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Offical Barbour Thread

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

  1. CEE88

    CEE88 Senior member

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    Love my Beaufort, waxed cotton generally -- and am now looking for something a little different. Anyone have information on the Barbour Middleburn:

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    If you've seen this jack in person and/or own one, what are your impressions?

    Is the cotton heavier than, say, that of a typical Beaufort or Bedale? I've seen it referred to as "Heavyweight 8oz. Barbour Duramax" -- on what other Barbour jackets is this used?
    Is the cut more trim than 'classics' like the Bedale/Beaufort? (supposedly it is, I'm just looking for confirmation)
    What about the length in comparison to the Bedale?
    Is the Middleburn more of a winter jacket weight?
    The Barbour website seems to have dropped all mention of the Middleburn -- which line was it part of: contemporary, classic or heritage?
    Thanks.
     
  2. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    That's really good-looking. I'm partial to how understated it is.
     
  3. CEE88

    CEE88 Senior member

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    That's really good-looking. I'm partial to how understated it is.
    I took a chance and ordered it. I'll do my own review after I've had it for a while.
     
  4. CEE88

    CEE88 Senior member

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    Thoughts on Barbour's "classics" (Bedale, Beaufort, etc.) versus its Heritage offerings such as these (Hooded Hunter, Tokihito Yoshida Hooded Hunter)?


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  5. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    i personally like the beacon heritage tokito pieces better because of the slimmer fits but the barbour classics are great in their own right
     
  6. cork grips

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    I've just re-waxed my bedale for the first time and it looks pretty good...until I wear it[​IMG] Within minutes of wearing it the wax forms creases easily and doesn't seem to have set permanently. I can remelt the wax with a hair dryer and it distributes evenly. I've let the coat sit in the sun of a large bay window for a few days and let it dry in a room temperature room for the last few days. It doesn't seem like the wax will set. Has anyone any experience with this process? Is there anything else I could do to finish the re-waxing process, or does it just need to be worn for awhile before the wax sets?

    Perhaps you applied too much wax or painted it on as apposed to working the wax into the cloth. Also, it sounds like you wore your jacket right after the reproofing.. the wax needs to set (overnight or longer) before you can wear it.
     
  7. auggie

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    I hung the jacket for 4-5 days before wearing it, so thats not it and I spent 3 hours rubbing wax in, so I dont think it was the application. Maybe I didn't work the wax in enough....I was thinking maybe the cotton wasnt absorbing the wax anymore. The jacket is a bit old, roughly 15 years, and maybe it was too long between wax applications. Has anyone else seen or had this happen to thier's?

    Thanks
     
  8. bandrus1

    bandrus1 Senior member

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    did you wash the jacket with a wet cloth very well before applying the wax?
     
  9. auggie

    auggie Well-Known Member

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    I washed it with a wet cloth, so i don't think i fucked that up..I called Barbour and they were no help. Maybe i just need a new one.
     
  10. MichaelPemulis

    MichaelPemulis Senior member

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    Surprised Barbour couldn't help^ You can always send it to them and have them refinish it for you.

    I am loving my tokihito bicycle jacket, it is most definitely the first jacket that I grab on most days. If anyone is on the fence, grab it.
     
  11. 37degrees

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    Gents,
    Does anyone have any thoughts on wearing a barbour waxed cotton jacket on leather car seats?
    I assume that they are designed for use around the estate in the Range Rover, so shouldn't be a problem. Just wanted some assurance. Does the wax transfer? Has anyone had any problems when storing their Barbour against other clothing in their wardrobe?
    Thanks
     
  12. gettoasty

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    green one is nice ^
     
  13. Dave_SFU

    Dave_SFU Senior member

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    I know whenever i buy something from Barbour they always put the wax in a seperate bag from the non wax. Ive had wax transfer onto other coats before.

    Gents,
    Does anyone have any thoughts on wearing a barbour waxed cotton jacket on leather car seats?
    I assume that they are designed for use around the estate in the Range Rover, so shouldn't be a problem. Just wanted some assurance. Does the wax transfer? Has anyone had any problems when storing their Barbour against other clothing in their wardrobe?
    Thanks
     
  14. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    Gents,
    Does anyone have any thoughts on wearing a barbour waxed cotton jacket on leather car seats?
    I assume that they are designed for use around the estate in the Range Rover, so shouldn't be a problem. Just wanted some assurance. Does the wax transfer? Has anyone had any problems when storing their Barbour against other clothing in their wardrobe?
    Thanks


    Wax can transfer to other clothing if it's in contact for a prolonged period, or if there's friction. As far as car seats go, unless they're well sealed you could get transfer - I've had transfer from an admittedly fairly new barbour onto a aleather shoulder bag.
     
  15. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    barbour @ gtown has all tokito f/w at 40% off. mostly large sizes but not a bad selection
     
  16. Flame

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    What's the consensus on barbour waxed cotton bags? I'm just looking for a companion to my filson field bag which I use almost daily.
     
  17. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    What's the consensus on barbour waxed cotton bags? I'm just looking for a companion to my filson field bag which I use almost daily.

    Made in China, but pretty decent quality for the price. Wax may come off on clothing (true for all waxed cotton bags).

    You might also want to look at Billingham (dearer but made in the UK and slightly tougher),
    Brady bags (also UK made waterproof canvas)
    John Chapman (also UK made)

    If you're not worries about it being truly waterproof Bill Amberg does some nice canvas & leather bags too.
     
  18. mbrokerny

    mbrokerny Senior member

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    Looking for a slimmer/more tapered fitting Barbour for the fall. Any suggestions, the classic fits are just too boxy on me?
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2011
  19. robinsongreen68

    robinsongreen68 Senior member

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  20. MichaelPemulis

    MichaelPemulis Senior member

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    The tokito collaborations are all much slimmer than regular barbour (and they are awesome to boot). I have the fall and summer bicycle jackets, love them both.
     

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