.


                        • #13

                          Pipers are the worst for crack attack.

                          I love my Equissentials - but they aren't made any more dang it.

                          Belts ladies - back to belts.
                          Crayola posse ~ Lazer Lemon yellow
                          Take time to is too short a day to be selfish. - Ben Franklin


                          • #14
                            As mentioned above, belts are the answer.

                            Especially braided elastic belts because they are totally adjustable and the elastic keeps from getting pressure points like a leather belt would. I don't have issues with any of my breeches anymore since I started using braided elastic belts.