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Barbour Distressed International - Can I Get The Flag Removed?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Grammaton Cleric, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Senior member

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    I carefully took a seam ripper to my black Barbour jacket to get rid of the big flashy yellow and black patch. I hate conspicous labels on anything. You wouldn't notice the very small pin holes in the jacket unless you were looking two inches away.

    I am optimistic that it will, with time complete disappear with wear ( the jacket hardly gets warn and still looks brand new) and it wont affect the water repellent.
     


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    Love this jacket but hate the Union Jack plastered on the breast. Would it be easy to have removed? http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/o...7342/37342.jsp
    Can the flag be removed? Sure. Is it gonna look good? No, it'll leave a dark spot where it was. Now, if you don't mind, the Union Jack is part of the "flavor" of the jacket, why do you hate it so much?
     


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    I am optimistic that it will, with time complete disappear with wear ( the jacket hardly gets warn and still looks brand new) and it wont affect the water repellent.

    Optimism is not a plan. The care label on your coat should say that any stitching through the exterior of the coat wil require re-sealing. Removing stitching is the same thing.
     


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    I carefully took a seam ripper to my black Barbour jacket to get rid of the big flashy yellow and black patch. I hate conspicous labels on anything. You wouldn't notice the very small pin holes in the jacket unless you were looking two inches away. I am optimistic that it will, with time complete disappear with wear ( the jacket hardly gets warn and still looks brand new) and it wont affect the water repellent.
    Optimism is not a plan. The care label on your coat should say that any stitching through the exterior of the coat wil require re-sealing. Removing stitching is the same thing.
    I did the same with mine and the pin holes have disappeared (probably resealed themselves being so tiny and there being so much wax on a new jacket). You don't need to worry about water-proofing on the International as the label is on a pocket flap. HOWEVER, on the distressed version it is above the pocket.
     


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    can you guys post pics of the jacket with the label removed? contemplating doing it

    thanks
     


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    Optimism is not a plan. The care label on your coat should say that any stitching through the exterior of the coat wil require re-sealing. Removing stitching is the same thing.
    I did the same with mine and the pin holes have disappeared (probably resealed themselves being so tiny and there being so much wax on a new jacket). You don't need to worry about water-proofing on the International as the label is on a pocket flap. HOWEVER, on the distressed version it is above the pocket.


    Even though this is an old post and request, I will love to see some pictures with the label removed: I hope someone will post them.
     


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    No camera to hand, I'm sorry. But there's really no need - nothing to see. Four years on I wore mine today and there is absolutely no sign of where the flag was. The tiny holes disappeared very soon after removing the flag.
     


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