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post #1156 of 2699
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Originally Posted by rgr555 View Post

Seems medium is fine. I don't get why u think I would be an XL. The back measurement is important to me. Having a coat that goes below ur butt looks retarded.
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Originally Posted by rgr555 View Post

a sports coat, blazer, suit jacket shouldn't go below where your leg inseam begins. basically you want it above your crotch a little. that's how this jacket should be worn.

I'm not sure what type of look you are going for, but a sportscoat/blazer/suit jacket for a conservative/classic look does have the jacket at least covering your butt.

If you are looking for a trendy/current look then yes it will be shorter.
post #1157 of 2699

Wondering if anyone has any experience with the Adventure Jacket. Tough to find reviews or at retailers. Primary use will be as a winter coat in an urban environment where lows don't frequently drop below freezing. Alternative suggestions are also welcomed.

 

http://www.barbour.com/us/mens-clothing/jackets-coats/lifestyle-mens/adventure-jacket-0
 

post #1158 of 2699
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Originally Posted by BLAUGRANA View Post

Sale, but much cheaper getting it from Europe.

Maybe, but for someone in the US or Canada the time, duty or customs expense and hassle of returning something to Europe if the size or fit is wrong out weighs some additional savings. I've been clobbered by customs and duty fees on various FedEx transactions to Europe.
post #1159 of 2699

Hi Guys! I'm have been looking the world over for a Mountain Parka from the Beacon Heritage line, but it seems like distribution of it has been severely limited.  

 

I absolutely love the look of this thing, but I can't find it in the size that I would need.  I've got a 46'' chest and am 6'1'' thinking that I would need an xl.  If anyone could help me out with this I'd very much appreciate it.  

 

I've also been leaning towards the Wessex, as an alternative, which is a very similar coat and far more available:

 

The only thing I don't like about this one is the drawstring being on the exterior of the jacket.  

 

Any feedback would be very welcome.  

 

Thanks!

post #1160 of 2699
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Originally Posted by nemo1107 View Post

Hi Guys! I'm have been looking the world over for a Mountain Parka from the Beacon Heritage line, but it seems like distribution of it has been severely limited.  

Thanks!

Seems out of stock everywhere - how about the Whitby? http://www.barbourbymail.co.uk/Mens-Barbour-Whitby-Waterproof-Jacket.html?utm_source=GoData&gdftrk=gdfV23564_a_7c1565_a_7c7165_a_7c524503
post #1161 of 2699
I finally got to a Barbour store and tried on a size 40 Beaufort, which settled the question for me: my 42 is too big, and i need to size down. Which means I need to sell the 42.

I'll be posting something on the sales forum here and/or at AAAC, but before then, if any of you are interested in a lightly used 42 Beaufort classic (I bought it NWT about a month ago) in sage, PM me. Awesome jacket, just too big on me.
post #1162 of 2699
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Originally Posted by relax99 View Post

I recently bought an international and I cant decide if it fits in my wardrobe or not. Every person I've worn it around has made a comment on the overly gold buttons. To sell or keep that is the question
You can force tarnish the buttons
post #1163 of 2699
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Originally Posted by Alexidb View Post

You can force tarnish the buttons

What do you use to do that?
post #1164 of 2699
Selling my tokito bicycle jackets, feel free to make an offer, would like to move 'em quickly!
post #1165 of 2699
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

What do you use to do that?
A browning agent, or something highly acidic like mustard. Just scuff up the buttons and brush it on
post #1166 of 2699
looking for a barbour beaufort light weight...anyone have one? or saw one on sale
post #1167 of 2699
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I like it, especially in yellow, but I think I'm leaning towards the Wessex if I can't find the Mountain Parka.  The Whitby looks too lightweight for my climate.  I'm in Minnesota, where right now it's a balmy -20 below.  So I think I need something that's a little heavier weight, but still layerable...

post #1168 of 2699
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Originally Posted by rgr555 View Post

anyone have the measurements for the james bond tokito jacket?
i'm 5'9" 170lbs with broad shoulders (top heavy from working out)
i have ordered it in Large but want to change the pre-order to a MEDIUM - would this be smart?
i recently ordered a quilted barbour tokito in large and am not happy with the fit as i think its a bit too long. i understand the james bond jacket is tailored more tight though, and the quilted jackets are designed loosely..But I am still curious if medium would be a better purchase.
thanks

Hi,

I echo your dilemma. I'm 6.0', 185 lbs w/broad shoulders (19.5") - top heavy. I like my clothes slim-lined and quite fitted. I tried the medium but it didn't fit along the shoulders - it was extremely tight, and the sleeve length was too short. This was probably due to the shoulders being too tight and stretching causing the sleeves to ride up. The measurements given by Dave_SFU for the medium are quite accurate. I opted for the large. The measurements for the large are:

21.5" pit-to-pit

27" sleeve

18" shoulder

28.5" back length (measured from bottom of collar)

 

The jacket does run "small" as most posts mention, and most recommend sizing up, but "small" is relative, possibly in comparison to other Barbour jackets. I usually fit a medium in most clothing (i.e., shirts, sweaters). The large fit me perfectly along the chest and shoulders and the sleeve length is ideal, so indeed sizing up was necessary for me, however, the waist needed to be taken-in quite a bit for my personal preference, and so did the arm holes. I would recommend having someone measure your shoulder width (as i believe this is the limiting factor), then based on these and previous measurements buy accordingly. All other alterations can be done i.e., taking-in the chest, waist, sleeve length, etc., but I'm not sure if the shoulder width can be let-out (I don't know how much "extra" material is sewn in the jacket, if any). Also, despite my shoulder width being 19.5" and the jacket measuring 18", it still fit the way I like it - quite snug but still allowing some flexibility - again its personal how fitted you like your clothing. Hope this helps.

post #1169 of 2699
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post


Maybe, but for someone in the US or Canada the time, duty or customs expense and hassle of returning something to Europe if the size or fit is wrong out weighs some additional savings. I've been clobbered by customs and duty fees on various FedEx transactions to Europe.

 

Well to each their own, but if you're saving upwards of $150 then I'd say it's worth it.  Returning it isn't that bad, I mean you have to ship it out either way.  Also with Wingtip's sale prices you can't return their stuff anyway. 

 

FedEx is bad, but I've had no problems with DHL or the postal services.  Just got a To Ki To Military coat from England and I saved almost $150 off Wingtip's price and didn't get hit with customs. 

post #1170 of 2699

Anyone have any experience with the Barbour stores?  I mean the regular stores, not the factory outlets. 

 

-Do they run promotions/sales?  I called two today and the answer I got was that they usually don't find out until same day and that Saturdays are usually the days.  Anybody else know this?
-Do the sales associates work on commission?  I'd like to get in with one so I can stay updated with their sales.

-Anyone on the email list?  Do they email you about sales/promotions?

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