• Red Rider

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    Photographed in Highland Park, TX (enlarge)

    Noteworthy: Billy Reid riding boot, suede patch detailing, boys sweater.

    Jan 18, 2011 | Permalink (31) Total Comments

    Johnny Reb left a comment on 3/30/2012 at 6:36 PM:

    By the way, where are you from FEC?

    Johnny Reb left a comment on 3/30/2012 at 6:34 PM:

    My family has been in Highland Park for generations and I (unfortunately) live in Houston. This style has become very popular in Highland Park and Piney Point, Bunker Hill, Hedwig, Tanglewood, etc (even Tanglewood). in Houston. To those you scorn Southern style as slovenly and tasteless, your probably in the wrong places. Certain enclaves of WASPdom in the South, or at least in Texas, breed this style.

    Philip left a comment on 1/24/2011 at 8:23 AM:

    Stunning - both the woman and the outfit! Great blog by the way.

    Andy M. left a comment on 1/21/2011 at 10:43 AM:

    Flawless.  To Hell with the “riding pants aren’t acceptable outside the ring” crowd.  This is a beautiful presentation.

    Givemeindiana.tumblr.com left a comment on 1/21/2011 at 9:31 AM:

    If I hadn’t already wed, would wife.

    Carlos left a comment on 1/21/2011 at 12:18 AM:

    I’m in love. Just sayin’.
    If anyone knows where women like this dame actually dress and present themselves so well, speak up. My bags are packed and ready to head out to their direction. I’m tired of skanky LA wear the women here wear.

    Joey Dee left a comment on 1/20/2011 at 12:10 AM:

    I have missed the posts, and the good portion of january, this is the first one I landed on, and am I glad I did! This girl is adorable, pants, RL sweater, boots, parking lot. I bet its a Whole Foods parking lot. I love Whole Foods for its selection of fashionably organic women !

    ben left a comment on 1/19/2011 at 5:48 PM:

    nice looking young lady.

    Meag left a comment on 1/19/2011 at 1:33 PM:

    Don’t know if anyone cares but this look is EXTREMELY popular in Europe, and honestly, these are my dream pants. 

    Any clues where they’re from?

    laura left a comment on 1/19/2011 at 2:38 AM:

    well, back on the subject of the picture…I quite enjoy this look. I am a rider and spend my winters in Wellington (which for those of you who don’t know, is the home of the Winter Equestrian Festival and consequently the epicenter of hunter/jumper competitions from January through April). Rust colored breeches have come back in style over the past few years and this look could easily be seen on professional and stylish riders. I usually wear something quite similar to ride in, switching between rust, tan, and dark olive breeches usually, as well as a sweater over a button up, or vest over a button up (I lean towards more of a country look). Most days I ride in the mornings, go out to lunch or run errands while the grooms are at lunch as well, and pick up training in the afternoons. So, for the sake of efficiency, I usually don’t change to run my errands/go to lunch.

    It’s remarkable how many fashionable ladies come up and ask where I got my boots! I have a few, but my favorites are a pair of Der-Dau custom tall boots that fit like a glove. A few inches taller than your “fashion” riding boot, but sleek nonetheless.

    Just a quick glimpse of the “real” riding fashions these days!

    G.M. left a comment on 1/18/2011 at 9:43 PM:


    khordkutta left a comment on 1/18/2011 at 9:27 PM:

    Any man who doesnt dig a female in riding pants just doesnt seem right to me.

    Glenn Kimmell left a comment on 1/18/2011 at 6:28 PM:

    Now that’s one beautiful thoroughbred honey more photos of this lass please!

    John left a comment on 1/18/2011 at 6:27 PM:

    I don’t care if she really rides or not, it’s a fabulous top-to-bottom look. So many women are wearing the most beautiful boots these days. I find it a most welcome trend!

    kathie left a comment on 1/18/2011 at 5:43 PM:

    Now that I think of it, almost all of my clothes are equestrian-inspired…some of my luncheon suits and even my evening attire. Wow, after over 20 years of magazine and newspaper photos at events and being in the public eye in general I find out it’s all ‘wrong.’ Dang.

    kathie left a comment on 1/18/2011 at 5:40 PM:

    Dex, tell your friend to watch Talbots. They usually have a nice assortment of riding boots, very nice looking and decent quality for under $200.

    Sunday Ibok left a comment on 1/18/2011 at 5:27 PM:

    Love it. Gorgeous. Her riding pants are incredible.

    PAS left a comment on 1/18/2011 at 5:21 PM:

    FEC, 2/2 this week. What a stunning lady. If more young women would trade in their furry ugg boots and sweatshirts for riding boots and sweaters, the world would be better off.

    Kathie left a comment on 1/18/2011 at 4:19 PM:

    It’s a personal preference. I’ve been riding since I was a toddler - grew up on a ranch as well as showing horses and I ride both English and Western. And YES, I wear my riding clothes to town sometimes. If I’m riding English I will wear those clothes…I seldom, if ever ride Western anymore but I wore those clothes out as well. A lot of times I just didn’t change my clothes to run errands or do other chores. And I never cared what anyone else thought, either. It’s a lifestyle that few understand unless it’s actually their lifestyle - it’s how we made our living for years. I do however smile when I see people wearing ths and it’s the ‘fashion’ versus, as I said before, it was just our way of life.

    Dex left a comment on 1/18/2011 at 4:15 PM:

    I have told a girl, earlier when there was a picture of KJP’s girl dressed in riding style a ways back that she should aspire to this style, she actually really likes it but is having a hard time finding boots like those that aren’t in the $1000 dollar range that are nice looking.

    ryanlsumner left a comment on 1/18/2011 at 3:43 PM:

    yes, please.

    Shawn left a comment on 1/18/2011 at 2:26 PM:

    I think as long as you actually ride it is okay for you to choose to knock around in jodhpurs.  It really seems to come down to personal preference.  I might even go as far to say, even if you don’t ride, it’s ok to wear them with flats or loafers like this:


    I personally like the look.  Great pic.

    G. Smart left a comment on 1/18/2011 at 12:51 PM:

    Wish more girls dressed like this :)

    The Boss left a comment on 1/18/2011 at 11:56 AM:

    The suede patches on those pants look incredible.

    robdarko left a comment on 1/18/2011 at 11:20 AM:

    Mom refers to them as jodhpurs.  Is this a trousers vs slacks vs pants issue?  Oh, are these the breeches you get too big for in that saying?  Because, I literally got too big for mine and have to wear Levi’s when riding.

    Jules left a comment on 1/18/2011 at 10:53 AM:

    As a rider myself i find feeling silly if wearing freaking expensive “breeches” in public and still get strange looks if i am really on the way to the barn and wear them…....why is it okay if RL made them? Strange world…but nice outfit. often dress the same at the barn without the white shirt and with real breeches! ;-)

    Tito left a comment on 1/18/2011 at 9:51 AM:

    She’s HOT, & the classic riding pants, one of Ralph Laurens famous basics, she nails it!

    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 1/18/2011 at 9:43 AM:

    Cute outfit, attractive woman. I like it!

    john lexington left a comment on 1/18/2011 at 9:27 AM:

    i have always liked this look! i know a girl who often wore this in college, with great success. i dont care what activity she is engaged in, she looks great!

    NWR left a comment on 1/18/2011 at 9:27 AM:

    Love the pants. Very sexy!

    G.M. left a comment on 1/18/2011 at 8:23 AM:

    I am curious: How do you manage appearing in New York one day and Texas the next?  Are these posts collections of pictures previously taken, or does your blog afford you the opportunity for extensive travel?