Manufacturer: RTS (View all products by RTS)
Model: Pialotta Dressage Coat (View all Pialotta Dressage Coat reviews)
Category: English Show Apparel
Purchase: Purchased at dressageextensions.com for $199.00. I selected this coat online because it was reasonably priced, came in Long sizes, and had a formal look in the pictures.
Likes: I love this coat! The cut is flattering, the color (they call it anthrecite, which is a dark charcoal grey)is unique yet classic, and it has some very formal touches that are typically only found in coats of twice the price. It has a black velvet collar and white piping around the collar and at the top of the hip pockets. There is a zippered inside pocket which is handy. It has elegant seaming at the back which lead into double vents, accented by two pewter buttons. The fabric is a WASHABLE stretch wool that looks like pure wool, and is wrinkle free. I haven't worn it in the summer heat yet, but I it seems like it will be much cooler than any of the other coats I've owned.
Dislikes: There was no size chart for RTS on the site I bought the coat from, nor anywhere else on the web that I could locate. The smallest size they make is an 8, so I assumed this must be Euro sizing and ordered a 10. The 10 was WAY big on me, and I typically wear a size 8 in US clothing. Fitting coats is just tricky, no way around it. I'm still not sure what the sizing standard is, but the smallest size fits me great. I guess even smaller people would be out of luck.
Quality: Excellent quality and construction. If it just had a fancier label, you would swear this coat was at a much bigger price point.
Summary: Great formal looking coat for a great price. Also, because of the double vented back and gray color, I would feel totally confident wearing this at a hunter jumper show as well.
Usefulness Rating: 3.08333 out of 5.
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