amb, thank you for making your suggestion, but, unfortunately, I have bought (and returned) a pair of the Tuffrider breeches for him in the past, which he didn’t like. He rode in jeans for many years (Wranglers Cowboy Cut and his fav Levi’s), but we invested in a beautiful Stubben saddle for him last fall, so he is now wearing full-seat RTS Bentex breeches (these passed muster with him, probably helped by the fact that our former, male trainer wore breeches like this). He has admitted that it’s nice to have that extra bit of grip from the full-seat.
But, I know that he’s a little self-conscious in breeches and would prefer jeans, so I thought a pair of full-seat jean breeches would be perfect, if there is a pair out there to fit a very tall, very lean man. He’s not a guy who needs or would wear pleated fronts or ones with extra room in the seat and/or thighs. So, not too snug but not too baggy, either, sigh.
GreyDes, although I personally have loved wearing the Equissential breeches through several pairs, I don’t think my husband would feel comfortable in them, as he would probably consider them possibly overly revealing (even if they weren’t really). Good to know that your husband likes the ones from Riding Wearhouse – those look like “real” jeans, so I think they might be a hit.
Thank you both for your input.