Model: Exclusive Ringmaster's Dot Blouse (in lime green)
Category: Western Show Apparel
Purchase: I wanted a western show shirt that would make me stand out from the crowd, in a good way. Looking around online I found this shirt, the Ringmaster's Dot blouse, from Rod's. It is roughly $99.00 US without shipping or taxes. Because I live in Canada, I had to pay shipping, taxes and duty. The shirt was on sale when I bought it though, so I ended up getting it for around $100, all said and done.
Likes: Beautiful quality and very eye catching. It looks very sharp with my black accessories, and great with my horse. Very comfortable to wear and the perfect amount of stretch. I wear this for outdoor shows, but the shirt would shimmer under the lights of an indoor show ring.
Dislikes: The shimmery material catches easily on everything. After just two wearings, the shirt looks well used - there are sparkly threads hanging out everywhere.
Quality: 75% nylon shell, 25% polyester. The thin lining is 92% polyester and 8% spandex. Hand wash only. A fitted, zip-front blouse with a satin collar and french cuffs. The placket, collar and cuffs are covered in rhinestones while the rest of the fabric has sparkly threads woven into it with sequins scattered throughout. Comes with a few spare rhinestones, sequins and a small piece of fabric for repairs.
Summary: A beautiful shirt, but I'd question it's lasting power. It's very comfortable to wear, and has gotten me lots of compliments, but it's just so delicate. I can probably cut off the loose threads without too much trouble, and I think I'll be doing that quite a bit. For someone looking to make an impression in the ring though, this shirt may be for you.
Author: Katie W
Usefulness Rating: 2.85714 out of 5.
7 reader(s) voted.
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