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Offical Barbour Thread

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

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  1. Reiver

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    Sounds like a good plan!
     

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Can't edit this but meant to say one Royal warrant, not two.
     

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    I'm downsizing big time. A few jackets are up for grabs!

    2 crest gamefair c38
    Barbour Rambler medium 40"
    Possibly my 4 pocket Bedale c40
    Rustic brown transport c40
     

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