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Barbour Border made where?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by qbessi, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. qbessi

    qbessi Senior member

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    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?.
     


  2. gsugsu

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    There should be a tag. Some Barbour jackets are made in Romania.
     


  3. qbessi

    qbessi Senior member

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    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.
     


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    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.
     


  5. qbessi

    qbessi Senior member

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    Just found the white label inside one of the pockets. No mention of where its made.
     


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    qbessi Senior member

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    I'm taking mine back. £220 and not made in england?. No thanks.
     


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    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
     


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    Good to know. Thanks.
     


  10. qbessi

    qbessi Senior member

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


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    What would you do if Barbour HQ wrote back and said "China"?
     
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  12. gsugsu

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    Hopefully you get the answer you are looking for to save you the trouble of returning it.
     


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    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.
     


  14. qbessi

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    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.
     
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  15. Russ_H

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    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.
     


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