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I have to be sincere
I bought a Ashby jacket for 1 month, and I'm very pleased with that, at first I was apprehensive that it was not made in england, but with daily use it disappeared from my head, it's a sturdy, high quality coat.
Yesterday I could compare with a Bedale, and I saw no differences, only a few simple details like a collar a little thicker, otherwise everything the same.
I would definitely recommend the Ashby.

Yesterday I also had opportunity to handle and try other barbour pieces and especially liked the shirts, beautiful shirts, excellent fabric, well made. I also liked all kinds of accessories.
I was a fan of the brand and I'm going to start following them with more attention.
 

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I bought a Beaufort from Orvis that arrived the other day. Unfortunately the sleeves were comically short (I'm 6'4", purchased a 42). The jacket was lovely and fit quite well everywhere else, but clearly won't work for me. Are all Barbour jackets like this, or are there models with longer sleeves?
 

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I bought a Beaufort from Orvis that arrived the other day. Unfortunately the sleeves were comically short (I'm 6'4", purchased a 42). The jacket was lovely and fit quite well everywhere else, but clearly won't work for me. Are all Barbour jackets like this, or are there models with longer sleeves?
One thing I hate about the wax jackets are the sleeves. I’m 5 10, and wear a 40 and the sleeves are always short. Why haven’t barbour sorted this?
 

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One thing I hate about the wax jackets are the sleeves. I’m 5 10, and wear a 40 and the sleeves are always short. Why haven’t barbour sorted this?
I read somewhere that they're meant to be hunting/shooting jackets so the shorter sleeves keep your hands/wrists free to blah blah blah whatever.

Also apparently you can send the jacket to Barbour and they'll put new longer ones on for a fee but that seems like a whole thing.
 

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I read somewhere that they're meant to be hunting/shooting jackets so the shorter sleeves keep your hands/wrists free to blah blah blah whatever.

Also apparently you can send the jacket to Barbour and they'll put new longer ones on for a fee but that seems like a whole thing.
It’s a load of old bollocks. Every other hunting jacket on the market has longer sleeves.

Take this Dubarry for example.

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I have to be sincere
I bought a Ashby jacket for 1 month, and I'm very pleased with that, at first I was apprehensive that it was not made in england, but with daily use it disappeared from my head, it's a sturdy, high quality coat.
Yesterday I could compare with a Bedale, and I saw no differences, only a few simple details like a collar a little thicker, otherwise everything the same.
I would definitely recommend the Ashby.

Yesterday I also had opportunity to handle and try other barbour pieces and especially liked the shirts, beautiful shirts, excellent fabric, well made. I also liked all kinds of accessories.
I was a fan of the brand and I'm going to start following them with more attention.
Good to hear, I also like my Ashby.

I have found Barbour knitwear to be good.

I will have to have a look at their shirts.
 

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Good to hear, I also like my Ashby.

I have found Barbour knitwear to be good.

I will have to have a look at their shirts.

I saw few knits, but it does not impress me by the touch, a bit rough ..
Also I did not like the down light jackets, badly made, nor looked like a barbour product, disappointed.

Otherwise all products had a lot of quality.
 

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Think I’m going to rewax my Ashby when I get a chance soon and was just wondering if people on here tend to give the jacket a wipe down etc before waxing?

My navy Ashby always has a good amount of lint showing on it which I imagine is not ideal to wax over.

Also what is the best applicator? A sponge?

I have the 4oz lightweight wax, assuming that is suitable?

Thanks
 

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I saw few knits, but it does not impress me by the touch, a bit rough ..
Also I did not like the down light jackets, badly made, nor looked like a barbour product, disappointed.

Otherwise all products had a lot of quality.
I would imagine the knits vary a bit depending on wool used. My lambswool one is very smooth and soft, my Donegal Merino one a bit rougher but it is a chunkier knit.
 

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I would imagine the knits vary a bit depending on wool used. My lambswool one is very smooth and soft, my Donegal Merino one a bit rougher but it is a chunkier knit.
From experience.
Wool - rugged, rough and warm
Lambswool - soft, almost cashmere feel.
Cotton - standard, nothing special and can lose shape quickly.
Cotton/linen - rough on the skin, digs into elbows on a table if not wearing a base layer.
 

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