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Offical Barbour Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. dreamsburndown

    dreamsburndown Active Member

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    Does anyone know how the Durham's fit compares to the Bedale? I'm on the look out for a used one that I can reproof myself. I know some people are into doing that and I respect the hustle. My size 36 Bedale looks great on me but the sleeves are trimmer than some other models, and the raglan sleeves vibe with a roomier fit. I'm not sure how the shoulder cape on the Durham would play. Also, I tried on a Border in 36 once and I was swimming in it, so I'm never sure what to expect for fit. I'm really feeling the Durham's built-in hood, since I'm not into the attachable hoods you can buy separately at all.This is my bedale:
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  2. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    Sleeve length is from pit though.
    http://www.endclothing.com/barbour-international-original-jacket.html

    Barbour site has sleeve length from center of back but they're also for the S-M-L-XL sized ones.
     
  3. avamh

    avamh New Member

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    Thanks! So according to the site, it's 20.25" from the pit strait to the wrist?
     
  4. Rene_Lahm

    Rene_Lahm Senior member

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    I received purchased a durham, and have given it as much wear as I can. I'm thoroughly enjoying it and actually at times hoping for rain when I walk my dog. The build in hood is a great part of the coat, and even in heavy wind and rainfall it has stayed in place, kept me dry. I've worn it anyone from 1 to 2 Celsius and rain with a sweatshirt underneath, to 10-15 Celsius and still felt comfortable. In terms of fit/size comparison to the Bedale, I can't give a direct comparison, as I've only tried on the beaufort. Based on measurements from Barbour's site however, the bedale and beaufort have similar chest, shoulder, back and sleeve length. The Bedale's back length is shorter however. The Durham's chest, and shoulder especially feels pretty close the beaufort, it is certainly quite a bit longer than the beaufort. It is I believe 4oz, and the bedale/beaufort are 6oz weight. The sleeves aren't overly wide, and you can cuff them to show the tartan lining, which kind of makes them narrow just a bit. It also has drawstrings to tighten the mid-section, which allow for a slightly snugger fit, but it still fits like a Barbour is meant to fit. It has a back vent than is fastened by two buttons, I guess it could come in handy for maneuvering around if your hunting or something. The shoulder cape just adds an extra barrier to block rain, I kind like the look, and it isn't something you see on a coat very often. To me, it looks exceedingly British. I love the jacket, and don't regret opting for it over a beaufort.
     
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  5. Louys

    Louys Senior member

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    Hi all, I'm a southern Californian whose going over to Scotland for a year. I was considering getting a Barbour as an all purpose foul weather jacket. Are there any particular models I should consider and particular shops I should consider buying them at?
     
  6. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    In terms of coping with foul weather they'll all do a good job. Obviously the longer the coat the more you'll be protected. On the classic side of things the Beaufort or shorter Bedale are great coats, but there are plenty of other options. Over here there's little advantage in shopping around for a Barbour if you're going for one of the classic models as they tend to be priced the same most places. You can get good deals on the more fashion oriented models though.
     
  7. BLAUGRANA

    BLAUGRANA Senior member

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    Been able to wear the Barras and St. Kildas this Spring. Very pleased with them as Spring jackets as well. Had one of the latter on today in some rain and it held up really well, as expected.
     
  8. fishtacologin

    fishtacologin Senior member

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    Any ideas on how I can get a Barbour Commander in size XS in CA? The only one I've seen is from this eBay auction. I know it exists because I've had someone from Barbour confirm it for me, but it doesn't look like it's a regularly carried size.
     
  9. dreamsburndown

    dreamsburndown Active Member

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    Thanks for the info. I see a lot of used Durham's on eBay but I'm not sure how to spot ones that aren't legit.
     
  10. Roscius

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    Gonna pull the trigger on a sandland. What do you guys think about it?
     
  11. Rene_Lahm

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    There's some indicators. The circular zipper tab always has a small dot on the top part. You could look for inconsistencies in the plaid. Sloppy stitching, compare drawstrings to the legit ones on the barbour site. That being said, it's hard and I even had questions initially about the jacket I had ordered off eBay. It looked really legit based on the photos, I was probably over analyzing it, and turned out to be a perfect purchase. As noted when I made the inquiry here, the Durham isn't one of the more faked Barbour's. Plus, if it's a used item you're probably even more likely to get a legitimate one, as I'm sure the fake ones don't hold up as well. Do you diligence though, check the sellers feedback, ask them a ton of questions.

    Good luck tho, you'll love the jacket. It's minus 2 and flurries in Toronto today, and I ventured out with for about half an hour into the ravine. It was a bit cold with a light fleece sweater underneath, but bearable. Probably my most versatile item.
     
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  12. dreamsburndown

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    Thanks for the tips. I'm always paranoid about counterfeits. It's flurries with a cold wind in Edmonton too. I was just out in my Bedale over top a heavy wool turtleneck and it was perfect except that I'd really love a hood.
     
  13. Qudi

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    just stumbled upon the barbour x pantone quilts when i was about to buy a chelsea. anyone got an idea of how they fit or seen any fit pics? cant find any other than the ones on end.
     
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  14. Andrew Viny

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    Hi all, I recently purchased a 9665 Steve McQueen jacket in a small. I found it to be a hair tight in the shoulders and chest (I feel like that sort of jacket should be more easy going). I returned it and replaced it with an Ashby (also in a small). It's absolutely shocking how much larger it is. It's quite long and although it seems to fit reasonably well in the shoulders, it's terribly baggy in the chest. I'm wondering if perhaps the bedale would perhaps be a better fit? I'm somewhat confounded by the difference in the two jackets of the same size, especially because the 9665 is supposed to be a regular cut and the Ashby, a slim.

    My measurements are:
    Height: 5'6"
    Chest: somewhere between a 36 and 38 US (though closer to a 36)
    Pant: 30/30
     
  15. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    Slightly looser than the Chelsea (IMO the cut isn't as good).
     
  16. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    I got the Pantone quilted one size larger than the classic Liddesdale. The Pantone one fits slimmer than the one size down Liddesdale but it's not what you'd call a real slim fit.
     
  17. patrick_b

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    Stopped by Barbour Kittery yesterday. Still a good selection of Norton & Sons jackets and knits. They had 2-3 very heavy N&S sweaters and I made note of the following jackets.

    N&S Barra Sand & Navy $449
    N&S St. Kilda olive $599
    Dept. B Dragh navy $249
    Dept B Field Hoodie cotton knit in navy & green $149
    Dept. B Shordace in navy $649


    They usually have a sale Memorial day.
     
  18. pvoytko

    pvoytko Senior member

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    heading to kittery saturday for the first time, can't wait

    hoping they might have a red tag commander or a international flyer
     
  19. Nakedsnake

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    They usually have a sale Memorial day.


    Those are some awesome pieces right there. That Dragh looks like it would make for an interesting piece of outwear. I assume this place only does in store sales? Have you seen any commanders there? Is there any way they would ship something to me?

    I've been thinking about picking up a commander later this year, but don't want to order from END because I don't want to play the guessing game with customs (I live in Canada too, which is usually worse for that stuff). I also don't want to stomach the full $775+ price tag I find at most Canadian retailers. Club Monaco has one, but only in Navy, and I'm only interested in Olive.
     
  20. Nakedsnake

    Nakedsnake Senior member

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    Something I forgot to mention, picked up a Barbour x Norton and Sons "coleman" rollneck jumper from END as part of their spring sale. Came to $110 USD shipped to Canada, If I recall correctly. Just came today. Its an awesome knit. Really long though. I'm 6'4, and I ordered a size L, and its even long on me. So just a word of warning to anyone shorter. Its a great sweater though, awesome weight and color (got it in creme, would have loved to have gotten the peat color too, but it was sold out by the time I ordered) to it. Well worth what I paid.
     

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