• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Show shirt brand/style for those with long arms

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Show shirt brand/style for those with long arms

    DD has a terrible time finding a show shirt which fits properly. She is slender but has long arms which seem to the problem. The shirt will fit in the body, she bends her elbows and the shirt is half way up her arm!
    She can't be the only one with this problem! We are going shopping later to find a shirt and I would love to hear some ideas to save time when we get there!
    TIA!

  • #2
    I've had great luck with the Miku shirts having nice long arms. However, I think (and someone please correct me if I'm wrong, as it would make me happy!) they're no longer being made. Not sure what sizes she wears, but you can usually find some online, and I've gotten them at the Tack Exchange in Middleburg.

    Of course, my usual solution as someone with long arms and no bust, is to just buy a size up. The bit of extra in the torso isn't noticeable under a coat.
    A Year In the Saddle

    Comment


    • #3
      I wear essex shirts, but in one size up than what fits in the body! Once the shirt is tucked in, it looks fine in the body and the arms are long enough. Same thing with the Ariat shirts. Essex Classics has a shirt outlet with great prices, (check out Ebay as well), so you could always experiment with sizing until you find what fits.

      Comment


      • #4
        I have the same issue, and going up one size isn't enough as I have monkey arms, and 2 sizes is too much fabric in the body! I'm about ready to just go up 2 sizes and get it tailored down, but someone on these forums suggested these shirts:

        http://www.victorycanter.com/Royal-H...t-p-22962.html

        as having longer than average arms! I haven't ordered one yet, but plan to soon to see!

        The Miku shirts have also been rec'd as having long arms.

        Comment


        • #5
          Thanks for this thread! I was just wondering about long armed shirts and jackets. I tried on my old show coat and either my arms grew three inches since the age of 20, or I was delusional about the fit of my coat. So aggravating! I don't need my wrists catching that much of a breeze!

          Comment


          • #6
            Same problem but add a larger neck so the chocker is really restricting. Short of going custom any suggetions?

            Comment


            • #7
              I would love to know, as well. Try having longer-than-average arms, broad shoulders, little waist, and short in the torso...I'm shaped like an upside down triangle, lol. It's the shoulders that get you, though. Don't want to rip the seams, like Hulk! < Done that with a button up shirt for school...ripped down the shoulder seams, lol.
              "On the back of a horse I felt whole, complete, connected to that vital place in the center of me...and the chaos within me found balance."

              Comment


              • #8
                I have a bunch of Saltare (then changed to Stable Cloth, and then I believe was sold again?) shirts. I just called Erin and asked to have 4 inches added to all of my sleeves, it was no charge at all! The shirts ran about 170/180, but were extremely well made, and I have abused them greatly, and still look great!

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by JenEM View Post
                  I've had great luck with the Miku shirts having nice long arms. However, I think (and someone please correct me if I'm wrong, as it would make me happy!) they're no longer being made.
                  I heard this as well, and it also made me very sad...

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    [quote=JenEM;6174689]I've had great luck with the Miku shirts having nice long arms. However, I think (and someone please correct me if I'm wrong, as it would make me happy!) they're no longer being made. Not sure what sizes she wears, but you can usually find some online, and I've gotten them at the Tack Exchange in Middleburg.[quote]

                    I was going to recommend Miku as well, but was wondering if they were still in business as I have not heard them mentioned in quite some time. The Farmhouse used to sell them, you could try calling them to see if they have any left, and Farmhouse has some great sales, you might get a bargain, especially if they have been discontinued.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Essex do run pretty long, but the marigold shirts and coats fit me the best because they run long and lean, I reccommend giving them a try.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Love the Stable Cloth shirts. I have really broad shoulders plus long arms plus boobs, and their shirts are really the only ones that fit me.

                        An added bonus is that they come in lovely colors.
                        My new mantra - \"Life is too short not to eat ice cream.\"
                        ReRiders Clique

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Try FITS Claire Silk Touch Wrap Collar Show Shirt

                          http://www.fitsriding.com/shirts_silkTouch.php

                          Suggest you try FITS Claire Wrap Collar Show Shirt. Super light weight; feminine pretty fit; lots of sleeve length...

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I used to love Pale Horse Designs, which came in TALL. I am 5'11 and super lanky. (My GP coat has 2.5" added to the tall length sleeves) and they fit.
                            I can not, however, find them anywhere online, at all. Anyone know anything about Pale Horse Designs closing? Sold? Changed names?

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RolyPolyPony View Post
                              I have the same issue, and going up one size isn't enough as I have monkey arms, and 2 sizes is too much fabric in the body! I'm about ready to just go up 2 sizes and get it tailored down, but someone on these forums suggested these shirts:

                              http://www.victorycanter.com/Royal-H...t-p-22962.html

                              as having longer than average arms! I haven't ordered one yet, but plan to soon to see!

                              The Miku shirts have also been rec'd as having long arms.

                              So I bought the Victory Canter shirts per the rec and I think they are a bit longer in the sleeve but I also found the overall shirt to be WAY bigger than Essex or TS. I am usually a 34 and the 34 in the Victory Canter shirt is ridiculous it's so big on me. The arms are really WIDE as well as long. So they totally bunched up under coat.

                              Unfortunately, they will have to go back and I'm not sure that even sizing down will make the arm width good enough. So I would recommend these with caution and only maybe for people with not only long arms but larger/more muscle arms and not the long noodles that I sport.

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                best solutions ever!:

                                buy a cheap shirt, have the wrist to elbow cut off, put buttons inside sleeve. just button your cuffs on!

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by rockfordbuckeye View Post
                                  So I bought the Victory Canter shirts per the rec and I think they are a bit longer in the sleeve but I also found the overall shirt to be WAY bigger than Essex or TS. I am usually a 34 and the 34 in the Victory Canter shirt is ridiculous it's so big on me. The arms are really WIDE as well as long. So they totally bunched up under coat.

                                  Unfortunately, they will have to go back and I'm not sure that even sizing down will make the arm width good enough. So I would recommend these with caution and only maybe for people with not only long arms but larger/more muscle arms and not the long noodles that I sport.
                                  Aww, darn! I'm sorry - and disappointed - to hear that. In addition to long, mine are thin too. Bah.

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by rockfordbuckeye View Post
                                    So I bought the Victory Canter shirts per the rec and I think they are a bit longer in the sleeve but I also found the overall shirt to be WAY bigger than Essex or TS. I am usually a 34 and the 34 in the Victory Canter shirt is ridiculous it's so big on me. The arms are really WIDE as well as long. So they totally bunched up under coat.

                                    Unfortunately, they will have to go back and I'm not sure that even sizing down will make the arm width good enough. So I would recommend these with caution and only maybe for people with not only long arms but larger/more muscle arms and not the long noodles that I sport.
                                    I just had mine tailored slightly in the arms. $35 shirt + $25 tailoring still puts me way ahead of some of the other shirts, plus it was tailored to fit ME!
                                    Proud member of the "I'm In My 20's and Hope to Be a Good Rider Someday" clique

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      Cheval shirts are quite slender fitting (you won't look like a sailboat when you take your jacket off) and longer arms.

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        another vote for FITS

                                        I have the same problem. I have had shirts tailored in the past, and it wasn't too expensive, but I recently bought one of the FITS shirts and I LOVE it. The sleeves are long enough, I love the seersucker fabric and they are super cool! It is a *little* big in the torso, but not enough to bother me.

                                        Good Luck

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X