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post #556 of 1038
^Ditto.

I'm consoling myself by telling myself it's too cold here for those jackets anyway.
post #557 of 1038
I'm in austin and could actually get a good bit of use out of them for a few months. Please kill me.
post #558 of 1038
The other thing is, they're becoming quite ubiquitous. I'd rather be a little more distinctive.
post #559 of 1038
If you want to be distinctive, get the black or navy models instead of the olive. Bedales are outstanding coats, so you should get one regardless of whether other people are wearing them.
post #560 of 1038
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Can you give us more details, such as the size you tried, what your normal J. Crew size is, etc.? Thanks.

its hard to say, i range between a S and M in j.crew coats. i usually wear a S in their button ups, and a M in sweaters. i tried on a S which fit well except in the shoulders and armpitt area.
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If you want to be distinctive, get the black or navy models instead of the olive. Bedales are outstanding coats, so you should get one regardless of whether other people are wearing them.

i'll second that. mine is due for a waxing... do u guys get them rewaxed after every season?
post #561 of 1038
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If you want to be distinctive, get the black or navy models instead of the olive. Bedales are outstanding coats, so you should get one regardless of whether other people are wearing them.

It's on my wish list.
post #562 of 1038
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

If you want to be distinctive, get the black or navy models instead of the olive. Bedales are outstanding coats, so you should get one regardless of whether other people are wearing them.

I haven't noticed a Barbour around here maybe ever. I've seen a few belstaffs, though. The bedale was my original pick and now my eye is starting to wander...
post #563 of 1038
I'm also wanting an N3B snorkel parka though, which is going to be more practical right now. The Beldale may have to come next year.
post #564 of 1038






Well my Xmas present arrived....looks like mama got the sizing right.

At 12 oz this is by far the lightest denim I have handled in quite some time. Seems the construction is well done and the canvas patch is weird but we'll see how it goes. Doing a soak now and will update with before/after pics whenever it's done.

I also emailed to see if they will expand on the source of the denim and allegedly "Ben" is looking into it and will let me know what he finds out.

Not bad for freebies but their advice to machine wash hot and tumble dry before wearing is a little suspect. I guess they wanna make it idiot proof however I can't see tumble dry results being very good.
Edited by grundletaint - 12/17/13 at 4:42pm
post #565 of 1038
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Well my Xmas present arrived....looks like mama got the sizing right.

At 12 oz this is by far the lightest denim I have handled in quite some time. Seems the construction is well done and the canvas patch is weird but we'll see how it goes. Doing a soak now and will update with before/after pics whenever it's done.

Not bad for freebies but their advice to machine wash hot and tumble dry before wearing is a little suspect. I guess they wanna make it idiot proof however I can't see tumble dry results being very good.

Interested to see the fit pic, because they look weird on the model--who obviously did not read the Byzantine size chart, like your mom did. (Alternatively, this denim may possibly be designed to invoke the spirit of 1950's Americana re: the description, which seems to suggest that this garment may as well come with a motorcycle and a ratchet set. Which is, apparently, the proverbial imagery used to promote such items. See any: Lookbook for stateside produced garments for reference. Possibly they are intended to fit that way-I have no idea.) I will also continue to promote the 484 Raw Denim which is one of the items that the J. Crew actually got right, in my estimation.  

post #566 of 1038
The size guide isn't as weird as it looks if you just focus on your true waist size and go from there. I had a pair of unsanforized RJB's I got from self edge a few years ago and got a 32 because that's what I normally wear and they ended up being too damn slim in the thighs after a few washes. Looking at their chart I should have gone with a 34 and the measurements are similar to these pre-soak.

I think part of the reason the model's look kind of off is because they aren't washed and they're rolled up all stupid. I'd imagine these will end up looking more or less like the sanforized version of the W&B slims http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/WallaceBarnes/PRDOVR~52221/52221.jsp when all's said and done.
Edited by grundletaint - 12/17/13 at 5:26pm
post #567 of 1038
When I think of denim (or anything else for that matter) I don't think of Wallace and Barnes. I can't say I've ever even heard of the brand.
post #568 of 1038
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I'm also wanting an N3B snorkel parka though, which is going to be more practical right now. The Beldale may have to come next year.


The Bedale's pretty damn warm when you wear it with the pile liner.  Not sure why people drop ~$400 on the Bedale/Beaufort and then decide not to spend the extra ~$100 to convert it from a coat for the fall (which, where I live, lasts one month) to a coat for the winter (five months).

post #569 of 1038
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Originally Posted by grundletaint View Post







Well my Xmas present arrived....looks like mama got the sizing right.

At 12 oz this is by far the lightest denim I have handled in quite some time. Seems the construction is well done and the canvas patch is weird but we'll see how it goes. Doing a soak now and will update with before/after pics whenever it's done.

I also emailed to see if they will expand on the source of the denim and allegedly "Ben" is looking into it and will let me know what he finds out.

Not bad for freebies but their advice to machine wash hot and tumble dry before wearing is a little suspect. I guess they wanna make it idiot proof however I can't see tumble dry results being very good.

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Originally Posted by grundletaint View Post

The size guide isn't as weird as it looks if you just focus on your true waist size and go from there. I had a pair of unsanforized RJB's I got from self edge a few years ago and got a 32 because that's what I normally wear and they ended up being too damn slim in the thighs after a few washes. Looking at their chart I should have gone with a 34 and the measurements are similar to these pre-soak.

I think part of the reason the model's look kind of off is because they aren't washed and they're rolled up all stupid. I'd imagine these will end up looking more or less like the sanforized version of the W&B slims http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/WallaceBarnes/PRDOVR~52221/52221.jsp when all's said and done.

i own these. sizing is pretty spot on with your regular size, as you said. i normally wear a 32 in j.crew chinos and got a 32 in these. i've always just thrown these in the wash and then hung dry it, let me know how it turns out if you do a tumble dry.

and you're right again, they do start looking like the sanforized version after wear. i've had mine for over 6 months now and the fade is very similar.
post #570 of 1038
You got the unsanforized in your regular size and washed them? You didn't size up at all?

Is your true waist size 32 or is that your jcrew pants size?

Did a hot tub soak on mine and need more shrink so they're in the washing machine now. I'm not going to be putting them in the dryer as I rarely use it anyways.
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