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post #1666 of 2429
I wear a size 44 jacket, and I sized down to 42 in my recently purchased Beaufort. I got black which I think is pretty handsome. My olive Liddesdale is among my favorite pieces; I wear L in that. Both jackets can fit over a suit or sweater if needed. I can also comfortably add a liner (I will likely purchase one in November/December). I considered sizing down to 40 on the Beaufort, but it would have restricted my shoulders a bit. I think sizing down to the next lower size is all you need in this jacket, which isn't really supposed to fit slim. Maybe the Bedale in Navy is next.
post #1667 of 2429
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post #1668 of 2429
So I've read quite a few pages in this thread and a couple of other thresds. And two things that I can't find an answer for is:

1. Are all the wax jackets made in England? Did read a thread about a guy who mailed his jackets number and was told it was made "overseas". Som seems to have the "Made in England" tag in the neck but far from every wax model.

2. Can the sylkoil jackets be rewaxed by the can of thornproof wax? Seen the answer quite a few times though. But is there no drawbacks when usingt this on sylkoil compared to the original wax?

Glad if someone knows the answers since I'm about to buy the Bristol jacket.
post #1669 of 2429
Mine is from Romania
Edited by ceoceo - 10/3/13 at 10:56am
post #1670 of 2429
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I wear a size 44 jacket, and I sized down to 42 in my recently purchased Beaufort. I got black which I think is pretty handsome. My olive Liddesdale is among my favorite pieces; I wear L in that. Both jackets can fit over a suit or sweater if needed. I can also comfortably add a liner (I will likely purchase one in November/December). I considered sizing down to 40 on the Beaufort, but it would have restricted my shoulders a bit. I think sizing down to the next lower size is all you need in this jacket, which isn't really supposed to fit slim. Maybe the Bedale in Navy is next.

Well said.

Like you, I wear a 44 suit. I bought my Beaufort in 44 and while big, I was fine with it. I later tried on the Bedale in 42 and found it a much better fit. I picked up the navy Bedale in 42 and still have the 44 Beaufort. I tend to wear the Bedale more.
post #1671 of 2429
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

Well said.

Like you, I wear a 44 suit. I bought my Beaufort in 44 and while big, I was fine with it. I later tried on the Bedale in 42 and found it a much better fit. I picked up the navy Bedale in 42 and still have the 44 Beaufort. I tend to wear the Bedale more.

Do you wear the Bedale more due to fit, styling or another reason?
post #1672 of 2429
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Do you wear the Bedale more due to fit, styling or another reason?

For a number of reasons. It certainly fits better in 42 but I've also grown very fond of Navy and find it matches my wardrobe better than sage (especially during the workweek). I also like the shorter length. It's more comfortable while driving and I don't wear my barbour coats over a SC as much as I originally thought.
post #1673 of 2429
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Originally Posted by Ca11mero View Post

So I've read quite a few pages in this thread and a couple of other thresds. And two things that I can't find an answer for is:

1. Are all the wax jackets made in England? Did read a thread about a guy who mailed his jackets number and was told it was made "overseas". Som seems to have the "Made in England" tag in the neck but far from every wax model.

2. Can the sylkoil jackets be rewaxed by the can of thornproof wax? Seen the answer quite a few times though. But is there no drawbacks when usingt this on sylkoil compared to the original wax?

Glad if someone knows the answers since I'm about to buy the Bristol jacket.

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.
post #1674 of 2429
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.
post #1675 of 2429
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post #1676 of 2429
Picked up the international. Fits great in shoulders waist could be more slim but it felt pretty warm I had it on for like 30 seconds and wanted to take it off because it was 70 in my apt.
post #1677 of 2429
I think I am gonna return the Beaufort for the Bedale. The Liddesdale works better over suits / sportscoats IMO.

Only question now is black or navy...
post #1678 of 2429
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I think I am gonna return the Beaufort for the Bedale. The Liddesdale works better over suits / sportscoats IMO.

Only question now is black or navy...

 

Navy. It breaks is/patinas much better than black will.

post #1679 of 2429
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

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.

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Originally Posted by CEE88 View Post

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.
post #1680 of 2429
I continue to struggle with sizing these waxed cotton jackets.

I tried on two Navy Bedales today, size 42 and size 40. I wear size 44 in relatively slim fitting suit jackets.

Tried on the 42, it looked great, felt a bit roomy (but not overly so) and comfortable.

Tried on the 40... Looked great, felt less roomy but still comfortable. It would fit comfortably over a sweater - not sure how a liner would feel under it.

I am trained to buy the smallest size that fits comfortably, so I bought the 40.

I don't plan on wearing this jacket with a suit /sportscoat - only over sweaters and buttondowns for weekends / casual Fridays.

My main concern is that the 40 appears a bit shorter than the 42. The 42 is already at a great length; I don't need to go shorter (I'm 5'10").

In all honestly I don't notice much of a difference between the 42 and 40 in the fit around the shoulders and waist, and one jacket doesn't look "sleeker' than the other. I assume the 42 would take a lining and thicker sweaters (and maybe a short sportscoat) better.

Should I return the 40 for the 42?

EDIT - Already returned... 42 definitely will be the better fit, especially with a lining / over a thick sweater or sportscoat... Also, if you are over 5'9" or so and are a 42 or below in true jacket size, make sure you consider the Beuafort as the Bedale gets noticeably shorter at size 40 and below.
Edited by Alcibiades - 10/4/13 at 12:34pm
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