|Riding Apparel sizing is NOT universal.
The above sizing chart is to be used for breeches. Please note that German breeches do not say LONG, but the size will be from 72-96 for the long length , where as their regular lengths are sized 34-48. Almost all German made breeches will have USA size tags included.
German breeches will fit the slimmer body form, especially those with slim legs and knees.
American made breeches will fit a fuller leg
English brand breeches seem to come shorter in the legs, wider in the thighs and shorter in crotch to waist rise
Many have found that they must go up one or two sizes for the 'side zip' breeches
Tailored Sportsman's tend to run small , please go up two sizes if buying the 2-way stretch, 1 size for the 4-way.
Ariat Breeches tend to run small, please up one size.
Cheaper cotton breeches WILL SHRINK, so if they are used, consider that they have been washed , go up one size if you fall in-between sizes.
It is our experience that riding coat sizing must be determined by measurements.
Grand Prix and Tailored Sportsman sizing runs about 2-3 sizes smaller then a true American street size.
RJ Classic riding coats run TRUE to American street size.
We do get in a lot of Caldene
jackets from Europe. The Caldene cubbing coats tend to run long in body
length and there is no need to buy a Caldene in a LONG length. This is
especially true for any of the older models. We have found that the Caldene runs a bit small thru the shoulders, so if you have wide
shoulders, please go up a size. Many of our Caldene jackets have
no size tags, so please go by our measurements.