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post #931 of 2699
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

I don't know if it's unbeatable, but it's good.

Well I got one in 38...I immediately went to the nearest jcrew a block away shog[1].gif then tried on a 36 and 38. I think a 36 was passable but 38 fit better in the shoulders. I'll prob go in again when I get it to see.
post #932 of 2699

for anyone interested in liners, Orvis usually does a sale around Xmas, they have good prices on barbour jackets and liners

post #933 of 2699
Anyone know what the fit is like for this vest:

http://www.countryattire.com/barbour-mens-down-wax-feather-gilet-olive-mqu0078ol51-d3796.html

For reference, I wear a 36 Bedale.
post #934 of 2699
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Originally Posted by RicPac View Post

for anyone interested in liners, Orvis usually does a sale around Xmas, they have good prices on barbour jackets and liners

Thanks for the tip.
post #935 of 2699
I'm finally going to Orvis tomorrow to try stuff on. Maybe I can finally get off the fence re: Barbour vs. Filson and check out some of the non-Beaufort/Bedale Barbour options. I like the sound of a sale on the horizon...
post #936 of 2699

I am 6'3" 195lbs. I wear a 40L suit and the Medium fits me perfect. Depends on the coat I guess. Mine is the Barbour Derwent and I have the Barbour Bristol Mac on the way also in size Medium. The Lifestyle collection fits a little trimmer than the classic jackets. I would suggest sizing down in the classic jackets. They are quite boxy. Hope this helps.

post #937 of 2699

Orvis doesn't have much that isn't Beaufort/Bedale. I would suggest going to the Barbour store in Georgetown. I see you are also in the D.C. area. Just a suggestion.

post #938 of 2699
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Originally Posted by phipsi880 View Post

Orvis doesn't have much that isn't Beaufort/Bedale. I would suggest going to the Barbour store in Georgetown. I see you are also in the D.C. area. Just a suggestion.

I didn't even know there was one! I may just do that! Thanks.
post #939 of 2699
shameless plug, but i have a couple of tokito jackets for sale (or interest checks really, there is a jacket i have my eye on which i'll get if i can sell one of these).

links in my signature.
post #940 of 2699
Out if interest, I just had a look on eBay at the cost of sport jackets. I guess people still really want these things... $1025 and counting!
post #941 of 2699
Anyone know the limitations to what can be done with alterations? I wouldnt want anything done now because Id like to wear it while its still cold.

Some ideas I had for the bedale I bought yesterday...swap out the snap buttons for sewn on buttons.

Putting in a chest pocket like the beacon heritage...this will probably be more difficult.
post #942 of 2699
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Originally Posted by phipsi880 View Post

Orvis doesn't have much that isn't Beaufort/Bedale. I would suggest going to the Barbour store in Georgetown. I see you are also in the D.C. area. Just a suggestion.

I never made it to the G-town store, since I managed to spend nearly 2 hours at the Orvis comparing the Beaufort with the Filson Cover Cloth Weekender. It's a toughy: The Beaufort is definitely the more refined, classier looking piece. I like the lined handwarmers and that chest pocket that's outside the zipper but inside the buttons. I know y'all know what I mean. But it almost looks like a uniform to me, sort of the "this is what guys of a certain crowd wear." I guess that's the down-side of being iconic. The Filson's more robust, heavier, and generally sturdier feeling (not that the Barbour's a slacker in that regard.) It's more interesting looking and definitely more unusual. Workman-like, but not too much so. Trimmer fitting. I wore both with and without liners and with and without my own REI fleece underneath. You can wear fleece + liner with both, although the Filson feels a touch tighter without being too much so. The Beaufort is not a trim fitting coat...but we knew that and understand why. If I weren't interested in being able to layer I'd definitely size down on the Beaufort. The Filson's also $100 cheaper. Sigh.

I have to confess that as good as the Beaufort looks on me, I feel self conscious about it. It's a look. A recognizable look. Kind of like sporting a Rolex sub. Iconic for a reason (i.e. quality and good looks), but sort of a cliche. Stupid, I know.
post #943 of 2699
By the way, there's a guy who posted recently about Barbours over at Ask Andy who turns out to run a shop at Etsy that sells exclusively used Barbours, almost entirely Beauforts, Bedales, and Borders, at $200 a pop. See here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheDapperChap

I contacted him, and he turns out not to have any Beauforts in my size (42), but I appreciated the exchange. Struck me as communicative and honest.
post #944 of 2699
I cannot believe the price the sports jackets are going for on eBay either. I am half tempted to buy one.
post #945 of 2699
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Originally Posted by DC Office Hack View Post

I never made it to the G-town store, since I managed to spend nearly 2 hours at the Orvis comparing the Beaufort with the Filson Cover Cloth Weekender. It's a toughy: The Beaufort is definitely the more refined, classier looking piece. I like the lined handwarmers and that chest pocket that's outside the zipper but inside the buttons. I know y'all know what I mean. But it almost looks like a uniform to me, sort of the "this is what guys of a certain crowd wear." I guess that's the down-side of being iconic. The Filson's more robust, heavier, and generally sturdier feeling (not that the Barbour's a slacker in that regard.) It's more interesting looking and definitely more unusual. Workman-like, but not too much so. Trimmer fitting. I wore both with and without liners and with and without my own REI fleece underneath. You can wear fleece + liner with both, although the Filson feels a touch tighter without being too much so. The Beaufort is not a trim fitting coat...but we knew that and understand why. If I weren't interested in being able to layer I'd definitely size down on the Beaufort. The Filson's also $100 cheaper. Sigh.
I have to confess that as good as the Beaufort looks on me, I feel self conscious about it. It's a look. A recognizable look. Kind of like sporting a Rolex sub. Iconic for a reason (i.e. quality and good looks), but sort of a cliche. Stupid, I know.

Out of curiosity, what crowd is that?
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