Well, I am looking for a new show coat and was wondering what you guys recommend. I want something that will last a while, but I'll probably only use it a couple of times a year. I'd like to spend less than $300 and a little bit lower is better, but I don't want a cheap one that doesn't look nice. My only requirement is I like the ones with silver buttons, I'm not a huge fan of just the black or navy buttons. So what coats do you like?
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Pikeur, Eurofit and Golden Dress are all high-end German-made coats with silver buttons. You can find them all used for under $300. I have one for sale in a 16R (I'd say that it fits a size US 12-14) that might interest you - PM me if that is the size you're looking for.
I bought a Pfiff on line that was on sale at the end of the season. Its dark navy with a hardly discernable small dark gray pin stipe, a little bit of velvet on the color and silver buttons. If I recall correctly, it was just a little over $100. I love the fit - it has some spandex in it so it gives through the shoulders which makes it more comfortable.
After spending yrs in jumpers, equitation and medals, I was bound and determined to have something a little more interesting than a plain black or plain navy coat. I have received a lot of complements on it too which is nice. Since Im new to dressage land, I wasnt sure how it would be received. But so far, everyone seems to like it.
Proud owner of one Lunar acre! (Campanus Crater, The Moon)
Did a Eurofit, never was right even though it was custom ordered/sized. Bought a Pikeur this year, and love it. Fits perfectly--right off the rack. It was less expensive than the Eurofit and fits better. Huh, wish I'd gone with it in the first place!