it was a quiet weekend auf der autobahn. we’ve had rain for the last two/three days, so himself had a few extra days off. i can’t say i minded. i did some epic napping and lots of reading this weekend, and scored lots of at-home points with the hubs. i was not on tap to show this weekend (sorry to you guys who had shows cancelled!), and had not planned to go to the barn on saturday. i went out on sunday to graze auto and clean all the tack.
on friday evening i endured rush hour traffic to make a stop at dover. i had to return a few pairs of breeches from an order they screwed up royally. of three breeches, only two arrived after a two week wait; one was not even close to the size i ordered and the other was way too big. of course the missing pair were probably the perfect pair.
i am desperate to try the cavallo chiara in grey with teal trim. (i mean, c’mon!)
it seems that dover is out of them in my size. so, in a fit of “try on everything in the store. must find breeches that i like and that fit!” i spent an hour between the racks and the dressing room, grousing to the clerks about my loathing of low rise breeches. another shopper–BLESS HER–said, “try the tailored sportsman trophy hunter. they’re not really that low-rise.” i scoffed at her, but grabbed a pair anyway. OH. MY. GOD. i did the happy dance.
i guess there were a few reasons i was so averse to the TS. first, all the hype. i rode in TS in the nineties when the fabric was NOT stretchy, the knee patches were leather, and you could only get green beige. i loved the look of them and, of course, their cache, but they were certainly not comfortable. second, the aforementioned hatred of low rise, which the trophy hunters proclaim to be. third, i have gravitated toward full seats, as they seem to be what you wear on XC, and you can’t get all the colors in full seat (ALL THE COLORS seemed to me to be the only draw to TS). but i am here to tell you, i was wrong. the fit was PERFECT. i was reminded that I LOVE SIDE-ZIP breeches. i will hold out hope that TS continues to expand its line to include more colors in the full seats. but for now, i am a happy rider.
i ordered a pair of the cavallos in a size (probably) too small, just so that i can feel like i did my due diligence. i’ll let you know if/how they work.
here’s to a drier week!