Why is this two part review?...
Because I haven’t ridden in these breeches yet. When I bought them they felt pretty tight but I had just eaten a huge breakfast and had a completely full bladder. They were on sale for 60% off so I went for it ($159.95 regular price, $63.98 sale price). I figured once I wasn’t so bloated they’d fit fine.
Props to my cat, Spartacus, for getting in the way for almost every photo.
That deal though...
So I don’t feel like I can give a full review until I’m able to ride in them without feeling like a stuffed sausage. For comparison I rode in my Jut-ey breeches last Friday and they were snug but wearable. They’re both 28L full seats...so these might fit a bit smaller size-wise.
The breeches are super classy looking with lots of beautiful detailing.
My favorite thing about them is the back of the beltloop:
But the kneepack area detail is pretty cool too:
The fabric feels breathable but durable. I’m 6 feet tall so I like that they’re more of a medium rise rather than a low-rise. The posterior region is super flattering. I hate when breeches make me look like I have a flat ass (which I sort of do....but some breeches don’t do me any favors). I think they’re beautiful breeches and I can’t wait to ride in them. :)
Here’s a link to the website: http://www.romfh.com/romfh-international-full-seat-breech-201555
Smartpak actually has these breeches on sale right now for $129.95 (american funds). Check them out here. Riding warehouse has a similar style for $159.95 here. RW has much nicer photos of the knee patch area detail too!
My goal is to be able to do part two sometime near the end of October (as I started back at the gym earlier this month). :)