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What's this (clothes) thing called?

Asked by 6rant6 (13697points) June 6th, 2012

In this picture what do you call the thing that is almost like a cravat, the lump of white that sticks out at her throat?

While you’re at it, she’s wearing breeches and what else?

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Fly's avatar

Looks like an ascot to me.

SpatzieLover's avatar

A Show Coat & a Riding Helmut.

Any answers you’re looking for can be readily found here at an online equestrian store.

gailcalled's avatar

I believe that it is called a stock and the pants are jodphurs.


rebbel's avatar


ucme's avatar

Why if it isn’t the queen’s grand daughter Zara.
The most impressive thing she’s “wearing” is that fine horse.

marinelife's avatar

Yes to stocks and jodphurs.

6rant6's avatar

@ascot! Yes!
@SpatzieLover Thanks, I’ll use those too.

6rant6's avatar

Hm. Trusting @gailcalled to know her words, I tried to figure out ascot versus stock and came up with this confounding image.

I don’t think most people would understand “stock” so I can’t use that. And anyway, I think that’s the invisible part. But now I think that “ascot” is not the image I have in mind – more the bow-flavored “turnover stock-tie” – which is definitely not more common than “stock.”


gailcalled's avatar

@6rant6: Don’t underestimate people. A stock is a commonplace word in the riding community and in the community of people who watch steeplechase or dressage and in the community of people who like words and in the community of people who like clothes…is there any group I have omitted?

6rant6's avatar

The picture appears to reveal the tops of “tall boots” which makes the pants breeches, not jodhpurs according to these well-informed folks.

6rant6's avatar

@gailcalled I think maybe you omitted, “most of us.”

Coloma's avatar

Nothing sexier than a horsewoman all decked out. Yes, she is in dressage attire however she appears to be in an eventing class about to approach or just landing from a jump.
Gawd, I miss my riding days!

gailcalled's avatar

I do believe in being accurate, so breeches it is. So, if it’s a stock, call it a stock.

6rant6's avatar

@gailcalled, unless you’re finding different information than I am (looking at equestrian gear sites) the “stock” is the stiff collar worn under the “stock tie.” I am describing the part that is seen, particularly the bow-like part. So “stock” seems to me to be inaccurate. “Stock tie” or even “tie” would be the thing.


gailcalled's avatar

I defer to you. Best, perhaps, to find an actual rider who does dressage. What, by the way, do you need this information for?

Earthgirl's avatar

Ascots are informal. The pic seems to show an ascot. The difference is in how the ascot vs. cravat is tied. Ascots as explained here are informal, and all ascots are cravats, but not all cravats are ascots. Oh my god! It’s so confusing! Apparently, as usual gailcalled is correct. (no surprise there). But wait! What is the difference between a stock and an ascot?

More than you ever want to know about stocks and cravats with lots of cool movie pics.

6rant6's avatar

@gailcalled Writing. The person describing what she is witnessing is not a horsewoman, so I’m trying to find an (elegant) psuedo-layman’s way of describing it.

gailcalled's avatar

Then almost anything goes (except perhaps pseudo-layman, which is a term that does not make my heart go pitter-patter.)

6rant6's avatar

@gailcalled Yes, well, the book figures to be even more of a challenge.

gailcalled's avatar

Write well.

6rant6's avatar

It’s my aim.

6rant6's avatar

“I stopped to look at the photos along one wall. A girl, maybe six, sat triumphantly on a pony. Then the same girl in full Western regalia a couple of years later riding in a show ring, rope cinching around the neck of a desperate calf, the girl intense. More photos at rodeos; now a teen, roping; navigating barrels on her horse; standing next to a trophy her height, beaming. Suddenly a young woman caught midflight on her mount, jumping a gate in an equestrian competition, looking very Zara Phillips in her white breeches, ascot and riding crop; atop a podium, the captain of her equestrian team; riding in a parade, her mount rearing for the camera. And finally, the woman— her show coat and riding helmet abandoned for jeans and jacket, in the saddle, bent forward over the surging horse, his black mane blown back, the blurred landscape behind making it look like they were going a hundred miles an hour. ”

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