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  • #21
    I can't see them working in the hunter ring. That lot roll their eyes if they see somebody wearing an "incorrect" brand of breeches.

    Actual hunting? If you have the confidence to stand out from the crowd do it. I think they look great, but you will not blend in.

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      #22
      A night's worth of sleep has restored my sanity.

      Well, that means extra money to buy a proper hunting jacket or a new pair of Mark Todd Collection Auckland breeches -- which are my current favorites.
      Yes, I know how to spell. I'm using freespeling!

      freespeling

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      • #23
        I wear '30s era cavalry breeches from either WWII Impressions or What Price Glory. They are modestly priced and have a flare sufficient to allow you to shoplift a chain saw or a week's worth of groceries at Walmart.

        They do not rub and are the most comfortable riding pants I've ever worn. I sometimes wear the M1941 boots or other times wear Ariat paddock boots with half chaps.

        Our hunt is not run by "clothes Nazis" so our attire rules are not as strict as some others. We don't do any hunter showing so we're not constrained there, either.

        For those of us who do NOT look good in spandex they are a real Godsend.

        Google either of the sellers and you'll find them.

        G.
        Mangalarga Marchador: Uma Raça, Uma Paixão

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          #24
          Thanks. Are you male or female guilherme?
          Yes, I know how to spell. I'm using freespeling!

          freespeling

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          • #25
            A somewhat gracefully aging heterosexual male.

            G.
            Mangalarga Marchador: Uma Raça, Uma Paixão

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              #26
              Yes, I just needed to know if any women were wearing these as well as the men.
              Yes, I know how to spell. I'm using freespeling!

              freespeling

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              • #27
                I'm female, and accidentally bought a similar pair on Ebay which I wear for schooling. If I still hunted I would probably wear them since they ARE legitimately CANARY - hard to find in the USA any more and infinitely desirable on formal hunting days.

                However, I probably would not show in them, which is a pity, b/c they are the most comfortable breeches I've had in years.
                "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief

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                • #28
                  Originally posted by wanabe View Post
                  Yes, I just needed to know if any women were wearing these as well as the men.
                  As I said before, yes. Women wear flared britches. I have a canary pair. They're super comfortable. I don't know why folks think it's so horrible. This is perfectly normal attire for foxhunting. While some may not care for this much flair, there are plenty of others that are similar, but don't flare as much.

                  They're not only comfortable, for those who hunt in cold climates (or go out when it's freezing and all the normal people stay home) they easily accommodate long johns.

                  Plenty of people still wear bowlers, flared britches, 3 buckle boots or ride sidesaddle. Others wear shads and top hats, too. You'll see frock coats all the time.

                  Hunting attire isn't show attire - though you can wear a great deal of show attire for foxhunting. If any "hunt nazi" looked down on someone wearing an older style - or hunting in their service uniform - I'd say the hunt nazi needs a swift kick in the keester.

                  If this flare is too much for you, there are other styles that have less flare. More like a generous cut - which is also a flattering cut. Horse Country and The Old Habit have them available.
                  Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                  Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                  -Rudyard Kipling

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                  • #29
                    If we horsepeople were sensible or at all "with the times", we wouldn't still be going around in wool jackets in the summer, riding horses in white shirts and ties, etc. All horsey competition wear (and hunting wear) is anachronistic to some degree. I say go for it, if that's what you like.

                    And you know what? No matter how "dressed to the nines" you are, someone will think you look silly. And? So what? Heck, so what if they're right and you do look silly? Does it matter at all? As long as you're having fun, and are comfortable, and think you look nice, it's fine.
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                    • #30
                      What a good idea! Very classical looking- I would not turn my nose up at someone wearing them. If they function well too, then all the more.

                      I will look to see if they have ladies versions too (for us who are no longer twiggy). I think many guys would prefer not to have the spandex/tights britches that so many despise.
                      Appy Trails,
                      Kathy, Cadet & CCS Silinde
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                      • #31
                        Originally posted by J Swan View Post
                        As I said before, yes. Women wear flared britches. I have a canary pair. They're super comfortable. I don't know why folks think it's so horrible. This is perfectly normal attire for foxhunting. While some may not care for this much flair, there are plenty of others that are similar, but don't flare as much.

                        They're not only comfortable, for those who hunt in cold climates (or go out when it's freezing and all the normal people stay home) they easily accommodate long johns.

                        Plenty of people still wear bowlers, flared britches, 3 buckle boots or ride sidesaddle. Others wear shads and top hats, too. You'll see frock coats all the time.

                        Hunting attire isn't show attire - though you can wear a great deal of show attire for foxhunting. If any "hunt nazi" looked down on someone wearing an older style - or hunting in their service uniform - I'd say the hunt nazi needs a swift kick in the keester.

                        If this flare is too much for you, there are other styles that have less flare. More like a generous cut - which is also a flattering cut. Horse Country and The Old Habit have them available.
                        It's kinda funny you should say "Hunt Nazi" because the Nazi officers often wore riding breeches and quite a few bigshots wore flared breeches to distinguish themselves. Just a bit of historical irony there.
                        Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!

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                        • #32
                          Originally posted by LexInVA View Post
                          It's kinda funny you should say "Hunt Nazi" because the Nazi officers often wore riding breeches and quite a few bigshots wore flared breeches to distinguish themselves. Just a bit of historical irony there.
                          Uh - that was a holdover from cavalry days. The US and Brit military did the same. Swagger sticks, lanyards, belts, uniforms - many items of service dress were cavalry oriented, and very nation's military had its eccentricities - including eccentric general officers.

                          Geez. My family suffered under Hitler and even they understand that the German military was not comprised of Nazi's.
                          Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                          Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                          -Rudyard Kipling

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                          • #33
                            FWIW, I think those breeches are very nice. I prefer the ones without quite so much flair, but every time I see them I think, "Wow, they look so COMFORTABLE and classic!" When I have a little extra cash to spend, I plan on getting a pleated pair for myself, and yes, I WILL show in them if I want to. If people want to point fingers and snicker, so be it.
                            "I was not expecting the park rangers to lead the resistance, none of the dystopian novels I read prepared me for this but cool."

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                            • #34
                              Made in India; http://www.monarch-garments.com/cat_breeches.asp
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                              • #35
                                I couldn't get your link to work, Wanabe.

                                I did go to the catalog, and found these:

                                http://horsecountrylife.com/catalog/4/cover4.html

                                The few men I know around here who ride English wear breeches more like the ones on the left (with the black boots) than the ones on the right (with the brown boots).

                                Didn't WWI "flying aces" wear cavalry breeches and boots (just took off the spurs so as not to poke holes in their "aeroplanes'" fabric fuselages or to not get the spurs caught in the control wires or something)?
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                                • #36
                                  Originally posted by J Swan View Post
                                  As I said before, yes. Women wear flared britches. I have a canary pair.
                                  J Swan, where did you get them?
                                  Cherry Blossom Farm - Show & Field Hunters, Side Saddles

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                                  • #37
                                    I had never realized that Aggies wore this stuff! http://joelboots2.tripod.com/JOELBOOTS52.html
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                                    • #38
                                      Aggie breeches are ground pattern, NOT mounted pattern. They will not work for astride activities.

                                      G.
                                      Mangalarga Marchador: Uma Raça, Uma Paixão

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                                      • #39
                                        And they are different because..........?
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                                        • #40
                                          They are cut for walking, not riding. Just like there were two different patterns of breeches for WWI soldiers so now there are different cuts for walking or riding.

                                          Put on a pair of Aggie breeches and one from WWII Impressions or What Price Glory or Great War Militaria and you'll feel the difference.

                                          G.
                                          Mangalarga Marchador: Uma Raça, Uma Paixão

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