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DoubleS 07-25-2012 11:23 AM

Where do you buy your Western Show Clothes?!
Just wondering. I've noticed there are som high-end, costly stores, and then there are the less blingy, more reasonably priced stores. Which one do/have you bought from?

Coffeejunkie 07-25-2012 11:58 AM

I used to use Liz at, she did lots of nice things at reasonable price. I am now using, as i have known her for a while and she is local to me. It really depends on what you're looking for. You can get a plain button up for $35 or a $5,000 jacket.

Low range- Schneiders, rods, hobby horse.
mid range- lisa nelle, paintedJ, woods western
High range- kimberlys kreations, showgirls (retailer of Lindsey James, Trudy, etc), Connie's customs, All that show clothing, show me again, showtime.

oh vair oh 07-25-2012 04:35 PM

Thanks for the list, CJ!

Coffeejunkie 07-25-2012 11:34 PM

Yep.. That's just the tip of the iceberg really. Lots of used stuff on tack trader. Tons of stuff on eBay too, majority is lower end but occasionally you can find a great deal on a really nice piece. If you Facebook search show clothing/show apparel you can also find some independent designers in various ranges, as well as used clothing "swap" groups.

SaddleUp158 07-26-2012 01:12 AM

Your best bet is to buy used, you will get more for your money. When you are ready to buy start a thread. You never know who on these boards may have something sitting around.

paintedpastures 07-26-2012 01:30 AM

I have bought most stuff off ebay:D.You get to know the better sellers & you usually find stuff that is more custom fit.I have trouble with the premade /standard sizing stuff from stores fitting:-({sleeves too short not long enough etc}. Have had good luck & found some good buys:wink:

tinyliny 07-26-2012 02:05 AM

someone said something about a show shirt costing $1,400! I was blown away. Why so much? What is more typical?

I mean in dressage, a show shirt might be like 50 to 80, a jacket about 200 to a300 midlevel, breeches about 150 to 200, boots around 300? I am sure there are plenty more expensive than that, but I was trying to think of the midlevel of what is listed in Dover magazine.

oh vair oh 07-26-2012 02:08 AM

I'd probably drop $1500 on this shirt for Lils if I go to big breed shows (if I miraculously caught a windfall of money).

Honestly $1500 is pretty mid range. LOL, I love how I'm so desensitized to the prices!

What a $5,000 show shirt looks like:


tinyliny 07-26-2012 02:18 AM

So what happens to that $5000 shirt when your horse spooks and dumps you in the arena sand? and is it sewed by child labor in China or Bangladesh?

oh vair oh 07-26-2012 02:22 AM

I believe these jackets are made by hand by these very talented seamstresses/artists right here in America...

And trust me, if you can afford a $5k show shirt, your $50,000 horse isn't going to be dumping you any time soon, lol.

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