I recently purchased a Barbour x Tokito Driving Jacket from Ebay, pre-owned but without much wear.
Why I think it might be a fake:
1. The large Beacon Heritage patch which is usually on the inside backs of the Tokito jackets isn't there. Actually, I can't find any mention of TO KI TO anywhere on the jacket, though all of the other typical Barbour patches appear to be in their proper places.
2. The lining is not removable, though I have seen it listed as being removable in other places for this same style, I believe. What's even stranger is that it is possible to button down the bottom of the liner, as if you were going to remove it, but it's stitched in quite a lot along the sides and once in the arm hole or the arm on each side.
3. The collar closure has holes on the one side for a buckle-prong. The buckle mechanism isn't with a prong, but a sort of sliding clasp. It still works and everything, but I thought the mis-match was strange.
4.I believe the seller bought it on the Asian market (I think he said he bought it from Rakuten...but then, maybe they didn't have Beacon Heritage patches on those jackets, or it was a sample?)
I am contemplating returning it for a couple of reasons, besides possibly being fake:
1. The jacket is the Rustic version instead of the Olive version I was expecting (the seller used various product images, the most clear of which was in Olive; only one was actually his coat, which looked like it could have been either)
2. The lining was listed in the auction as being removable. It isn't. This is really the only thing I have to stand on in regards to the return, besides perhaps the clasp not being the same as it was pictured. It is kind of a big deal as I was hoping to be able to be able to wear it in slightly warmer weather.
That said, everything about it feels great. The double zipper gave me an issue when I first got it, but that's about the only thing that doesn't seem to work really great about it. Myself and the seller, who has had other experience with Barbour, both find it odd someone would go through the trouble of faking something so well and would just leave off a patch on the back. He's been phenomenal about the whole thing and I have no reason to believe he purposely sold me something wrong, but neither one of us really know what to look for in regards to it being a fake.
Any advice is welcome.