Does anyone use their ESS for waterfowl retrieving and put a vest on them? If so what vest did you buy and what size? I have a 1 yr old ESS and I just got him an Avery boater's vest in XS and it still seems a bit big on him. Couldn't find a size down from that one.
I run vizsla and I have never been able to find a vest that fits right. I just cut the vest to fit, and hand sew them back together. I just make sure I have the seam on the outside, so it doesn't rub the dog.
Shopping with your husband is like hunting with the game warden. Experience is what you get, when you didn't get what you wanted.