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    Default In which we discuss linebackers and show coats

    Hello everyone
    So here's the dilemma: I have shoulders like a linebacker, I'm sorry my father's corrected me, I have shoulders like a strong safety. Anyone know of brands of show coats that fit Hulk shoulders with a smaller waist? I really don't want to go custom route, been there done that, don't have the patience.
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    You too?! It sucks, doesn't it? I'm "thick thru the chest" but not big boobed, and I have wide shoulders, but not long arms. Sigh.

    I'm anxiously awaiting the replies here. I have a Elite (Grand Prix) that fits very well. It is a 16R according to the label...but I've tried on several in the same size/brand recently and they don't fit! What is up with that? I hate that every brand seems to be sized differently--I have no idea what size I need...and the measurement charts drive me crazy! I really do NOT match any of those. I feel like Quasimodo.
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    i have pretty wide shoulders (it's a cool look...), and the grand prix show coats i have fit me really well. have you checked them out?



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    Ariat worked for me- they also have a stretch panel in the shoulder that also helps. Depending on the rest of your build you may need a tailor to nip it in at the waist.
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    Ahhh! I am president of the linebacker shoulders club

    Size 10 waist, and often (with my large-ish tatas) a 14 on top. I haaaaaaaaaaaate trying to find structured tops that fit my shoulders without looking like a mu-mu.

    I feel your pain. Usually the ones that fit are the ones that cost the most! Or require tailoring. Sigh.
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    I go Grand Prix (tall for my monkey arms). The RJs don't fit me nearly as well. I definitely have to size up (started last show season literally bruising my upper arms from a coat that fit until I released...) but they are tailored enough that I am not swimming in the coat. I have not tried one on as they are not easy to find in a tall, but maybe try a GP slim? If the 16 is too tight in the shoulder, go for an 18 slim.

    On a different note, I hate the size numbers! I am 5'9 or so and a size 6 in street blazers, maybe 8 on a brand that runs narrow in the shoulders. I am a 14/16 in Grand Prix coats. Blech.



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    Good luck! The one that fits me the best (not perfect by any means) was my Grand Prix. I have no idea what the size was, but I could almost move my arms enough to reach the saddle when getting a leg up, lol.

    I like to say I'm shaped like an upside down triangle, with long arms...broad shoulders (broad enough random people have asked if I'm a swimmer...) a medium chest, shorter torso, and a tiiiiny waist...

    You know how your arms from end to end are supposed to be as long as you are tall? Mine are quite a few inches longer than I am tall, haha.

    Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonHJ View Post
    On a different note, I hate the size numbers! I am 5'9 or so and a size 6 in street blazers, maybe 8 on a brand that runs narrow in the shoulders. I am a 14/16 in Grand Prix coats. Blech.
    I'm 5'7" but exactly the same, size-wise. I like the 16R Grand Prixes, but I actually fit a 10 in the Tailored Sportsman coats really well—I'd say that's my new favorite coat, fit-wise. My 10R RJ Classics is OK too, but not as well-fitting as the others.



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    I was going to say Tailored sportsman coats but I don't think they make them anymore!



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    Back when I was showing, I really liked the fit of my Grand Prix coat. At that time, I was quite a bit slimmer than I am now, but I have aways had a large bust and wide shoulders and felt that the GP was really flattering.
    Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.



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    Another vote for the Grand Prix coats. I always got the 16R and then had a tailor nip in the waist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by copper1 View Post
    I was going to say Tailored sportsman coats but I don't think they make them anymore!
    Do they not? I found mine on eBay.



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    Totally feeling all your pain!!!! Show coat designers - please hear our pleas!!!I have found the TS coats work best for us broad gals. But I too don't think they make them any more. Please come back!



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    There are still some gorgeous ones on eBay, fortunately: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-Ta...f17dfdc&_uhb=1



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    Marigold! I kept ending up with coats that fit me terribly because my shoulders are (apparently) disproportionately wide for my body. I tried a Marigold and it fits me beautifully. It's in my top 3 all time favorite articles of clothing. The other two are my wedding dress and my "sleeping bag" coat (Chicago winters) - soooo yeah safe to say I'm pretty much obsessed with it!



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    Definitely the TS coats and the Marigold. I'm in this club too, broad shoulders, long arms, small waist, short-waisted and plenty of boobage. Have you just tried going with a soft shell? That's all I wear now the fit is so good!

    I've also had success with buying an off-the-rack coat and having it tailored...



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    Definitely the TS coats and the Marigold. I'm in this club too, broad shoulders, long arms, small waist, short-waisted and plenty of boobage. Have you just tried going with a soft shell? That's all I wear now the fit is so good!

    I've also had success with buying an off-the-rack coat and having it tailored...



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    Quote Originally Posted by starlight View Post
    Definitely the TS coats and the Marigold. I'm in this club too, broad shoulders, long arms, small waist, short-waisted and plenty of boobage. Have you just tried going with a soft shell? That's all I wear now the fit is so good!

    I've also had success with buying an off-the-rack coat and having it tailored...
    What's your favorite soft shell? I've tried a few, just haven't pulled the trigger yet.



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    Another TS fan, but in the tall. I'm 5'8". long torso and arms, narrow waist and decent shoulders.
    For the soft shell-I liked the RJ. Haven't bought one yet but liked the looks over the Grand Prix



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    I like Grand Prix. They seem to be wider through the shoulder than a lot of other brands.



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