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    Default Brown Tweed Jack In The Show Ring?

    So what is the opinion on brown tweed jackets? And if so then what color breeches to wear with them? I LOVE the look of tweed and how it looks on the horses.


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    Not sure what shade of brown, but I think tan/sand/khaki would be fine. Yes, I love it. Not sure if I'd ever show in it, but I love it.



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    Thanks. And to add it would be at B shows, not A shows



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    Over in Europe there is THE MOST GORGEOUS new color of breeches called "corn" - spinoff of canary. I posted y'day on FB trying to find someone who had the guts to rock this look in the hunterz. If you want to be *really* fashion-forward why don't you wear these?
    "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief


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    Quote Originally Posted by War Admiral View Post
    Over in Europe there is THE MOST GORGEOUS new color of breeches called "corn" - spinoff of canary. I posted y'day on FB trying to find someone who had the guts to rock this look in the hunterz. If you want to be *really* fashion-forward why don't you wear these?
    LOVE this color. With brown boots would be WONDERFUL


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    OMG they are gorgeoussss



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    Here's mine, worn with brown boots...though I need to find different breeches to wear with it:
    http://www.jhaphoto.com/events#!/~/p...17&id=13791273
    ~Drafties Clique~Sprite's Mom~ASB-loving eventer~
    www.gianthorse.photoreflect.com ~ http://photobucket.com/albums/v692/tarheelmd07/


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    Tweed jackets are gorgeous! But have to give a big hell no to the corn colored pants. Omg no no!! I can not handle these at all. I would pair a tweed jacket with the standard "cooler" toned sand/tan color of TS or pikeur.
    Here's a jacket im obsessed with, not really tweed but the elbow patches are really cute.
    If someone can win me over on the corn pants with a great photo, I will personally buy you a Brenda Breyer doll because that's what they remind me of.

    http://www.winston-equestrian.com/en...ackets/chicago


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    Ah, I see - one of those fashionistas who hasn't been around long enough to remember canary breeches in the show ring.

    Those who have know that the corn color is a VAST improvement. Canary needs to make a comeback - it has been correct since time immemorial, far more so than TS puke green.

    And it seems to go with EXTREMELY good riders. I was watching the *** event from Saumur online and every rider wearing the corn breeches finished XC clean!

    IMO it makes you stand out in a GOOD way - you just need to make damn sure you have the riding chops to match.

    Frankly I think the jacket linked to is hideous - wishy-washy colors and cr*p tailoring which really only looks good on fashion models, but hey, what do I know, I've only been in the biz for 50 years! That's a jacket you only wear if you have absolutely zero confidence in your and your horse's ability to find eight jumps at 2'9", or you're on a school horse and are embarrassed about it.
    "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief


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    That corn color is definitely canary--a new name for a classic color. When I was a kid, everyone wore them: in fact, we all called our good breeches "canaries."

    I always liked to color and would love to see it make a comeback.
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    Ok maybe it's just the way the photo looked on my phone? But the corn looks different to me than what I know of as canary.
    FWIW I don't like TS Puke green either. The Winston coats are really beautiful, especially in a world of tech fabric jackets.



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    [QUOTE=War Admiral;7002878]Ah, I see - one of those fashionistas who hasn't been around long enough to remember canary breeches in the show ring.

    I'm going to take this as a compliment, I'm probably much older than you think. Don't take my love of sand TS to mean I'm a newbie, haha!



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    Not a fan of the corn. But love the brown tweed jackets. Classy.
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    Sand > puke green. It really is the color of my dog's puke after he decides he wants to try eating grass again...



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    tweed jacket fine in the hunter ring and too bad hunter ring has become more like dressage - navy or black... used to be lots of people had some type of subtle tweed or plaid jacket (note I said subtle) and saved the navy and blacks for equitation and classics (now shads). If you want to be really correct it would be tweed for day/informal classes and then the solid black or navy for evening or classics and of course w/ dress boots, not field LOL



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    My attempt at tweed with canary breeches.. This is eventing in Australia though so quite different to your attire standards!

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n..._2595706_n.jpg

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n..._7337332_n.jpg

    I've since traded the canary breeches and stock for cream breeches and ratcatcher, but I did think the canary was pretty fun.


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    UK hunters are shown in tweed and light coloured breeches. http://www.theshowring.co.uk/hunters.php.

    The tweeds seem to match the horse colours really well. A good tweed is made of natural wool so maybe that is why.



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    I have a dark brown tweed jacket that I wear with beige breeches. Here is a link to a picture in it. I prefer it with lighter colored bays and chestnuts- I feel like mine is too much brown on a darker colored bay. It looks solid brown in this picture, but it is actually tweed when you see it in person.

    http://www.annegittins.com/dspProofI...E-020-12SS.JPG

    Edited to add to the Australian poster- you have a lovely horse!



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