I am currently on the search for a shadbelly because I will be showing in the horse finals. I have been looking everywhere and I have found that they are cheapest on the internet but here is where my problem comes into play, I don't want to buy one too big or too small and I want it to fit me for a while without shrinking, stretching, etc. So how do you fit a hunter shadbelly?
The fit changes from one manufacturer to another. But it will be the same as that particular manufacturer's hunt coats. So if your favorite jacket is a Grand Prix 12, then get a shad in the same brand/ size.
They will not shrink, stretch or etc. anymore than a hunt coat will.