Barbour Classic Beaufort Jacket. Yay, nay?

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  1. NMW1982

    NMW1982 Senior member

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    I like the way the jacket looks, but does anyone else think the length is just way too long?

    I am 5'11" and it makes me look like a dwarf. Is this jacket made for people over 6'2"?

    Should I look into the Bedale instead?

    Thanks.
     
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    I'm 5'7" and I wear a Beauchamp no problem.
     
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    Metlin Senior member

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    They are all ugly. [​IMG]
     
  4. NMW1982

    NMW1982 Senior member

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    What about the Bedale jacket compared with the Beaufort?

    Is it possible to take in and shorten the Beaufort?
     
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    bleachboy Senior member

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    Tailoring a Beaufort... wouldn't that be like tailoring overalls or something? It's utility gear.

    I have one, by the way, and I have worn it zero times. [​IMG] I need to take up hunting in the English countryside, I suppose.
     
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    NMW1982 Senior member

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    You don't find the overall length of the beaufort to be too long?

    It looks like it's made for people over 6'2".

    Tailoring a Beaufort... wouldn't that be like tailoring overalls or something? It's utility gear.

    I have one, by the way, and I have worn it zero times. [​IMG] I need to take up hunting in the English countryside, I suppose.
     
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    I'm 5'10" and have a 40 Beaufort which I love and think looks great over a SC /Tweed with jeans. I don't think you have to be 6'2" to use it, it's supposed to be on the long side and it's not supposed to be tailored or trim. Just my $ 0.02
     
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    I just picked up a Beaufort a couple of months ago and don't find it too long and I am 5'9".
     
  9. NMW1982

    NMW1982 Senior member

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    I don't like how the jacket makes a person's shoulders look really slanted and narrow. Also because the jacket doesn't taper towards the bottom and actually flairs out towards the bottom makes it look like you're wearing a woman's poncho. Add this to the fact that the length makes you look like a dwarf and makes me wonder why any guy would buy this.

    I just picked up a Beaufort a couple of months ago and don't find it too long and I am 5'9".
     
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    JS1357 Well-Known Member

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    I like the way the jacket looks, but does anyone else think the length is just way too long?

    I am 5'11" and it makes me look like a dwarf. Is this jacket made for people over 6'2"?

    Should I look into the Bedale instead?

    Thanks.


    I am a bit shorter than you and bought the bedale and love it... I would try sizing down on the beaufort, if that doesn't work, try the bedale in a looser fit.
     
  11. huskyzealot

    huskyzealot Senior member

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    If you are worried about length, just get a bedale.

    Tailoring a beaufort wont really work because of where the pockets are located, it will look weird, and I am not sure what they would do with the game pocket.

    On a separate note, I would advise against the "classic" version and suggest the non-classic version. If you do some research you will find that the non-classic version is actually the version sold for the last several decades....I know the naming doesn't make sense. I have both, while the only differences are the color and the type of finish, the non-classic version develops a much nicer patina over time.
     
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    twistoffat Senior member

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    Barbour Jackets are great but many forget they are designed with country sports in mind. That means often wearing a tweed blater or thick pullover underneath. In some circles they have become a fashion item but for me will remain a functional albeit goodlooking item of clothing. If one wear no Jacket or Pullover underneath they can look a little of an odd fit sometimes bordering on sloppy but thats the way they are [​IMG]
     
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    I love my Beaufort and I am of medium height. Yay.
     
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    Works fine for me and I´m shorter than you (5´8¨). It barely covers my suit jacket.
     

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