Offical Barbour Thread

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  1. BLAUGRANA

    BLAUGRANA Senior member

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    Hit Orvis tonight to try on both the Beaufort and the Bedale. Both were plenty boxy. I'm a 42R in general blazers and I have a 43" chest. I definitely wasn't a 42 in either the Beaufort or the Bedale. I tried going to down a 38 and while the body looked good, the chest was a bit snug. So I settled on the 40 as the correct size. I even used a tape measure to measure the pit-to-pit measurement. 40 was a 23 inch measurement. I then tried a liner underneath. It was a Large as they didn't have a Medium. I didn't zip it in, but it was on and I didn't notice a difference in fit/feel at all.

    So I came home to order at least one from Oi Polloi. I had a credit with them for a sale item I bought back in the Summer and had to return. They've since got rid of a brand I really like (Nigel Cabourn) and they haven't had much recently in the brands they still have that I do like. So they are currently running an outerwear sale with free shipping to the US on orders over 50 pounds. Well with the sale the Bedale is about $210 shipped and the Beaufort is about $235 shipped. Those seem like really competitive prices. Problem is they only have the Beaufort in Sage and they only have 42 and 44 left. So I missed out on that. I won't lose too much sleep over it as I prefer it much more in Olive and Navy. So I grabbed the Bedale in both Navy and Olive. The credit I had covered one of them with 3 pounds to spare and so I just grabbed the other one. I hope the fit is consistent with the ones I tried at Orvis. We'll see when they come. Pleased to use the credit though and definitely like the price on the Bedale. I would have preferred the Beaufort in Navy or Olive, but I can always score one some other time.
     


  2. ceoceo

    ceoceo Senior member

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    Wow.. I have the same jacket, but fits totally different (Mine is roomy). Nice fit.
     


  3. TehBunny

    TehBunny Senior member

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    Hey guys; had my Bedale for a while and need a place to get wax online (from australia); what are the cheapest options for overseas customers (if all else fails will buy from barbourbymail) Also can I just give it to my tailor to shorten the sleeves?
     


  4. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    Don't wash and dry it. You will ruin the jacket. Purchase your best size and tailor down.

    FWIW, it's meant to be boxy and somewhat anti-fit.
     


  5. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    The fabric feels softer and it does not smell.
    While I always liked the smell there were a lot of people who were irritated/offended by it.
    Though I have to say I don't know if recent Thornproof jackets still smell because I had mine years ago and if I recall correctly I read somewhere that Barbour changed to a new non-smell wax since then.
    Regarding color, I prefer the matt finish over the shiny one of Thornproof.
    I think the corduroy collar goes nicer with a matt jacket.
    Also Olive comes off more natural a shade of green to me than Sage, which I find pretty bold in comparison.
    Looking at Olive, I think of forrest, mud, rubber boots, hunting, fruit and vegetable harvesting, going for a long walk with your dogs, very country, while at the same time looking at Sage, investment bankers and lawyers come to mind, dark suits, white shirts, covered in a jacket which is country by heart, a very ambivalent mixture of city and country, which I am not after.
    So far both rain and snow have pearled off the Sylkoil just as well as it did from my Thornproof, I don't think it makes any difference.
     


  6. imys

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    Subject: Altering the Barbour TOKITO Heritage Beacon

    Hello All,

    Im new to SF so hopefully I haven't broken any rules by posting this here. I have recently purchased the infamous "Skyfall" Barbour TOKITO Heritage Beacon jacket. I bought a size LARGE as the MEDIUM was too tight on the shoulders, chest, and sleeve lengths were too short. However, the MEDIUM fitted perfectly along the waist. Does any know if this jacket can be tailored so that the waist would fit more like the MEDIUM? When pinching the back of the coat, I would ideally like it to be taken in by ~2 inches. If the alteration can be done, what would this mean for the buttons i.e., would they have to be shifted too; and also the liner inside the jacket, i.e., would it have to be cut out and re-sewn. This seems to be a major operation.

    Thank you kindly
    -I
     


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    imys Senior member

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    Subject: Altering the Barbour TOKITO Heritage Beacon

    Hello All,
    I'm new to SF so I hope I haven't broken any rules by posting this here. I have recently purchased the infamous "Skyfall" Barbour TOKITO Heritage Beacon jacket. I purchased the LARGE since the MEDIUM was too tight on the shoulders, chest, and sleeve lengths were too short. However, the waist fitted perfectly. Does anyone know, if this jacket can be altered so that the waist could fit more like the medium? Your responses are greatly appreciated, thank you.
    -I
     


  8. Mike147

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    Thanks for the feedback - very helpful. Now I just need someone to exchange my thornproof for a Sylkoil... Not quite sure how to get this done but I suspect Orvis or one of the Barbour dealer in NYC will be helpful... Anyone know of other big box retailers in NYC that carry Barbour?

    Which I knew about Oi Poloi before pulling the trigger with Bloomingdales,,,
     
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  9. randomkoreandude

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    hmmm ok i just remember someone (maybe on here) washing and it shrunk to fit better. guess its not worth risking it haha
     


  10. BLAUGRANA

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    Looks like Oi Polloi's outerwear sale is still going. IIRC it was supposed to end today. Bedale's for about $210 shipped and Beaufort for about $235 shipped. Their shipping has been pretty quick and I've not been hit with customs by them. Here is a link:

    http://www.oipolloi.com/shop/brand/barbour

    Just note that if you have to return it you get a credit with them.
     


  11. BLAUGRANA

    BLAUGRANA Senior member

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    Forgot to mention that if you already have a Barbour and you're looking to get it re-waxed, you can take it to Orvis and they can send it out for you. Last night they told me that it's $30 plus $12 shipping and they send to Barbour. Guy said it looks like new. On a side note, he said that when Filson does it it's soaking in wax.
     


  12. poena

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    no small sizes left :(
     


  13. Mike147

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    How much do you think it would cost to ship it back to the UK from the USA?
     


  14. Mike147

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    I had my Filson coat re-proofed and it came back looking great - I'm pretty sure they outsource it to a place in New England....
     
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  15. zippyh

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    I just sent DHL a $30-something check for a Barbour I got from Oi Polloi a few weeks ago.
    That includes $6 for their brokerage fee.
     


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