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Appropriate Barbour Bedale Size for Small Guy

JS1357

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I am considering purchasing a Barbour jacket. I'm 5'4 and 115lbs. My chest size is typically 34. I went to the store to try on the size 34 and it seemed way too big and frumpy. The sales person recommended at 32. Barbours now go down to 30, and she said I could even do that instead.

What do you think? I want something I can wear for years.

Also the Orvis website has two Bedales, one is Barbour Classic Bedale and the other is Active Bedale.. I don't see any difference.

Thanks!
 

Eustace Tilley

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Bot sure on the size, but you want to get the Classic and not the Active Bedale
 

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Originally Posted by Marcellionheart
Try examining this guide and see what kind of fit you would like:

http://www.bestinthecountry.co.uk/Bu...ackets_E4.aspx


Thanks Marcellion! This page is priceless! I measured my jackets at home and compared to Barbour sizes. The measurements for Barbour are slightly oversized. The chest is at least 1" larger across than it should be ( 2" larger when you consider the circumference).
 

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Yes,
im 5'4" 120 lbs.

i could have purchased the BARBOUR BEDALE in size 34.
But i prefer a slimmer fit, and actually went with the size 32.
it fits amazing.!!!

i would only be concerned if you have long arms, which i don't.
so there are no problems.

i look forward to many years with this piece.
 

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