Offical Barbour Thread

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  1. CEE88

    CEE88 Senior member

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    Congratulations. Looks like a nice style. Wear it in good health.
     
  2. TauKappaEpsilon

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    I've been looking to buy a Barbour for three years. The Georgetown, DC store is only 2 miles from my house so I've been there countless times trying on everything they had in the store. I always wanted the class waxed jacket, bedale, beaufort, etc. but they are too baggy/boxy and when I size down the sleeves are too short. Today I stopped in again looking to see if they got anything new for the fall and I walked out with a Powell quilted jacket in black. I really like it. Very similar to the Chelsea but it has a fleece lining so it can be worn all fall and winter. I also found a new waxed jacket called the Argon which is much slimmer and has longer sleeves. It fit like a glove. However, I liked the Powell more so I bought that one.

    Does anyone on here have a Powell or Chelsea jacket? How do you wear yours? Is it appropriate for smart casual settings in a dark color, like black? If you have any pictures wearing them, please post so I can get an idea!
     
  3. CEE88

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    I agree. It seems like generally Barbour equates M to a 40" chest, and L to a 42" (although their website says 42.5" in one place). By the way I just visited their website and it is not particularly fun to browse.
     
  4. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    The Chelsea comes in three weights (Flyweight?, Sportsquilt, and Polarquilt).

    I think I have a picture of me in my Chelsea somewhere earlier in this thread. I definitely think it works in smart casual settings. My Chelsea is Navy blue.
     
  5. TauKappaEpsilon

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    Terrible (really, really awful) shot, so my apologies in advanced, of my new Barbour Powell. Size small. For reference I am 6' tall with a 35.5 inch chest and a size 29 waist.

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    Can anyone comment on fit? The store doesnt have this in an XS however, they did have the Chelsea Sportsquilt in an XS and it fit a lot more snug. I opted for the Powell because I think I'll like/need more room in the winter to layer heavy sweaters or the occasional SC. What do you think?
     
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    Great fix! My bedale has been in the factory for repairs for two weeks now. How long was the turn around for yours?
     
  8. Stewbone

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    I wouldn't go any smaller as you can already see a little pulling in the chest and midsection. Sleeve length looks good despite your lengthy build.
     
  9. hooker4186

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    Snagged my first non-vest Barbour. Gamefair obtained in a trade on here. It's got the stank but I couldn't be happier. Looking forward to trying my hand at rewaxing it and to winter weather setting in.

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  10. jhwendland

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    Want to trade me that sweater?
     
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    Hi Stewbone, sorry for the tardy response - I'm not exactly sure but it wasn't more than a month. I went through a local retailer who sent it to Barbour for me (at no additional cost).
     
  12. CEE88

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    Nice coat!
    Good luck with the re-wax. There are several videos on the web that illustrate the process. I might try it next time.
     
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    It looks good. I agree with the above comment - don't go smaller. What if any layers will you be wearing? If you plan on heavy sweaters, as you say, then it might be a bit snug.
     
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    Hello,

    I am rather new to this forum in terms of posts, but have been a lurker for a while now. I live in Norway and I am looking for a nice waxed jacket or something close that is water resistant and looks great for the fall/early winter. Considering I am a student without the possibility of trying out a Barbour waxed jacket I'd really like it to fit when it arrives. I am a slim small or a regular XS, really depends on the brand (In PRL I am a Small in the Slim fit shirts, even though they tend to be a tad too long for casual wear). The Barbour site is not the easiest to navigate through at the moment.

    What do you guys recommend for me as a first time wax jacket? The Corbridge? Looking for a slim, casual look. Will mostly wear a single shirt or with a sweater. I have the Barbour International Ariel Quilted in XS and it fits quite alright.

    Sorry if this question has been asked a thousand times before, but the search function didn't really give me anything and a 105 pages of read in this thread is a little bit of hassle.

    Also other jacket recommendations than from Barbour are of course appreciated.
     
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  15. OlafG

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    I'd go with the Bedale or Beaufort. Those are the classic Barbours.

    As for sizing the general advice is to stick to your normal size if you're going to wear a heavy sweater or sport coat underneath, if not you can size down one size. I'd try either a 34" or a 36", but in any case you should measure your chest and arms to see which would fit you better.
     

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