Tried on the Barbour x Tokihito Yoshida Wool Fishing Jacket today:
I tried a Large. I'm a Medium at Banana Republic and J. Crew, so generally a Large in UK sizing. Checked out the chest measurments before hand as my 43" chest is usually the issue if there is one. I'm also a 33" waist for the record. Anyway, the coat itself is nice. The wool tweed herringbone is pretty soft for wool, so not too "scratchy". The lining is the traditional Barbour plaid lining in a synthetic material. At first I didn't like it, but it's nice and not too synthetic while a more natural fabric can sometimes "stick" to your clothes and if it's too long slide out at the cuff. The Large was a bit boxy, but with the pit-to-pit measurements I couldn't really do a Medium. It wasn't too boxy though and I didn't have a chunkier sweater under it yet. I like the Zipper pull and the zipper zipped really smoothly. It also had a second zipper which is practically a must IMO for when you're sitting or driving. The zipper had two cover plackets too, one layering over the other and the you snap it shut. They're lined with cordoroy too which was a nice touch. Plenty of pockets which was nice, but the main pockets are really nice. You should slide your hands in on the side and if you open the flap you can fit a lot in them. Perfect for birding and your birding guide, though I suspect no one else here would take that into consideration. The two larger pockets have small holes at the bottom for breathability and all the pockets are lined with the same liner as the inside of the coat. The hood has a few snaps for "sizing" and the snap has a beacon engraved on it. Also, you can adjust the coat at the very bottom from the inside to bring it in.
As for the cons. I'll go in terms of least importance.
-The little web/mesh pocket's "leather" trim feels like fake leather.
-The fly fishing piece sort of rotates a lot. Of course you can just take it off and unless you'd use it for fly fishing I'd just take it off anyway.
-The buttons, not the snaps, are a bit plain and cheap for the coat. Definitely not a deal breaker, but I'm a total button snob and I hate it when companies can't spend a little bit extra on a damn button.
-The cuff tighteners/adjusters are velcro. Functionality is one thing, but they should be buttons, adjustable straps like on the Tokhito Woolrich coat or snaps.
-The armpits are REALLY tight. I'm got decent sized shoulders and I ran into this issue with the Engineered Garments parka this past SS. I'll never understand it really. I get you don't want them sagging, but this was with just a woven shirt. I can't imagine wearing one of my chunky sweaters in the middle of winter. Just really uncomfortable and a total dealbreaker for me. Way too high with the armpit holes.
Overall it's a nice coat and if the armpit holes weren't so tight I'd look at picking it up at a good sale price. Sadly I won't be though with those armpit holes. If it was something a tailor could reasonably fix then I'd consider it. I just hope the Tokhito Woolrich coat I have on the way isn't so tight in the armpit area. Other than that and to a lesser extent the velcro at the cuff everything else was good.