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post #1306 of 2699
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Originally Posted by zielschuss View Post

 

There's some info about it here: http://www.barbour.com/us/repairs-reproofing-us
 

I sent an email to Barbour.Repairs.US@Barbour.com about taking in a large Tokito Mountain Parka which fit well in the shoulders but was tent-like otherwise. A nice lady by the name of Lisa Wigger responded 5 days later. After some correspondence I decided to take off about 4" along the bottom hem and 2" right under the pit to give the jacket some taper. It was a bit pricey ($90), but the alteration is a bit more involved as they'll be doing it along the side-seams to maintain use of the rear game pocket. It also includes a rewax of the new seams they put in.

 

I'm supposed to receive it in 3 weeks or so and will post pics in this thread when I do.

 

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Originally Posted by Coopa View Post

I'll be interested to see how it looks because i had the exact same experience with the mountain parka. I absolutely love the jacket, but it was gigantic in from the chest down. Sizing down to a medium would have made it too constricted in the shoulders. I ended up reluctantly returning it. 

 

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Originally Posted by BLAUGRANA View Post

 

I too will be interested in seeing how this turns out.  IMHO $90 isn't a bad price either. 

 

NIce coat btw.  I wouldn't mind grabbing one myself, but it seems to have sold from a fair amount of shops.

 

 

Last week I finally got back my Mountain Parka. Back in mid November, I had sent an email to the nice folks in New Hampshire at Barbour US repairs and Barbour custormer service asking if it would be possible to have the jacket taken in at the factory. UK customer service told me it was impossible due to the construction of the jacket but US repairs told me they could do it:

 

"We can take your jacket in for you, but we are limited as to how much. If you look at the sides of the jacket, we have the space between the bellow pockets (lower pockets) and the side seam. Please keep in mind we need at least ½” to put the side seam back in. When we take a jacket in, we tipically take the same amount out from hem to pit. When we do this, it reduces the arm hole. If the arm hole is good, and you wish to take the jacket in please state on the note you include with your jacket “DO NOT ALTER ARM HOLES” .

 

If you wish to take your jacket in, the cost is $90 + $6 S&H.

 

Mail you jacket to:

 

Barbour Inc

Attn: Repairs

55 Meadowbrook Dr

MilfordNH 03055

 

Please include a note stating what you would like to have done along with your full name, address, day time phone # and e-mail address."

 

So, I sent my jacket off in late November along with a note asking to take in 2" along the hem at each side seam and 1" at the pit on each seam. About a week later I got an email from Barbour with an order form where the price of the alteration had gone up to $120. They would not take credit card information via email so I tried calling them a few times but could not reach anyone. I eventually sent a letter with all the info but did not hear back from them. I did see a charge on my card in early January so figured we were in business. Fast foward to last week when I finally got the jacket. The alteration took about a month longer than I expected but I'm happy with the results: 

 

Barbour Mountain Parka after taper

 

Please excuse my smirk... mwink[1].gif I'm wearing the thickest sweater I own in the first 3 and just a t-shirt in the last 2. The jacket is a size L and I'm a little under 6'1", 165lbs with a 39" chest and 34" waist. I originally tried on a medium and while it was good in the torso, it was too snug in the shoulders for my tastes. I wish I had taken before pics but believe me, the original jacket was significantly more tent-like; here's a model shot which gives you a good idea of the magnitude of tent-ness on the original:

 

 

If anyone is thinking about having a jacket taken in, I definitely recommend sending it back to the New Hampshire repair department. It was pricier than I thought it would be, but they did great work and made sure all the original details were intact: they closed up the inner liner over the side seams and shortened the elastic bands of the pull-tabs along the hem and at the midsection of the jacket.

post #1307 of 2699

Very nice. Great fit. You look handsome and sexy.

post #1308 of 2699
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Originally Posted by otacon View Post

Quick question about the Sports Jacket that might've been already asked (haven't found it yet though).

The lining isn't sewn in around the arm pits--the arms are connected to the body. There might also be a little excess. I figured this was in case you wanted them to adjust the sleeves, and possibly something they'd sew down if you had them do so, with the excess being just in case you needed them lengthened. It's kind of awkward now though. The sleeves are pretty tight (and I don't have big arms) so if the shirt I'm wearing has any slack (i.e. most sweaters) the sleeves will ride up. What's more, I often end up pushing the lining out of the bottom of the sleeve.

Anyone else have this experience?

 

I can confirm the same experience on my jacket. 

It does feel a bit billowy.

post #1309 of 2699
Hey,
Don't crucify me but for anyone desperate for a Barbour Beacon Heritage To Ki To Skyfall jacket I have one available. Email to danger3000@hotmail.co.uk if interested.
Regards
post #1310 of 2699

@ zielschuss

 

Thanks for sharing your experience.  Coat looks great.  I wish I had your problem, but using the pulls I can just take it in as needed.  I've got a few extra pounds on you and I'm a bit shorter.  Doesn't look tent-like on me though.  I assume you're not wearing the lining in the photos?  Oh, and good price for all that work.  The attention to detail with the pulls and such is really important on an alteration like that and sounds like they nailed. 

post #1311 of 2699
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Originally Posted by mscott View Post

I can confirm the same experience on my jacket. 
It does feel a bit billowy.

All right, so it's not just mine then. I'll email barbour about it later and post the response.
post #1312 of 2699

To everyone complaining about the "billowy" fit: buy a liner.

 

Moreover, if you don't like the fit, don't buy it.

post #1313 of 2699

Over the weekend a retailer in Manhattan informed me that the current Beacon Heritage Collection will be the last to be designed by ToKihito.  Is there any truth to this?

 

Gregg

post #1314 of 2699
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Originally Posted by buzzlulu View Post

Over the weekend a retailer in Manhattan informed me that the current Beacon Heritage Collection will be the last to be designed by ToKihito.  Is there any truth to this?

Gregg

Could be the case, though I dont know why seeing how popular it is.
post #1315 of 2699
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Originally Posted by buzzlulu View Post

Over the weekend a retailer in Manhattan informed me that the current Beacon Heritage Collection will be the last to be designed by ToKihito.  Is there any truth to this?

Gregg

I was in the SoHo store a few months ago (prior to buying my Sport Jacket). I think it was September. The sales rep told me then that Tokito was no longer designing for Barbour - that AW12 was his last season... I mentioned it in this thread at the time.
post #1316 of 2699
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Originally Posted by jhwendland View Post

To everyone complaining about the "billowy" fit: buy a liner.

Moreover, if you don't like the fit, don't buy it.

The specific to ki to jackets we're talking about don't take a liner, to my knowledge.

It isn't the jacket itself, but the lining in the sleeves we were talking about. It's really kind of an odd thing, because the sleeves themselves are *tight*, but the lining just kind of moves about when you put your arm through, and if you pull on it when the jacket's open, you might get some slack, almost like there's too much lining (hence, billowy).
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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post

I was in the SoHo store a few months ago (prior to buying my Sport Jacket). I think it was September. The sales rep told me then that Tokito was no longer designing for Barbour - that AW12 was his last season... I mentioned it in this thread at the time.

I would be surprised if this happened, given the recent popularity and everything. Barbour just got a world more of exposure than it had before. I am glad I took the plunge when I did though, as I was considering waiting until next season.

That said... AW12 wasn't the last season. Spring Summer 2013 is already out, at least for preview.
post #1317 of 2699
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Originally Posted by otacon View Post

I would be surprised if this happened, given the recent popularity and everything. Barbour just got a world more of exposure than it had before. I am glad I took the plunge when I did though, as I was considering waiting until next season.

That said... AW12 wasn't the last season. Spring Summer 2013 is already out, at least for preview.

Like I said, it was what I was told by a SA. I assumed they know what they were talking about. They suggested Barbour was keeping the Tokito name but that he wouldn't have anything to do with the design.
post #1318 of 2699

I was told by either an associate or manager in Chicago that SS13 is the last To Ki To collection.  They're going to launch Barbour "Department B" which sounds like the successor line.  Tokihito was apparently introduced to Barbour by WP and he has done some Woolrich John Rich and Bros pieces (including AW12), so maybe he'll land there.  I'd be fine with that.  Anyway, if Tokihito leaving is down to Barbour, don't understand it.  I mean his contract being up is one thing, but after AW12 (and that's not to mention the Sport Jacket)...

post #1319 of 2699
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Originally Posted by jhwendland View Post

To everyone complaining about the "billowy" fit: buy a liner.

Moreover, if you don't like the fit, don't buy it.

Well put. Barbours historically have a generous cut to make a allowances for sweaters and the liner because the people who bought them wore the jackets for hunting, wandering over moors, farming and over a suit in the city.
post #1320 of 2699

How well would a bedale jacket (with hood attachment) stand up to heavy rain?
 

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