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    Default Another fashion thread: help me find a BROWN show coat

    So... because I intend to show seriously this year, it's time for a fashion upgrade. What I have so far is brown tack with brass fittings and a cream saddle pad. I seem to have found cream breeches (crosses fingers).

    I really, really want a brown show coat. Pikeur coats are beautiful, but not made for short curvy people, so they're out. Pinstripes are fine; plaid is not. I wear a 10 petite in (American vanity sized) street clothes, anywhere from a 12 to a 16 in riding coats, am a bit busty (34D), and do have a waistline. I am somewhat prone to overheating and show in New England summer weather, so fabrics need to breathe.

    And ... in my dreams, add a cream or off white short-sleeved show shirt in a technical fabric, and/or a cream or off white pre-tied stock tie. I do not not not look good in pure white. At all. Ever.

    Any links etc. would be much appreciated
    Last edited by quietann; Feb. 14, 2012 at 03:36 PM.
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    See if you can PM mobilehoresply (spelled something like that since it stands for Mobile horse supply) - she owns a beautiful brown coat - stunning!

    Follow: http://www.mobilehorsesupply.com/close%20outs.htm although I don't see one there.
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    I got one that was made my RJ Classics, it's lovely!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brigit View Post
    I got one that was made my RJ Classics, it's lovely!
    I like their coats! I think a tack store near me might have a nice brown pinstripe one.... need to see if they have it in my size. But that is the only local option as far as I know...
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    Couple of brown options here in hunt coats.... http://www.midwestsaddleseatconsignm...ntApparel.html

    Can you do a 14R Grand Prix? This is dressage.
    http://store.skylandssaddlery.com/in...sage-coat.html

    And if you really want to splurge, this is brown, and a technical fabric...
    http://www.animouk.com/landora



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    I have a gorgeous Golden Dress brown dressage frock that I found on eBay about six months ago. Unfortunately, Golden Dress is no more. So, I realize that I'm not help there. Here is a picture of it though:

    http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j1...DANOVAShow.jpg

    My show shirt is a short sleeve FITS champagne waffle tech shirt. Tack Room Inc. still has them available in all sizes.

    http://www.tackroominc.com/fits-waff...rt-p-6816.html

    I also have this MH Lucinda Green long-sleeved shirt in Ecru for cooler weather.

    http://www.equestriancollections.com...upcode=HW80165
    Last edited by paintlady; Feb. 15, 2012 at 10:25 AM. Reason: Added link to photo.



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    If you're short, a hunt coat might be good. I prefer my hunt coat as a dressage coat is just too long for me. Just wanted to add that if you end up not finding a brown that you like, navy looks great with brown tack.



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    I found a really nice cream pre-tied Eurpoean stock tie from the "Wellington Collection". I got mine at Horseloverz.com for $5 - yup, $5. They normally sell for $50-60. Unfortunately, they don't seem to have them anymore. You can also try eBay. Equine Rider Accessories makes cream stock ties. They are in Australia, but ship quick.

    http://stores.ebay.com/Equine-Rider-...id=p4340.l2563



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    OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!



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    I have this in brown.

    http://www.dressagedeluxe.co.uk/Shop...ode=vp&pid=860

    It is a beautiful dark chocolate colour and I wear it with cream breeches (Pikeur) gloves, stock etc and brown Konig boots.

    I always get really positive comments from other competitors at shows about how lovely it looks.

    I would presume you can find it in the US as well?



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    I heard that RJ Classics is coming out with a soft shell coat in brown with silver buttons, you could order in in short. Those soft shells are stretchy and you can wash them!



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    Horseloverz just had cream stock ties on ebay. I sent an email specifically requesting details, and they said this one was cream with delicate lace detail: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...vip=true&rt=nc

    Might want to send a message and see if they will re-list for you.



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    Thank you everyone, belatedly (thank to a combination of elderly father, elderly car, and naughty horse issues... I've been preoccupied!) You've given me a lot of good suggestions.

    I probably should have been more specific about brown shades... I am a (dyed, but very natural looking) redhead with pinkish, freckled skin, so a "richer" or redder brown is better than chocolate or dark brown. I also look absolutely dead in white!

    I tried on a brown coat at the local Dover Saddlery today, but the sizing was weird (ran very, very large... until it didn't. The 8 was too big and the 6 was tiny and the sleeves would only fit the arms of a child). I have a navy pinstripe option if I decide to go with navy; it was a stretch fabric, very attractive, fit perfectly, and was not terribly expensive. And then had to listen to the saleswoman go on and on about how fussy dressage judges are, and I really, really should only wear white breeches (na-ah, NO WAY), a white shirt/stock tie and a black, or maybe, maybe very dark navy coat. And have a black saddle and white saddle pad. Luckily I know from y'all that that isn't true!
    Last edited by quietann; Feb. 17, 2012 at 01:38 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DressageLin View Post
    Horseloverz just had cream stock ties on ebay. I sent an email specifically requesting details, and they said this one was cream with delicate lace detail: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...vip=true&rt=nc

    Might want to send a message and see if they will re-list for you.
    That is the same stock tie I got from Hoseloverz for $5. Even at $14.95 it's still a great deal. New they were $50. It's a really nice stock tie!



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    http://www.reitsport-vetter.com/epag...oductViaPortal


    I ordered this jacket and its lovely. It fits well. It is somewhat lighter than I anticipated but it will look nice on my chestnut. It also fits in the shoulder better than any jacket I own.



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    I show in a brown coat-the RJ classics one-with black tack. I do wear white instead of cream as my last horse had a ton of white and I was afraid the cream would just look dirty with her. My new horse hasn't got a stitch of white and I have considered changing to cream. I even wore a brown top hat-gorgeous-and got a ton of positive comments. I won't be wearing the top hat anymore, having gone all helmets, all the time.
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