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post #826 of 2518
Guys, I've been eying the Beaufort and admire it for its practicality, but I worry that it can appear frumpy. I'm searching for something that is as practical yet as a touch more panache or at least doesn't look like I need to be wearing relaxed-fit cords and a tweed hat, with spaniels nipping at my wellies.

What's the consensus on the Sapper? Is it as practical as the Beaufort? Also, is there anything with the same level of practicality yet has more of a vintage US Army paratrooper style look to it, meaning with slanted pockets. Some of the motorcycle jackets have them. Non Barbour suggestions are welcome, provided they're good quality.

Thanks.
post #827 of 2518
Just bought the Merton Mac. Prob wont look as swank on me as it does the guy on jcrew...but I am happy regardless.
post #828 of 2518
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Originally Posted by cornbread View Post

Thanks! Specifically, I'm looking at the Sporting Jacket (one from skyfall movie).

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Originally Posted by Dave_SFU View Post

That jacket was from about 3 seasons ago and is pretty much sold out everywhere now. However thanks to the Bond movie they are re-issuing it in January. If it fits anything like the original ones then you might want to get a medium if you plan to layer it but i would suggest going to try it on first.

Was just coming here to ask about the Beacon - me and everyone else who's seen the movie. Look for Barbour to go real GQ real quick in the states.
post #829 of 2518
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Was just coming here to ask about the Beacon - me and everyone else who's seen the movie. Look for Barbour to go real GQ real quick in the states.

Talked to the sale associate today...they can crank about 10 of those bond jackets out on average a day. Thats not really alot when you think about it so I guess thats why the cost is around 700 bucks.
post #830 of 2518
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Originally Posted by OmniscientCause View Post

Talked to the sale associate today...they can crank about 10 of those bond jackets out on average a day. Thats not really alot when you think about it so I guess thats why the cost is around 700 bucks.

What sales associate? If it was from the Newbury St. store, they are all pretty much idiots. It's a non-made in England jacket as I understand. They could crank out as many of these a day as they wanted.
post #831 of 2518
If it is non made in england why would I pay 700 for it?
post #832 of 2518
Because Bond wears it. Obviously. smile.gif
post #833 of 2518
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Because Bond wears it. Obviously. smile.gif

If you want to be technical I think they said it was his fathers...but all the same Bond wears it you are correct.

It looks dumb with the hood but boss like the way craig wears it.
post #834 of 2518

Anybody that has a quilted one?

Im thinking of getting the Tatton jacket but not really sure if I should go for a classic Bedale instead.

Are quilted jackets even relevant, I just need something that I can pull off with anything.

post #835 of 2518
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Originally Posted by OmniscientCause View Post

If you want to be technical I think they said it was his fathers...but all the same Bond wears it you are correct.
It looks dumb with the hood but boss like the way craig wears it.

Made in Bulgaria.

I own it and believe it's the hood which helps set it apart. Personally, as I sat watching Skyfall last night, I couldn't stop but think that it would have been so much cooler if he hadn't bastardized it and kept the hood attached. Each to their own eh.

I wouldn't pay $800 for it, but getting from the UK with -VAT as I did, then definitely.
post #836 of 2518
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Originally Posted by DC Office Hack View Post

Guys, I've been eying the Beaufort and admire it for its practicality, but I worry that it can appear frumpy. I'm searching for something that is as practical yet as a touch more panache or at least doesn't look like I need to be wearing relaxed-fit cords and a tweed hat, with spaniels nipping at my wellies.
What's the consensus on the Sapper? Is it as practical as the Beaufort? Also, is there anything with the same level of practicality yet has more of a vintage US Army paratrooper style look to it, meaning with slanted pockets. Some of the motorcycle jackets have them. Non Barbour suggestions are welcome, provided they're good quality.
Thanks.

It won't looks frumpy if you get the right size. Sapper I believe is as long and roomy. If it wasn't for the draw string at the middle, the Sapper would look frumpy as its not made in number measurements like the Bedale, Beaufort, etc.
post #837 of 2518
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Originally Posted by DC Office Hack View Post

Guys, I've been eying the Beaufort and admire it for its practicality, but I worry that it can appear frumpy. I'm searching for something that is as practical yet as a touch more panache or at least doesn't look like I need to be wearing relaxed-fit cords and a tweed hat, with spaniels nipping at my wellies.
What's the consensus on the Sapper? Is it as practical as the Beaufort? Also, is there anything with the same level of practicality yet has more of a vintage US Army paratrooper style look to it, meaning with slanted pockets. Some of the motorcycle jackets have them. Non Barbour suggestions are welcome, provided they're good quality.
Thanks.

Just get a Tokito - they are a lot slimmer fit. There are plenty of alternatives in waxed canvas jackets or vintage style military jackets (e.g. Alpha Industries)
post #838 of 2518

Can anyone comment on the warmth of the Barbour/to ki to mountain parka? Specifically, i'm wondering if it will be warm enough (without heavy layering) for winter in the midwest, i.e. temp ranges 10-30 degree F. 

post #839 of 2518
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

Just get a Tokito - they are a lot slimmer fit. There are plenty of alternatives in waxed canvas jackets or vintage style military jackets (e.g. Alpha Industries)

Those are awesome, but the price tag is too hefty. The Beaufort's already at the extreme edge of doable.

Pondering the Filson weekender...
post #840 of 2518
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Originally Posted by OmniscientCause View Post

Just bought the Merton Mac. Prob wont look as swank on me as it does the guy on jcrew...but I am happy regardless.

 

How is the sizing and fitting of the Merton? In your opinion would it fit to wear it with a suit?. Thx

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