So the fashion at Devon had its highs and lows. There were quite a number of women and men in jeans breeches -- a phenomenon that, try as I might, I can't join. I probably tried on 3-5 pairs, and the goofy back pockets look ridiculous -- they have to sit outside the full-seat patch and there is nothing more "widening" than pockets a mile apart on your backside. Really I want a full-seat with a moderate (not high-waister) rise and NO pockets, for under $100 -- I mean, they're jeans. Romfh has a pair but they are over $150.
Okay, maybe a belt...
My favorite fashion item was a a belt that I saw on one of the CDI riders. A woman (pictured above, right) sported a belt that I fell in love with--vintage bling, what's not to love?
I found it in the Horse of Course tack shop on the show grounds. I thought it was odd that all of the belts of this type were behind the cash register. Turns out it is in a monitored area for good reason -- it's $460. By Otto Schumacher, the Liberace of the dressage world, here are some of his nice but pricey belts online.