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Liam0062

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Just purchased the Barbour Dalkeith NWT (Orvis) in Navy for $140. Getting sleeves shortened.

This has a similar look to the Commander. I’ve been searching the thread, but haven’t found much information on it. Size large (I’m 5’8, 173) and can easily wear a sweater or gilet with it. I love the look and tailored fit and hope this will be a perfect hybrid (blazer/jacket) for our Buffalo winters. Any comments from the group on this jacket would be appreciated.

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Has anyone here tried any of the Barbour sweaters? Are they made in the UK or are they exported? I need a good medium blue sweater (not navy) and the Tisbury is a good color.
 

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Can anyone provide quick sizing advice on the Beaufort?

I'm 5'7, 38" chest and 18" shoulders. I wear S/M clothing usually.

Unsure which size I should get? 36 or 38?

Any advice would be appreciated!
 

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End has reasonably accurate measurements for the Beaufort for the 42 and 44 based on my experience.
The smaller size measurements seem a bit questionable though.
 

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Can anyone provide quick sizing advice on the Beaufort?

I'm 5'7, 38" chest and 18" shoulders. I wear S/M clothing usually.

Unsure which size I should get? 36 or 38?

Any advice would be appreciated!
I am 5'9", 158 pounds, I normally use European size "M", sometimes American size "S". My Beaufort is size 38 and I can wear a pullover underneath. For me, 36 would be too tight for a jacket that was designed to be comfortable, not fitted.

The following chart could be helpful:
(Taken from: https://www.bestinthecountry.co.uk/barbour-buyers-guide)

Barbour Bedale & Beafort.jpg
 

Cennydd

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Going to get a Border and I'd like a second opinion here on sizing. I'm about 5'7 and my chest is about 34" so I am planning to get the 34." I'd like to be wearing a liner with it but probably will not layer anything more than one sweater over a t-shirt.

Should I stick with the 34 or go with the 36"?
 

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Going to get a Border and I'd like a second opinion here on sizing. I'm about 5'7 and my chest is about 34" so I am planning to get the 34." I'd like to be wearing a liner with it but probably will not layer anything more than one sweater over a t-shirt.

Should I stick with the 34 or go with the 36"?
stick with the 34. The border is a classic model so the size already factors in some layering.

always best to try on first, but if not, make sure of the return policy.
 

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Has anyone here tried any of the Barbour sweaters? Are they made in the UK or are they exported? I need a good medium blue sweater (not navy) and the Tisbury is a good color.
most everything outside the classic wax range (bedale, Beaufort, etc) is off shored. Usually Eastern Europe or Turkey.

Still quality stuff.
 

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Much obliged, thank you!

Does anyone have any idea how breathable the classic wax range is? I have an Ashby too and it doesn't breathe very well.
 

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Much obliged, thank you!

Does anyone have any idea how breathable the classic wax range is? I have an Ashby too and it doesn't breathe very well.
I think it’s the polyester sleeve lining that’s the problem with the Ashby. Others on this thread have said so, and I sent mine to Milford, New Hampshire, to have the polyester replaced* with cotton.

*Sadly, that’s an $80 sewing job, plus $30 shipping each way. More sadly, they f—ed up by removing the corduroy cuffs, so I had to send it back to them. After all that, they’ve had it for a week and I still haven’t heard from their customer service. I hope their UK facility is more competent.
 

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The other thing I was wondering, how tall do you have to be so that the Border reaches its proper length? (Mid-thigh?) At size 34, the Border is 36 inches long and I am 5'7". Will it look ridiculously long on me?
 

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Has anyone here tried any of the Barbour sweaters? Are they made in the UK or are they exported? I need a good medium blue sweater (not navy) and the Tisbury is a good color.
Scotland usually.

most everything outside the classic wax range (bedale, Beaufort, etc) is off shored. Usually Eastern Europe or Turkey.

Still quality stuff.
I think the only jackets that are made in England that I own are the Beaufort, Northumbria, Bedale, Westmorland and a quilt or two. The other 20 are all off shore and brilliant.
 

Liam0062

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Just purchased the Barbour Dalkeith NWT (Orvis) in Navy for $140. Getting sleeves shortened.

This has a similar look to the Commander. I’ve been searching the thread, but haven’t found much information on it. Size large (I’m 5’8, 173) and can easily wear a sweater or gilet with it. I love the look and tailored fit and hope this will be a perfect hybrid (blazer/jacket) for our Buffalo winters. Any comments from the group on this jacket would be appreciated.

Pictures to follow.
Jacket fits great. Can’t wait for the weather to turn so I can start wearing this.
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Is the warm pile zip in liner the warmest out of Barbour's available options?
 

conqueror

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Has anyone here tried any of the Barbour sweaters? Are they made in the UK or are they exported? I need a good medium blue sweater (not navy) and the Tisbury is a good color.
i have two fair isles in 100% wool. great quality, but bizarrely the tags don't actually say where they were made. conversely, my scarf clearly says it was made in scotland.

edit: the fair isles surprisingly fit quite slim by barbour and even wool sweater standards. i don't think they're slim enough to justify sizing up, though.
 

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