UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 889 times:
When I was showing horses and growing at the same time, I usually ordered 2 riding suits custom made every 3 yrs before I outgrew them. They ran anywhere from $2500-$5000 per suit. Ordered from a tailor in Kentucky called Carl Myers. Now that I'm grown, (just trying to keep thin these days), I can wear the same suits, which means I usually spend more money on them since they have longer life.
Each suit consists of Kentucky Jodphur Pants with suede knee patches, 6 button vest, customm tie and shirt, and of course, the long riding coat. Bought our hats from another vendor and had them dyed to the color of the suits.
The suits were usually a wool/silk blend, and VERY heavy. Since show season is in the summer, they were like wearing a fitted sauna against your body.
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20751 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 881 times:
My large suitcase has always been special-ordered. It's a Pullman with suiter hardware added. I've not done one in a few years, so I don't recall how much extra, but it was nominal.
I've also ordered linens custom-sized. Places like The Company Store will literally make anything you want from the materials they have--but they charge for the privilege. I also just bought some chop plates from Williams-Sonoma that haven't been in their catalog for about six months. When I called and gave them the stock number they said, "we've got a warehouse full of them, how many did you want?" LOL