36 thoughts on “Thoughts on Barbour jackets?

  1. Anonymous says:

    It kinda kills the whole ‘timeless perennial item’ image when your coats are half made of Southeast Asian polyester. Barbour now exists to hose Chinese teenagers out of a few hundred dollars thinking they bought something worth the 10 dollars in plastic it was constructed from.

    • Anonymous says:

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      Great jackets, timeless design and will probably outlast you. Only buy the ones made in England.

      Only 3 models are still being made in England, from the same cotton they made them 40 or so years ago – Beaufort, Bedale and Ashby. I wouldn’t touch anything else, including Barbour International.

      • Anonymous says:

        Is BI inferior materials? I have a Bedale and also some BI jacket I forget the specific name of and they seem about the same (like, solid) in terms of quality to me.

        • Anonymous says:

          I mean BI sure as shit ain’t made in England. As for the cotton – it’s up for debate, some say it’s the same, so I can’t give a definitive answer. BI being made overseas is enough of a red flag, given the brands’ heritage.

          • Anonymous says:

            So there isn’t actually a specific problem, you just don’t like clothes being made in different countries?

          • Anonymous says:

            Yes, basically. Barbour is quintessentially british and paying roughly the same amount of money on a jacket made in Bangladesh just screams cuck, never mind the quality.

      • Anonymous says:

        Ashbys weren’t being made 40 years ago and they are made in Moldova now. Beaufort, Bedale and Borders are made in england

  2. Anonymous says:

    I live in a northern climate country, with 6 months of the year +5 c and under, and I hecking love this jacket. It just has that special factor, for some reason.

    • Anonymous says:

      I’m in Canada and thinking of getting one. How are they in the winter cold? I assume they’re not a proper winter jacket, more for the fall and spring

      • Anonymous says:

        They’re not for winter. Anything under 0 and you’re going to start having a bad time, unless you have a proper think sweater or some gay plastic layers. But for cool autumn+spring days, it’s great. Windproof, water resistant, looks cool, looks even better with age. Has that rugged look. I just like it.

      • Anonymous says:

        They’re not a proper winter jacket but they’re designed to be worn with various zip in liners that can be pretty heavy wool. So you can reach lower temps with a thicker liner. They do a pretty good job of blocking wind and snow and while the wax does stiffen in colder temps, it’s not really noticeable. I’m thinking about picking up a border with a big thick wool insert as a sort of winter walking around the farm jacket.

      • Anonymous says:

        They’re not a proper winter jacket but they’re designed to be worn with various zip in liners that can be pretty heavy wool. So you can reach lower temps with a thicker liner. They do a pretty good job of blocking wind and snow and while the wax does stiffen in colder temps, it’s not really noticeable. I’m thinking about picking up a border with a big thick wool insert as a sort of winter walking around the farm jacket.

        Actually, I have wool vests from Filson and L.L. Bean. I wear them under my Barbour pretty often below 32 F and it’s comfortable.

      • Anonymous says:

        They have a chunky fit and are designed to be worn with a sweater. You should wear them with some kind of corded wool jumper, which will keep you warm for a British winter (-5 to +10), not Canada.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The classics are the quintessential /fashion/ jackets
    really love how it can pull off dressed and casual style with ease.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The quality isn’t as good as it used to be. If you have a hand me down, you know the new ones are inferior to the ones produced decades ago. They’re also very popular now, which isn’t bad, but sort of undermines the English aristocracy look that people are going for. I still like them, but they’re not what they used to be. If you want a waxed jacket like that, you should probably invest in a well-made one from a company that’s not Barbour so you can actually give it to your kids some day.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I got a Classic Bedale last fall. Its my standard 35-45 F jacket. I went into a store and checked the tag of every single Barbour jacket until I saw Made in England tho. I love the jacket, picks up cat/dog hair pretty easily

  6. Anonymous says:

    nice aesthetic but wax jackets are outdated and impractical, it might trigger some people but sorry I don’t want to smell weird and wear oily jacket and leave marks anywhere i sit or have disgusting oily hands if I touch it, like what is the point of this shit? I would get one if it wasn’t for the stupid wax

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s about the aesthetic over function. Sure, a polyester goretex jacket is far superior in terms of weather resistance, but there’s something about a well worn, patched up and ragged British made wax jacket..

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