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.
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.
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.
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...
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:
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.
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.
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?