English Show Apparel
Manufacturer: RJ Classics
Category: English Show Apparel
Purchase: I purchased this hunt coat from a vendor at an AQHA Regional show. The original price was $197 with 40% off, so I paid around $120.
Likes: I love how lightweight the coat is. My previous coats, were older and made of medium weight wool (too hot in summer). This RJ Classics coat is extremely comfortable and the fit is excellent. I was amazed that off the rack it fit better than my two Grand Prix coats that cost $300 new.
I also loved that the sleeves were made extra long and I didn't need to lengthen them. My Grand Prix coats had to be let out in the sleeve because they were too short off the rack.
As a bonus, the sizing on the RJ Classics puts you in a smaller size. I wore a 10 in the Grand Prix, but in the RJ Classics I needed a size 2. Even though it's just a number on a tag, it's a little boost to the confidence. I know I'll feel better about myself wearing a 2 as opposed to a 10 :P
Dislikes: If I HAD to pick something I didn't like, it's that these coats aren't as easy to find as other brands. Since I bought this one, I've searched catalogs & stores so I could possibly buy another one, and haven't had much luck locating dealers.
Quality: Construction is excellent. The fabric is top notch 100% worsted wool. I'm a seamstress by trade, so I've spent some time around various grades of fabrics. When shopping, I'm always checking out how things are made and if the seams match up, etc. I was really impressed with this coat.
Summary: Bottom line is, I can't believe they can make such a quality off-the-rack coat for such a reasonable price. I was a die hard Grand Prix hunt coat fan, but I can practically buy two RJ Classics coats with the same quality for as much as one Grand Prix would cost.
Author: hunt seat rider
Usefulness Rating: 0 out of 5.
1 reader(s) voted.
Other Reviews You May Find Interesting
Essex Classics Performance Collection English Show Apparel
Dublin Hipsta Low Rise Knee Patch breech English Show Apparel
Tailored Sportsman Trophy Hunter English Show Apparel
FITS Jumpline Show Shirt English Show Apparel
Charles Owen GR8 English Show Apparel
Ariat Heritage Zip-Back Field Boots English Show Apparel
Trainers Choice Low Rise Full Seat English Show Apparel
F.I.T.S Beka Breech English Show Apparel
La Mundial Tall Custom Dress Boots English Show Apparel
Devon-Aire Nouvelle Stretch Show Coat English Show Apparel
Tropical Rider Legacy Enduracool Full Seat Deerskin Low Rise Breeches English Show Apparel
RJ Classics Platinum Hunt Coat English Show Apparel
Fuller Fillies Dress Boots English Show Apparel
RJ Classics Essential Show Jacket English Show Apparel
RJ Classics Essentials Show Shirt English Show Apparel
Equine Couture Knee Patch Breeches English Show Apparel
Grand Prix Hampton 2 Side Zip Breeches English Show Apparel
Ariat Pro Circuit Breeches Low Rise Pro Circuit Breeches 2009-2010 style and colors English Show Apparel
Auken Zip Up Field Boot English Show Apparel
Hunt Fronts Mint Green Hunt Front English Show Apparel