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    TOTD tredsteps

    These look different from my Trimlines, which don't have the silver tap up top. Does anyone know if these are nice? Is it a new version? An old version?
    Originally posted by tidy rabbit
    Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community.
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    Anyone?
    Originally posted by tidy rabbit
    Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community.

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      #3
      I don't really know, but found this on the TS website - http://www.tredstep.com/trimline/index.htm - so looks like the current version has the metal thing. They look nicer than my 10 year old suede Lendes, for <100, and that's good enough for me.

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        #4
        I'm confused too, cuz I bought the tredsteps from TOTD last week --

        I guess the ones last week were 'Tredstep Pros', like these:

        http://www.smartpakequine.com/Produc...e-_-NA-_-13805

        Today's sale price is much better...sigh.

        But I still can't wait for them to arrive, my current Lendes, which are quite sturdy, have been sewed back together at least 2x and could probably be repaired one more time, but don't look nice enough for a clinic.

        I so love the idea of nice looking half chaps, cuz I so prefer riding in them over tall boots.
        I tolerate all kinds of animal idiosyncrasies.
        I've found that I don't tolerate people idiosyncrasies as well. - Casey09

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          #5
          Thanks for the input, you guys My friend decided to buy a pair, although I couldn't quite convince myself to buy a THIRD pair of 1/2 chaps for myself...

          But it is REALLY hard to pass up on the good TOTD deals when they come along!
          Originally posted by tidy rabbit
          Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community.

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            #6
            Oh man... those would look really nice with the Ariat paddock boots I just bought. My old Tredsteps are about 10 years old and still functioning.

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              #7
              anyone know how the sizing runs on these? My calf measures a smidge under 15 inches, but I'm afraid getting the 15 would make them too big after stretching.

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                #8
                My old ones were REALLY tight around the calf when I first got them. They're well broken in now and fit fine, but they were very hard to zip when new. I am assuming the sizing is intended to fit after break-in.

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                  #9
                  I have the ol suede ones in a 15inch calf since it looks like these don't have any elastic would I want to go to a 16 inch?
                  I want to be like Barbie because that bitch has everything!

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                    #10
                    it says in the description there is an elastic panel along the zipper

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Smiles View Post
                      I have the ol suede ones in a 15inch calf since it looks like these don't have any elastic would I want to go to a 16 inch?
                      On sizing. I have a pair of these bought from another COTHer who got them the last time TOTD had 'em. This pair seemed to run small.

                      So mine are 17/17 in this kind-- smooth leather, zip up the back I bought 16/17s in the Trimlines-- nubbly leather and zip up the outside with one big panel of fake leather/elastic. If I were buying again, I'd get 15/17s in these. TOTD is a little notorious for having funky-sized versions of standard products, so you need to know that going in.

                      The listed calf measurement does not relate to what these measure when spread out flat. That "real" dimension of the new chaps will be smaller. I think they mean "what is the largest calf these will fit?"

                      Not a fan of the back zipper design for easy of putting on or durability. Otherwise, I think these chaps are pretty. The leather is soft, as is the lining. The ankle is smaller than in the Trimlines, so I think these are best for wearing with breeches and non-winter paddock boots.

                      Hope this helps. If I haven't been clear, I'll try to answer your other questions.
                      The armchair saddler
                      Politically Pro-Cat

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                        #12
                        Mine just arrived, and I can confirm that they do run a bit tight. I measured myself carefully, and got 15 / 17's. The calf is snug, although I am hoping they will stretch a bit. Wow they are fancy.
                        I tolerate all kinds of animal idiosyncrasies.
                        I've found that I don't tolerate people idiosyncrasies as well. - Casey09

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                          #13
                          I wear a Medium in Ariat half chaps. Any input on sizing for the tredsteps on TOTD? (Ariat M are 18.5" high and 14.5-15.5" at the calf.) I was thinking about ordering the 17/19s in the Tredsteps as I've read they run small and TOTD usually has jacked up sizing.

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                            #14
                            I just ordered mine! My old ones were 14/17, and I just re-measured myself and my calves are still under 14 inches, so I bought the same size. Hopefully they won't be too tight. I'm happy to have something to wear for showing this summer anyway. (Low-level eventing; they don't care if you wear half-chaps, but my old ones were just TOOO embarrassing to be seen in public!)

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