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post #2026 of 2514
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Originally Posted by BLAUGRANA View Post
 

 

Pantone collaboration looks nice, but that top button... ugh.  Sure they don't match up to a Mackintosh though.  Speaking of quilted Barbours, the Japanese SL version looks nice as does the Spey fishing version.  The latter looks a bit traditional, but with a spey detail (and special label inside). 

 

I'd be interested in seeing what you have.  I'm rather addicted to outerwear and have quite a few pieces myself.  The metal bar that holds my Barbours in my closet crashed the other day, but I didn't have it securely in the wall.  Was worried I'd have to get rid of some.  Anyway, I've only got pieces from the past two years.  

 

The Mackintosh wool ones were in my local TK Maxx (they often seem to get Mackintosh stuff) and I picked up the last one of the three I own for the clearance price of £27 - nice when things like that don't sell because people don't recognise the name...

 

Barbour-wise beyond the Barra, I have a slighly modified (by Barbour) Cowen Commando, a Drover, an old A7 International from the 70s and a lighter-weight motorbike jacket called the Beacon. Weather and time permitting, I'll get some pics up this weekend.

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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

I probably should have asked before ordering from Barney's, but how's the fit on that Barra?
I went by the measurements on End.
Code:
          Pit to Pit      Back    Shoulder        Arm
Small           20.5"   27.5"   17"     19"
Medium          22"     28.5"   17.5"   19.5"
Large           23"     29.5"   18"     20"
X-Large         24"     30.5"   19"     21"

 

I'm a 44-45 chest and effectively sized down to a large. It's a close fit across the chest when buttoned and with a jumper underneath, but the arms on the extra-large were too long.

post #2027 of 2514
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Originally Posted by CTBrummie View Post

Only thing worth noting is that the wax has a very different smell to the usual thornproof odour. It's almost greasy, and the label inside states that there is a non-textile component of animal parts, which might account for for the smell. I'm going to drop Barbour a line during the week to ask about it...

From
http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/textiles/files/regulation-1007-2011-faq_en.pdf
‘Non-textile parts of animal origin’ means any parts made of materials such as down, feather, bone, leather, pearl or horn. Textile products containing such materials — even in small quantities — must be labelled or marked with the phrase ‘Contains non-textile parts of animal origin’

I suspect it's just the leather trim.
post #2028 of 2514
^fair enough, well found!

I'll still drop then a line just to enquire about the wax used, because it's not the usual Thornproof stuff.
post #2029 of 2514
Quote:
Originally Posted by CTBrummie View Post
 

 

The Mackintosh wool ones were in my local TK Maxx (they often seem to get Mackintosh stuff) and I picked up the last one of the three I own for the clearance price of £27 - nice when things like that don't sell because people don't recognise the name...

 

Barbour-wise beyond the Barra, I have a slighly modified (by Barbour) Cowen Commando, a Drover, an old A7 International from the 70s and a lighter-weight motorbike jacket called the Beacon. Weather and time permitting, I'll get some pics up this weekend.

 

I'm a 44-45 chest and effectively sized down to a large. It's a close fit across the chest when buttoned and with a jumper underneath, but the arms on the extra-large were too long.

 

Wow!  Crazy deal on the Mackintosh.  Aren't they $500 at full retail?  

 

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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

I probably should have asked before ordering from Barney's, but how's the fit on that Barra?
I went by the measurements on End.
Code:
          Pit to Pit      Back    Shoulder        Arm
Small           20.5"   27.5"   17"     19"
Medium          22"     28.5"   17.5"   19.5"
Large           23"     29.5"   18"     20"
X-Large         24"     30.5"   19"     21"

 

As Brummie says, it's more fitted in the chest and shoulders.  Well more so at the armpit/front shoulder for me.  Pit to pit isn't bad at all.  I have 23" pit to pit with a medium.  IMO shops can be a bit lazy with that measurement and End can be hit or miss with their measurements.  Body is a bit boxy though below the chest, but if you use the tabs at the back you can get it looking a bit more tailored.

post #2030 of 2514
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Originally Posted by BLAUGRANA View Post
 

 

Wow!  Crazy deal on the Mackintosh.  Aren't they $500 at full retail?  

 

 

As Brummie says, it's more fitted in the chest and shoulders.  Well more so at the armpit/front shoulder for me.  Pit to pit isn't bad at all.  I have 23" pit to pit with a medium.  IMO shops can be a bit lazy with that measurement and End can be hit or miss with their measurements.  Body is a bit boxy though below the chest, but if you use the tabs at the back you can get it looking a bit more tailored.

 

Yeah, think retail here was £315 and I got a grey and burgundy one for £99 each and then a light tan at £27 - I'll get a pic up when I post the waxies at the weekend.

 

Zippy - the pic I posted was with the tabs in use to pull it in a bit.

post #2031 of 2514

Went to Barbour Chicago today, the new location downtown.  Nice store and definitely bigger than their Halsted location, but the latter is apparently moving and getting a bit bigger in the near future.  Shop had a majority of Men's styles with the entire bottom floor being Men's and the upstairs being half Men's.  Staff was really nice.  It was slow when I came in, but everyone was helpful.  Guys were more knowledgeable, but they were all nice.  

 

They have 50% off select styles at the moment and in my experience they run the same deal at all their US locations.  Beacon (Norton and Sons), Dept. B and McQueen were all pretty much 50% off the AW styles with a few of the more basic styles on sale as well.  

 

They had the Barra in navy in my size, so I grabbed that right away.  In terms of the Norton and Sons collection, they had the Barra in navy, the St. Kilda in olive and the Uist in olive.  Sorta weird who has what as the Barra in navy is really hard to find on sale at the moment depending on your size, yet you could probably go into a Barbour and they could find one for you at half off.  Then you can barely find a St. Kilda in navy anywhere.  Even more crazy they had the Uist.  I tried it on, but it just doesn't work.  St. Kilda looks much better on, but the Uist is a cool piece.  Just tough to pull off IMO.  The craziest thing though was they had the torpedo jacket!  I only know of two shops to have stocked it, maybe three, and they had it.  They didn't have it marked at half off, but they checked after I said it probably was and sure enough it was half off.  St. Kilda and Barra are definitely nicer.  Torpedo quilt is interesting though.  Same broken in look and wax along with the same cuff fabric (which is the trim the whole way round).  Snaps the whole way up with no zipper.  Quilted, but not very thick, though it has "Thermore".  Length is a bit longer than I expected, but fit is definitely more tailored than I expected.  Fits well though.  Oh, and I tried the Bern sweater.  Also half off.  Dense gauge, but didn't love the fit.  Felt like a linebacker in it.

 

Limited Dept. B, but there are still some Shoredaces out there.  They also had the Birch and Dragh.  Wasn't impressed with the Dept. B knits or CPO shirts though.  

 

McQueen was limited.  They had quite a few of the cotton militaryesque motorcycle jacket.  Nice weight for Spring, but didn't impress me a lot.  No Rextons, but a couple of Bakers, the latter of which was the best McQueen they had.  

 

Last but not least, checked out the Leedale.  Just came across it as I was checking out the upstairs.  Nice alternative to a Bedale.  Not as boxy, but same length and based off the Bedale.  While not being as boxy, I'd still say the SL Bedale is slimmer and the Leedale is still somewhat boxy.  Collar is wool, not cordouroy.  Color is brown.  Neck has the motorcycle/strap throat latch.  Hunting jacket type shoulder patches.  Lining is the same fabric/weight, but not a typical Barbour tartan as it was a creme with brown plaid.  No option for a zip in liner.  Not back flap like with the Bedale.  Not elasticized inner cuff like the Bedale.  One point of note that I will add, it does have a tab at the upper back that says "Barbour".  Not horrible, but totally unnecessary and the "major strike" again the jacket if you consider it one.  Overall though at $200 (sale price at half off) it's not a bad Bedale alternative for Fall (and Spring if you like, though I don't like the wool collar for Spring, though that's an aesthetic preference) if you're not willing to import a Bedale.  Here are a few Leedale links:

 

http://www.outofthecity.co.uk/sites/default/files/Barbour_Leedale_Brown.jpg

 

http://image.rakuten.co.jp/linkle/cabinet/etc2/img64684614.jpg


Edited by BLAUGRANA - 2/4/14 at 12:07am
post #2032 of 2514
I bought a couple Mackintosh wool quilted jackets earlier this year from Haberdash in Chicago.
I've been very pleased with them.




I also got a Polo Ralph Lauren knockoff of a Barbour that I like a lot. It was cheap at a RL outlet.
Although I don't need another quilted jacket (or even any outerwear), I'm thinking of picking up that merlot Pantone Barbour.
post #2033 of 2514

Zippy - How does sizing run on those quilted Makintosh coats? Are they TTS or do you need to size down 1 as is often the case with Barbour?

post #2034 of 2514
They're not what I'd call trim fitting but I don't think you need to size down.
post #2035 of 2514
I love these Barbour wax jackets as much as the next guy but my gosh are they a magnet for lint, especially, the black Sapper.

Finally got around to getting a lint brush and I had enough threads to knit my own sweater
post #2036 of 2514
If anyone is interested in a new with tags navy Ashby in size medium I have one that I need to sell. Figured I'd throw it out to the thread before posting in buy & sell.
post #2037 of 2514
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Originally Posted by Guus View Post

I love these Barbour wax jackets as much as the next guy but my gosh are they a magnet for lint, especially, the black Sapper.

Finally got around to getting a lint brush and I had enough threads to knit my own sweater

Yeah, I hear you on that.
My Martindale is the same way ...add the fact that I have two dogs and I'm always taking the lint brush to it.
post #2038 of 2514
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Originally Posted by ClassyCanuck View Post

Yeah, I hear you on that.
My Martindale is the same way ...add the fact that I have two dogs and I'm always taking the lint brush to it.

Add my international to this...
post #2039 of 2514
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

I bought a couple Mackintosh wool quilted jackets earlier this year from Haberdash in Chicago.
I've been very pleased with them.




I also got a Polo Ralph Lauren knockoff of a Barbour that I like a lot. It was cheap at a RL outlet.
Although I don't need another quilted jacket (or even any outerwear), I'm thinking of picking up that merlot Pantone Barbour.

Very nice jacket
post #2040 of 2514

So I've contacted Barbour about my Commander jacket being tight in the armholes and they said they can add triangular patches of fabric to give me more room throughout the armholes & chest. I may end up needing this done, does anyone know what this would look like and if it would ruin the aesthetic of the jacket? Barbour says it would like a stylistic feature but I'm not sure. 

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