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    Well, I am looking for a new show coat and was wondering what you guys recommend. I want something that will last a while, but I'll probably only use it a couple of times a year. I'd like to spend less than $300 and a little bit lower is better, but I don't want a cheap one that doesn't look nice. My only requirement is I like the ones with silver buttons, I'm not a huge fan of just the black or navy buttons. So what coats do you like?
    Last edited by Covergirl15; Sep. 25, 2010, 11:18 AM. Reason: added more info :)
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    Look at good used coats. Buying used is a great way to get quality for less. I think the cheap new coats don't always hang the way they ought.

    Get your measurements (bust, waist, hip, arm) if you shop online or through catalogs.

    I have a Pikeur with silver buttons that I love, but it's warm (OK, HOT) to wear in the summer. I had a lighter weight coat made this spring, but it cost nearly $500.

    Don't bypass a coat that fits well if the only drawback is buttons you don't like. You can replace the buttons yourself. Easy!

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    • #3
      Ovation and RJ classics make lovely coats for under $200.
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        #4
        Thanks for the opinions so far, please keep them coming
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        • #5
          Try ebay--you can get a ton of nice stuff for much lower than retail.

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          • #6
            I just posted my slighted used Pikeur short coat on Craigs List $275. Strangely it does not have a size tag. I am 5'7" 135 lbs. (or shall I say I was when I bought it ) that is why it is for sale.
            Erin Martin
            LightHorse Farm
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            www.lighthorsefarm.com/LHFBlog/

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            • #7
              Buy a cheap coat that fits, go to Micheal's and buy some buttons and put them on yourself ;D No one has ever noticed the difference on mine!
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              • #8
                Pikeur, Eurofit and Golden Dress are all high-end German-made coats with silver buttons. You can find them all used for under $300. I have one for sale in a 16R (I'd say that it fits a size US 12-14) that might interest you - PM me if that is the size you're looking for.

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                • #9
                  lthorse - Did you look inside the pocket underneath the Pikeur label on the inside of the jacket? I have a Pikeur jacket I need to sell and that's where I finally found the size tag.
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                  • #10
                    You can get a new Pikeur or Cavallo coat for under $200 (including shipping) from European websites. I went to my local tack store and tried them on for size, then ordered it online.

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                    • #11
                      I bought a Pfiff on line that was on sale at the end of the season. Its dark navy with a hardly discernable small dark gray pin stipe, a little bit of velvet on the color and silver buttons. If I recall correctly, it was just a little over $100. I love the fit - it has some spandex in it so it gives through the shoulders which makes it more comfortable.

                      After spending yrs in jumpers, equitation and medals, I was bound and determined to have something a little more interesting than a plain black or plain navy coat. I have received a lot of complements on it too which is nice. Since Im new to dressage land, I wasnt sure how it would be received. But so far, everyone seems to like it.

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                        I sent you a PM
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                        • #13
                          Thanks Horsecents

                          Originally posted by horsecents View Post
                          lthorse - Did you look inside the pocket underneath the Pikeur label on the inside of the jacket? I have a Pikeur jacket I need to sell and that's where I finally found the size tag.

                          There it was! Size 10 US. Thanks for your help.

                          E
                          Erin Martin
                          LightHorse Farm
                          www.lighthorsefarm.com
                          www.lighthorsefarm.com/LHFBlog/

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                            Thank you for all of the pms and responses so far Any other opinions?
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                              Anybody else?
                              Follow my instagram @snafflesandwellies for all things horses + fashion!

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                              • #16
                                The best bang for your buck will be spent overseas!

                                http://www.amirashop.co.uk/acatalog/...FRwqagod4BnTGw

                                http://www.panache-equestrian.co.uk/index.htm

                                http://www.calevo.com/cgi-bin/calevo/index.html

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                                • #17
                                  Did a Eurofit, never was right even though it was custom ordered/sized. Bought a Pikeur this year, and love it. Fits perfectly--right off the rack. It was less expensive than the Eurofit and fits better. Huh, wish I'd gone with it in the first place!
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