59 thoughts on “Any alternatives for this jacket? Same or better quality with cheaper price? Or is Barbour still the best.

  1. Anonymous says:

    what the heck is up with jackets that are flat on the button
    they always look like shit but they are the only kind you can buy nowadays

    • Anonymous says:

      stick with barbour

      I bought a beaufort some years ago, but because I didn’t know what I was doing, I bought it way too small. The sleeves are short and it looks off on my body. But I really like the jacket, and the aesthetic of it.
      But thought that these days most well-known, heritage brands are making utter shit products. I wondered if barbour has gone the same path or not.

      • Anonymous says:

        barbour has moved some of their production to romania but iirc certain classic models like the bedale are still made in the UK

  2. Anonymous says:

    Over a lifetime, Barbour is the best. Filson used to make a good one but the quality of that brand has tanked while the price has skyrocketed.

    • Anonymous says:

      >Drizabone lumberjack heritage
      Hmm, that’s another cool company I haven’t heard fom. Nice selection. I wonder if shipping to EU costs as much as the jacket.
      Not the biggest fan of the lower back hemline or w.e. it’s called.

      Outback trading Co also has a few items, they are maybe a bit less style orientated, but they wear well

      >Outback trading Co
      Those jackets are dope. How’s shipping to EU? Also, I kind of live in the woods, so that too fits.

      • Anonymous says:

        They are both quite popular in Australia and new zealand (being aussie companies wow who would guess) there’s also lots of smaller named locally produced ones making similar oilskin stuff, so second hand ones are easy to come by, usually they look like shit because very few people rewax them so they dry out, but it means you can get one for like $30 plus a couple hours of your time.

        I have my late father’s sleeveless one, for outdoors work

        They are obviously kinda bulky so shipping might bite you pretty hard. But with the exchange rate I think you would come out on top, for example the nzd is worth half a euro
        Another option is Ebay for a good used one, looks like it would set you back about the price of a new one but would include postage

  3. Anonymous says:

    Walker and Hawks, they don’t look as greasy as Barbours do in real life, but are still waxed canvas. Much better in my opinion and I’ve had both.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Does anyone know anything about the Rifle brand? i found some good deal on used market so just wondering if it’s legit or just fake repo brand

    • Anonymous says:

      The Permanent Style one is basically an elevated Barbour. Flannel lining, cord cuffs, cashmere-lined hand warmers, higher end hardware and some clever ways to make it more comfortable.

      • Anonymous says:

        I’ll look into it. basically I want a really high quality waxed jacket with that classic English styling, but I find Barbour’s styles kinda boring. they look too similar
        Belstaff is more expensive but they have different designs. I’d like a brand somewhere in the middle of the two

          • Anonymous says:

            $1,000 for what I assumed (wrongly as I stated here

            Actually, now that I’m reading the description it’s about right considering all the bells and whistles and the wool flannel liner.

            I think I might buy this. Thanks.

            ) was just an unstructured waxed jacket with no liner would be way overpaying, independent of however much money you think the audience should or shouldn’t have.

          • Anonymous says:

            How did I double down? I admitted my assumption was wrong and that the jacket is probably worth the price tag while explaining why I said what I said.

      • Anonymous says:

        You’re an idiot if you pay $1,000 USD for this.

        Actually, now that I’m reading the description it’s about right considering all the bells and whistles and the wool flannel liner.

        I think I might buy this. Thanks.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I have the one in your picture (classic bedale). I’d say just get the real deal, I love mine but I must say my zoomer friends don’t like it. It’s not a warm jacket but you can get one of those zippered vest things you can attach to it to make it a bit more insulated.

    • Anonymous says:

      I have a Beaufort, just 1-2 sizes too small so I can’t enjoy it fully. It has an ageless style to it, and just has that "it" factor that makes wearing it cool and neat. But it’s a outer shell against wind and rain, if you want to be warm, put a sweater under that, or a suit jacket. That’s how it’s meant to be used. Also also: heck what zoomers think. They don’t know shit.

      i have zero regrets after buying one new seven years ago

      Because mine is 1-2 sizes too small, I regret not doing my research. But I love how it looks and wears, and this is why I’m looking to buy a new one.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Anyone have a Filson? They make more modern/American looking versions but the rumor is that the quality doesn’t justify the price anymore.

    • Anonymous says:

      >but the rumor is that the quality doesn’t justify the price anymore.
      the stuff made in seattle is still worth the price, same quality its always been.
      the stuff made overseas isn’t really worth it unless you really like the piece.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I’ll probably get a barbour someday soon, but has anyone ever waxed a canvas jacket themselves? I think it’d be a cool project to find a hooded canvas jacket and do the waxing myself at home.

    • Anonymous says:

      I have. The wax on these jackets wears off over time so you’re supposed to buy wax and reapply whether the jacket is waxed or not. But I did wax an Carharrt for doing barn work in the rain and snow once and it worked, but it didn’t look good.

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