or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Barbour Border made where?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Barbour Border made where?

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Just purchased the Barbour Border in Sage. I can't see anything mentioning where this jacket was actually made. My wife has the Barbour Bendnell and it clearly says on her label "Made in England".

Does anyone know?.
post #2 of 25
There should be a tag. Some Barbour jackets are made in Romania.
post #3 of 25
Thread Starter 
I thought only the non-waxed jackets were made outside of the UK.

None of the tags on the jacket has any mention of where it was made.
post #4 of 25
They also make some in Tunisia.

It seems like when the item is made in England, it's stated prominently on a tag on the collar.
When it's made somewhere else it's on a little white tag inside a pocket.
post #5 of 25
Thread Starter 
Just found the white label inside one of the pockets. No mention of where its made.
post #6 of 25
They make some waxed Internationals in Tunisia.

See http://www.styleforum.net/t/222059/offical-barbour-thread/555#post_5752794
post #7 of 25
Thread Starter 
I'm taking mine back. £220 and not made in england?. No thanks.
post #8 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by qbessi View Post

I thought only the non-waxed jackets were made outside of the UK.

None of the tags on the jacket has any mention of where it was made.

Waxed jackets can be made either in England or elsewhere. The owner of the shop at which I deal has been sending back the non-UK made jackets to Barbour. He says that in any shipment there is a mix of origins of manufacture
post #9 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by gsugsu View Post

Waxed jackets can be made either in England or elsewhere. The owner of the shop at which I deal has been sending back the non-UK made jackets to Barbour. He says that in any shipment there is a mix of origins of manufacture

Good to know. Thanks.
post #10 of 25
Thread Starter 
Learnt that it might be made in Newcastle, UK. Waiting for a reply from head office.
post #11 of 25
lurker[1].gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by qbessi View Post

Learnt that it might be made in Newcastle, UK. Waiting for a reply from head office.

What would you do if Barbour HQ wrote back and said "China"?
post #12 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by qbessi View Post

Learnt that it might be made in Newcastle, UK. Waiting for a reply from head office.

Hopefully you get the answer you are looking for to save you the trouble of returning it.
post #13 of 25
I believe my Bedale has a MIE tag at the collar (will double-check tonight). If your jacket is untagged, or the tag is not placed somewhere visible, I would assume the worst.
post #14 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

lurker[1].gif
What would you do if Barbour HQ wrote back and said "China"?

Return it :-)

Have no issue with products made in China, but when a brand promotes their wax jackets being made in England, the sales assistant tells me it's made in the UK but when I get home I find out its made outside of the UK; damn right I'm returning it. I'm better off buying a used Border on eBay.
Edited by qbessi - 10/15/12 at 8:21am
post #15 of 25
Here is the proper home of Barbour:

http://tinyurl.com/bmbhfer

I used to work just along the road. I would occasionally visit the factory shop, as good bargains could sometimes be found - slight seconds, for example.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Barbour Border made where?