Jodhpurs Anyone?

September 17, 2010

Daily Digest

Jodhpurs Anyone?

I’m really feeling the “awfully awfully” Heritage trend at the moment – the tweed jackets with leather elbow patches (think of the Queen out walking with her corgies), equestrian influences and all that evokes country chic.

So when the FedEx guy arrived yesterday (how cute was he in his little uniform and shorts?), with a package from American Apparel), I was very excited to find a pair of jodhpurs enclosed.  They’d work perfectly with a pair of riding boots in winter – a step up in sophistication from a normal pair of leggings.

The problem is that they don’t fit me, they are an XS which, I think is size 6 (UK size). I’m a size 8-10 at the best of times and they don’t close on me, as much as I tried. Also, they come in “safari brown” – a colour I can’t wear.  I don’t mean to sound ungrateful, but it just won’t go with anything else in my wardrobe! Instead,  I’ll be checking out the black or steel grey pair in-store shortly.

They’re worth €72, so if you’d like them, pop me a mail at and I’ll give them to the first person who mails me (provided you’re in Ireland of course, as postage to anywhere else would just break my wallet, sorry!).  It would be great if you’re a subsriber too.

Check them out on the American Apparel site over here .

Update: 24 September

The safari brown jodphurs found a good home this week. Following my post last Friday, one reader was swift to accept them and I hand delivered them to her today.

The Fedex guy arrived at my door this morning with…wait for it…a steel grey pair of jodphurs from American Apparel in my size! Thank you!! (I also had a scary Big Brother thought about this, as I only mentioned it here i.e I didn’t contact American Apparel and tell them directly).

The medium size fits me and they look great, if I do say so myself.  I’m such a fan of grey too this season (all shades) and they fit in with the colour scheme of my wardrobe (greys, navys, reds, blacks). I’m planning on wearing them with black knee high boots and woolly knits.

Image: TheChicMuse

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One Response to “Jodhpurs Anyone?”

  1. Annemarie Says:

    The riding pants aka jodphurs have now found a good home.

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