Stevie Equestrian Breeches Review
I am always on the lookout for new and exciting brands in the equestrian world. There are so many small business start-ups these days, I feel like it’s a better time then ever when I comes to being an equestrian consumer. Gone are the days where you have essentially one “acceptable” brand of show breeches and only a handful options for schooling tights. There seems to be riding breeches for every body shape and every weather condition these days. All hail technical fabrics!
Get excited, because there is a new breech brand in town. Welcome to the scene Stevie Equestrian! In the technology age, many of us like to/or have to keep our phones on us, even in the saddle. Stevie breeches make keeping your phone with you super simple and comfortable. I have some breeches (Kingsland) that have pockets on the butt of the breeches. They are great for keeping my phone on me around the barn, but I can’t ride with a phone in those back pockets. I have previously solved this dilemma by buying a FUGLY phone holster that I found on Amazon- the kind that my dad would probably wear and I would totally make fun of him for. I clip it onto the back on my breeches (where it never feels secure) and flops around as I ride, constantly annoying me.
Unfortunately, I HAVE to have my phone on me some days if I am on call for my job. I’m lucky enough to ride at a barn where there is usually other people around, but if I’m riding at an odd hour and it’s a ghost town I will also keep my phone on me for safety reasons. I also like to have my phone on me sometimes during quiet evening so I can play Spotify while I ride.
So what do you do if you are like me and hate toting around a bulky phone case?
That’s where Stevie breeches come in. No, they aren’t the first breeches on the market with a phone pocket, but they are the first ones that have appealed to my personal sense of style. I love that they otherwise look like traditional breeches. When they first arrived I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the fabric. At a price point of $95 (and they currently offer free shipping!) I wasn’t sure what to expect, but they feel really nice. Made of a technical stretch fabric, they definitely feel like they will wear well, and like you can wear them during barn chores. I have only had them about 2 full weeks at this point, but I have been wearing and washing them non-stop and they are holding up perfectly. I am so excited that these breeches are being offered at a reasonable price point, but have the quality and styling of more expensive brands.
Stevie breeches are currently available in 3 colors- camel, midnight and slate (which is what mine are). I am a huge fan of the slate, I feel like they go with a lot and the color is very flattering. They don’t currently offer long sizes, but the length is still ok for me even though I’m 6 ft and have crazy long legs. They have a comfy sock bottom, which I appreciate. The wide waistband with two clasps (like TS breeches) and mid-rise are sure to flatter most body types. I have found that I much prefer mid-rise over the crazy low-rise trend.
The phone pocket feels super secure, I honestly had zero fear that my phone would fall out. It was also so comfy that I kept forgetting it was there (no joke). If you put it in top down, where your speakers point out, it is perfect for listening to music while you hack.
IMO, the sizing runs a bit snug, but at the same time the fabric is stretchy (but in a suck you in kind of way, not like the material will stretch out kind of way). For example, a sz 28 in Tailored Sportsman fit me just right, and a size 28 in Romfh is a little roomie. I would say the 28’s in Stevie are on the snug side, but not enough for me to size up. I think the fit is most comparable to SmartPak Hadleys, which I also find the run a bit snugger then TS and Romfh. If whatever size you wear in TS is super snug already, then I would suggest sizing up in the Stevies.
The left front pock is a nice DEEP pocket. Like, you can put cash or whatever way down in it and not worry about it falling out. The styling of the breeches makes it look like there is also a right front pocket, but there isn’t. That is the side with the phone holder, so the pocket on the right side is a faux one. This doesn’t bother me at all. I have a real pocket to hold peppermints and the phone pocket, which is really all I need.
The knee patches are a nice quality suede, and black on the slate breeches, which I love. I always love some kind of contrasting color knee patch. I just find them more interesting. They have a euroseat as well, which I always prefer and find to be more flattering.
Needless to say, I am already really enjoying these breeches, and wishing that all of mine had a phone pocket! It is just so dang convenient. These have already become a major player in my breeches line-up, and I get annoyed already when I go to grab them, only to find they are in dirty clothes hamper. I have been jonesing for burgundy/wine colored breeches, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Stevie Equestrian adds more colors in the near future!
I hope you guys enjoyed my Stevie Equestrian breeches review, I know lots of you have been asking about them. Questions? Leave a comment and I’m happy to answer them!