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Offical Barbour Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. Magic1

    Magic1 Well-Known Member

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    Interested in that as well.

    Golden bear has one as well, but made in america and not waxed. (visit unionmade.com)

    Does anyone know if this site it legit or not?
    http://www.barbourjacketssuksale.net/
     
  2. cerneabbas

    cerneabbas Well-Known Member

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    Check the sale on choicestore.co.uk they have some Barbours at 50% off,I just ordered an Ashby for £100 ( so I have fingers crossed ).
    I saw those Golden Bear harringtons online they look very good,do they ship to the UK ?.
     
  3. Bonney

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    It looks like a fake site to me
     
  4. jhwendland

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    jhwendland Well-Known Member

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    Also not a huge fan of the fact that Steve McQueen's face is literally plastered to the inside of that jacket.
     
  6. LaymanX

    LaymanX Well-Known Member

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    Omg that site comes up like EVERY WEEK in this thread [​IMG]
     
  7. tv2177

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    that's a steal at 50% off.
     
  8. Tenance

    Tenance Active Member

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  9. ManofKent

    ManofKent Well-Known Member

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    a gmail email address pretty much gives it away. Always check contact details for a bricks and mortar address and a proper email address.
     
  10. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Well-Known Member

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    Why are Barbour jackets more susceptible to fraud attempts than other brands?
     
  11. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    It's because there is a large lower middle class constituency attracted to the brand, but largely unable to afford it at retail prices.
     
  12. Rene_Lahm

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    So here's another authenticity question.

    I picked up a classic durham on ebay today, and thought I had done my due diligence confirming it's authenticity. Now, I'm kind of concerned.

    I've attached some photos, and was hoping someone to could help whose more familiar with these jackets.

    My concern is that the white tag that denotes the type of jacket, "classic durham" and size "42/107, is in a different place than other jackets I had come across. The font appears to be slightly different too.

    Also the photo of the hook to hang the coat up shows that hook is a solid black, rather than the tartan colour. Although, I've seen the black hook on other models.

    I had look at this sellers feedback and all of the barbour jackets he sold received positive feedback, and there were a few. I already emailed the seller who assured me that he purchased it from the Barbour factory in South Shields for himself, he's in the UK, but never got to wearing it. He claims it's a definitely authentic, and it had initially seemed that way.

    Anyways, any insight would be appreciated. Could it be a sample or something along those lines, given it looks pretty authentic aside from what I've mentioned about the white size tag.

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    Two classic durhams on ebay, used, that appear to have a different font, placement of the 7 and 5.

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  13. ManofKent

    ManofKent Well-Known Member

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    Looks legit to me. You do get samples and old stock coming out of the South Shields factory, and it's not one of the most faked models.
     
  14. Rene_Lahm

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    I appreciate your response, as I've been trying to determine whether or not to ask for a refund prior to the seller shipping the item. Everything about the jacket looks great, aside from the one small size tag, which lead to me questioning its authenticity. In some of the other photos, it shows that it has the additional zipper to attach a liner as well. That's something commonly missing in fakes. You're right about this being less likely to be faked than some of the other models.
     
  15. Bonney

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    it looks legit to me
     
  16. smoothie1

    smoothie1 Well-Known Member

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    It's looks alright. Tags can appear there.
     
  17. thimble12

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    I bought the Commander in a Small and it fits very well, but the sleeves could do with taking up a little.
    i just wanted to ask if anybody had successfully had this alteration done?

    The elbow patch obviously presents a problem as it finishes so low that it would need to be shifted up.

    So for anybody who has done this, were the sleeves shortened from the top or the cuff?
    If from the cuff, did the moving of the elbow patch leave stitch marks on the waxed cotton as i presume it would?
     
  18. zippyh

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    My wife shortened the sleeves on my Commander for me. About 3/4 of an inch.
    She said it was a straightforward procedure to shorten from the cuff but a real bitch to get the leather trim back on.
    She didn't mess with the patch.
     
  19. smartie-pants

    smartie-pants Well-Known Member

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    I purchased the Commander and was told that the sleeves can be shortened, but should be done only by Barbour. 1) if done elsewhere, the warranty would be void, 2) the thread would be weatherproof and 3) the elbow patch would be moved.

    After 10+ weeks of waiting, my jacket arrived and the alteration job was shotty to say the least. I had the local store look at the work and they returned it to the factory with a response of, "that's the best we can do".

    I returned the jacket.
     
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  20. thimble12

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    Yeah, the sleeve will be wider as it goes up and the leather won't give much so would be hard to put back without narrowing the sleeve a little.
    Does that mean that the leather trim is on top of the patch? seeing as there is such a small gap between patch and trim I assume this is the case?
     

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