Asmar Ela Show Shirt
The most beautiful show shirt in the world…or close to it anyways. That’s how we feel about Asmar Equestrian’s Ela Show Shirt.
This shirt is a beautiful design full of nice details, and it doesn’t lack for comfort. The main body of the shirt is a soft, flowing fabric that gathers beautifully in the back when tucked in, but also looks incredible left out (not that you would show that way). The stiffer fabric in the front and on the collar give the shirt a more formal feel under a show coat. The collar lining gives a pop of color and contrast when left unbuttoned, and a very formal tailored look when buttoned. The design is a bit more blousey than your average show shirt, which makes it stand out from the crowd. It looks different from the front than the back in a good way. The relaxed, feminine back is a bit of a surprise after the more tailored front. Because of this, it transitions well for use outside of showing.
As mentioned above, it looks great under a show coat and works with or without a stock tie (it does have a stock tie loop). It isn’t a good one for those “coats waived” days as it is sleeveless (but you can wear your coat more comfortably on hot days when you wear this shirt). We wore it to a couple of shows this summer and didn’t need to take our jacket off (we prefer to show with the jacket on…even if it’s 100 degrees).
Our only problem with this shirt is that the buttons all needed to be sewn back on after one wear (and one button came off at our first show…eek). We’re expecting that was a one-off odd problem for Asmar as they usually have such high quality products. Their customer service is great too, as they offered to refund us store credit for the shirt because of the buttons if we desired (we turned it down as we really are happy with the shirt). Other than the buttons, this shirt has held up through several washes and wears and is not staining as much as some of our other show shirts have in the past.
We wouldn’t hesitate to buy from Asmar again. Lucky for you, this shirt is currently on sale. If you want to purchase the Asmar Ela Show Shirt, you can buy it here. You can check out their other beautiful designs on their website.