I'm not sure on exact $ figures, but, depending on the choice of fabric, you can get a very nice coat for a reasonable price. Add on a small fee (maybe $30?) for additional sleeve length. Or try looking for a coat with extra fabric already in the sleeve-just have a tailor let it out.
Any ideas on what I can do? Everything off the rack is to short for my arms. Thanks in advance for any advice.
I Have the same problem! Its so frustrating! I LOVE the way the Wellington Collection coats fit. I actually had the owner fit me and for the first time she put me in a short in the next size up. All I have to do is get it taken in a little on the sides but the sleeves are perfect and I love the shorter length. These coats are much more affordable then the Grand Prix's if you are on a budget
None of the Grand Prix jackets ever fit me right which surprised me for a $400+ jacket. I actually found a Tailored Sportsman jacket that fit beautifully (I also have a very short torso, thin, and have very long arms). It fit everywhere very nicely with a nice, clean tailored look to it (and for half the price of the GP jackets). If you're anything like me, try and find a TS jacket
I second the Grand Prix coats. You can custom order them for no extra charge (at least this is how it was when I got my last coat)... pick an appropriate body size, whatever sleeve length you want, and a colored lining.
I'm 5'10" and around 130lbs, so finding coats that fit has always been a bit of a challenge. Sleeves kind of want to do this.
I have a 12T with 4" added to the sleeves, and it fits beautifully. I'm legendary at Maryland Saddlery.
A standing shot (I'm fifth from the right, holding the long ribbon)
Last edited by Lazy Palomino Hunter; Feb. 3, 2009 at 03:47 PM.
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I have very long arms and am only 5'3" tall.
The only coats that fit are Marigolds. Off the rack they fit like custom.
The Grand prix are a joke on me, huge through the waist, too tight in the shoulder and arms that don't even cover my wrist.
I highly recommend the Marigold; best fit if you have a small waist, long arms and normal shoulders.