R.J. Classics Breeches: Size, Fit, and Style Guide

by Michelle Drum September 10, 2021 5 min read

Riders wearing RJ Classics breeches

A good pair of breeches will keep you comfortable in the saddle and allow you to fully focus on performance. Because there are many options for English riders today, it can be challenging to know where to start your search for the perfect pair. One of the most popular brands at The Farm House is R.J. Classics, which offers quality and value as well as a range of styles to choose from. In this guide, we’ll focus on what you need to know about R.J. Classics breeches and why our customers love them.

About R.J. Classics

R.J. Classics was founded over 20 years ago, quickly building a reputation for attention to detail, value, and quality. The company was created by a show mom who was trying to find quality horse-riding apparel for her junior rider that would fit her budget. She leveraged her extensive family experience in the apparel industry and her business expertise to establish the brand in 2000.


R.J. Classics’ mission is “to offer a variety of price points to the customer, offer fashionable styling, and always produce quality garments.” Though the company has grown, its mission remains the same as when it first started, helping them build a loyal customer base. 

R.J. Classics Breeches Sizing

Breeches are an essential part of any rider’s gear since they are specifically created for horseback riding. They are designed for comfort and to enhance the communication between a rider and horse, allowing the horse to feel the rider’s leg movements. In general, breeches should allow freedom of movement without chafing and pinching, and they should fit snugly through the leg and seat. R.J. Classics’ breeches are consistently sized across styles, so if you find one style you like, you can reliably purchase others in the same size.  

R.J. Classics Breeches Size Charts

R.J. Classics breeches are available in a range of sizes for women and girls. Sizing is based on waist and hip measurements. The brand offers two lengths in all sizes for women and one standard length for girls.  

RJ Classics Women's Breeches Size Chart

RJ Classics Girl's Breeches Size Chart

R.J. Classics Breeches Fit

R.J. Classics offers both mid-rise and natural-rise breeches along with a choice of front-zip or size-zip. So, you can select the style and cut that you prefer. They run very true to size, so they’re an easy purchase. In fact, we have found they fit almost identically to Tailored Sportsman, though the fabric has a bit more stretch. So, if you have a pair of Tailored Sportsman breeches, you’re most of the way there finding a pair of R.J. Classics breeches you’ll love. And because R.J. Classics styles are sized similarly, you can depend on a consistent fit. 

7 Most Popular R.J. Classics Breeches Styles

If you’re looking for your next favorite pair of breeches, you won’t go wrong choosing from this list of our favorite women’s and girls’ R.J. Classics breeches and R.J. Classics jodhpurs.

1. R.J. Classics Belmont Mid-Rise Side Zip Breech ($165)

RJ Classics Belmont Mid-Rise Side Zip Breech

We love these breeches for their traditional classic style and comfort. The design is a mid-rise side-zip styling with a euro seat, and it’s the pinnacle of fit, comfort, and style. The premium quick-dry stretch fabric perfectly sculpts and provides wonderful coverage with an amazing hand-feel. The fabric-covered interior waistband and mesh lower leg panels provide additional comfort to round out these already perfect breeches. They are available in white and sand/vintage brown as well as a variety of seasonal colors that change frequently. 


2. R.J. Classics Aria Ladies' Silicone Full Seat Breech ($215)

RJ Classics Aria Ladies' Silicone Full Seat Breech

If you’re looking for a comfortable and stylish breech that will make you feel secure in the saddle, look no further than the R.J. Classics Aria breeches. They perform well in the show ring, and the fabric is durable enough for everyday riding. These breeches feature a silicone full seat with a mid-rise and front zip. And they include their unique pinwheel design we know you’ll love. We have these breeches available in white.

3. R.J. Classics Anna Ladies' Mid-Rise Front Zip Breech ($165)

RJ Classics Anna Ladies' Mid-Rise Front Zip Breech

The R.J. Classics Anna mid-rise front zip breech is a fan favorite for its comfortable fit and traditionally classic style. This mid-rise euro seat knee-patch breech offers all the comfort of R.J. Classics with a perfect fit you’ll enjoy. The knee patches are supple and breathable, offering the benefits of suede with even more durability. These are available in graphite, navy, and sand.


4. R.J. Classics Gulf Ladies' Natural Rise Front Zip Breech ($165)

RJ Classics Gulf Ladies' Natural Rise Front Zip Breech

If you prefer a natural-rise breech, the R.J. Classics Gulf breech may be the perfect style for you. They have a euro seat and front zip and offer all of the comfort, durability, and style people have come to expect with R.J. Classics. The premium stretch fabric is quick-drying and will remain comfortable during your ride and after. These are available in black and sand as well as a variety of fun seasonal colors that change frequently. Check out ourcurrent selection

5. R.J. Classics Harper Ladies' Natural Rise Silicone Knee Patch Breech ($199)

RJ Classics Harper Ladies' Natural Rise Silicone Knee Patch Breech

The Harper is another great pair of breeches for natural-rise lovers from R.J. Classics. Their incredible fabric holds up for everyday riding and in the show ring. The traditional classic styling with an updated pocket design, silicone knee patch,  and logo rivets creates the perfect mix of style and comfort. You’ll find these available in sand, graphite, and white.

6. R.J. Classics Harrisburg Girls' Breech ($145)

RJ Classics Harrisburg Girls' Breech

This Harrisburg natural-rise front-zip euro seat breech for girls is just what you’d expect from R.J. Classics. It offers all of the style, fit, and comfort of the women’s breeches for younger riders. These breeches are made of premium stretchy and quick-dry fabric with perfect coverage and a lovely hand-feel. The knee patches are as elegant as suede and even more durable. With the details on the pocket and front closures, we know these will be a favorite.

7. R.J. Classics Girls' Raleigh Jodhpurs ($154)

RJ Classics Girls' Raleigh Jodhpurs

The R.J. Classics Girls’ Raleigh Jodhpurs are prepared to take young riders to the next level! They have a natural rise with front-zip styling. They fit well and look stylish, with details on the front closures and the pocket to make her stand out in the show ring. The material is a premium quick-dry and stretch fabric that offers amazing coverage and hand-feel. The knee patches are supple and breathable, offering the elegance of real suede with even more durability. The Raleigh jodhpurs are available in sand.

Your Brand for Consistent Quality at an Affordable Price

If you’re looking for a pair of breeches that offers consistent quality, durability, and comfort at an affordable price point, you’ll find them from R.J. Classics. We love their line of breeches, and our customers do too!


Have questions about any of our breeches, pants, or tights? Give us a call at 864-457-3557. We’re happy to help. Our shop’s team is made up of experienced English riders who have a thorough understanding of the products we carry.


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