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Tha Ridge
Sep. 7, 2009, 07:27 PM
Has anyone seen these? I saw a ton at a show this weekend, but none of the vendors at the show actually had them.

They're just like a regular show shirt, except the collar snaps together (sort of at an angle) eliminating the need for a regular button-together choker.

They look super convenient and don't look very different from a regular show shirt at all once they're snapped.

Tha Ridge
Sep. 7, 2009, 07:28 PM
Nevermind - just found them. They are the Essex Classics Wrap Collar line, if anyone's interested. :yes:

klmck63
Sep. 7, 2009, 07:30 PM
I have seen show shirts that rather than having a choker they have an extra long bit to the collar that wraps around the front and buttons on the side. Not very noticeable at all and definitely convenient!

Oops! Problem solved! I think those were the ones I was thinking of!

SkipChange
Sep. 7, 2009, 07:48 PM
I think those are really cute, I want one. Christmas is soon, right?

Tha Ridge
Sep. 7, 2009, 07:54 PM
I think those are really cute, I want one. Christmas is soon, right?

Now that I know what they are, I'm gifting myself one from SmartPak this week. There's nothing wrong with a little self love, right?

SpringOakFarm
Sep. 7, 2009, 07:58 PM
Finally!

It will end the argument with my daughter..."I put my collar in this pocket, I swear...oh here it is, shoved into my helmet bag."

One less thing to worry about.

Love it!

neigh.neigh
Sep. 7, 2009, 08:18 PM
I have one and I love it! It is easy except for if you jump big (this happens to me over 3'6"+) the snap comes undone, mostly because I hit myself in the neck :lol:. It happened to me over the first jump at junior hunter finals oopsies! i have to figure out a way to fix that.

ExJumper
Sep. 8, 2009, 12:39 PM
I gotta say I'm not a huge fan... But I can see why people would like them.

But I like my chokers :)

klein64
Sep. 8, 2009, 01:13 PM
I have one and I absolutely love it! Mine fits smaller than my regular Essex shirts though, so I'd recommend trying one on before buying it.

Melzy
Sep. 8, 2009, 06:56 PM
I saw a few of them at the MHPS this past weekend. I don't care for the new fad. It looks less classy.

monalisa
Mar. 17, 2011, 10:37 AM
Does anyone have a photo of someone wearing one with a coat and has anyone seen these used as a casual shirt?

Just curious.

STA
Mar. 17, 2011, 11:56 AM
Hadfield's makes the snap-over choker shirts is beautiful colors and patterns. Call their 800 number.

supershorty628
Mar. 17, 2011, 12:02 PM
I have one of the snap collar shirts and while I like it, it does look different from a traditional choker. The collar ends a little lower than a choker does.

ETA: Never had the problem neigh.neigh has had...

indygirl2560
Mar. 17, 2011, 12:04 PM
Neat idea but I'd be afraid the snaps would come undone while I'm on course!

dp1092
Mar. 17, 2011, 12:56 PM
My mom got sick of me losing my ratcatchers at shows so she bought me 3 wrap neck show shirts for this year :) i really wanted a yellow one but they didn't have my size! :(

GreystoneKC
Mar. 18, 2011, 09:01 AM
I gotta say I'm not a huge fan... But I can see why people would like them.

But I like my chokers :)

What I'd like to suggest to Essex is that they make the snap collar shirts WITH a choker! I know, I know, defeats the purpose for most people, right? But there have to be a few other people out there like me... I REALLY love the look of the angled fold-down collar with print inside, but I do not like the look of the angled front snapped up. I greatly prefer the classic, smooth choker look. So I would love if they had a collar you could purchase with it or something. I have always folded down my collar when I wasn't riding (ahead of that trend, lol), so now I love having it look "real", but truly miss the classic choker look...

Oldenburg99
Mar. 18, 2011, 09:23 AM
Nevermind - just found them. They are the Essex Classics Wrap Collar line, if anyone's interested. :yes:

http://allaftertack.com/rhcwasncoshs.html

I found these, I didn't have the money to spend on an Essex shirt :(, but I purchased the tone on tone white shirt. The collar has a beautiful paisley collar. An after all tack was easy to work with. :)

ponymom64
Mar. 18, 2011, 09:51 AM
http://allaftertack.com/rhcwasncoshs.html

I found these, I didn't have the money to spend on an Essex shirt :(, but I purchased the tone on tone white shirt. The collar has a beautiful paisley collar. An after all tack was easy to work with. :)

How did you find the fit? I was looking at these, also

pm59
Mar. 18, 2011, 10:40 AM
One other question, do you bother to monogram the collar on these or do you just leave it plain? I really like something on the collar, I have started using a small iron detail that matches the coat and shirt my daughter wears on her collars, we pass EVERYTHING down so intials were a bit tricky ( my kids have different names surprise surprise LOL) but I like the look of something on the collar and was wondering what would work on the wrap collar.

ponymom64
Mar. 18, 2011, 10:43 AM
One other question, do you bother to monogram the collar on these or do you just leave it plain? I really like something on the collar, I have started using a small iron detail that matches the coat and shirt my daughter wears on her collars, we pass EVERYTHING down so intials were a bit tricky ( my kids have different names surprise surprise LOL) but I like the look of something on the collar and was wondering what would work on the wrap collar.

I honestly haven't seen monogramming on collars in a few years, at least in our area.

pm59
Mar. 18, 2011, 10:44 AM
I honestly haven't seen monogramming on collars in a few years, at least in our area.
I knew it was going "out of style" so I guess now I can just not worry about it at all LOL!! One less thing to think about when buying new shirts LOL!!!

Oldenburg99
Mar. 18, 2011, 10:45 AM
Pretty true to size. I normally wear a 34 or 36. So I ordered a 36 to be safe. It fits pretty well, a little box-y through the midsection but fits just fine in the bust. And the lining is really cute. :)

ponymom64
Mar. 18, 2011, 10:55 AM
Pretty true to size. I normally wear a 34 or 36. So I ordered a 36 to be safe. It fits pretty well, a little box-y through the midsection but fits just fine in the bust. And the lining is really cute. :)

Thanks! Trying to decide between the 32 and the 34 for the DD. She normally wears either an 18 in a child's shirt or a 32 ladies...

FineAlready
Mar. 18, 2011, 11:58 AM
RJ Classics also makes a snap collar shirt that is cute, nicely tailored, and in the $50 range. I actually prefer the look of the snap collar on the RJ Classics shirt to that of the Essex snap collar shirts. The RJ Classics shirt is squared off on the snap end instead of pointed, if that makes sense - looks more like a "traditional" collar when snapped:

http://www.paddocksaddlery.com/browse.cfm/ladies-classic-cool-snap-collar-show-shirt/4,3997.html

The shirt I linked above is not the one I have - I have a much less expensive version (I think $54.00), but the collar looks the same.

Oldenburg99
Mar. 18, 2011, 01:24 PM
http://www.rjclassics.com/dyn_prod.php?p=L610E&k=149938

http://www.rjclassics.com/dyn_prod.php?p=L413R&k=149938

I like that RJ Classics has the option for a collar or snap collar. brillant! :cool:

FineAlready
Mar. 18, 2011, 01:41 PM
http://www.rjclassics.com/dyn_prod.php?p=L610E&k=149938

http://www.rjclassics.com/dyn_prod.php?p=L413R&k=149938

I like that RJ Classics has the option for a collar or snap collar. brillant! :cool:

I think the second one you linked might be the one I have. It's a nice shirt for the money, I think.

enjoytheride
Mar. 18, 2011, 04:52 PM
This is a pretty cheap version, has anyone seen them in person?

http://cgi.ebay.com/NWT-Ladies-Blue-Wrap-Collar-Cool-Max-L-S-w-paisley-32-/380311951814?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item9757cd4be9

lostinAusten
Jun. 9, 2011, 09:26 PM
http://allaftertack.com/rhcwasncoshs.html

I found these, I didn't have the money to spend on an Essex shirt :(, but I purchased the tone on tone white shirt. The collar has a beautiful paisley collar. An after all tack was easy to work with. :)

Essex has an outlet store now! Prices are quite reasonable. I didn't see any of the wrap collars but if you like the classic choker in pretty colors and patterns you might want to check it out.

Jumpthemoon16
Jun. 9, 2011, 09:59 PM
This is a pretty cheap version, has anyone seen them in person?

http://cgi.ebay.com/NWT-Ladies-Blue-Wrap-Collar-Cool-Max-L-S-w-paisley-32-/380311951814?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item9757cd4be9

Ditto this... Or owns one?

Carley Sparks
Jun. 9, 2011, 10:27 PM
I like the wrap collar! And so does up and coming equestrian fashion designer Adrianna Anderocci. She included it and other key pieces for 2011 in her hunter trends coverage here:

http://www.getmyfix.org/1485/fashion-file-hunter-chic/

Ps-Alessandro Albanese makes a button-free shirt that uses magnets in the collar--such a cool idea! It's for jumpers, though.

vxf111
Jun. 9, 2011, 11:46 PM
Ditto this... Or owns one?

I have one. It doesn't look quite as nice as my really upscale shirts, but it's nice enough. I'd show at a rated show in it, I don't think the minor details that make it a little "less nice" like the quality of stitching, thickness of fabric, etc. are going to be noticeable from a foot away.

I actually JUST bought this new, with tags and either I was on crack when I ordered or else they sent me the wrong color. So if anyone wants to try this in a 36 in yellow, I'm happy to send it your way for what I paid. Head scratching how I managed to get that color, LOL!