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Barbour Classic Beaufort Jacket. Yay, nay?

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
I like the way the jacket looks, but does anyone else think the length is just way too long?

I am 5'11" and it makes me look like a dwarf. Is this jacket made for people over 6'2"?

Should I look into the Bedale instead?

Thanks.
post #2 of 24
http://www.bestinthecountry.co.uk/Bu...ackets_E4.aspx I think that the bedale is a bit short for you
post #3 of 24
I'm 5'7" and I wear a Beauchamp no problem.
post #4 of 24
They are all ugly.
post #5 of 24
Thread Starter 
What about the Bedale jacket compared with the Beaufort?

Is it possible to take in and shorten the Beaufort?
post #6 of 24
Tailoring a Beaufort... wouldn't that be like tailoring overalls or something? It's utility gear.

I have one, by the way, and I have worn it zero times. I need to take up hunting in the English countryside, I suppose.
post #7 of 24
Thread Starter 
You don't find the overall length of the beaufort to be too long?

It looks like it's made for people over 6'2".

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Originally Posted by bleachboy View Post
Tailoring a Beaufort... wouldn't that be like tailoring overalls or something? It's utility gear.

I have one, by the way, and I have worn it zero times. I need to take up hunting in the English countryside, I suppose.
post #8 of 24
I'm 5'10" and have a 40 Beaufort which I love and think looks great over a SC /Tweed with jeans. I don't think you have to be 6'2" to use it, it's supposed to be on the long side and it's not supposed to be tailored or trim. Just my $ 0.02
post #9 of 24
I just picked up a Beaufort a couple of months ago and don't find it too long and I am 5'9".
post #10 of 24
Thread Starter 
I don't like how the jacket makes a person's shoulders look really slanted and narrow. Also because the jacket doesn't taper towards the bottom and actually flairs out towards the bottom makes it look like you're wearing a woman's poncho. Add this to the fact that the length makes you look like a dwarf and makes me wonder why any guy would buy this.

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Originally Posted by dmac View Post
I just picked up a Beaufort a couple of months ago and don't find it too long and I am 5'9".
post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by NMW1982 View Post
I like the way the jacket looks, but does anyone else think the length is just way too long?

I am 5'11" and it makes me look like a dwarf. Is this jacket made for people over 6'2"?

Should I look into the Bedale instead?

Thanks.

I am a bit shorter than you and bought the bedale and love it... I would try sizing down on the beaufort, if that doesn't work, try the bedale in a looser fit.
post #12 of 24
If you are worried about length, just get a bedale.

Tailoring a beaufort wont really work because of where the pockets are located, it will look weird, and I am not sure what they would do with the game pocket.

On a separate note, I would advise against the "classic" version and suggest the non-classic version. If you do some research you will find that the non-classic version is actually the version sold for the last several decades....I know the naming doesn't make sense. I have both, while the only differences are the color and the type of finish, the non-classic version develops a much nicer patina over time.
post #13 of 24
Barbour Jackets are great but many forget they are designed with country sports in mind. That means often wearing a tweed blater or thick pullover underneath. In some circles they have become a fashion item but for me will remain a functional albeit goodlooking item of clothing. If one wear no Jacket or Pullover underneath they can look a little of an odd fit sometimes bordering on sloppy but thats the way they are
post #14 of 24
I love my Beaufort and I am of medium height. Yay.
post #15 of 24
Works fine for me and I´m shorter than you (5´8¨). It barely covers my suit jacket.
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