Offical Barbour Thread

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

  1. patrick_b

    patrick_b Senior member

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    Very well said. I recently picked up a Beaufort in my suit size as well, 44. I picked it up at the Milford, NH outlet so it was very well priced. In the past few weeks of wearing it, I've come to the exact same conclusion as you...but didn't want to admit it out loud [​IMG].

    I do like it very much but as you said, it's not as perfect as I wanted it to be.

    With that said, you may very well be able to recoup your investment by re-selling it here or back at ebay. I've been considering that myself.
     
  2. El Argentino

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    Depending on size/color/price, may be interested in relieving you of the coat. PM me.
     
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    Here's to make you guys feel better...

    I used to be a suit size 42. After losing weight, I am now a 39 or 40 depending on the style or maker. I bought a Bedale 40 when I was size 42.

    After the weight loss, I thought I should get a new Bedale in size 38. But after trying it on in store and comparing it to my 40, I soon realized that the 38 did not allow me to layer and I would probably only wear a shirt underneath in order not to feel restrictive.

    So now I stop looking at size 38 longingly.... :satisfied:
     
  4. OmniscientCause

    OmniscientCause Senior member

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    The cut of the jacket is what turns people off and makes them go for the smaller size. I dont think the jacket is made to fit super tight and slim. I could have bought a 36, but the 38 was more comfortable everywhere other then the waist. If I could have the sides taken in a bit, it may be more flattering.
     
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    Thanks. That wasn't at all my objective when I posted. Let me think about it before attempting to unload it. I put way too much energy into the search for a coat as it is that I hate to re-open the search.
     
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    It certainly is comfortable, being so baggy and all. No binding, that's for sure.
     
  7. patrick_b

    patrick_b Senior member

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    I also have a Sapper, the 4oz Sylkoil, flyweight version. I bought that in an XL and it fits great. I like that it has elastic drawstrings so you can give it some shape. In the end, I don't have the energy to sell and get another. I can certainly live with the larger size.
     
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    Could y'all recommend a liner? I see two, maybe three different kinds available. Which is the warmest? The most practical? And how does sizing work for them?
     
  9. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    I've been wanting to hit Orvis to check things out and thought that post-Christmas would be a good time to see if they have anything on sale.

    No good sales unless you are looking for a short international in orange for $280, but boy am I glad that I swung by. I discovered that the small polarquilt liner is not going to work for me at all and neither is the pile liner in 36. The polarquilt liner was tough to even bring the two sides together to zip up and the 36 in the pile liner was the same way. There is no way I could fit a sportscoat underneath either of those. Sorry about the crappy phone pics. After this visit I am not sure if I would wear the polarquilt liner by itself either.

    I also had a chance to see the Filson Oregon Trail Jacket in person. I've been wanting to get a field jacket and this is almost perfect for me. It's not lined and has no epaulets. The only things I don't love about it is that it has no zipper and the hood connects with buttons rather than snaps. I may try to change that if I do get it in the future.

    Beaufort with polarquilt liner
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    Polarquilt liner in medium
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    Pile liner in 36
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  10. DC Office Hack

    DC Office Hack Senior member

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    Here are some fit pics of my 42 Beaufort. The question is, keep it or go for maybe a 40?

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  11. Imyouricecreamman

    Imyouricecreamman Senior member

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    Got the ToKiTo tweed jacket for winter. Fantastic piece but feels a bit big. Any options for tailoring it?

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  12. OmniscientCause

    OmniscientCause Senior member

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    Id size down...looks pretty big on you.
     
  13. DC Office Hack

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    Looks ok to me, sort of the way I'd want my Beaufort to fit, assuming you intend to do some layering underneath. If anything, perhaps shorten the sleeves just a bit?

    Otherwise, that's one badass jacket. The bad news is that it almost calls for upgrading your pants and hat. Denim and an orange watch cap don't quite cut it with such a spiffy garment. What would Bond wear with that? Wool flannel, probably, or at the very least, cords.
     
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    I'd say it's too big, re: Beufort. Even sizing down the sleeves should be fine. I think you've missized.

    ToKiTo looks good though.
     
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  15. Imyouricecreamman

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    Thanks! It really is impressive and the sleeves are the part that's bothering me the most so I'll look into that :) I agree that this is not the best look for this jacket, but I don't have anything yet that matches it properly :D Any suggestions for individual pieces that might work?

    -V
     

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