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Offical Barbour Thread

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

  1. DC Office Hack

    DC Office Hack Well-Known Member

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    I finally got to a Barbour store and tried on a size 40 Beaufort, which settled the question for me: my 42 is too big, and i need to size down. Which means I need to sell the 42.

    I'll be posting something on the sales forum here and/or at AAAC, but before then, if any of you are interested in a lightly used 42 Beaufort classic (I bought it NWT about a month ago) in sage, PM me. Awesome jacket, just too big on me.
     
  2. Alexidb

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    You can force tarnish the buttons
     
  3. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    What do you use to do that?
     
  4. MichaelPemulis

    MichaelPemulis Well-Known Member

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    Selling my tokito bicycle jackets, feel free to make an offer, would like to move 'em quickly!
     
  5. Alexidb

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    A browning agent, or something highly acidic like mustard. Just scuff up the buttons and brush it on
     
  6. drechie

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    looking for a barbour beaufort light weight...anyone have one? or saw one on sale
     
  7. nemo1107

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    I like it, especially in yellow, but I think I'm leaning towards the Wessex if I can't find the Mountain Parka. The Whitby looks too lightweight for my climate. I'm in Minnesota, where right now it's a balmy -20 below. So I think I need something that's a little heavier weight, but still layerable...
     
  8. imys

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    Hi,
    I echo your dilemma. I'm 6.0', 185 lbs w/broad shoulders (19.5") - top heavy. I like my clothes slim-lined and quite fitted. I tried the medium but it didn't fit along the shoulders - it was extremely tight, and the sleeve length was too short. This was probably due to the shoulders being too tight and stretching causing the sleeves to ride up. The measurements given by Dave_SFU for the medium are quite accurate. I opted for the large. The measurements for the large are:
    21.5" pit-to-pit
    27" sleeve
    18" shoulder
    28.5" back length (measured from bottom of collar)

    The jacket does run "small" as most posts mention, and most recommend sizing up, but "small" is relative, possibly in comparison to other Barbour jackets. I usually fit a medium in most clothing (i.e., shirts, sweaters). The large fit me perfectly along the chest and shoulders and the sleeve length is ideal, so indeed sizing up was necessary for me, however, the waist needed to be taken-in quite a bit for my personal preference, and so did the arm holes. I would recommend having someone measure your shoulder width (as i believe this is the limiting factor), then based on these and previous measurements buy accordingly. All other alterations can be done i.e., taking-in the chest, waist, sleeve length, etc., but I'm not sure if the shoulder width can be let-out (I don't know how much "extra" material is sewn in the jacket, if any). Also, despite my shoulder width being 19.5" and the jacket measuring 18", it still fit the way I like it - quite snug but still allowing some flexibility - again its personal how fitted you like your clothing. Hope this helps.
     
  9. BLAUGRANA

    BLAUGRANA Well-Known Member

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    Well to each their own, but if you're saving upwards of $150 then I'd say it's worth it. Returning it isn't that bad, I mean you have to ship it out either way. Also with Wingtip's sale prices you can't return their stuff anyway.

    FedEx is bad, but I've had no problems with DHL or the postal services. Just got a To Ki To Military coat from England and I saved almost $150 off Wingtip's price and didn't get hit with customs.
     
  10. BLAUGRANA

    BLAUGRANA Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have any experience with the Barbour stores? I mean the regular stores, not the factory outlets.

    -Do they run promotions/sales? I called two today and the answer I got was that they usually don't find out until same day and that Saturdays are usually the days. Anybody else know this?
    -Do the sales associates work on commission? I'd like to get in with one so I can stay updated with their sales.
    -Anyone on the email list? Do they email you about sales/promotions?
     
  11. neckface

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    I have an olive classic bedale size 30 brand new, looking to size up and trade my 30 for either a 32 or 34, if anyone would like to trade I can do a meet up in NYC, PM me!
     
  12. Dave_SFU

    Dave_SFU Well-Known Member

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    Regular stores do have sales but they probably dont know until day of like they said. Barbour HQ loves to do that (same goes for the outlet sales). They had some 50% off stuff over the summer i picked up. Also barbourbymail probably will run a sale soon too.
     
  13. wwjbd24

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    would anyone be interested in a barbour trooper, size small? worn for about a month, still in great condition. I just think I want a bedale instead
    pm me if you're interested! I'd be up for a trade for an excellent condition bedale in a smaller (36/38) as well as selling it
     
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  14. BLAUGRANA

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    Thanks Dave. In terms of the regular stores, any idea what the discounts look like when they actually do have sales?
     
  15. qwerty3

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    I'm size 40 in beaufort and "L" in my ashby.

    I'm looking to buy a Sapper and a bedale. Should i use size 40 in bedale?

    What size for the sapper? Medium or large?
     
  16. ManofKent

    ManofKent Well-Known Member

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    I think you'd want a medium in the Sapper - from memory it's a similar fit to the Trooper and my Trooper is a roomy large on my 43" chest.

    Beaufort & Bedale are pretty similar in size other than length.
     
  17. BLAUGRANA

    BLAUGRANA Well-Known Member

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    Been Barbour busy the past couple of days. A few things:

    -Barbour stores here in the US are having 30% off this weekend. I think it's all weekend, but as has been discussed the promos just sort of come last minute. I can tell you it was 30% off today though, however it didn't include Bedales and Beauforts. Tokihito and McQueen were included though.

    -DOES ANYONE ACTUALLY HAVE THE MOUNTAIN PARKA? I went to Barbour Chicago today. They had a Medium, but I'm a Medium generally and so I knew it wouldn't fit. Gave it a try anyway and it was really snug. After I got home I realized that I hadn't adjusted the pulls on the inside of the jacket, so I'm hoping that's some of it. Anyway, the coat has a liner. I'm not a fan because the liner has long sleeves and is elastic at the cuff. Really annoying and so if it works I'll keep it out. Anyway, as I said they have a Medium if anyone is looking for one. They are hard to come by. Not as hard as the Hidcote though.

    http://www.barbour.com/us/mens-clothing/jackets-coats/wax/beacon-heritage/mountain-parka-jacket

    -The Tokihito Wool Fishing jacket, which I commented on a month or two back, definitely is more fitted in the chest. I tried the XL and while it was fine in the chest, the body is loose. Cut of the coat. I'm considering it, but it would require some altering on the side. It's not waxed so I wouldn't need to go through Barbour, but I'd like to. Problem is getting it measured properly. Also, you can take it in, but you take it in a the bottom of the coat, not at the waist. I would never take it in there and they shouldn't have put it at the waist anyway with the way the coat bows out and the placement of the pockets. Of course on the flip side this one is the only one that doesn't need the sleeves shortened. Anyway, still my favorite Tokihito piece as I love the look and love the pockets.

    http://www.barbour.com/us/mens-clothing/jackets-coats/tweed-wool/beacon-heritage/wool-fishing-jacket

    -Tokihito Military Jacket is nice. I actually like it better than I expected. As a friend commented, I thought I'd find it a bit too "fussy" with all the pockets. The Sage and Black are a bit different. The fit and pockets/snaps are all the same. The Black doesn't have a liner though (and I double checked to see if it had zips for one and it doesn't) while the Sage does. Also, the Sage has that contrasting color on the bottom "patch" to the pockets while the black does not. I like the contrast on the Sage. Interesting that I've seen both contrasting and non-contrasting pictures of the Sage online, but in person it definitely has them which I prefer. The other subtle difference is that you can definitely smell the wax on the Black. One thing that I like about this jacket is that when you do cinch it in, you get the look of a field coat a bit more. Overall again I have to say that I like it better than I expected. The SS12 versions didn't look as nice in pictures as these do in person, but then they are cheaper in price and look less "Barbour" and not waxed.

    http://www.barbour.com/us/mens-clothing/jackets-coats/wax/beacon-heritage/military-jacket

    -The Tokihito Scott jacket from AW11 is nice. I really like the herringbone wool, including the colors in it. The ventile parts are nice, but I don't like how that seam is attached to the pocket. Always feel like I have to pull that seam down when closing up the pocket. I also don't like the fit in the body. It's workable, but it's definitely boxier. I has pull tabs on the inside to make it more fitted, but the outer shell doesn't cinch in when you pull them so you're stuck with the boxier cut. A nice coat otherwise and Tokihito looks to have taken a different direction this season.

    http://www.endclothing.co.uk/brands.../barbour-x-tokihito-yoshida-scott-jacket.html

    -The Tokihito Wool Sporting Quilt isn't as nice as I think the photos suggest. It's lightweight and the lining is sort of cheap. Compared to the other Tokihito jackets it's a lot lighter. To be expected to an extent, but considering it's more outerwear than blazer I'd have expected it to be at least as heavy as my blazers. The "suede", if it is indeed suede, feels a bit cheap too. I really like the concept though and it fits nicely and looks good on. You sort of feel the lack of quality though maybe taking away from how you think it looks. Oddly enough the green version is gone from what I can tell. One of the guys at Barbour told me that it was only available in England which does make sense. Anyway, the wool herringbone version looks much nicer than the SS12 versions did, much richer looking if not feeling much different.

    http://www.barbour.com/us/mens-clot...eed-wool/beacon-heritage/wool-sporting-jacket

    http://www.barbour.com/us/mens-clot...ted-wax/beacon-heritage/sporting-quilt-jacket

    -The Tokihito Hudson is a great sweater. Like the rest of Tokihito I would have to size up to a Large, and that's about the only problem. Great fit in the shoulders and chest, but sizing up makes it only a very little big too big in the body. I could actually live with that, but it's a smidge too long in the length too. I'm leaning towards keeping the one I have all fit issues aside as they are pretty minor. On top of that there are some other great details. For starters it looks great. Love the leather shoulder patches, love the poacher pocket (which internally is huge btw, so very functional) and love the hood in the contrasting fabric. A very nautical look/feel for me in the Navy. The fabric is a heavy wool in a great stitch, like a milano stitch, which I think wouldn't pill too easily. Comparing it to other sweaters from Barbour, this one definitely seems worth the price. A very nice piece.

    http://www.barbour.com/us/mens-clothing/knitwear/wool/beacon-heritage/hudson-half-zip-jumper

    -The Tokihito Mount Shirt Jacket really impressed me. I only tried it on for a second, but it fit nicely and looked good. Definitely more of a modern look as opposed to a heritage look. Should have grabbed that Bracken version from End last week. Didn't see the Camo Mount, which does look a bit more flimsy in the photos, so I can't compare. Seems like there are plenty of these out there in terms of inventory.

    http://www.barbour.com/us/mens-clothing/jackets-coats/beacon-heritage/mount-shirt-jacket-0

    -The Hidcote is apparently sold out at all the Barbour stores here in the US. They called around a bit for me today and I called some of the stores too. A few out there, but tougher to come by unless you live in Europe.
     
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  18. benchan

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    Barbour bedale "[​IMG]pinstripe" model Yay or nay?
     
  19. Bill Smith

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    Not my cup of tea.
     
  20. ManofKent

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    Nor mine
     

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