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post #1366 of 2439
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Originally Posted by zxu426 View Post

Going to get myself a Barbour International. How do these jackets fit? I have the Classic Beaufort in size 36, and I'm pleased with the relaxed cut. I'm 5'9"-5'10", ~145 lbs, Asian. Should I get it in the same size as my Beaufort? I hear that it runs large, and I don't want it to fit any larger than the Beaufort.

I stuck to the same size and am happy with the fit. If you've no plans on wearing the optional liner you could go down a size.
post #1367 of 2439

Thanks. What goes well with the International? What color T-shirts or button-downs? I'm thinking whites and blues only. What kind of pants work (e.g. chinos, cords, jeans) and in what colors? As you can tell, I have never owned a black jacket before.

post #1368 of 2439
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Originally Posted by zxu426 View Post

Thanks. What goes well with the International? What color T-shirts or button-downs? I'm thinking whites and blues only. What kind of pants work (e.g. chinos, cords, jeans) and in what colors? As you can tell, I have never owned a black jacket before.

Maybe I'm just not familiar with the International, but I thought it came in different colors. I would wear pretty much any color with black, except navy and brown. That said, I don't actually have much black clothing in general,
post #1369 of 2439
25% coupon on Jcrew is working for some of their Barbour items
post #1370 of 2439
Which ones? Liner? Wax?
post #1371 of 2439
i have the same problem, what can be done?
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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?
post #1372 of 2439
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Originally Posted by theundeadkennedy View Post

I'm wanting to get my Sports jacket tailored and maybe have the zipper for the hood removed. Is there any special thread actually needed like was available in the now dicontinued repair kit? Or can I just touch up the effected areas with some thornproof? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
-J

I don't think you absolutely need special thread, but the stuff they use is presumably special and water resistant. Removing the zipper is most easily done with scissors, I guess...some chaps on ajb were able to do it pretty well. If you do any alterations to it outside of Barbour, you risk them not being able to touch it in the future though.
post #1373 of 2439
Just pulled the trigger on an olive Bedale from wingtip.com. Free shipping and no tax. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif I've been coveting a Barbour for quite some time, but this was a bit of an impulse buy. Hope I'm not disappointed! Unfortunately I'm in Texas and probably won't have a chance to wear the jacket until next winter though, lol.

I was a bit hesitant to buy a waxed jacket, as I'm not too keen on the idea of having to re-wax it, plus I've heard the wax produces an odor that some find off-putting? Is this true? How often can I expect to have to re-wax the jacket? Since I'm in Texas, I would probably only wear it a couple dozen times per year, if that, and don't anticipate doing any heavy field work in it.

Excited to receive the jacket, though. Seems pretty versatile and should last many years.
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I ended up returning my olive Sapper, since the insulation was thicker than I was looking for. Instead I picked up a tailored Sapper in navy from BarbourByMail. The tailored Sapper is made with 4oz sylkoil. It's very light, and probably cool enough to wear through the summer. This is a small, and I'm a size 36-38. Apologies for the low-quality picture:

 

 

AppleMark

Here's a better one of the jacket without me in it, taken with a proper camera: 

 

AppleMark

 

 

I also got a sage Bedale, which feels much sturdier and higher quality than either of the Sappers. I'll probably keep it. A size 34 leaves enough room for a sweater underneath.

 

 

AppleMark

post #1375 of 2439
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post

Just pulled the trigger on an olive Bedale from wingtip.com. Free shipping and no tax. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif I've been coveting a Barbour for quite some time, but this was a bit of an impulse buy. Hope I'm not disappointed! Unfortunately I'm in Texas and probably won't have a chance to wear the jacket until next winter though, lol.

I was a bit hesitant to buy a waxed jacket, as I'm not too keen on the idea of having to re-wax it, plus I've heard the wax produces an odor that some find off-putting? Is this true? How often can I expect to have to re-wax the jacket? Since I'm in Texas, I would probably only wear it a couple dozen times per year, if that, and don't anticipate doing any heavy field work in it.

Excited to receive the jacket, though. Seems pretty versatile and should last many years.

If that's all the wear it will get, you won't need to re-wax for several years. I like the smell, but it fades pretty quickly.
post #1376 of 2439
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Originally Posted by ManofKent View Post

If that's all the wear it will get, you won't need to re-wax for several years. I like the smell, but it fades pretty quickly.

Thanks, good to know. That's what I was hoping to hear. Perhaps I should have asked this (or searched this thread) before I made the purchase, but how is sizing on the Barbour Bedale? I'm assuming fairly true-to-size, as I haven't come across much discussion on the matter. I'm 5'10" ish with about a 43" chest and ordered a size 42 jacket. I don't intend to ever wear a lot of bulky layers underneath it. I like that the Bedale is shorter in length.
post #1377 of 2439
They're cut generously, which puts off some people. But that's how Barbour jackets are supposed to be worn.
post #1378 of 2439
The Bedale jacket is very generously cut to be worn over multiple layers, I'm a size 44 (beer belly) and the best fitting I tried was a 38 Bedale!!! (My Trooper and Martindale are Medium size)

you should check countryattire's precise measurements => http://www.countryattire.com/barbour-classic-bedale-wax-jacket-olive-mwx0010ol71-a835.html
post #1379 of 2439
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Originally Posted by MSAINT View Post

The Bedale jacket is very generously cut to be worn over multiple layers, I'm a size 44 (beer belly) and the best fitting I tried was a 38 Bedale!!! (My Trooper and Martindale are Medium size)

you should check countryattire's precise measurements => http://www.countryattire.com/barbour-classic-bedale-wax-jacket-olive-mwx0010ol71-a835.html

Yes, I'm in the process of reading through this thread more thoroughly and it seems most people are recommending to size down for the Bedale. My true chest measurement is 43" and my normal suit jacket size is 44, though I can wear a 42 in some cuts. As I'm in between sizes, this makes the decision on Barbour sizing all the more difficult. Unfortunately I am not near a store where I can try one on. I ordered the a 42 Bedale, so technically that's sizing down 1 inch from my actual chest measurement, but you say you went all the way down to a 38?! Wow. Do you mind sharing your actual chest measurement, height, and weight? I'm 5'10", 185 pounds, athletic build. As I mentioned in a previous post, I don't plan on wearing a lot of heavy layers under my Bedale since I'm in Texas and likely wouldn't need it. I'm envisioning just wearing a buttondown shirt under the jacket, maybe with a sweater at most, but often with just a t-shirt underneath. So I'm thinking maybe I could size down to the 40. I'd also like to drop a few vanity pounds down to around 180, but I doubt that would have much effect on my chest size.

Then, there's this detailed guide someone posted earlier in the thread, which says to buy the same size Barbour as your actual chest measurement. As much as I love shopping online, sometimes I hate it. baldy[1].gif
post #1380 of 2439
If you size down on the Bedale the sleeves start getting shorter.

Perfect example, I just don't understand the cut of these.
http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/JCrewingoodcompany/Barbour/PRDOVR~19895/19895.jsp

The Bedale is a wonderful jacket if people use the word stout to describe you.

Some of Barbours contemporary fits seem like a better choice. With those you may need to size up.
Edited by Nopike343 - 3/24/13 at 7:29pm
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