Often times, we sense a reluctance from customers when it comes to moving forward on custom riding boots. The reasons for this may be one of the following:
I need the boots today. I can not wait for 4-6 weeks.
What if the boots do not fit well when they arrive?
Are the custom boots going to cost me a fortune vs. ready-to-wear stock boots?
In this post, we explore the reasons behind these questions and attempt to answer them. We hope this will assist in your decision-making process.
Maybe you are looking to order custom boots because you do not fit in standard size boots? Maybe they fit but not quite as well as they could? Or maybe you would want boots that look a bit more unique? Something that reflects your personality.
In addition to a very large selection of stock boots, we now offer a lot of options in custom boots as well.
Dressage or Show Jumping, we have you covered
Whether you are looking for everyday boots or show boots. Whether dressage or show jumping or equitation, we offer a lot of choices.
Not only can you design your dream boot, it will be fully custom for you. We are not talking about the semi-custom boots that other outlets offer. Say if your left foot or calf is different than the right. That will be accommodated for in the custom boots.
What Is Next?
If you are serious about custom boots, just fill out the form below. We will reach out to you to schedule an appointment for measurement.
The process is simple:
Make an appointment for measurement
Show up to the appointment
Design your boots (we will help you with every step, so it is not overwhelming)
Custom Show Coats (Fully Personalized and Tailored) by Lotus Romeo
The term “custom show coats” gets thrown around quite loosely. Often times, it means you get a handful of choices for changing the color of the jacket, the collar and buttons etc. While many other brands will offer a “Customization” option, it is usually limited to just a handful of choices that do not affect the styling of the jacket as much as the colors.
A few years ago, we noticed that our customers demanded more flexibility for design options. They did not want to be limited to just 2 styles and 5 colors. They want to mix and match style elements along with different options for buttons, trims, collars and lapels. In other words, customers are increasingly looking to personalize their look. What good is a “custom” jacket if every other rider has the same jacket?
We are thankful to our customers for guiding us in introducing a beautiful line of fully personalized show jackets: Lotus Romeo. This is a brand whose owner’s artistic forte guides her philosophy for the brand “The Art of Unforgettable Style“. Eva Szekely, the owner of Lotus Romeo truly believes in this mantra. The idea is to create a unique jacket for everyone. Personalized Show Clothing should not be un-affordable either.
In late 2016, we introduced Lotus Romeo in a limited launch at the store location. What started as a small bespoke line of show jackets, has now blossomed into a very expansive line of short jackets, hunter shad tailcoat, dressage shads and show shirts.
During the 2 weeks at WEG in #tryon2018, you will have the opportunity to see these jackets up close. You can try them to get a general sense of the overall fit and quality. From all the feedback we have been gathering, Lotus Romeo jackets are being very favorably in terms of styling, quality and comfort compared to offerings from the other bigger brands. In fact, the ironic part is that these “bigger” brands have now started copying the Lotus Romeo model in a desperate effort to catch up.
Dressage Tailcoat Shadbelly “Natasha” from Lotus Romeo (fully configurable and custom)
Natasha – This is the original dressage shadbelly from Lotus Romeo. It remains one of the most popular options to date. With a look that combines the classic with modern, this shadbelly can be configured in a variety of ways.
Dressage Tailcoat Shadbelly “Elegant” by Lotus Romeo (fully customizable and tailored)
Yet another beautiful shad that lives up to its aptly titled model name “Elegant”. With this shad, you can optionally design a bow at the back. The Burgundy color shown below is a new limited edition color.
What Is Included
This is what you get in the Fully Customized Dressage Shadbelly by Lotus Romeo
Base Colors: Black, Navy, Burgundy, Grey and Brown
Collar Color: 30+ Colors (including Satin and Leather)
Collar Piping: 30+ Colors
Cuff Color: 30+ Colors
Waist Piping: 30+ Colors
Buttons: 6 Styles
Mix And Match Styles
Say you like the style of the Natasha but want to add elements from the Elegant model? With the new Deluxe Mix and Match service, you can do that too! Nothing is out of reach anymore. Unlike the other brands, you are not boxed in to just 4 options.
Optionally, a 4 point tailoring adjustment is included as well. This covers:
Sleeve Length Adjustment
Are you ready to design your own dream shadbelly? Wait no more. Click on the button below to get started.
The objective of this post is to introduce the Secchiari brand to the US equestrian/horserider market. Secchiari is an Italian bootmaker with a full selection of ready-to-wear and custom boots for dressage, show jumping and polo.
With so many options for riding boots, one would think “Who needs another brand?”. That is mostly inline with our thoughts as well, until earlier this year. Our customers were tired of the same choices for boots. They want more options, particularly for off-the-shelf ready-to-wear boots.
While Tucci does a remarkable job at fully custom boots for both dressage and show jumping, there is a segment of the market that does not want to wait for custom boots. Instead, they want a semi-soft ready-to-wear boot that they can use for riding and competition right away. Enter Secchiari Boots. All Secchiari boots have two things that make them stand out:
Comfortable and broken-in from Day 1.
Styles that are modern and conservative at the same time.
The comfort part is important. Everyone knows the pain of breaking in new boots. We have all endured the blisters, the pain and bruises all in an effort to break-in new boots. The situation is even worse with certain brands whose boots are ultra-stiff and it takes 2 to 3 weeks for daily use. While this is particularly painful for tall boots, the same applies to paddock (short) boots. Some of us manage the pain the old fashioned way by just getting used to it. Others employ home made tricks such as stuffing Kleenex tissues or wearing 2 pairs of socks. While each method may have its merits, there is no denying that new boots cause some pain.
What makes Secchiari Boots more comfortable?
Where some brands create their boots from a super soft and thin “wallet” leather, there are other brands that produce the stiffest leather boots. The former is easy to wear on day 1 with no break-in required. The downside is that these boots drop very drastically and wear out much quicker. The lifespan on these boots is much shorter than average.
In contrast, the stiffness of the latter category of boots makes them extremely uncomfortable for new use. Riders have to endure hours and hours of excruciatingly pain in order to break them in. Eventually (2 to 3 weeks by some accounts), the boots do break in and the leather becomes supple and conforms.
Secchiari Boots are made from soft and supple leather. Flexible yet stands on its own, unlike another well renowned and popular brand of boots. The Secchiari philosophy strikes just the right balance between leather stiffness and comfort. The leather thickness is halfway between the “wallet” leather and the “super stiff” leather. Secchiari boots can be ridden in the first day with minor discomfort.
Secchiari Boots – Modern and Conservative Style
Secchiari also brings another advantage to the table: modern and conservative styling. The Secchiari portfolio of boots presents a boot for everyone. Whether you ride dressage, or show jumping or hunters, Secchiari has a boot for you. When you want to compete, there are lots of options for show boots.
The Secchiari Paddock Boots Hera and the Olanda Mini Chaps are a system that allows you the look of tall boots without the discomfort. It is hard to tell these apart from tall boots. This concept was first popularized by the Freejump Liberty Boots and Chaps system. Tucci has its own offering of short-boots and mini chaps boot system. What sets the Secchiari apart from the other such models are the clean lines and superior fit. The Secchiari fit is second to none. Add to that the Hera Short Boots feature elastic panels on both sides along with a side zipper to fasten. The Tucci Harl Paddock boots do not feature a zipper. The Freejump boots are more modern, not appealing to the rider who desires a classic look.
How does the size run on Secchiari boots?
The Secchiari boots are handmade in Italy. The fit is mostly true to size. Size charts are shown below:
What about Custom boots?
While Secchiari does not yet offer fully custom boots, they do offer a good variety of personalizations. The Colombian Luxury Top Tall Boots are one example.
Questions? Comments? Feedback
We welcome your comments and feedback. Secchiari is a relatively new name in the United States. If you have questions, please leave us a comment below.
Are you ready to experience the ultimate mobile shopping experience?
Wait no more….TACKNRIDER is unveiling a full-size mobile showroom at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (WEF Showgrounds) tomorrow!
WHAT: Grand Opening of TACKNRIDER Mobile Showroom
WHERE: WEF Showgrounds (in the vendor row) between Ann. K Hubard’s Tack Shop and Kochers
WHEN: November 27, 2013 , 10 AM
If you have not seen the mobile showroom yet, be sure to stop by. Bring your friends over as we celebrate and kick off the WEF season. Free Gifts included with every purchase, as appreciation for our customers.
We are excited about this new addition to our business. The showroom is state-of-the-art, equipped with full Air Conditioner, Canopies, Center stage, and an uber-cool fitting room etc. We will feature new apparel and tack from Equiline, Schockemohle Sports, GPA, Eskadron, Samshield, HKM, Jeffries, Accademia Italiana.
Stop by to check out the newest addition to WEF! You will not be disappointed. Stay tuned for more exclusive pictures of the showroom, coming soon!
As the new season rolls around, we are starting quite a handful of new ventures. One of those ventures is the new look of the website.
We have overhauled the look and functionality of the website, in response to feedback from our customers. Our customers had reported problems viewing and navigating the website on mobile devices such as the iPAD. So to address that, we have created a new website that renders beautifully on desktop as well as mobile devices.
As with anything new, there will be a few kinks to sort out. So please bear with us. For your convenience, we have transferred your customer account information from the old site. If you are having trouble logging in, please send us a note or Contact Us.
You will notice we are constantly adding new products to the website. To provide a smoother experience you can now subscribe to our RSS feed, so you can get a summary of our blog posts here.
Stay tuned to our blog…we will announce all events, store promotions, sales, parties here. So don’t miss out. Also, we would love to hear from you, so chime in. We love our customers and are always listening for your valuable feedback.