Should I or shouldn't I buy... (clothing item)? - Page 2821
At the very least, a less snug fit would allow you to layer in some more interesting knitwear, which would give you more options for how to wear the coat.
I want a pair of suede jodhpurs. Yeah I hate to admit it but it's all SLP/Hedi's fault, even though is a brand I don't like as a whole (or any "luxury" designer stuff, for that matter, I feel I'm simply not the target customer) but love, love some of their boots (maybe the leather jackets too, but I'm happy with other alternatives).
So to me design of their jodhpurs is perfect, I mean, they remind me of a beautiful car, say a Jaguar E-Type:
On the other hand, there's the Story et Fall jodhpurs.
The design of the SLP is clearly superior, and there's a couple of design "defects" I find in the SeF ones: first of all, I don't like how they sit flat, it just looks weird. And second, people complain about a "folding effect" that causes your socks to be seen in certain circumstances. Also many guys seem to get rid of theirs pretty quickly. Some say that they're kind of bulky compared to SLP but that doesn't really put me off (perhaps they look more masculine that way? My GF says suede jodhpurs look quite feminine).
On the other hand, even though I have boots more expensive than the SLP ones (very different styles, though), it bothers me paying 625 pounds for a blake stitched pair of boots with a fake welt (when the design perfectly allows for an actual welt, unlike the cropped jodhpurs). The SeF are goodyear welted and like 2.5x cheaper, including customs duties. And the suede is apparently quite nice (sourced from England and according to some reviews nicer than, say, Meermin which are similarly priced and also considered a good value). Also I'm not sure if I'll be able to pull off this style so the SLP ones could be an expensive mistake, although resale value is pretty good I'd say.
The suede is really nice on my SeF cropped jodhpurs and has held up well under a lot of abuse (rain, mud, clubs, vomit, the works). Not saying that as an endorsement, just backing up what you've read