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AB

Original Poster:

14,617 posts

101 months

Thursday 14th February 2013
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Had a look at a few today. They really do feel quality and at reasonable prices.

What other recommendations do you have for jackets?

What's people's views on these;

http://www.outofthecity.co.uk/barbour-moran-jacket...

As a casual jacket / nipping to pub etc?

I'm in need of a jacket and some inspiration.

Melman Giraffe

5,042 posts

124 months

Thursday 14th February 2013
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Have you seen the Chav thread?

laugh

Disco You

3,344 posts

86 months

Thursday 14th February 2013
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Quilted jackets are crap and make you look like a sheep (metaphorically, and also literally).

If you want a Barbour, then get a wax one or don't bother.

NDA

12,003 posts

131 months

Thursday 14th February 2013
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I bought one of these a decade ago.... Perfect for everything and should last a lifetime.

http://www.farlows.co.uk/schoffel-ptarmigan-shooti...

GWC

4,245 posts

101 months

Thursday 14th February 2013
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Disco You said:
If you want a Barbour, then get a wax one or don't bother.
Balls. My Worsted Tweed Barbour is rather marvellous smile
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matlee

777 posts

57 months

Thursday 14th February 2013
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I read that as Moron Jacket.

AB

Original Poster:

14,617 posts

101 months

Thursday 14th February 2013
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Melman Giraffe said:
Have you seen the Chav thread?

laugh
I tend not to bother.

Buster73

1,576 posts

59 months

Thursday 14th February 2013
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For chavs ?,The people queuing up for them at the Barbour factory shop in South Shields would argue otherwise.

Never seen chaos with new Range Rovers filling up with Barbour gear before.

Charlie Foxtrot

2,929 posts

121 months

Thursday 14th February 2013
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GWC said:
Disco You said:
If you want a Barbour, then get a wax one or don't bother.
Balls. My Worsted Tweed Barbour is rather marvellous smile
Just don't buy quilted or from the International range. yes

Big News

1,936 posts

85 months

Thursday 14th February 2013
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Definitely not a quilted one.

I've got a very scruffy but wonderful Barbour Beaufort that I inherited from my Grandfather - it's 30+ years old. He was a few inches shorter than me so it's a touch small, though only noticeably in the arms. When I have a bit more money I'm going to pick up another second-hand off eBay in a size bigger. They're fantastic things.

s p a c e m a n

8,801 posts

54 months

Thursday 14th February 2013
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It looks like it is inside out confused

GCH

1,324 posts

108 months

Thursday 14th February 2013
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Belstaff.
Get the right one and it will last you a lifetime.

Agrispeed

988 posts

65 months

Thursday 14th February 2013
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Hoggs of Fife do decent waxed jackets (nothing compares to a waxed jacket) with lining or without. I have one with and its the warmest thing you could realistically wear. Unlike Goretex or other breathable fabrics they are completely waterproof, and you can repair them and re-wax when needed, so they have a pretty much infinite lifespan (and they look good battered)

Hoggs are a bit cheaper than Barbour too. - I think mine was around £50 or so a few years ago. smile


Edited by Agrispeed on Thursday 14th February 19:40

Saddle bum

4,117 posts

125 months

Thursday 14th February 2013
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I've had a Solway Zipper for 39 years. It's just going away for some TLC. I don't think many bits of outdoor wear could have put up with that sort of treatment for so long.

smartypants

25,693 posts

75 months

Thursday 14th February 2013
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Have you got a TOWIE hair cut too?

A.J.M

5,687 posts

92 months

Thursday 14th February 2013
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I have a black wax jacket with silver buttons. Had it over a year now.
Fantastic jacket. Comfy and very warm to wear. Cost was very expensive but it's a high quality jacket.
Quilted ones are for chavs, plain wax ones are not.

smartypants

25,693 posts

75 months

Thursday 14th February 2013
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Love my wax Barbour - been wearing them since I was a kid

Willy Nilly

8,062 posts

73 months

Thursday 14th February 2013
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I hate wax jackets. They smell mouldy, they look mouldy and they make me look like a farmer.

TheFungle

3,296 posts

112 months

Friday 15th February 2013
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Buster73 said:
For chavs ?,The people queuing up for them at the Barbour factory shop in South Shields would argue otherwise.

Never seen chaos with new Range Rovers filling up with Barbour gear before.
Stopped off there last year, was certainly a strange experience, a real mixture of clearly loaded people mixed in with the 'push a pram' brigade and both just as annoying biggrin

sleep envy

62,237 posts

155 months

Friday 15th February 2013
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AB said:
What's people's views on these;
Why?

Just buy what you like.