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Offical Barbour Thread

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

  1. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    You might want to check the Alden thread re: NRO.
     
  2. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    I think that has been the typical experience for the people who have ordered Alden from them. Not sure what their excuse on this could be.
     
  3. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    Fine for milder winter days but not if it's below freezing.
     
  4. Bubble water

    Bubble water Active Member

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    Thanks for the replies, I think I am going to look for an other jacket than!
     
  5. dgonsh

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    hey guys, sorry for the probably constantly repeated question.

    what is the durawax on the gamefair? is it different than the thornproof? is it cheaper? less water-resistent?

    having trouble googling differences.
     
  6. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    Durawax is slightly 'peached' cotton, it has a slight fuzz that becomes apparant as the wax wears so it visually ages quicker between waxes. Weight for weight there's no real difference in durability - so if both are 8oz they'll be pretty similar, but the thornproof in 14oz would be tougher than 8oz durawax.
     
  7. zazaza

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    FWIW, I had to open a complaint with the BBB to get them to take a return on a pair of aldens. (on an order I had cancelled, which they decided to ship anyways 2 mo. later)

    unfortunately it seems the only time they feel compelled to respond to a customer is when the BBB is involved. I hope your situation is different.
     
  8. spencers

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    Received the Barbour x ToKiTo mountain parka today, size small. Fitment is spot on. I foresee this getting a LOT of use! So comfortable and smells sofa king good.
     
  9. hoit1981

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    My sports is exactly the same. I can't wait to get weeks of rain so I can put it to good use :slayer:
     
  10. Imyouricecreamman

    Imyouricecreamman Senior member

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    Been wearing my Surtees for the last couple of weeks and I love the way it feels in cool autumn weather.

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  11. Portland Dry Goods

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    We've got fall barbour stock up here in Portland. You'll have to forgive me for fucking around in the "Gold Label" Alice Temperly gear, but this poncho is toooooo good. I dont care if the thing says size 8, its 11 feet long, it transforms into a picnic blanket, and in my eyes its unisex

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  12. hoit1981

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    ^ What the devil's going on in that photo - it looks like you're having some sort of claustrophobic fit?!
     
  13. herrmj

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    GET IT OFF!!!
     
  14. Portland Dry Goods

    Portland Dry Goods Senior member

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    fighting with the snaps - theyre rigid at first!

    its anything but claustrophobic.. I could set up a farmers market under this thing

    obviously looks better on girls, hahahah.
     
  15. El Argentino

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    Looks good. Wish it wasn't 90+ everyday here still. C'MON AUTUMN!
     
  16. Andersen

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    just checked the label on mine, it says Made in England.. I like it a lot, one downside is that as far as i can see Barbour does not make a hood for this coat.
     
  17. hoit1981

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    :D
     
  18. jerrybrowne

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    Yeah, they like to make up stories, but will eventually make good. It's annoying that they aren't more forthright- my order claimed to have shipped, but they admitted on the phone that it hadn't.
     
  19. Georgia

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    I have a question for some Barbour aficionados - I recently found a second-hand olive Liddesdale in excellent shape. I didn't notice at the time of purchase (quite frankly - didn't think about it) - but it has ribbed cuffs rather than the original open cuffs. How difficult is this to have altered? I would much rather have the open cuffs (seen here: http://www.orvis.com/store/product.aspx?pf_id=735p).

    Thanks!
     
  20. Stewbone

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    Last year I had Barbour's repair facility take a couple inches off my sleeves. I have heard in the past that they can also alter the cuffs. I would call the customer service number at the following link to find out, unless others on here know for sure.

    http://www.barbour.com/us/repairs-reproofing-us

    I must warn you though, just to get my sleeves altered costed upwards of $60.00+ so it could be more than your willing to pay.
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2012

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