My Farmhouse coat came today! I got a black Grand Prix with tonal striping and a black paisley pattern on the inside that I love! It fits me as good as an off the rack coat can (broad shoulders and small waist is a tough combo). This was my first time ordering from Farmhouse and I'll definitely be ordering from them in the future!
It's the moment of truth ya'll...the crazy $10 coat has arrived! And it's pretty cool, in a retro-fabulous sort of way. It mostly looks like a dark olive coat, until you get close enough to appreciate the blue, yellow, pink AND purple overplaid. I kind of love it.
Well, it may be a moot point as I just checked and nearly all the $80 closeout girths are gone, but here's my sizing report. I ordered the 58 for my guy that has been going in a 56 Lettia Fleece Girth. I measured them and the Lettia is 55.5" end to end, and the Mattes is 56.5" end to end. The Lettia goes on 3 holes on each side on my short flapped saddle, and the Mattes pretty much fit exactly the same. So I would say the 58 Mattes at least runs small. I also checked the 54 Mattes I bought for my other horse and it measures just shy of 54 -- about 53.5" end to end. So not as much of a difference.
Someone posted awhile back about these Mattes sheepskin girths and I ordered one then (I think they were $100 then) and really like it: http://worldequestrianbrands.shptron...es?pp=12&pp=12 (This is just one of the sizes available). They are down to $80 now and very limited on sizes/colors, but I just ordered another one for another horse.
But I was looking around at the site and they have other stuff in the outlet, like Amerigo boots and girths, Vespucci bridles/reins, Equilibrium boots...lots of good stuff and some quite well priced. Now that I ordered what I want, I can share:
OK. I ordered the Amerigo boots and they arrived yesterday. Absolutely beautiful and a great price (for leather boots of that level). Highly recommend. I ordered mine in brown and two light coats of Ledersoft oil and they became a dark chocolate brown. Really really pretty.