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post #46 of 53
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Originally Posted by ManofKent View Post
Base colour won't change dramatically, both will lighten in tone slightly with wear, the sylkoil more quickly.
I just compared mine to the example shown on the website ... and it may have lightened a bit. It's such a slow process and not extreme, so I don't notice.
post #47 of 53
KABUMP
funny how things never change. still looking for this jacket (at, uhm, a price). found one on ebay at a great price, but when i asked for measurements, the Large turns out to be 27" P2P. The website says that should fit a 42-44, but that seems outrageous. the M is 23" P2P, which seems a lot more like it. Can any of you Barbour people tell me whether that large is just way too big? FWIW, I wear a medium in Polo coats, too, so maybe i just need to keep looking.
post #48 of 53
I am a 40R and use a Beaufort M. It is a generous (read baggy) cut, and it is supposed to be this way. It's an old design and has changed little over time. I wear mine over a sport coat routinely.
post #49 of 53
my normal SC is 39-40S...I have a 38 Bedale due to generous cut as anginaprinzmetal mentioned..I normally wear it with medium sweaters or sport coat...fitting is perfect and comfortable with movements...hope this help..good luck
post #50 of 53
Hey guys I personally have decided to go with the Beaufort. I have a ski trip this coming winter and was wondering how it stood up with skiing! (Take note that I'm not the best skier so I should be falling down and hitting the snow a lot)
post #51 of 53
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Originally Posted by James Haytham View Post

Hey guys I personally have decided to go with the Beaufort. I have a ski trip this coming winter and was wondering how it stood up with skiing! (Take note that I'm not the best skier so I should be falling down and hitting the snow a lot)

Both the Bedale and the Beaufort would be terrible ski jackets. Waxed cotton is not good for skiing since it traps sweat and gets clammy.
post #52 of 53
there is no miracle fabric for athletics in the cold. either way, you would be under so many layers that breathability converges towards null.

so i really dont buy into that goretex/dry-fit/omni-wick/[insert-techy-name-here] in skiing context.

ive skiied in barbour before. as a late-season, didnt-bring-all-my-gear-on-travel kind of thing. its perfectly fine for that (shielding against snow fall)


whats not good for beginners is that there are no cinch and/or snow skirts, or tall collars. if dude is going to be falling and rolling around in the snow, its going to be a very wet day for him.
post #53 of 53
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Originally Posted by James Haytham View Post

Hey guys I personally have decided to go with the Beaufort. I have a ski trip this coming winter and was wondering how it stood up with skiing! (Take note that I'm not the best skier so I should be falling down and hitting the snow a lot)

Cotton in wet, freezing conditions would be a terrible combination. Waxed cotton will both wet out and trap moisture in the lining and once it does, would be an enormous liability in typical skiing weather. It will also get very stiff in low temps and is not particularly good at blocking out those cold blasts. All-in-all, really bad choice for skiing.

If you're doing a standard lift-served ski trip and not slapping on skins for a day of AT or some tele, breathability may not be a huge concern. But, while you may not 'need' something like 3-ply Gore-Tex (which, contrary to some opinions here, is actually waterproof and reasonably breathable), you certainly should not try to make it through a ski trip in cotton outerwear. In addition, as wacky as some outdoor fashions look in the city, a Beaufort on the slopes would look equally out of place.
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