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Choker without Velcro/Buttons?

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  • Choker without Velcro/Buttons?

    I'm sure this is a stupid question, but I just bought a Tuffrider Coolmax Show Shirt that came with two collars - neither of which has velcro or buttons. Is this a flaw or is there a trick to using them?

    I would like to think I will die an heroic death...

    But it's more likely I'll trip over my dog and choke on a spoonful of frosting.

  • #2
    Would the company expect you to use a stock pin perhaps? Seems odd though. Maybe just buy some strips of Velcro at the craft store and tack it on there?

    I always have trouble with those things. I seem to wear one size of shirt but need a completely different size choker or else it's literally choking me.


    • #3
      Even if there was a pin at the front, it would still need to close in the back somehow....

      Are there buttonholes on the collars to button them to the shirt?
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      • Original Poster

        RP - I'm the same way. I have a beautiful Ariat shirt that fits me perfectly except for the neck. Which is why I bought this one in a larger size hoping it would be more comfortable. I'll probably go with attaching velcro to it like you suggested. Thanks!

        Andy - nope, no button holes. It's just weird because they provided two chokers with pretty ribbon sewn on, but no way to fasten them.

        There is an opening half-way across the choker on one edge on both of them. Is that there for a reason? Or did I just get unfinished/defective chokers?
        I would like to think I will die an heroic death...

        But it's more likely I'll trip over my dog and choke on a spoonful of frosting.


        • #5
          The unfinished part in the front should have a button hole which goes over the bottom of the 2 throat buttons (after you have buttoned them).

          I think you have defective chokers. The buttons and button holes have been left off.

          I would not worry about adding velcro -- I would return the chokers and ask for some that have been made properly.
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          • Original Poster

            Thanks LH. I did end up contacting the store (bought item through Amazon) and hopefully they'll just send me another one. We'll see!
            I would like to think I will die an heroic death...

            But it's more likely I'll trip over my dog and choke on a spoonful of frosting.


            • #7
              Not to doubt you - are you sure there's not a button hole? I only ask because I just got a TR shirt too and thought there wasn't anything either, but upon much closer examination, I found a buttonhole! Now I'm sure if one were there you would have found it, but it really took me awhile to discover it on mine. Then again, I AM blonde...


              • #8
                Sounds like you got defective chokers. However the "unfinished" portion you found is to make it easier to embroider. It doesn't, but there you are.
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                • Original Poster

                  RPP - nope - no button holes anywhere. And I'm not blonde, but have been accused of having those traits...

                  Squirt - good to know!

                  So the company emailed me back and said that it sounded like I got defective chokers. So they will be sending me two new chokers. Yay for Amazon and the Contemporary Equestrian Store!
                  I would like to think I will die an heroic death...

                  But it's more likely I'll trip over my dog and choke on a spoonful of frosting.


                  • #10
                    Glad it was resolved!