Overall: 5.0 / 5 based on 2 reviews
2 of 2 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Really Great Style Barbour -
By: RichNSATX from Texas
Top 1000 Contributor
I couldn't resist this great looking jacket to add to my Bedale coat. Size is critical issue. I am size 42 in Bedale, wt 175 and sleeve 35/6. The large fit fine in sleeve length and fitted (not small in the torso). But the arm holes are very snug even without wearing anything under it. So replaced with an XL and it fits great. So order larger than you think. Really like this one. Wife loves it!
Great Coat -
I purchased this as an option to the other quilted Barbour jackets I own. Great style points, nice Tartan print on the inside that teases it's way out when them jacket is open or almost buttoned to the top. The olive color leans more brown than the photos may represent. Size wise, the chest, arms and armholes are cut much more slim than the other coats I own. If you wear a large and have a larger than 44" chest I would recommend going up a size. (or if you plan to layer more than a shirt or thin sweater) All in all very stylish sporty and comfortable jacket.
Since 1894, England's J. Barbour & Sons have produced clothes perfectly suited to life in the country. Their quality, durable clothing is cut for an active lifestyle and the fit varies according to each garment's design and purpose.
The sizing of Barbour’s clothing is divided into three segments:
In the case of Barbour outerwear, sizing takes into account the appropriate layers beneath. That means you do not need to order a size up for a comfortable fit.
Chest Sizes - Jackets
Chest Sizes - Knitwear
Men's Glove Sizes
The beginning of Barbour jackets
In 1894 John Barbour established himself in the burgeoning port of South Shields, supplying oilskins and other garments to protect the growing community of sailors, fishermen, rivermen and dockers from the worst of the North Sea weather.
Within a few years the firm became the leading supplier of oilskins on the north east coast, not only to seafarers but to others in the surrounding country - farmers, labourers, carters, shepherds - who earned their living outdoors in all weathers. By the beginning of the next century Barbour’s durable Beacon oilskins were well known throughout Britain and beyond.
The legendary durability of Barbour jackets
If there’s one feature that distinguishes Barbour jackets more than any other, it is their legendary durability. But, given the quality of materials used—genuine long-staple Egyptian cotton, solid brass studs, substantial metal zips, plus painstaking quality of construction with an average of 15,000 stitches and up to two hundred components—perhaps it’s hardly surprising.
The seams in a Barbour oiled cotton jacket are double rolled, each stitched through two thicknesses of fabric. It is an intricate part of the manufacture and it ensures that the seams are completely waterproof. Even the thread is treated with the same secret watertight proofing formula as the fabric itself.
How long a Barbour jacket will last very much depends on its use (or rather abuse in many cases). Undoubtedly, owners expect much more of a Barbour than any other garment because Barbour enables them to do more. They will subject themselves and their jackets to the severest conditions of weather, mud, animal contact and abrasion than they could ever contemplate if wearing anything less robust.