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post #2041 of 2429
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Originally Posted by NeedForTweed123 View Post
 

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. 

As long as they are the same colour/texture as the rest of the jacekt, I doubt it would be noticeable. I have a few shirts with triangular armpit inserts, and it isn't noticeable. In addition, it increases mobility by a lot

post #2042 of 2429

Anyone have the McQueen Rexton?  Got one in the mail today and it smells.  I have at least 15 Barbour coats and this doesn't smell like any of the waxes I've smelled.  Quite frankly it smells like stale smoke.  Just curious if anyone has one and has noticed any odd smell.

post #2043 of 2429
I have one. I recall it smelling a little when I got it, but nothing like you described. Just a little waxier smelling than normal Aired it out for a day or two and it is totally fine now.
post #2044 of 2429
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Originally Posted by anrobit View Post
 

As long as they are the same colour/texture as the rest of the jacekt, I doubt it would be noticeable. I have a few shirts with triangular armpit inserts, and it isn't noticeable. In addition, it increases mobility by a lot

Do you or anyone else have any recommendations on how much space to add to the armholes? I'm not really sure how measurements would work for that.  I have a medium, and I have a 39.5 - 40 inch broad chest and 18 inch shoulders. The jacket is wearable, but mobility is limited and I would like to be able to layer. 

post #2045 of 2429
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Originally Posted by NeedForTweed123 View Post
 

Do you or anyone else have any recommendations on how much space to add to the armholes? I'm not really sure how measurements would work for that.  I have a medium, and I have a 39.5 - 40 inch broad chest and 18 inch shoulders. The jacket is wearable, but mobility is limited and I would like to be able to layer. 

Unfortunately not. Optimally, I would suggest you size up to a large, but I imagine that's not very feasible.

post #2046 of 2429
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Originally Posted by anrobit View Post
 

Unfortunately not. Optimally, I would suggest you size up to a large, but I imagine that's not very feasible.

Yeah I would have, but a large would be too much space in the body as I have a very narrow waist and larger upper body. I also bought it from END before the large was in stock, and when these jackets would sell out extremely fast and were being touted as limited edition so I went for it when I could get a medium. Its too difficult and costly to try to resell my current jacket and re-purchase a large from END, because of all the customs fees. 

post #2047 of 2429
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Originally Posted by NeedForTweed123 View Post
 

Yeah I would have, but a large would be too much space in the body as I have a very narrow waist and larger upper body. I also bought it from END before the large was in stock, and when these jackets would sell out extremely fast and were being touted as limited edition so I went for it when I could get a medium. Its too difficult and costly to try to resell my current jacket and re-purchase a large from END, because of all the customs fees. 

Understandable. If you have a Barbour store near you, take it in and ask their opinion. Other than that, I would ask them to add however much you think would make you feel comfortable (maybe 1" on each side? I think they can do a maximum of two)

post #2048 of 2429
Got soaked in the Barra yesterday and some interesting combs have developed on the arms...



Sorry for the bollocks mobile pic!
post #2049 of 2429
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Originally Posted by anrobit View Post
 

Understandable. If you have a Barbour store near you, take it in and ask their opinion. Other than that, I would ask them to add however much you think would make you feel comfortable (maybe 1" on each side? I think they can do a maximum of two)

Yup, I just emailed them now asking for their recommendation, they have a very helpful customer service team. And thanks for your input as well, it's good to know the jacket won't look awkward if I get armhole expansions.

post #2050 of 2429
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Originally Posted by NeedForTweed123 View Post
 

Yup, I just emailed them now asking for their recommendation, they have a very helpful customer service team. And thanks for your input as well, it's good to know the jacket won't look awkward if I get armhole expansions.

As long as they do it properly, it should look fine.

post #2051 of 2429
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Got soaked in the Barra yesterday and some interesting combs have developed on the arms...



Sorry for the bollocks mobile pic!

Thats a good looking jacket. Understated but still very cool.
post #2052 of 2429
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Originally Posted by NeedForTweed123 View Post

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. 


I had this done last year. Not bad quality job. PM for details.

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post #2053 of 2429
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Originally Posted by mariokart24 View Post

I just bought a medium in the Tokito Mountain Parka and have the same problem. Gorgeous jacket, fits like a glove, except for in the shoulders/upper back when I raise my arms. When I was fitted for a suit the tailor told me I had broad shoulders so maybe that's why.

At any rate, I'm willing to sell my Tokito Mountain Parka (size M) still brand new with tags attached for the same price I paid - $420 + shipping. PM me if interested.
post #2054 of 2429
Longshot, but is the mountain parka still available?
post #2055 of 2429

A7 International, about 40 years old (denim is 16oz Japan Blue, boots are WW2 Lotus veldtschoen boots)

 

 

 

A180 Beacon jacket, like a lighter-weight International from before Barbour starting kicking the arse outta its motorbike archive (boots are MTO Crockett & Jones 'Snowdon' in rough-out leather)

 

 

 

A1557 Drover jacket, this is the warmest out of all of them and has been battered over the years during really crappy wintry weather (boots are vintage high-leg (nine pairs of eyelets) Tricker's brogue boots)

 

 

A551 Cowen Commando, modified by Barbour with knit cuffs replacing the nylon storm cuffs, leather trimming on the cuffs, and an altogether nicer drawstring thingy

 

 

And some bonus non-Barbour stuff as I had these jackets to hand

 

Warning: Non-Barbour clothing! (Click to show)

The wool Mackintosh, I also have it in grey and light tan (boots are Cheaney 'Mallory' boots)

 

 

And a Private White VC ventile harrington, quality on this is superlative

 

 

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