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3 Reasons Why Lotus Romeo Stands Out From the Rest

Background

Lotus Romeo is an equestrian apparel company based out of Budapest, Hungary owned and designed by Éva Torma-Székely. From a young age, Éva followed the fashion industry combined with a passion for horses. While riding, Eva envisioned creating an elegant, functional equestrian apparel bringing her two loves together, and with this vision she started “Lotus Romeo”. Lotus Romeo is one of the highest quality equestrian apparels on the market. From a casual shirt to a tailcoat, the clothing provides to the rider high end fabrics, with affordable pricing.

No. 1 Technical Composition

Lotus Romeo jackets contain 88% Polyamide and 12% elastan and feature a mesh on the inside back. This allows the coat to be both elastic and breathable during the summer heat. Their jackets are also very light weight.  The LR shadbelly weighs under 1 pound compared to other leading brands which weigh from 2 to 4 pounds. The elastan allows the coat to stretch which gives the rider more mobility in the saddle. Also a huge plus …. Lotus Romeo coats are machine washable, no more dry cleaners! The shirts are similar too. They are lightweight, allow free comfortable movement while offering a stylish look for a casual hack or a show. They come in a multitude of colors and designs, including options for Swarovski Crystal buttons. Moving us onto the versatility of Lotus Romeo items.

Lotus Romeo Classic Show Jacket "Bianca"
Lotus Romeo Classic Show Jacket “Bianca”

No. 2 Individuality

Lotus Romeo jackets create a unique look for each rider giving you that show ring confidence that you are at the top of  your game. The options are endless, from a sleek black for the hunter ring to something personalized top to bottom. They offer twelve different coat colors from your classics to modern trends. You get to choose your collar from thirty-three different options in different materials from the same as the jacket, suede, velvet, leather, denim and lace. And it doesn’t stop there! Plus pick your trim, piping, buttons, and cuffs with the option to add Swarovski Crystals.  This option gives the ultimate personalized design, compared to other brands who only give you limited options to use for customization. Not to mention the price of a Lotus Romeo customized jacket is one of the most affordable on the market bringing us forward.

Lotus Romeo Technical Show Jacket "Joy" - Cuff and Collar Detail
Lotus Romeo Technical Show Jacket “Joy” – Cuff and Collar Detail

No. 3 Modesty on the Market

Lotus Romeo brings affordability to style and quality. The LR jackets run at $695 for short coats and $895 for tailcoats completely customized by you. Compared to other brands who charge from $1,300 to $1,500 for a custom shadbelly and $800 – $1,500  for a custom short coat. Lotus Romeo shirts are also versatile and affordable. Womens shirts come in multiple styles including show and casual. With endless color options along with options for dual color casual shirts and option for crystal buttons. Shirts go from $149 to $160 where other brands can reach to $250. Overall, Lotus Romeo gives you the high demand European look without stripping your wallet dry. 

Ladies Technical Custom Show Jacket "Erin" by Lotus Romeo
Piping on the Collar and Back Shoulder

Conclusion

Overall, Lotus Romeo continues to outdo the competition. Between the high tech, lightweight fabrics, versability and price, Lotus Romeo is on the top of  the market.

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New Fior Da Liso Shirts for Fall/Winter 2014-15

Fior Da Liso Cecile 2 Shirt in Purple Dust Check
UPDATED MARCH 2017: The Fior Da Liso Brand has been discontinued/retired as of January 1, 2017. Please do not contact us for details regarding specific shirts. 

In an earlier post, we covered how the versatile Fior Da Liso collection is. There are so many colors, patterns that make it easy to have a different look for every day of the month. Add to that, you can pair the shirt with either jeans, dress pants or even a skirt.

Here we present the latest Fall Styles from the exclusive Fior Da Liso collection. All these shirts are made from light weight fabric with easy care instructions.

Fior Da Liso Cecile 2 Shirt in Diva Blue Check
Fior Da Liso Cecile 2 Shirt in Diva Blue Check

 

Fior Da Liso Cecile 2 Shirt in Purple Dust Check
Fior Da Liso Cecile 2 Shirt in Purple Dust Check

Fior Da Liso Cecile 2 Shirt in Winter Coral Check
Fior Da Liso Cecile 2 Shirt in Winter Coral Check

Fior Da Liso Alessandra Shirt
Fior Da Liso Alessandra Shirt

Fior Da Liso Shirt - Julia II in Midnight Blue
Fior Da Liso Shirt – Julia II in Midnight Blue

White Long Sleeves Shirt - Belmira with Swarovski Crystals
White Long Sleeves Shirt – Belmira with Swarovski Crystals

 

Which one is your favorite? Tell us which one you wear while riding and which one for the office.

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Cheval Polo Show Shirts – 2 in 1

Cheval Polo Show Shirt

The riding clothing industry is undergoing a transformation. New technologies are being introduced. Nowhere is this more apparent than in competition shirts (show shirts) and breeches. We just received a new shipment from Cheval, of their revolutionary Polo Show Shirts that doubles up as a polo shirt.

The Cheval Polo Show Shirt is made from super-light stretchy cotton. The fabric itself is high quality, unlike the low grade cotton used in some show shirts. It feels extremely light and comfortable. It breathes and dries very well….it does NOT get stinky. This is one of the major features of this shirt.

2-in-1 Polo Show Shirts (Polo Shirt and Show Shirt)

This 2-in-1 Polo Shirt and Classic show  shirt is a cute and dons a fitted look. When using as a show shirt, you simple wrap the collar, sleeves roll down under jacket. When used as a Polo Shirt, unbutton the top collar buttons, then roll up the sleeves and snap them to the side, showing a beautiful trim.  The versatility of this shirt makes it a favorite in our book. This shirt is brand new to the market and being introduced at the WEF by TACKNRIDER exclusively.

Cheval Polo Shirt White
Bright colors on the sleeves contrast nicely against the white base and blue collar

Cheval Polo Show Shirt
Use it as a Show Shirt or as a polo shirt!

Cheval Polo Show Shirt
Nice color choices, light fabric.

Cheval Polo Show Shirt
Thin fabric dries quickly for no-stink.

 

 

Cheval Polo Show Shirt
Snap-on sleeves for polo look

 

 

The Cheval Polo Show Shirt has pearl snap buttons.

The shirt comes in several color options, with white as the base. The collar and sleeves trim are different color, giving it a sporty fashionable vibe. The Cheval shirt is tapered to fit well.

Fabric Composition

The shirt is made from 77% cotton, 5% Lycra and 18% Polyamide. Let me emphasize there is not a another show shirt that matches this shirt when it comes to stretch.

Low Maintenance

The shirt can be hand washed with cold water, or can also be dry cleaned. The label advises against the use of bleach, or starch. Warm iron is recommended.

We think this shirt will be very popular quickly. Given its flexibility, light weight and super thin fabric, this shirt may become the show shirt of choice. What more can you ask for in a show shirt?

We would love to hear from you, so leave your comment.

 

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Swing Cool Elements Mock Shirt is back!

Swing Cool Elements Shirt

For a while now, the Wellington Collection Extreme Air Shirts or the EIS (Equi In Style) shirts have been in favor with athletes of multiple disciplines.

About the Swing Cool Elements Mock Shirt

For those of you unfamiliar with why these shirts are popular, here is the list:

  1. Built-in 30+ SPF Protection for protection from sun burn
  2. Long Sleeves to help protect the arms and keep you warm on those windy days.
  3. Mesh fabric on the underside of the sleeves, to allow air-flow  (While we all like to perspire, we do not want the odor or the stickiness).
  4. Multi-purpose shirt, can be used in Sports like tennis, running, golf, and riding.
  5. Choice of multiple colors to fit your taste and mood.
  6. A mock color for protection and style.
  7. Zipper closure

The Wellington Collection EAS Shirt filled in a void in the market by bringing a shirt that had all these features and a very economical price tag. This means you could own several of these shirts without robbing the bank. At $60 a pop, these shirts are a great value.

However, more recently, Wellington Collection had a snafu.  They could not supply the shirts in quantities.

Enter Bette & Court (or shall we say “Re-Enter”) Swing Cool Elements Mock Shirt

Bette & Court was the maker of the original Swing Shirt. In its various forms and brands, the Swing Cool Elements Mock Shirt got renamed as Wellington Collection Extreme Air Shirt and EIS Performance Stand Up Collar Cool Shirt. Bette & Court is credited with being the innovator of these shirts.

Rightfully so, Bette & Court has stepped up once again, this time with a dazzling array of color choices for their Swing Cool Elements Mock Shirt. The shirt is a step above its competition. It is lighter, softer fabric still with the same popular mock design. Best of all, the shirt colors are to die for. They have covered the spectrum with the colors available with the Swing Cool Elements Mock Shirt. With so many colors available, you can wear a different color each day of the week!