Offical Barbour Thread

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

  1. Dave_SFU

    Dave_SFU Senior member

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    That would kind of make sense since they seem to now just be mainly reusing designs in new fabrics and colors.
     


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    ok, i got it. Thankfully it is dark, but now I remember why I sold all my barbours in the past. I don't like the material they use or the wax compared to my belstaffs. Now the Barbour Carbon series is a totally different story- I love them.
     


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    I just received an A7 International ordered from the Bloomingdales sale this week...
    It felt different from my current A7 when I tried it on, looked inside to see it's made in ...Tunisia.
    WTF.
    I knew some synthetics/other fabrics were made outside the UK, but since when did they stop making classic waxed pieces like this in England?
    can anyone comment on the longterm durability of Tunisian Barbours?
     


  4. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    Does this fit properly or is it too short?

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  5. TehBunny

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    I think you know the answer :) (short)
    And If I were you I would be hesitant to return, It would probably look better just with a shorter t-shirt :)

    Yours Faithfully
    TehFunnyBunny
     


  6. VLSI

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    Far too late to return, bought it right before summer :lol: I know it's short, but the jacket also isn't meant to be long... however, I don't think it's meant to be this short either. It's a shame because it's spot on in every other regard and looks amazing. Oh well... to B&S I guess.
     


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    strange, I thought all the Wax jackets were still made in the UK. are you sure it is an official Barbour TM ?
     


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    Damn! I was wondering about that too. Mine doesn't come until Wednesday. When you say different, what do you mean? Lower quality? I never owned a Barbour before.
     
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    From the website: "Although it sources products from around the globe, Barbour's classic wax jackets are still manufactured by hand in the factory in Simonside and each year over 100,000 jackets are processed via the central, subsidiary and local customer service operations".

    Is it a waxed international? If so, it's strange that it would be made in Tunisia. Maybe the international is no longer considered a "classic" waxed jacket?!
     


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    the cloth feels different. at first I thought it was just because my current A7 has been beaten to hell and is pretty soft, but the cotton on the new one feels thinner, not as substantial.
    I wouldn't say it feels cheap, but it just feels "different".
    I'll probably keep it since it was such a good price, but It's a sad day if in fact all of their production is now done outside the UK.
     


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  12. zazaza

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    It's possible they're employing a manufacturing strategy that seems to be more and more common these days:
    having the majority of the manufacture taking place in countries where it's cheaper to produce (china, india, Tunisia...) and then having the "finishing" taking place in the US or UK, so they can still apply the "Made in the USA...UK" label.
     


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    Of course there is another possibility - it's a fake. It's not unheard of for fakes to enter the supply chains of reputable retailers, and the market is awash with cheap chinese fake barbours.

    I hope not though.

    http://www.barbour.com/counterfeit-education
     
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    but would a knockoff barbour carry a tag that said "made in tunisia"?
     


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    Very tempted to pick that one up in small.
     


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