Equestrian and country online emporium Glaze & Gordon (G&G) have collaborated with one of the UK’s leading superstar polo families to create the ultimate training breeches for polo and beyond.
The G&G Traditional Training Breeches are the result of a collaborative design project between the British retailer and the famous English polo family, the Tomlinsons, for over 12 months.
The Tomlinsons, whose polo heritage spans two generations, were instrumental in the design and testing process of the new line. Glaze & Gordon founder Becs Glaze explains, “This collaboration started by a chance meeting with professional England polo player Mark Tomlinson and a casual conversation about the lack of quality training breeches on the polo market.”
Several weeks later, Becs couldn’t stop thinking about this tempting challenge. “We knew that PC Racewear, who are renowned for their traditional hard-wearing jockey breeches, had the knowledge and the ability to produce a pair of resilient and functional breeches. We just needed a polo expert to help with the design process,” she recalls.
“Mark and the Tomlinsons were the ultimate collaborators for this project and were keen to get involved,” the founder adds. “Mark was committed to every step of the design process — from the breeches’ initial conception to the final design. The G&G Traditional Training Breeches are a collaborative effort between ourselves, PC Racewear, and showcase Mark’s knowledge and experience as an elite polo player.”
The pieces are a hybrid unisex training breech for polo. Paying homage to a traditional, quintessential style — more aligned with classic hunting breeches, these new generation breeches incorporate fresh, modern design details. It also boasts of an added stick-ability, courtesy of an exclusive and unique fabric blend to offer grip and durability.
“Jeans are widely used in polo training due to their ability to withstand the severe rigors of playing polo. But the seams can be rough and rub, and the fabric stiff and uncomfortable. We needed to marry the tough aesthetics of denim with the comfort of today’s riding breeches,” Becs shares.
Styled in a durable cotton/denim mix, the unisex breeches offer the comfort of your favorite pair of chinos on the outside with a silky polyester lining to keep you cool and comfortable on the saddle. High waist with a wide comfort waistband, pleated front, roomy side pockets, and elasticated panels with a functional popper closure at the waist offer function and comfort.
The slightly voluminous upper leg styling allows for total freedom of movement in and out of the saddle. It tapers into the signature PC Racewear spandex lower leg, synonymous with jockey wear, helping to keep them securely in place under your boots.
Rigorously tried, tested, and loved by polo-playing pros including Beaufort Polo Club Polo School manager Mhairi Gould and player Lisa Smith, the breeches were put through their paces from initial design through to finished garment.
The G&G Traditional Training Breeches are available in navy with a full black seat.
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