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  1. #1
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    Default Saw my pics and I need a new coat!!

    Any help appreciated. My coat seems HUGE, I am very short waisted. My coat looks way too long and covers my saddle! Just how long should these coats be and can I shorten it maybe? I sit on it half the time too. thanks!



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    I have a similar problem. Some day I will break down and actually buy the Pikeur Skarlett.......



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    I have the Skarlett. I think it's too short. I got it after admiring Silva Martin wearing one.

    For some reason, it doesn't look the same on me.


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    me three. it's a great coat
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  5. #5
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    Bring it in to a good tailor to see what can be done. I bet they could shorten it. Have him measure it while you are in a chair to see where you want it.

    Some coats do run shorter than others, but getting it sized could be cheaper plus you can have it fitted so it's more flattering.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Gimbalist View Post
    Bring it in to a good tailor to see what can be done. I bet they could shorten it. Have him measure it while you are in a chair to see where you want it.
    Most tailors I meet these days are women.
    "Relinquish your whip!!"



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    I'm a petite (size, not actual person) and the FITS jacket is amazingly flattering. Much better than the models make it look.
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  8. #8
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    thanks for all the replies! I am going to go google the Skarlett right now. But will probably need to save the money and have it shortened. When I am in the saddle should it just hit the saddle?



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    Actually, no. It's appropriate to have a coat that covers the top of your thighs.

    As far as shortening a coat, having done quite a lot of tailoring in my younger years, I suggest you simply get one custom made -- it'll look better all around.

    here are some sources:

    http://www.suitability.com/productde...oductcode=5850
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0073YK2V8

    and you're not the first:
    http://www.ehow.com/how_10042689_mak...sage-coat.html (tho ... why do they show a JUMPER in a red coat on a page about dressage???
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    I am having the exact same struggle.

    Can someone let me know how the Skarlett runs in terms of sizing? I normally wear a 4 petite in most suits.

    And can I just say - why are coats so expensive? I would love to try one of the newer styles or materials, but $700/800 dollars just seems crazy for something I'm wearing (and sweating in) for 5 min increments.



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    Jo at mobile horse supply makes custom coats, and they are well priced. Scroll down this page to see her coats and vests: http://www.mobilehorsesupply.com/new%20arrivals.htm


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    I'm 4'10" and the Skarlett is the only model short enough for me. Got a great deal on mine from Amira UK. The Romina is also shorter, but not as short as the Skarlett.

    Mine still is a bit long from shoulder to waist, but that's a much easier problem to tailor than one that is long all the way around. I swear, manufacturers think all riders are 5'11" and built like a pre-teen with no curves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lorilu View Post
    Jo at mobile horse supply makes custom coats, and they are well priced. Scroll down this page to see her coats and vests: http://www.mobilehorsesupply.com/new%20arrivals.htm
    That burgundy shadbelly would look STUNNING with my mare. *sigh* A shad would be TOTALLY appropriate on the Intro Champions of the World, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllWeatherGal View Post
    I'm a petite (size, not actual person) and the FITS jacket is amazingly flattering. Much better than the models make it look.
    LOVE the FITS Whitney Dressage Coat! Perfect for hot weather and fits perfectly! I tried it on at a show and fell in love, very stretch material. When I got home and looked at the model pictures I was sure it couldn't be the same coat. It looks so much better on.



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    Quote Originally Posted by exploding pony View Post
    I am having the exact same struggle.

    Can someone let me know how the Skarlett runs in terms of sizing? I normally wear a 4 petite in most suits.

    And can I just say - why are coats so expensive? I would love to try one of the newer styles or materials, but $700/800 dollars just seems crazy for something I'm wearing (and sweating in) for 5 min increments.
    I usually wear a 4 or 6P. Linebacker shoulders, and old lady upper arm wings are what push me to the 6. The size 10 Skarlett fits almost perfectly. If you're a slim 4P, you should probably try the 8.
    Lowly Farm Hand with Delusions of Barn Biddieom.
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    Go to a tailor you trust.
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