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post #31 of 43
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I love how the guy accusing others of being 'touchy' is the one to end his post with an insult. You showed'em, champ!
Fwiw, I have a Musto and its a different beast than the Barbour. Apples and Oranges.


Quite re. insult.  I've never tried a Musto - what are the main differences?

I find that they are more water resistant and lighter although they are defintely not as stylish.  Look, I have been shooting with the same syndicate for over 20 years, I noticed some years ago that the Barbours were going away and the Musto was appearing much more frequently. Asking around what I heard was that they had become less fashionable in shooting circles due to the hooligans wearing them in London. Just passing it on, nothing else.

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post #32 of 43

I enjoyed that.  It would be a shame to hang up my 15 year old Barbour because of the latest chav fashion trend, though.  John Morgan once said of the paper band on cigars that it was there to protect those who still wore white gloves in the evening, but that most of the people who smoked their cigars holding the paper band were bookies.  So it was wiser to remove the band to avoid confusion!  I am reasonably comfortable, though, that in my circle I will not be mistaken for a London hooligan (and I would suggest that was also true of the chaps in your picture).  My point is really that while certain affectations are best avoided, the fact that something hoves into fashion is unlikely to persuade me to change the habits of a lifetime.
 

post #33 of 43
People don't shoot in Barbour's in my neck of the woods. Full tweeds and all when you carry a brace of Purdeys or an H&H. At least where I live.

For what it's worth, I once wore my Beaufort when playing a round of golf. I play golf once in five years and although I own a pair of golf shoes, I don't own a set of clubs or anything else. I was forced to play for business reasons and when I looked at the weather forecast I grabbed my Beaufort and a pair of heavy cords and just sucked it up in the wind and wetness for the next three hours. Links golf is rough. I did wear a collared polo shirt however. Don't ask me what I shot, I count my score by how many balls I used. Three on that day.
post #34 of 43
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People don't shoot in Barbour's in my neck of the woods. Full tweeds and all when you carry a brace of Purdeys or an H&H. At least where I live.

For what it's worth, I once wore my Beaufort when playing a round of golf. I play golf once in five years and although I own a pair of golf shoes, I don't own a set of clubs or anything else. I was forced to play for business reasons and when I looked at the weather forecast I grabbed my Beaufort and a pair of heavy cords and just sucked it up in the wind and wetness for the next three hours. Links golf is rough. I did wear a collared polo shirt however. Don't ask me what I shot, I count my score by how many balls I used. Three on that day.

That would be very uncomfortable in the rain.

post #35 of 43
Has anyone tried "techinal" tweed, the teflon coated stuff?
post #36 of 43
the military/motorcycle style jackets have tons of large pockets that i find indispensable
post #37 of 43
Sorry to revive an old thread, but those of you who don't like barbours, what type of casual, water resistant jacket do you wear with jeans and chinos?
post #38 of 43
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Sorry to revive an old thread, but those of you who don't like barbours, what type of casual, water resistant jacket do you wear with jeans and chinos?

Nanamica. Waterproof.
post #39 of 43
I am a female, I was in a store that carries Barbour, and I tried on an anorak that I believe was called the Durham. I was really taken with it, but it felt so greasy that I worried about my car seats. Des anyone know anything about whether that wax coating transfers when new?

I noticed the smell, too. I called Barbour to ask what was in the wax, and I was told it's beeswax and paraffin. There's more to it than that, though--this material had a decidedly chemical smell.
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Is this still going on?
post #41 of 43
If you mean "are old threads being bumped by automated shills?" then yes it is.
post #42 of 43
I have a classic Beaufort that i mainly wear when I’m at my weekend place in the Highlands, very very occasionally I’ll wear it in town. Normally if its seriously raining or if I have forgotten my over coat, as the Barbour normaly lives in the boot of my car.

For shooting/ stalking I have tweeds

They are great jackets I’ve probably had mine for 20plus years. I’m not so sure about some of the modern ones.
post #43 of 43
I never heard of Barbour before happening upon them in a small neighborhood shop. I like the Durham anorak, and I would have bought it had I not worried about the wax coating transferring to my clothes and car upholstery. If anyone knows anything about this, I would be grateful for your input.
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