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Apparel & Accessories2019-02-11T10:58:16-04:00

Chambray for the Sidelines – Polo Season is Here!

The commencement of the Northeast’s 2018 polo season recently had us taking inventory of our chukka-worthy gear. And – yes – while we’ve taken some lessons and participated in a polo match or two (spoiler alert: it’s hard!), when we say “gear,” what we mean is...

Help Some Sisters Out: The First Ever OR Reader Survey

Nearly a year ago, Outside Rein was but a twinkle in our eyes (that was sparked by a particularly rigorous riding lesson in which, “More outside rein!” was heard on a steady rotation). After several declarations of, “we really should do this!” followed by months of development (a.k.a. an endless discussion of incredibly tedious things like pixels and adverbs)...

This Is Personal

We tend to have an aversion to recognizable logos here at OR, though we give exception to personal effects when they are decorated with an individual monogram, inscription, or (of course) nod to a beloved pet. We're drawn to the intimate flair of a clever emblem or carefully crafted trademark that makes an item uniquely one’s own...

Made in the Shade: Sun Protection for Riders

As two farm girls born and raised beneath the pervasive California rays, we’re well aware of the sun’s ability to cause premature aging and – if that’s not reason enough to protect your skin – cancer.  This week, we share some of our favorite sun-mitigating techniques...

Put Some Spring in Your Step

It's not uncommon to spend upwards of ten hours per day in riding gear when one's life revolves around horses. While we admire those who elect to wear a more polished, street style expression of the equestrian flair, we are more likely...

All Dressed Up With No Place to Go

At OR we spend a lot of time doing dirty work in the stables, but we also have backgrounds in the fashion industry, and generally take pride in what we put on our bodies. That is, until bedtime...

A Bag That Can Do Both

Recently, the OR team arrived at LaGuardia airport to catch a flight for a quick thirty-six hour trip. Although we both carried the same indispensible handbag that accompanies us everywhere, one of us...

A Proper Topper

Like stock ties and saddlebags, brimmed hats transform from farm staple to fashion statement with ease.  Furthermore, no season feels as fitting for a lid made of felt and feathers than the one we are in now.  With this in mind...

Whatever Floats Your Goat

Cliffsnotes:  Matt Scanlan, an ex-qualitative-analyst-turned-humanitarian, accidentally starts Naadam, a line of ethically manufactured luxury clothing, with a friend after drinking goat’s-milk vodka together in a yurt in Mongolia...

An Exercise in Subtlety

We all know that moment in a perfume commercial when the model-esque foreign beauty in a revealing satin gown rushes past the handsome stranger, their eyes meet for the...

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