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Do somewhat affordable navy hunt coats *without* pinstripes exist?

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  • Do somewhat affordable navy hunt coats *without* pinstripes exist?

    I'll admit it - I don't really like pinstripes. Or window paning.

    Like, at all.

    My favourite coat is what appears to be a Grand Prix. It's *gasp* green. But a very tasteful green, and I will continue to wear it with pride.

    My problem has been finding something similar in style, without breaking the bank. My GP has an "inlay" if you will, but no actual pinstripe. Logic tells me I would be able to find a similar coat in navy if I went with a GP, but a $400 coat just isn't in the cards for this show season.

    It's my mare's first season (and personally I think her bright bay would look lovely with my green coat) and we'll only be doing a few shows, so I have resolved to the fact that I may just make due with the coats that I have (including a navy with a green/red pinstripe that I find rather unappealing), and get a navy GP next year.

    However... you guys are so crafty that I figured it couldn't hurt to ask.

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    I have a plain navy GP. I absolutely love it. That said, I got it 5+ years ago, so it may not be made at this point. It never hurts to call GP and ask!

    For the record, I have a green coat as well. Looks like they are very popular this year, at least at WEF.
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      #3
      That worries me a bit, as I got my hunt coat several years ago too. I'll have to start doing some digging. I would love to replicate my green coat in navy.

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        Originally posted by over the moon View Post
        That worries me a bit, as I got my hunt coat several years ago too. I'll have to start doing some digging. I would love to replicate my green coat in navy.
        If you're not comfortable contacting GP directly, I would suggest/encourage asking Farm House Tack if they carry something like that or not. I got my green coat through them and it was very, very affordable - and they called GP and had the coat made for me. It was less than $400.
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          Originally posted by supershorty628 View Post
          If you're not comfortable contacting GP directly, I would suggest/encourage asking Farm House Tack if they carry something like that or not. I got my green coat through them and it was very, very affordable - and they called GP and had the coat made for me. It was less than $400.
          I'm fine with contacting GP directly... I'm just not in the market for a new ~$400 coat this season.

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          • #6
            I've seen a couple of black hunt coats without any windowpane or noticeable pinstripes. You might what to check here: http://www.thecollectiononlinestore....atsladies.html She is great to work with and they are having a really good sale now. There are a couple navy coats too- none that are 100% plain navy, but 1 of them has dark navy pinstripes that aren't really noticeable. I would check eBay too- might have some luck scoring an older model solid navy GP for cheap.
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            • #7
              Try Ebay, TOC, etc... GP coats are sold on those sites all the time for a quarter of the cost you are quoting. I sold half a dozen on TOC a couple months ago for under $100 each, and several were new with the tags still on them.
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              • #8
                A good number of the "lower end" (as in price - I have no idea about the actual quality!) ones seem to come in plain navy. Like:

                http://www.doversaddlery.com/ladies%...7/#ProductTabs

                http://www.doversaddlery.com/on-cour...at/p/X1-40242/

                http://www.doversaddlery.com/the-eli...ors/p/X1-4075/ (this one is in navy herringbone)

                How they compare to the fit/style of the GP, no idea!

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                  #9
                  Thanks for the suggestions.

                  I'm not really sure how to describe my green coat; I'm not sure that "herringbone" is correct after Googling it, but it may be a super subtle, super small herringbone? A "v" shape isn't obvious but it's also on a very small scale, so it may be?

                  In any case, it's a pattern in the coat which I like. It keeps it from looking "flat", but is still nice and subtle.

                  (I tried to get a pic but it doesn't really translate properly.)

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                  • #10
                    What does TOC stand for? I am in the market for an inexpensive(ish) navy coat this year.

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                      The Outside Course

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                      • #12
                        Oh no, a new website to peruse and waste time

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                        • #13
                          My RJ Classics is a plain navy. It is from the essential collection and was on sale so it was very affordable.

                          http://rjclassics.com/dyn_prod.php?p=D5603&k=149909

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                          • #14
                            Yes! I have this RJ, which is a solid navy herringbone AND happens to be on sale right now: http://www.smartpakequine.com/rj-cla...x?cm_vc=Search

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                            • #15
                              You could always have one made. It is a lot more affordable than you would think. I am short (5'4" on a tall day), skinny, and not very gifted in the chest area, but for my size I have freakishly long arms. A coat that fits me through the shoulders, chest, and waist ends up with sleeves that are too short. A coat with sleeves that are the right length ends up being too big in the body and looks sloppy. Got really sick of ordering coats and having to send them back because they weren't right. Found a seamstress on craigslist, bought suiting fabric on ebay in a pattern I liked, and $100 later I had a brand new, custom hunt coat. Depending on how good the seamstress is they might need a pattern, but I just took her a coat that I liked and she made her own pattern based on that jacket. Plus, I think I might be the only person around with a charcoal pinstripe hunt coat with bright turquoise lining.
                              It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
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                                Originally posted by Thoroughbred in Color View Post
                                Plus, I think I might be the only person around with a charcoal pinstripe hunt coat with bright turquoise lining.
                                Gasp! At least until I steal it from you? Photos? Sounds gorgeous!!! (Popping over from eventing land, where everything my gelding wears is dark grey/black and turquoise..)

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                                • #17
                                  If you know your size, definitely check Ebay. I got a plain navy RJ from some website - Farmhouse or the Tack Box or Equus Now or something - that was having a sale for very cheap.
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                                  • #18
                                    I have a consignment shop and I can assure you there are many jackets in navy without pinstripes made by several companies.
                                    http://STA551.com
                                    845-363-1875

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                                      Originally posted by Tha Ridge View Post
                                      Yes! I have this RJ, which is a solid navy herringbone AND happens to be on sale right now: http://www.smartpakequine.com/rj-cla...x?cm_vc=Search
                                      Was just going to suggest this. I wear this coat in the Equitation sometimes. It's a nice coat, and a great price point!

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