I'm also looking at them. I really like the simplicity of it, and the venting look. I'd like to try one on though.
One thing to look for if you're unsure the site is legitimate or not is the method of payment. I found one that looked too good to be true back in the Fall, but I started the checkout process anyway just to get an idea. Sure enough the method of payment was to be a money order. Huge red flag. Again though, and I don't want to sound harsh but, the fake sites largely look like obvious fakes for various reasons such as their pricepoint and inventory levels. In fact put both together and it's even more obvious. That's not to mention Barbour's site listing probably 99% of the fake sites.
There is a store in Lincoln Park. It's small, but they have a pretty good selection. They're opening up a flagship downtown soon.
I too like it, but I'm still rounding out my To Ki To AW12 collection, which I prefer. I'll likely go for the Blast Jacket closer to Fall and chance getting it at markdown. It's IMHO one of the better To Ki To SS13 pieces. Out of curiosity, which color did you go for?
Can you compare the fit to anything else?
Might try and get to the local Barbour store in the next week to try one out.
nordstrom at old orchard has a few "fashion" items only, like shirts, women's vests, etc. didn't see any classics there. i will keep looking.
Nope. I mean I could, but it'd be too big. I have the Camo Sapper (and just about the rest of the collection), so I'm good with sizing. Damn. Thanks for the link though, much appreciated. I know one place that has it, but it's full price and may need a proxy. I might have a lead at two other shops though. Waiting to hear back from one and after that I'll hit the other. Still if anyone spots one in person or online please do let me know.
Don't forget to give us the lowdown on that Blast Jacket. What color did you go for btw? Bark? Was checking it out online again the other night and a nice hidden pocket detail I wasn't (but should have been) expecting.