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  • Would you wear this show coat?

    Do you think this coat is acceptable for the dressage show ring or are the pinstripes a bit much?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Golden-Dress...item4838254fed

  • #2
    I personally find the bold pinstripes to be a bit tacky.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by esdressage View Post
      I personally find the bold pinstripes to be a bit tacky.
      Agreed. I think the Pikeur coat with pinstripes is nice (they are much more subtle), although I have not seen anyone wear one in competition yet.

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      • #4
        Looks like a circus ringmaster coat.
        no thanks

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        • #5
          What about this one:
          http://www.saddlery.biz/riding-wear/...ow-jacket.html

          Can something with a pink velvet collar be tasteful? If I have to ask, that probably answers my question, but I so want one of these!

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          • #6
            you can get away with wearing "different" type of clothing in the ring if you are gorgeous, young, skinny or an utterly fabulous rider. For me, my riding? I want to blend in, not stand out.

            The plain black or navy coat are my idea of ring camoflage.

            But I can see why you like the pink one.
            If it ain't broke- TRAIN IT!

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            • #7
              They both look fine to me.

              I probably would not wear the coat with a pick collar but if it had a dark burgundy collar now....... but then I am the owner and wearer of a shadbelly with a dark crimson collar.

              The pin stripes look nice as well.

              I personally hate the penguin look and will not wear it.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by meaty ogre View Post
                What about this one:
                http://www.saddlery.biz/riding-wear/...ow-jacket.html

                Can something with a pink velvet collar be tasteful? If I have to ask, that probably answers my question, but I so want one of these!
                PVDA, in Area 1, sponsors a breast cancer awareness show every year, the "ride for life", and lots of people find ways to incorporate pink into their ensambles. Mostly I have seen pink stock ties, or pink ribbons on saddle pads, but that coat would be perfect!

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                • #9
                  If it fits you and you look good in it, why not!!!

                  But I agree with HiyoSilver too in a certain way that if you stand out, you have to assume!
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                  • #10
                    There's also a breast cancer awareness ride in my area, but I would want to wear my pink and grey jacket all the time!

                    And why should all the young, skinny, fab riders have the cool fashion too! Us mediocre (or meaty ogre ) types gotta have something!

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                    • #11
                      Would love to get the coat for the DD. She has a pink belt(No rhinestones.) she wears and her shirt is usually the very very light pink. I am with the many who say for my riding I will gladly hide in the black coat.
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                      • #12
                        Um, maybe I'm missing something. This ain't a hunter hack class...how do you "hide" in the middle of a dressage ring?

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                        • #13
                          A Thompson machine gun would be the perfect accessory for that coat...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by meaty ogre View Post
                            There's also a breast cancer awareness ride in my area, but I would want to wear my pink and grey jacket all the time!

                            And why should all the young, skinny, fab riders have the cool fashion too! Us mediocre (or meaty ogre ) types gotta have something!
                            Completely agreed! I used to event, where you try to work your colors into every part of your ensemble, and dressage is so boring with black and white! I have been known to rock a colored stock tie at a schooling show, but haven't deviated any further than that, and haven't had the guts to get past "the penguin look" at a recognized competition. I admire those of you who do though, and I wish I had the confidence to follow suit!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Beasmom View Post
                              A Thompson machine gun would be the perfect accessory for that coat...

                              But I kind of like it.
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                              • #16
                                The Tommygun or the coat?

                                It would look good with a snap-brim Fedora and a big watch chain, red carnation pinned to the lapel and a suspicious looking bulge where the concealed handgun is strapped.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by meaty ogre View Post
                                  Um, maybe I'm missing something. This ain't a hunter hack class...how do you "hide" in the middle of a dressage ring?
                                  I think blend in with the masses would be a better description. But I do agree that if you're going to ride in with somewhat unconventional style, then you'd better be able to deliver a really good test. Otherwise, you're just presenting yourself as style over substance… and questionable style at that

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                                  • #18
                                    In my black coat I am just another middle aged, slightly frumpy, ammy rider in a long ring schedule of middle aged, slightly frumpy riders.

                                    Although the tommy gun IS an idea...
                                    If it ain't broke- TRAIN IT!

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by meaty ogre View Post
                                      What about this one:
                                      http://www.saddlery.biz/riding-wear/...ow-jacket.html

                                      Can something with a pink velvet collar be tasteful? If I have to ask, that probably answers my question, but I so want one of these!
                                      I like that one meaty ogre!

                                      Honestly, my dream show coat is shown in the link below. I've got a loud QH/Paint mare with one blue eye. So, I like the light blue velvet and lining. We already stand out - wearing a plain black coat isn't going to make a huge difference.

                                      http://cgi.ebay.com/Eurofit-Dressage...item2eb00500b9

                                      Unfortunately, it's not my size (I need a 10L). The pinstriped one is my size, but I'm not crazy about it. I'm glad my instinct was right.

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                                      • #20
                                        I would wear any and all of these coats. Of course, I do have a black pinstripe Pikeur and some no-name grey jacket that I show in already...
                                        From now on, ponyfixer, i'll include foot note references.

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