Riding Breeches

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What Are Riding Breeches?

Riding breeches are specifically designed for equestrian activities and are generally worn by men

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Traditionally, they were tight in the legs, stopping about halfway down the calf, with buckles or laces in the calf section, and had a pronounced flare through the thighs that allowed freedom of movement for the rider

However, with the advent of modern stretch materials such as spandex, modern breeches have no flare and fit skin-tight

Zippers and velcro fastenings have also replaced laces and buckles at the calves


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Old Style Riding Breeches Traditionally, they were tight in the legs, stopping about halfway down the calf, with buckles or laces in the calf section, and had a pronounced flare through the thighs that allowed freedom of movement for the rider

Old Style Riding Breeches

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