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post #1591 of 2554
Last week talking about re proofing my wax Beaford the shop girl told me about the possibility to "switch" my jacket from wax to sylkoil, for the smell she says. Assuming that i LIKE my Barbours smell, is it possible to change proofing? What's the tecnique they use? Do they clean away all the old wax and apply from zero on sylkoil or are both things mixed togheter? Last info, is sylkoil less greasy and sticky than wax? Thank you all!
post #1592 of 2554
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Originally Posted by tom delgado View Post

Last week talking about re proofing my wax Beaford the shop girl told me about the possibility to "switch" my jacket from wax to sylkoil, for the smell she says. Assuming that i LIKE my Barbours smell, is it possible to change proofing? What's the tecnique they use? Do they clean away all the old wax and apply from zero on sylkoil or are both things mixed togheter? Last info, is sylkoil less greasy and sticky than wax? Thank you all!

Shouldnt you have asked the chick that worked there...? Not to give you a hard time but Im sure she would have known the answer.
post #1593 of 2554
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Originally Posted by tom delgado View Post

Last week talking about re proofing my wax Beaford the shop girl told me about the possibility to "switch" my jacket from wax to sylkoil, for the smell she says. Assuming that i LIKE my Barbours smell, is it possible to change proofing? What's the tecnique they use? Do they clean away all the old wax and apply from zero on sylkoil or are both things mixed togheter? Last info, is sylkoil less greasy and sticky than wax? Thank you all!

Sylkoil and Thornproof use the same wax!

The difference is the cotton - Sylkoil is lighter weight and has a slightly peached finish. Re-waxing won't effect the smell...
post #1594 of 2554

Tried on a Bedale and fit well in a 38. Found it weirdly short in the body though, so I think I'm going for a Beaufort instead. What size Beaufort should I go if I'm a 38 in the Bedale? Is the fit drastically different, or would I be a 38 in both? Looking for a slim-ish fit. 

post #1595 of 2554
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Originally Posted by basil rathbone View Post

Tried on a Bedale and fit well in a 38. Found it weirdly short in the body though, so I think I'm going for a Beaufort instead. What size Beaufort should I go if I'm a 38 in the Bedale? 

might be mistaken, but should fit the same just longer...did you try on equestrian bedale? That is even shorter than the traditional.
post #1596 of 2554
@omniscientcause
I forgot it ☺ because I was in a hurry..girlfriend waiting in car 😱
post #1597 of 2554
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Originally Posted by Stewbone View Post

Just received my bedale back from the factory and I had asked them to repair a tear, rewax, and add a leather trim to the bottom hem. The repair exceeded my expectation and turned out to be much cheaper than what a local tailor would have charged. Here are some pictures of the repair and bonus bag:
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They additionally tightened up some loose threads and got this 16 year old jacket back to prime shape.

Stewbone, your jacket looks great. Thanks for posting pics. Hope it lasts another 16 years!

By the way, I just had my Beaufort in to Barbour for a repair & rewax ( http://www.styleforum.net/t/222059/offical-barbour-thread/1560#post_6546282 ), but I didn't get the fancy bag. What gives?
post #1598 of 2554
Does anyone have any experience with the zip-in liner for the bedale/beaufort? I'm wondering how much warmer it makes the jacket for the winter.
post #1599 of 2554
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Originally Posted by basil rathbone View Post

Tried on a Bedale and fit well in a 38. Found it weirdly short in the body though, so I think I'm going for a Beaufort instead. What size Beaufort should I go if I'm a 38 in the Bedale? Is the fit drastically different, or would I be a 38 in both? Looking for a slim-ish fit. 
Fit is the exact same, only difference is length, game pockets, and no elastic cuffs.
post #1600 of 2554
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Originally Posted by yesssir View Post

Does anyone have any experience with the zip-in liner for the bedale/beaufort? I'm wondering how much warmer it makes the jacket for the winter.

I have the button fixed man Made fur lining, it makes the Beaufort considerably warmer!
post #1601 of 2554
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Originally Posted by yesssir View Post

Does anyone have any experience with the zip-in liner for the bedale/beaufort? I'm wondering how much warmer it makes the jacket for the winter.
I have the quilted vest and I think it probably makes a 5 - 10 degree difference.
post #1602 of 2554
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Originally Posted by tom delgado View Post

I have the button fixed man Made fur lining, it makes the Beaufort considerably warmer!

Totally agree, without my fur liner I don't think I would be able to wear my bedale past November.
post #1603 of 2554

Now that it's getting colder in New England, I'm thinking about grabbing a Barbour, but I'm having trouble deciding on the style and size. The thickest layer I might wear under the jacket on very cold days is a puffy down vest (a North Face Nuptse). Typically, I'll probably wear shirts and/or sweaters. I also have a tweed sport coat that I'd like to wear under it occasionally; I measured it from the base of the collar to the bottom and it's ~28". 

 

For sizing, I'm relatively small (5' 6", 130lbs) and I have a disproportionately short torso (my inseam is ~32"). To give you an idea of my chest size, I recently bought a size 34 suit from SuitSupply, and I wear XS s

 

As for the style, I was originally thinking about getting the Beaufort. I really like the back pocket, but I'm worried it would be too long for my frame. The Bedale would probably be the next option, but I don't know if it's too short for the sport coat. Finally, I've come across a discontinued jacket, the Longstone (http://www.royalmale.com/barbour-mens/barbour-mens-wax-and-quilt-jackets/barbour-longstone-jacket.html) on sale at a retailer for $225, so I'm also considering that. The jacket supposedly has a slim cut, so I'm not sure if layering would still be an option.

 

Finally, if I get the Beaufort or Bedale, I'm thinking about ordering it from countryattire.com. They include a free gift (I'd pick a storm hood), and the UK pricing is a bit less than US pricing. My main concern is customs when the shipment enters the country.

 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

 

(Sorry if this is way too much information, the way the jackets are cut makes sizing a bit difficult when layering is a consideration, and the retailers located nearby don't have a good selection of sizes or styles.)

post #1604 of 2554
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Originally Posted by yesssir View Post

Does anyone have any experience with the zip-in liner for the bedale/beaufort? I'm wondering how much warmer it makes the jacket for the winter.

 

I command you to buy the warm pile liner.  Thank me later.

post #1605 of 2554
Someone needs to jump on this down vest (not my auction).

I have this model and paid 2x the asking price of this auction for mine new, and it was well worth it - would kill to get it at around 2/3 off!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/321207597456?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
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