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  1. #1
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    Question Navy Frock Coat

    You rarely see them but they are so lovely looking! Who has one and is there anywhere besides Horse Country to get them? If you do have one do you feel like you stick out on formal days?



  2. #2
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    Thumbs up Yup, cool beans!

    I've seen them regularly in the fields of several local hunts like Warrenton, Blue Ridge, Old Dominion, Fairfax etc.
    I know that Old Habit has had some. Middleburg Tack Exchange gets them in too.
    Love the look of frocks....someday



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    This place (across the pond) has Mears frocks in navy and black on sale if you're a 40, 42, or 44: http://www.saddlery.biz/products.asp?partno=OMS102969

    I wish I had one but I don't think I would use it often hunting in a warmer climate.



  4. #4
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    Default They're beautiful...

    but you should invest in a navy helmet too!
    Riot Farm



  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by shoutten View Post
    You rarely see them but they are so lovely looking! Who has one and is there anywhere besides Horse Country to get them? If you do have one do you feel like you stick out on formal days?
    They are not so rare nowadays, and more importantly, navy is a perfectly proper colour in the field.

    Accordingly, one does not stick out in them on formal days.... rather, one fits in beautifully while subtly adding yet even more beauty to the huntfield.




  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbbkmc View Post
    but you should invest in a navy helmet too!
    Enabler!!!

    Now I have to go look at the link for those frocks on sale...I got a navy dressage coat and kind of need a navy helmet anyway. Right? Double duty? Oh dear...

    Enabler!



  7. #7
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    Our MFH and former president of the MFHA, Daphne Wood, wears one all the time....you can't get any more proper than her! Many in our field wear them as well.
    I don't know how proper they are, but some of my friends have gotten them from a dressage catalog and changed the buttons...
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  8. #8
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    I got my navy frock was made by Michael Frazer in Ireland. Custom made is the way to go!



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