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  • Soft shell for non stick figure types?

    I love the new jackets, but at least some of them only seem like they would look nice on stick figure types. Has anyone seen or does anyone have them in larger sizes? Like Grand Prix size 16 and up (or equivalent)? Street size 12 and up?

    I love the Animo, but those puppies don't even seem to be *sold* in non stick figure sizes.
    Originally posted by tidy rabbit
    Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community.

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    GPA does, I ordered a size that I thought would fit me and it ended up 3 sizes too large. It fits like a 16/16T or something like that after trying to tailor it down. Too bad, it is such a pretty coat to just leave sitting in my closet!

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      Many riders in this area - tri state NY NJ CT - are wearing Charles Ancona jackets. You might try contacting him about sizes. His web site is: www.anconadesign.com
      He manufactures the jackets so I think he will be able to help you in your search.
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      • #4
        Grand Prix makes them in larger sizes but they are special order.

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        • #5
          Pikeur's softshell comes in non-stick figure sizes; I bought one last year and love it. I normally wear a 16 in Grand Prix coats and the Pikeur coat fits great (cannot remember what the sizing is but I can look when I get home if you like.) I bought a stock size although I had the collar and piping customized; it is very flattering and super comfy.

          The only warning I will issue is: once you start wearing these soft shell jackets, you won't want to go back to the wool ones. I now have an entire closet full of coats I no longer wear!!!! You've been warned!!!
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            GERSEMI!!

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              Originally posted by Lucassb View Post
              Pikeur's softshell comes in non-stick figure sizes; I bought one last year and love it. I normally wear a 16 in Grand Prix coats and the Pikeur coat fits great (cannot remember what the sizing is but I can look when I get home if you like.) I bought a stock size although I had the collar and piping customized; it is very flattering and super comfy.

              The only warning I will issue is: once you start wearing these soft shell jackets, you won't want to go back to the wool ones. I now have an entire closet full of coats I no longer wear!!!! You've been warned!!!
              I'd love to know what size it is. I'm a pretty solid 16 in GP coats. Where did you get it? What style is it?

              imac34: My friend has a Gersemi. It's nice, but I think she got it on a trip to California or something... Do you know who carries it?
              Originally posted by tidy rabbit
              Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community.

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              • #8
                Dumb Question

                Dumb question of the day. What does "softshell" jacket mean? Different material?
                “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                ¯ Oscar Wilde

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                  Originally posted by ParadoxFarm View Post
                  Dumb question of the day. What does "softshell" jacket mean? Different material?
                  Yeah, it's those new washable technical fabrics. They are great! And washable!!
                  Originally posted by tidy rabbit
                  Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks. Okay, great. Now I want one. Thanks. ;-) Are they any lighter in weight for summer riding? Sorry, don't mean to hijack. This will be my last question!
                    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                    ¯ Oscar Wilde

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                      Yup. Lightweight and breathable. So I've been told
                      Originally posted by tidy rabbit
                      Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community.

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                      • #12
                        You have to pay attention to what you buy, though. Some of the soft shell coats are washable and some are not.

                        I didn't realize until recently that my softshell coat is labeled "dry clean only." And if you look in the catalogs you'll see that Grand Prix has "washable" ones and "dry clean only" ones. I will be making sure that my next soft shell coats are washable ones.

                        And I completely agree with Lucassb....I have no desire to wear my non-soft-shell coats now, and it's so bad that I'm about to order myself 2 more softshell coats (please, please don't let my husband hear that ). The new coats are so much more comfortable and cool that I can't imagine why I would want to go back to wool. Having said that, I wore my wool coats for the better part of the week last week because it was so freaking cold at the show that I wanted the extra warmth. So maybe they do still have their place for those of us in "the land that spring and summer forgot!"
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                        • #13
                          Ex Jumper - Saddlers Row has quite a selection of soft shells - Gersemi, Grand Prix, RJ (but only size 0 and 2...grrrr!), Pikeur, and some others.

                          Are you going to Lamplight for Spring Spectacular? I think Ann Hubbard's may carry several soft shells at the show trailer.

                          If you get one, let me know how you like it.
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                            You can order the RJ ones directly from RJ's website, too! Quite handy. I think they are out of a few sizes, though, which can be a little bit of a problem.

                            Amira carries a few versions... they have the GPA, Pikeur, and I think Animo softshells. Animo is showing up at a few horse shows - I saw them at one the other week.

                            Most of the tack shops seem to be carrying the Grand Prix or GPA coats around here. The largest size I've seen in Grand Prix has been a 16.

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                              I am def NOT a stick figure -- have a seriouos rack and and an a** an ax handle and a half wide (thanks, Dad, you can pay for the therapy!) and I just got an Animo coat. Think it's a 16 or something like that. Actually makes me look longer and slimmer, or so some friends have said. They could be just BSing me -- my friends are really nice that way, bless their hearts.
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                                Originally posted by STA View Post
                                Many riders in this area - tri state NY NJ CT - are wearing Charles Ancona jackets. You might try contacting him about sizes. His web site is: www.anconadesign.com
                                He manufactures the jackets so I think he will be able to help you in your search.
                                thier jackets are so great. i reccommend them. the fabrics EXCELLENT.

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                                  Originally posted by ExJumper View Post
                                  I'd love to know what size it is. I'm a pretty solid 16 in GP coats. Where did you get it? What style is it?

                                  imac34: My friend has a Gersemi. It's nice, but I think she got it on a trip to California or something... Do you know who carries it?





                                  i ggot mine from kocher tack, atlanta saddlery also carries them

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                                  • #18
                                    Not to hijack this thread but are people wearing these yet in the hunters? I couldn't notice while spectating at Devon but it seems like, looking back at photos, the juniors were not wearing the soft shells. I remember looking at the junior jumpers though and seeing a difference in the jackets.

                                    I want one so badly but can't convince mom I need one until it is "socially acceptable" in hunter land. This from the lady who never let me horse show in a gpa because it wasn't traditional and therefore didn't create as nice of a picture.
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                                      I've seen quite a few in the hunters on the adults. Pretty much all the pros around here are wearing them in the hunters. I don't watch a lot of juniors, though. I could see not putting one on a young junior because they are pricy and they might grow out of them too fast? And they're too new to have a nice backlog of hand-me-downs...
                                      Originally posted by tidy rabbit
                                      Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community.

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                                      • #20
                                        Washable? Breathable? Comfortable? I NEED THIS. I wish I had a coat I could simply wash after every show. They get gross fast and I get sick of dry cleaning!
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