A bunch of Barbour Bedale questions as a resident of Asia.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Makoreaction, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. Makoreaction

    Makoreaction Member

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    Nov 18, 2012
    So I read a number of informative threads here already but still have a number of questions.

    People seem to be greatly divided on the issue of whether the 'original' or the sylkoil 'classic' version is superior, and it surely comes down to individual taste, but I would still like to hear if anyone has a strong opinion one way or the other. Is there anything different other than the color/material/wax finish? The thing is, I like the 'classic' olive color more than the sage color, but looking online it seems like, even brand new, the olive color varies greatly. For instance, I love these:


    and this


    But am not particularly crazy about this:


    Can anyone who owns a 'classic' comment on which jacket's color most closely resembles the jacket in person? All of those jackets are purported to be the "Classic" Bedale.

    As for sizing, I live in Japan, and was able to find a few stores where I could try one on. I am about 5'10.5"/177cm and 135lbs/62 kg. I tried on a 38 and I think it was objectively too large. I also tried on a 36 and thought that it fit well, but was wondering if a 34 might be more appropriate for a bit slimmer look. Unfortunately there were no 34's to try.

    Can anyone who is a similar height and/weight comment on sizing? Just wondering if a 34 for my size sounds crazy or not. My arms aren't particularly long or short.

    Lastly, in terms of ordering, I definitely do not want to get one in Japan, since the run almost 47,000 yen here, which is around $600. Any recommendations for a place that would ship to Asia? I don't see anywhere on the countryattire site that specifically says they do ship to Japan, but also nothing that says they don't. Even with shipping it would probably be cheaper to order it from a site like that.

    Help much appreciated.

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