A repaired tear (courtesy of a mesquite tree attack).
Lots of missing stitches.
Mind you, this particular pair of Kerrits fleece knee patch breeches are 12 years old, and I wear them constantly during the winter (ahem below 60 degrees ahem). I've actually got another pair that's in better shape, but they're both really thin in the seat. I tend to wear things until they're unwearable, and I think these are about ready for burial. Still, 12 years of hard use is pretty damn impressive, plus they're warm, comfortable, and hay doesn't stick to them. I'd buy the exact same breeches again, except that nobody actually has them in my size in reasonable colors. Pout.
So, anyone got any recommendations for winter breeches? Knee patch or F/S, I'm not picky. Must come in conservative dressage queen wannabe colors (e.g. not red, pink, purple, electric blue, etc). Hay shedding capabilities a plus.