Comfortable and Style In The Saddle With Breeches
Stylish, tailored and flattering, riding Breeches are close fitting but comfortable trousers which are used for horse riding, they are typically worn with leather Long Riding Boots or short Jodhpur boots used with half chaps. They typically stop at the middle to the bottom of the calf muscle to avoid unnecessary bulk under long riding boots or chaps. Breeches come in lots of different fabrics, cuts and styles meaning the price can vary significantly between brands. Some breeches have a full seat which means the bottom and back of the legs is a different Suede type of fabric, sometimes this fabric comes in a contrasting colour. Breeches can also come as Grip Seat or with knee patches in a contrasting colour for added protection and/or grip. The breeches reinforced knee area helps prevent the stirrup leathers from nipping the inside of the riders legs. Some breeches fasten at the calf with Velcro whilst the newer styles feature a lycra legging type bottom to further reduce the material around the lower leg which fits inside your long boots or half chaps. Breeches are available in a wide range of colours as they are used for all equestrian disciplines. Hunting breeches tend to be made from a thicker more heavyweight fabric to offer warmth whilst some winter breeches are fleece lined for the same reason.
Manufacturers constantly develop the materials and also the fit and cut of breeches to make them more comfortable for horse riding and even flattering around your figure. Tredstep for example have introduced features such as an articulated knee which is the way the fabric is cut and designed around the leg allowing more freedom of movement. Other features include Tredstep Nanosphere technology which makes their breeches much more stain resistant, particularly handy if you are using a lighter colour breech. Many manufacturers are also introducing silicone knee patches and also silicone patches around the bum area to add some extra grip for the rider.
Breeches are now available in a vast array of colours and designs including bright colours, crystal detailing and fancy stitched designs. Brands such as Montar Breeches have created are large selection of modern designs with striking patterns and colours.