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    Best wool/wool blend show coat on a budget?

    I'm leasing a gelding that I will eventually get to show, for the first time in years, so I need to start shopping! I don't have a ton of money to spend but I want something that's decent quality. I don't like the newer/technical fabric that's very wrinkly/not flattering for curvier types. I'm heavier than I'd like to be and working to tone up/drop the extra weight, but like the wool/wool blends better in general. I haven't shopped for a new show coat in 10+ years so I'm extremely out of the loop! I appreciate any and all suggestions!
    "And my good dreams? They all come with a velvet muzzle and four legs. All my good dreams are about horses."--In Colt Blood

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    I just bought one of the RJ Classics (not the new tech fabric) on sale.. I'm pretty *cough, cough* curvy, and it looks really nice!
    Pretty great deal too.

    http://www.equusnow.com/products/sal...unt-coats.html

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      #3
      I bought two gorgeous Grand Prix wool coats on closeout from the Farm House. The salesperson asked me my size in street clothes, asked about my build, and checked the inventory to see what might suit me. She gave me several things to choose from. I ended up paying $100 for one and $75 for the other.

      Call them and see what they have in your size. They are extremely helpful, and they often have some terrific bargains that don't show up on their website.

      http://www.farmhousetack.com/

      The phone number is at the very top of the screen.
      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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        #4
        Since I haven't been fitted for a show coat in years can I give them my street clothes size and have them work with that? Thanks guys!!
        "And my good dreams? They all come with a velvet muzzle and four legs. All my good dreams are about horses."--In Colt Blood

        COTH Barn Rats Clique!

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          #5
          Equus Now has RJ classics on sale for a great price right now!

          http://www.equusnow.com/categories/s...eatured&page=1

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            TatteredDaydreamer - PM me - depending on what size you are, I may have at least one or two nice ones that you would be welcome to have. I am in Montgomery County

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              Originally posted by TatteredDaydreamer View Post
              Since I haven't been fitted for a show coat in years can I give them my street clothes size and have them work with that? Thanks guys!!
              Call the Farm House. They can work with your size in street clothes.
              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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                #8
                This coat is sized the same as street clothes, and looks really nice for the price.

                http://www.doversaddlery.com/welling...oouvd3ojmpsjgc

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                  #9
                  I third or fourth calling The Farm House. They are awesome to work with and typically have lots of great coats at awesome prices.

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                    #10
                    There are a lot of wool coats at tack shops around the internets for under $100 right now. Everyone is moving to soft shells.

                    For sizes, Grand Prix and RJ are much different. 4 in RJ is around a 10 in GP. The RJ is closer to street sizes (I am a size 4-6 and I wear an RJ 4 and GP 12).
                    "These are my principles. If you do not like them, I have others." --Groucho Marx

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                      Farmhouse Tack

                      Originally posted by TatteredDaydreamer View Post
                      Since I haven't been fitted for a show coat in years can I give them my street clothes size and have them work with that? Thanks guys!!
                      Yes, they are great to work with. They have a huge inventory and are used to dealing with people over the phone. Very helpful if you don't live near a tack shop.

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                        Thank you! I will call the Farm House! I'm (unfortunately) in between a street size 12 and 14, working on losing weight currently. The RJs are closer to street sizes? Thanks everyone!

                        Nelson, sent you a PM.
                        "And my good dreams? They all come with a velvet muzzle and four legs. All my good dreams are about horses."--In Colt Blood

                        COTH Barn Rats Clique!

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                          I'm also going to recommend the Farmhouse! I have gotten a couple of coats from them, and they have been wonderful to work with, which is especially appreciated when shopping in the US from Canada. Shipping was always super quick, got to me in Canada within a week! If you are shopping long distance they will also take photos for you and text/e-mail them to you which is just the most awesome thing ever, I have recommended them to all of the people in my barn.

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                            I got lucky and found a RJ washable wool coat on Tack of the Day for super cheap. I don't need anything fancy, but I do need long lengths, and sized to fit my (ample) chest. Be sure to check the size charts for manufacturers, because a 6 in one brand is a 12 in another, and a 14 even with other brands. I typically wear a 6 or 8 in street clothes, and the RJ jacket is a 10L.

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                              I wonder if I'd be safe going with an RJ 16 then?
                              "And my good dreams? They all come with a velvet muzzle and four legs. All my good dreams are about horses."--In Colt Blood

                              COTH Barn Rats Clique!

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