I have a Bedale, a Beaufort and an International. The latter (a vintage model from circa 1980) is used exclusively for motorcycling. It cuts the wind just as well as my leather MC jacket, isn't quite as bulky and has more pockets. With the snap-in insulating liner, it's every bit as warm, if not moreso. Plus, everyone who rides a motorcycle, it seems, has a leather jacket. A synthetic would likely out-perform it, but I don't do the cross-country rides I once did, so this is fine. The Bedale and Beaufort are harder to justify. I guess I just like the way they look, I got them secondhand but in like-new condition for not a lot of money and I like the idea that they'll last decades. Ran into a guy at the post office a few months ago who was wearing an ancient Bedale. It really looked stunning, in an honestly worn kind of way. He said he'd had it for 30 years. It really is a matter of taste, in the end.