Originally Posted by zippyh
If you get a Barbour that's made in England, there will be a large prominent tag at the back of the neck stating it.
If you get one made in Romania or somewhere like that, you have to hunt for a tiny tag hidden in the pocket or with the care labels on the hip.
Originally Posted by CEE88
Barbour has several jackets that it specifically advertises as Made in England. They definitely don't go out of their way to divulge where their other jackets and apparel are made. Check out their website and you'll see what I mean. Quite a few of the wax jackets are NOT made in the UK.
I think you can use the throne proof wax (the jacket will take the wax) but - have you ever tried to re-wax a jacket? Can be very time consuming and messy and often you don't hit every part of the jacket. I had a buddy show me how to re-wax his jacket, later tried it myself on my jacket. Last time, I sent it to Barbour - very worth it.
Thanks! Great information.
However I went to two shops yesterday that sells Barbour jackets.
And to my suprise I found out that some of the jackets are missing the made in UK tag. Even if it was the same model! Was looking at a Bristol jacket, about half of the Bristols had the tag in the neck, half of them did not!
So a shop sells both UK made Bristol jackets and those from Romania? This goes for almost all the models in those shops.