The Tailored Sportsman Trophy Hunter Mid-Rise
Love these Breeches!
I was in need of new show breeches as my old Ariats were getting a bit small and worn out. I had never bought Tailored Sportsman before and decided to give it a go... And all the hype is true! These breeches are fantastic! The fabric has a very nice feel and these fit me like a glove. The 26L came up to my bellybutton (I'm 5'11") but they worked great with my shadbelly! Of course, the first show I used them in I got a stripe of boot polish on the thigh... of course... But no worries as it nearly came out completely to my relief/surprise! These are amazing and I will be buying another pair soon (probably in the lower rise to have one of each!). They're expensive but so worth it!!! I'm a total TS convert!
June 18, 2013
nice fit, no gapping in waist. fabric feels nice too.
June 3, 2013
Perfect rise for short-waisted riders!
Ok, I can't speak to durability because I sadly had to return these breeches. What I really liked: The fabric is nice and the mid-rise is the PERFECT height for a short-waisted person such as myself - regular rise breeches come up to my bra (ok, not quite, but almost!), while the low rise breeches gap at the back. The mid-rise is the perfect compromise. The euro seat is a nice style update. The tan color is perfect for the show pen. Light enough to be more modern than the green-beige, but dark enough to be slimming and hide those inevitable dirt smudges. I really really really wanted to love these breeches! Unfortunately, they just were not flattering on me. I'm 5'6" and very hourglass shaped. I wear a 32R in most breeches. Unfortunately, I think these are shaped for somebody with a straighter build. They were a little big in the waist, snug in the thighs, and made my butt look...square-ish. I realize I don't have a breech model's body, but I just couldn't get over how odd these made me look. The Pikeur Ciara side-zip breech looks great on me...just not so great on my wallet...but unfortunately I can't make myself like how any of the Tailored's fit...and at this point, I've tried them ALL! (Thank goodness for SmartPak's liberal return/exchange program for sized items!)
April 11, 2013
The Perfect Breeches
These breeches fit me perfectly and look great. I love the mid-rise - it's comfortable and looks simultaneously classic and modern. I have these in tan, and I then ordered them in the charcoal color, hoping for a deep grey, but it was hard to tell how dark they were in the photos, and I was disappointed when they arrived almost black. SmartPak made the return very easy, and I exchanged them for the mushroom color, which is lovely. If they were less expensive, I'd get them in every color.
March 16, 2013
Love These Breeches!
I was tentative to purchase these because of the Euro-seat. However, these are now my favorite pair of breeches I own. They material is incredibly comfortable, and the waistband is a perfect height, not too high and constricting, yet not as revealing as the low rise. The waist band is also very flattering. I love the feel of these breeches, and they are comfortable enough to school in, nice enough to show in. Absolutely getting another pair in the (near) future. I only rate the durability as a 4 because I have not had them for long, but my other TS have held up nicely for years. I also rated them as running long, because I am not quite 5' tall, and they are slightly longer than I would like, but it does not change my love of the pants in general.
January 27, 2013
Great Fit, Fabric, Feel !!!
I was a little worried when I ordered these breeches. They were not Longs. I am 6 ft and was no sure they would work. Loved Them so much I immediately ordered a second pair!
Great fit, love the fabric and feel!
December 28, 2012