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farmpony84 04-22-2008 02:44 PM

western show apparel
Does anyone know anywhere other than Rods and Hobby Horse to get nice AFFORDABLE western pleaseure clothes? I need a showmanship outfit but I'm not rich!

Dumas'_Grrrl 04-22-2008 03:14 PM

Try wearing as much/many street clothes as you can get away with. A pair of black slacks out of a regular store are 10x cheaper than out of a "western" one.
Spend your money on the bling pieces then you can stand out...I always like black as a base with another pop color.

Sorry I don't have a web site for ya...guess you asked for that not tip and tricks :oops: luck! :D

farmpony84 04-22-2008 03:41 PM

Tips are good. I actually was thinking about buying a bedazzler and a plain blazer. I have some cute shirts I bought from Rods and Hobby horse has some i love but wow the price.....

kitten_Val 04-23-2008 06:49 AM

If you get nice hat and boots everything else doesn't matter much. Lol! But I agree pair of nice jeans in "human" store will cost tons less than same pair of "western" jeans from "horsey" store. :)

kitten_Val 04-23-2008 06:51 AM

Just checked boots and hats at (one of the cheapest I know). OMG! :shock: SO expensive! I got my boots and hat 5 (at least) times cheaper at the Horse Expo!

Vidaloco 04-23-2008 07:05 AM

Sheplers is good and has great sales. Also Cavenders.

Edit: OH MY GOSH! I just googled horse show apparel! WOW is right on the prices. I had no idea stuff was that expensive. Some of those outfits cost more than my horse :shock:
check out the prices on some of these

farmpony84 04-23-2008 09:24 AM

looks like my $90 rods shirt is what i'm sticking with! it looks really fancy at the local shows but when i go to the qh shows.... not so fact... i look like a beverly hill billy!

Dumas'_Grrrl 04-23-2008 09:34 AM

HOLY MOLY!!! I didn't have a clue some of those were that high! :shock:

I thought of another tip...check out I have noticed that there are a few gals posting their used or new and never worn show tops on $100 and less. Maybe you could arrange for shipping if they are't in your area?

.Delete. 04-23-2008 10:56 AM

I'v seen SS outfits for 2,000 and up. Its just how it goes. Try going to a tack auction or a tack swap, you can find good deals there

MistyAcres 04-23-2008 04:50 PM

Try e-bay and I have gotten some really nice \ cheap stuff from there.

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