Originally Posted by Svenn
"[...]I I do always
wear boots and I think they're more formal and flattering that shoes. [...]
The "more formal" part of this caught my eye. Could you elaborate on this? Anyone else?
(2) For the OP: Speaking as a former rider who has a few pair of tall dress boots like the ones in your link, they are always worn with breeches, which these days are skin tight and elastic and fit inside the boot, often being no lower than the top of the calf, and for competitions are usually white. The jacket can range from a 3-button sport coat style (with side vents) to a tailcoat (for upper level dressage, along with a top hat). But never a suit. (1)
Trust me: polishing a pair of these is no small undertaking. And breaking in a new pair of real riding boots might teach you the meaning of pain.
(1) Of course I'm talking English, not Western. I don't know anything about Western. The one exception to what I said above in the English saddle world would be the eccentric subculture of the Tennessee Walking Horse. Like many riders I abhor that group, for reasons I won't bore you with.
Edited by Academic2 - 1/7/14 at 4:12pm