|Barbour Waxed Jackets, All Size 36 - All Made in England|
Question from an earlier post <http://www.saltwaternewengland.com/2017/01/dubarry-barbour.html>:
Which coat would you recommend Muffy? I'm a woman but I'd like a traditional "country fit", not a "fashion fit". Will be used for walking - in the country... Hate to have to say that feel I have to clarify that it's for function not fashion.
The Bedale, Beaufort or Border (all unisex) qualify for the "country fit".
Trying them on is always best if you can, and think about what you might be wearing underneath them.
- While if a Beaufort in a 36 fits perfectly over just a shirt, a 38 or 40 may be better over a thicker sweater or jumper. I have Beauforts in four different sizes, 36, 38, 40 and a 42. All get worn but just in different circumstances.
- The old Gamefair in the previous entry <http://www.saltwaternewengland.com/2017/01/dubarry-barbour.html> is very large, a 46, but it fits over absolutely everything.
- Be aware that the garment chest measurements differ slightly. At size 36, the Beaufort has a tighter chest measurement of 43.5", while Bedale and Border of 45".
The Beaufort is a longer but more narrowly cut jacket designed for shooting, The Beaufort has the zippered poacher's pocket in the back and with the extra length, offers a bit more coverage, and has open cuffs, with nylon inner cuffs.
The Border provides the most protection, but is also the heaviest as it has more material. It shares the open cuff feature of the Beaufort, but its two removable game pockets are on the inside.
- SWNE Entries with Barbour <http://www.saltwaternewengland.com/search?q=barbour>