Offical Barbour Thread

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

  1. dmoore228

    dmoore228 New Member

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    I am looking to get either a 46 or 48 beaufort in olive. I have tried on both sizes and am still contemplating because I am losing weight, maybe 30 lbs or so to get to ideal weight. Right now, the 48 and sleeves are a good length and I can wear a layer or two comfortable under it right now. Not sure if that will be the 46 eventually, but the sleeves were short on me. I am 6'5" 270.

    Since this is a big investment, should I go with a 46 and tailor the sleeves and bottom or go with the 48?
     


  2. Makoreaction

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    If it were me I'd tailor the sleeves on a 46. 30 lbs is not insignificant. I would imagine this is probably an all too familiar story for someone 6'5", but I'm sure many companies, Barbour included, aren't keeping men of your height and larger in mind when making their jackets. I would try to find the best deal you can online and then just shell out the $80 or whatever for lengthening. As others have pointed out, since you may keep it for a very long time, the actually cost per wear is very low in the long run.
     


  3. Makoreaction

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    So as an adjunct to my previous post, I just measured my chest, and to my surprise it was 33". Well, that at least rules out the 36 Bedale. But now I'm actually considering a 32 instead of the 34. I'm wondering if the jacket and sleeve length would just be entirely too short for some a bit over 5'10".
     


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    drechie Senior member

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    beaufort and bedale are 50% off at saks online! good luck!
     


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    In all honesty, I want nothing more to do with these guys. I got my jacket I'm happy.

    Just wanted to illustrate to non Torontonians why Stollery's is such a joke.

    Anyone have a good place to buy a pile liner for the International BTW?
     


  7. Mike147

    Mike147 Senior member

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    Not seeing it either
     


  8. Mike147

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    Nordstrom has the "non-classics" on sale - about 30% off..
     


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    Don't blame you, check out Sporting Life, they sell Barbour. Don't know how deep their selection is.
     


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  12. halcyon725

    halcyon725 Well-Known Member

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    I got a Bedale Black in 38, that was the only one with sizes below 40. They were there, must have sold out quickly.
     


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    What'd I tell you man!?! Terrible. They cater to the 'more money than brains' group of people.
     


  14. DC Office Hack

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    In praise of....Barbour gloves.

    Yes, gloves. I picked up a pair of wool fingerless gloves at Orvis, and I LOVE them. They are my favorite pair ever. Why? The wool is amazing. Thick. Well knit and assembled. And if it smells of...sheep. Indeed, After taking of my gloves this morning when I got to my office, I could swear I had lanolin on my hands. Some might be bothered by this, but I think it's fantastic. They are clearly gloves that...assuming I don't lose them, will last a long, long time.
     


  15. DC Office Hack

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    About my new Beaufort.

    So, I scored a Beaufort on Ebay for a good price. NWT. I bought my suit coat size (42). I don't know why I didn't grasp this when I tried these things on at Orvis a month ago, but at 42, the thing is too big and too long. I had talked myself into buying that size after reading all the related threads here and AAAC and saw that a) they're supposed to be big, and b) it's designed to be layered over tons of stuff, including sport coats. Indeed, if I put it over my sportcoat, it covers the sportcoat just so, with maybe an inch or two surplus. And its roomy enough for me to wear the coat WITH a liner AND a big sweater.

    Before buying one's suit size, one really needs to ask oneself if one really intends or needs to wear the thing with a sportcoat. I often wear sportcoats and thus will be doing so often, but I don't need it for that purpose since I already have a nice wool top coat and trench coat w/ liner. What I should have kept in mind is that for the specific purpose I needed this for...those times in which the top coat and trench coat would have been too dressy...I was unlikely to be wearing a sport coat as well. In brief, if I had so much as gone down even to just a 40, I think I'd be a lot happier with the Beaufort without having to sacrifice any of the functionality.

    The 42"'s not terrible. It's just not as perfect as I would like a garment to be when I bought the garment to a large degree because of its vaunted longevity.

    Another insight: once again I find that saving money short term does not pay. Had I bought the coat at Orvis (and paid the extra sum), I might have the ability to return it. Over time, that extra sum would quickly become meaningless.
     


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