idk if it's about drawbacks as much as for me it isn't even that these are similar to SLP or whatever since I like the shape of these more. It's just that finding decent black suede jodhpurs (hell would have taken chelseas or sidezips even) under Carmina prices ($400-500) was really difficult. I would've bought meermin months ago if they still offered single MTO. But I looked this up, liked what I saw and gave it a shot. I just like jodhpurs.