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post #1096 of 2429

I am looking to get either a 46 or 48 beaufort in olive. I have tried on both sizes and am still contemplating because I am losing weight, maybe 30 lbs or so to get to ideal weight. Right now, the 48 and sleeves are a good length and I can wear a layer or two comfortable under it right now. Not sure if that will be the 46 eventually, but the sleeves were short on me. I am 6'5" 270.

 

Since this is a big investment, should I go with a 46 and tailor the sleeves and bottom or go with the 48?

post #1097 of 2429
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Originally Posted by dmoore228 View Post

I am looking to get either a 46 or 48 beaufort in olive. I have tried on both sizes and am still contemplating because I am losing weight, maybe 30 lbs or so to get to ideal weight. Right now, the 48 and sleeves are a good length and I can wear a layer or two comfortable under it right now. Not sure if that will be the 46 eventually, but the sleeves were short on me. I am 6'5" 270.

 

Since this is a big investment, should I go with a 46 and tailor the sleeves and bottom or go with the 48?

If it were me I'd tailor the sleeves on a 46. 30 lbs is not insignificant. I would imagine this is probably an all too familiar story for someone 6'5", but I'm sure many companies, Barbour included, aren't keeping men of your height and larger in mind when making their jackets. I would try to find the best deal you can online and then just shell out the $80 or whatever for lengthening. As others have pointed out, since you may keep it for a very long time, the actually cost per wear is very low in the long run.

post #1098 of 2429

So as an adjunct to my previous post, I just measured my chest, and to my surprise it was 33". Well, that at least rules out the 36 Bedale. But now I'm actually considering a 32 instead of the 34. I'm wondering if the jacket and sleeve length would just be entirely too short for some a bit over 5'10". 

post #1099 of 2429
beaufort and bedale are 50% off at saks online! good luck!
post #1100 of 2429

not seeing it

post #1101 of 2429
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Originally Posted by Bill Smith View Post

They really don't want your money do they? There are reasons why I won't step into Stollery's and lousy staff and pricing is it. Definitely complain to management regarding your sales associate's treatment of you in a well written letter.
I've decided I'm holding off my Barbour purchase (most likely a Baufort) until I'm in NYC at the end of April and just go to an Orvis store in midtown Manhattan.

In all honesty, I want nothing more to do with these guys. I got my jacket I'm happy.

Just wanted to illustrate to non Torontonians why Stollery's is such a joke.

Anyone have a good place to buy a pile liner for the International BTW?
post #1102 of 2429
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Originally Posted by drechie View Post

beaufort and bedale are 50% off at saks online! good luck!
Not seeing it either
post #1103 of 2429
Nordstrom has the "non-classics" on sale - about 30% off..
post #1104 of 2429
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Originally Posted by LaymanX View Post

In all honesty, I want nothing more to do with these guys. I got my jacket I'm happy.
Just wanted to illustrate to non Torontonians why Stollery's is such a joke.
Anyone have a good place to buy a pile liner for the International BTW?

Don't blame you, check out Sporting Life, they sell Barbour. Don't know how deep their selection is.
post #1105 of 2429
http://www.shopstollerys.com/Barbour-Beaufort-Waxed-Jacket-BA0341NV.htm

Just had a look at the Stollery's website, their regular Barbour pricing is just plain silly, what a bunch of crooks. J. Crew sells the Bedale for $438 Cdn or something like that.
post #1106 of 2429
Many Barbour sale items at WIngtip in San Francisco. I was in there this morning and they have a good supply but call soon. http://wingtip.com/tag/sale-items
post #1107 of 2429
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Originally Posted by drechie View Post

beaufort and bedale are 50% off at saks online! good luck!

I got a Bedale Black in 38, that was the only one with sizes below 40. They were there, must have sold out quickly.

post #1108 of 2429
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Stollerys are out to lunch on pricing. They are also a bunch of pricks who have zero people skills. www.orvis.com and www.northriveroutfitter.com has the international and are able to ship to Canada.

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Originally Posted by LaymanX View Post

Well, that was a fun experience. I decided I didn't want to wait for international delivery and wanted instant gratification so I (foolishly) returned to Stollery's.
I walk in and am immediately beset by this stern looking middle aged Asian lady wearing caked on makeup.
I ask her for a Barbour international jacket in size 38. Without even blinking, she replies that they're sold out. I tell her that I saw two on the racks just yesterday.
She shrugs and says that she doesn't keep track of all the inventory in her department. I point to the massive storeroom at the back, filled with racks of Barbour jackets and ask if she can check in there quickly. She literally walks in, performs a perfunctory gaze and walks back out shaking her head. I walk over myself to the main racks and just find a size 38 sitting on the racks.
My next question... Is there a liner I can get for this too? She shakes her head and says that the coat doesn't support a liner. I point out the studs in the jacket meant for the liner and get another passing salesperson to confirm it takes a liner.
The dragonlady doesn't miss a beat. Oh but it would look silly with a liner anyways. You don't want it to look bulky right? I decide to concede on the liner and just want to pay for the jacket.
Naturally she tries to up sell me on every other type of Barbour jacket even more outrageously priced than the International.
Try the Sapper jacket! Its the one worn by James Bond in Sky fall! I don't bother to correct her.
All these jackets are proudly made in the USA nowadays, she claims... I point out the Made in Tunisia tag on my International. She says that's just bogus and some tax loophole by Barbour.
I kid you not... The entire encounter was a very awkward 20 minutes in which she must've spouted 30 different lies about Barbour.
God I hate my weakness and wished I had the patience to order online.

What'd I tell you man!?! Terrible. They cater to the 'more money than brains' group of people.
post #1109 of 2429
In praise of....Barbour gloves.

Yes, gloves. I picked up a pair of wool fingerless gloves at Orvis, and I LOVE them. They are my favorite pair ever. Why? The wool is amazing. Thick. Well knit and assembled. And if it smells of...sheep. Indeed, After taking of my gloves this morning when I got to my office, I could swear I had lanolin on my hands. Some might be bothered by this, but I think it's fantastic. They are clearly gloves that...assuming I don't lose them, will last a long, long time.
post #1110 of 2429
About my new Beaufort.

So, I scored a Beaufort on Ebay for a good price. NWT. I bought my suit coat size (42). I don't know why I didn't grasp this when I tried these things on at Orvis a month ago, but at 42, the thing is too big and too long. I had talked myself into buying that size after reading all the related threads here and AAAC and saw that a) they're supposed to be big, and b) it's designed to be layered over tons of stuff, including sport coats. Indeed, if I put it over my sportcoat, it covers the sportcoat just so, with maybe an inch or two surplus. And its roomy enough for me to wear the coat WITH a liner AND a big sweater.

Before buying one's suit size, one really needs to ask oneself if one really intends or needs to wear the thing with a sportcoat. I often wear sportcoats and thus will be doing so often, but I don't need it for that purpose since I already have a nice wool top coat and trench coat w/ liner. What I should have kept in mind is that for the specific purpose I needed this for...those times in which the top coat and trench coat would have been too dressy...I was unlikely to be wearing a sport coat as well. In brief, if I had so much as gone down even to just a 40, I think I'd be a lot happier with the Beaufort without having to sacrifice any of the functionality.

The 42"'s not terrible. It's just not as perfect as I would like a garment to be when I bought the garment to a large degree because of its vaunted longevity.

Another insight: once again I find that saving money short term does not pay. Had I bought the coat at Orvis (and paid the extra sum), I might have the ability to return it. Over time, that extra sum would quickly become meaningless.
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