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post #2461 of 2699

Tailored sapper is quite nice. That would be my choice of the two.

post #2462 of 2699

I have an Ashby and I absolutely hate the sleeve lining. It traps sweat too much. I'm thinking of taking it to a tailor and replacing it with something more breathable. Is this a feasible alteration?

post #2463 of 2699

I too love how the Tailored Sapper looks, but i only have the option for the navy one.  For whatever reason, im just stuck on the Olive color from the Ashby.  Ill try to get some pictures up of both, to help with the fit on them.  Would they fit similar ? or will the Sapper be more fitted if you will?

post #2464 of 2699
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Originally Posted by Albert Yi View Post
 

I have an Ashby and I absolutely hate the sleeve lining. It traps sweat too much. I'm thinking of taking it to a tailor and replacing it with something more breathable. Is this a feasible alteration?

 

That's funny, because I sent the SL Bedale back because (1) I wanted the 6oz versus the 4oz and (2) I prefer the sleeve lining and elastic wrist.  It just keeps the jacket off of my hands, especially when digging into oysters or pulled pork!  :slayer:

 

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Originally Posted by TheNippa View Post
 

I too love how the Tailored Sapper looks, but i only have the option for the navy one.  For whatever reason, im just stuck on the Olive color from the Ashby.  Ill try to get some pictures up of both, to help with the fit on them.  Would they fit similar ? or will the Sapper be more fitted if you will?

 

I really liked the fit of the SL Bedale but, as I stated above, I wanted something a little thicker in the 6oz. Since I returned the SL Bedale, I'm strongly considering selling my Classic Bedale and grabbing either the Ashby or the Sapper in olive.  I'm leaning towards the Ashby because it's the same as my Classic Bedale but slimmer, and I've heard some prefer the hand pockets of the Ashby/Bedale over the Sapper, but I keep going back and forth.  I've never tried on either, so I'm also interested in the fit comparison between the two.

 

Also, I'm having issues with sizing the Commander jacket like many others on here.  I ordered the small and subsequently sold it because it was slightly too snug in the chest, although the arm length was almost perfect.  I just received the Commander in a medium in both navy and olive, and I think I'm going to keep the olive and sell the navy although the sleeves are at least an inch too long so I'm doing some research to see how much it will cost me to have that tailored.  If it's ridiculously expensive to shorten the sleeves, then I'll sell both the olive and navy Commander I just bought.

post #2465 of 2699

What is the "Ecowax" finish? Similar to Thornproof or Sylkoil or something new entirely?

post #2466 of 2699
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

Looking for Barbour Commander in size L. Any leads on good stores with some discounts?

Have a size L that i had tailored last year, waist and sleeves to be narrower. Will sell to you for much cheaper because it no longer fits me (gained too much weight). Seriously never wore it, got it tailored because the waist and sleeves were way to boxy at the time. My chest measurement then was 42 and weight 185lb arms 15.5 flexed, now I'm a 46 at 200lbs arms 16.5 flexed. Would sell it to you for dirt cheap because theres no way I'd be able to sell it on ebay. If you want pics just let me know.  

post #2467 of 2699
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Originally Posted by Albert Yi View Post

I have an Ashby and I absolutely hate the sleeve lining. It traps sweat too much. I'm thinking of taking it to a tailor and replacing it with something more breathable. Is this a feasible alteration?

Hey Albert, I know the feeling. Unfortunately since it doesn't have an elastic wrist band, it'll be the better compared to a Barbour with an elastic wrist band. I kept the SL Bedale and it traps heat like a greenhouse. A member ZOG got in contact with barbour UK and he got his jacket back within a month (very quick turnaround time for them), with the sleeve linings replaced so that's an option. Hope that helped.
post #2468 of 2699

Thanks. I checked out the Barbour website and noticed they offer to replace the upper lining for an absurd price of $90. But honestly I love the fit and styling of the Ashby so I may just go that route. I'll email them to see what fabrics are available for replacement.

post #2469 of 2699
Anyone got the waxed baseball cap? Any comments? Wears warm? Wears cool? Fits well?
post #2470 of 2699

Hey I want to get the Chelsea Barbour Sportsquilt Jacket but the problem is the length I am only 5'6 in height my chest is 39" my waist is 30" and I weigh 62Kg. The length of the S, XS and XXS in Mens are all the same length of 73.7cm which is too long for me they only differ in chest size. But the Boys XXL in the Chelsea Barbour Sportsquilt Jacket has the perfect length for me which is 65cm but my problem with that is on one site it says the chest size for the XXL is 40.9" which is perfect for me and another site says the chest size is 33.8" and that's too small. So if anybody knows the actual chest size for the Boys XXL could you tell me I would really appreciate it and do you think the XXL in Boys would fit me? I wouldn't be wearing anything thick under it just a shirt or t-shirt and here is the link to the 40.9" one thanks again.

 

https://www.outdoorandcountry.co.uk/Boys-Barbour-Chelsea-Quilted-Jacket-Ages-10-15.html

post #2471 of 2699
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Originally Posted by Bullman100 View Post

Hey I want to get the Chelsea Barbour Sportsquilt Jacket but the problem is the length I am only 5'6 in height my chest is 39" my waist is 30" and I weigh 62Kg. The length of the S, XS and XXS in Mens are all the same length of 73.7cm which is too long for me they only differ in chest size. But the Boys XXL in the Chelsea Barbour Sportsquilt Jacket has the perfect length for me which is 65cm but my problem with that is on one site it says the chest size for the XXL is 40.9" which is perfect for me and another site says the chest size is 33.8" and that's too small. So if anybody knows the actual chest size for the Boys XXL could you tell me I would really appreciate it and do you think the XXL in Boys would fit me? I wouldn't be wearing anything thick under it just a shirt or t-shirt and here is the link to the 40.9" one thanks again.

https://www.outdoorandcountry.co.uk/Boys-Barbour-Chelsea-Quilted-Jacket-Ages-10-15.html

The measurements on the official Barbour site are normally pretty accurate, so I would go with those.
post #2472 of 2699

Just in time for the fall, I was interested in re-waxing by Bedale. At just over a year old, the fabric had already started to dry out. I watched a few videos online of shop owners and professionals re-waxing jackets with ease, so I thought, "How hard could this be?"

 

Today, I picked up a tin of Otter Wax, which is all natural and Made in USA.

 

Below is my experience for those folks who might be looking to try this for the first time and do not have access to a workshop (this was done in my kitchen).

 

First, I would recommend doing this when your significant other is out of the house for a couple hours.  The wax will get everywhere, I'm talking little bits and pieces of wax, and it's best to work without someone telling you how much you'll have to clean up after!

 

 

 

My tin of Otter Wax in water to boil. I'm making sure the wax gets melted all the way through.

 

 

 

My jacket laid out on a kitchen island, with the wax sitting in the hot water next to me. 

 

 

My first thought here is, "What the hell? This doesn't look like the videos online. What have I done, why didn't I just send this into Barbour?"  

 

I'm not sure if I would have had more success with the bar versus the tin of wax, but the melted wax dries immediately after you apply it! After it's dry it is not easy to spread out.  Despite my initial anxiety, I pressed through hoping the hair drier would yield a smoother look.

 

 

 

At this point I've put in about 2 hours into this jacket, some bourbon was needed.

 

 

While pouring the bourbon, the wax solidified. Time to reheat it up.

 

 

 

 

Hanging my jacket up, I took a hair drier to each area that had waxy build up and melted down the wax. Using a sponge, I worked the wax back into the jacket, adding more wax where I thought it looked too streaky. I can't stress this enough, the hair drier is key. I don't know what I would have done without something to melt the wax back down.

 

3 hours later, I'm definitely glad I partook in this project, although I did have to throw out the cooking pot and ground sheet pictured above. I also spent quite a bit of time on scrubbing the wax pieces off the floor!

post #2473 of 2699
looks good. why didnt you used thornproof instead?
post #2474 of 2699
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

looks good. why didnt you used thornproof instead?

Thanks. My Barbour store was actually out of their wax, so I went to another spot in Boston called Ball and Buck. They recommended the Otter wax.
post #2475 of 2699
how is it holding up? did you remove any of the old wax or just add new to existing wax?
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