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  • Brown Tweed Jack In The Show Ring?

    So what is the opinion on brown tweed jackets? And if so then what color breeches to wear with them? I LOVE the look of tweed and how it looks on the horses.

  • #2
    Not sure what shade of brown, but I think tan/sand/khaki would be fine. Yes, I love it. Not sure if I'd ever show in it, but I love it.

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      #3
      Thanks. And to add it would be at B shows, not A shows

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      • #4
        Over in Europe there is THE MOST GORGEOUS new color of breeches called "corn" - spinoff of canary. I posted y'day on FB trying to find someone who had the guts to rock this look in the hunterz. If you want to be *really* fashion-forward why don't you wear these?
        "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief

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          Originally posted by War Admiral View Post
          Over in Europe there is THE MOST GORGEOUS new color of breeches called "corn" - spinoff of canary. I posted y'day on FB trying to find someone who had the guts to rock this look in the hunterz. If you want to be *really* fashion-forward why don't you wear these?
          LOVE this color. With brown boots would be WONDERFUL

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          • #6
            OMG they are gorgeoussss

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            • #7
              Here's mine, worn with brown boots...though I need to find different breeches to wear with it:
              http://www.jhaphoto.com/events#!/~/p...17&id=13791273
              ~Drafties Clique~Sprite's Mom~ASB-loving eventer~
              www.gianthorse.photoreflect.com ~ http://photobucket.com/albums/v692/tarheelmd07/

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              • #8
                Tweed jackets are gorgeous! But have to give a big hell no to the corn colored pants. Omg no no!! I can not handle these at all. I would pair a tweed jacket with the standard "cooler" toned sand/tan color of TS or pikeur.
                Here's a jacket im obsessed with, not really tweed but the elbow patches are really cute.
                If someone can win me over on the corn pants with a great photo, I will personally buy you a Brenda Breyer doll because that's what they remind me of.

                http://www.winston-equestrian.com/en...ackets/chicago
                Katie

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                • #9
                  Ah, I see - one of those fashionistas who hasn't been around long enough to remember canary breeches in the show ring.

                  Those who have know that the corn color is a VAST improvement. Canary needs to make a comeback - it has been correct since time immemorial, far more so than TS puke green.

                  And it seems to go with EXTREMELY good riders. I was watching the *** event from Saumur online and every rider wearing the corn breeches finished XC clean!

                  IMO it makes you stand out in a GOOD way - you just need to make damn sure you have the riding chops to match.

                  Frankly I think the jacket linked to is hideous - wishy-washy colors and cr*p tailoring which really only looks good on fashion models, but hey, what do I know, I've only been in the biz for 50 years! That's a jacket you only wear if you have absolutely zero confidence in your and your horse's ability to find eight jumps at 2'9", or you're on a school horse and are embarrassed about it.
                  "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief

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                  • #10
                    That corn color is definitely canary--a new name for a classic color. When I was a kid, everyone wore them: in fact, we all called our good breeches "canaries."

                    I always liked to color and would love to see it make a comeback.
                    I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne

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                    • #11
                      Ok maybe it's just the way the photo looked on my phone? But the corn looks different to me than what I know of as canary.
                      FWIW I don't like TS Puke green either. The Winston coats are really beautiful, especially in a world of tech fabric jackets.
                      Katie

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                      • #12
                        [QUOTE=War Admiral;7002878]Ah, I see - one of those fashionistas who hasn't been around long enough to remember canary breeches in the show ring.

                        I'm going to take this as a compliment, I'm probably much older than you think. Don't take my love of sand TS to mean I'm a newbie, haha!
                        Katie

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                        • #13
                          Not a fan of the corn. But love the brown tweed jackets. Classy.
                          “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                          ¯ Oscar Wilde

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                          • #14
                            Sand > puke green. It really is the color of my dog's puke after he decides he wants to try eating grass again...

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                            • #15
                              tweed jacket fine in the hunter ring and too bad hunter ring has become more like dressage - navy or black... used to be lots of people had some type of subtle tweed or plaid jacket (note I said subtle) and saved the navy and blacks for equitation and classics (now shads). If you want to be really correct it would be tweed for day/informal classes and then the solid black or navy for evening or classics and of course w/ dress boots, not field LOL

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                              • #16
                                My attempt at tweed with canary breeches.. This is eventing in Australia though so quite different to your attire standards!

                                https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n..._2595706_n.jpg

                                https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n..._7337332_n.jpg

                                I've since traded the canary breeches and stock for cream breeches and ratcatcher, but I did think the canary was pretty fun.
                                http://acrosstheditch.net

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                                • #17
                                  UK hunters are shown in tweed and light coloured breeches. http://www.theshowring.co.uk/hunters.php.

                                  The tweeds seem to match the horse colours really well. A good tweed is made of natural wool so maybe that is why.
                                  "Good young horses are bred, but good advanced horses are trained" Sam Griffiths

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                                  • #18
                                    I have a dark brown tweed jacket that I wear with beige breeches. Here is a link to a picture in it. I prefer it with lighter colored bays and chestnuts- I feel like mine is too much brown on a darker colored bay. It looks solid brown in this picture, but it is actually tweed when you see it in person.

                                    http://www.annegittins.com/dspProofI...E-020-12SS.JPG

                                    Edited to add to the Australian poster- you have a lovely horse!

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