Sunday, February 5, 2017

Navy for the Water - Barbour Bedale


Early in the season, when the breezes off the cold water are particularly chilling, the waxed cotton beautifully shields.


8 comments:

  1. I have been looking for a Barbour for years in a larger size, i.e., size 16 women's, and can't find one that fits. The smaller sizes seem to have smaller armholes and are too tight. Does anyone know where I can get a larger size? Any help appreciated.

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    1. I ordered mine from Nordstrom.

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    2. Orvis carries Barbour.

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    3. Consider trying on a men's size. I usually wear a medium women's size, and for my Barbour, I bought a small men's size. It is roomy for layering with a heavy sweater, and has served me well for about 15 years.

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    4. Thank you for these suggestions. I will consider all.

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  2. That Barbour jacket is fabulous. The shade of navy is flawless. I find that sometimes navy can look almost black. However, Canadian Tire nearby has become an agent for Filson. While the Filson waxed- cotton jacket is not offered in navy only black and olive, the Canadian Tire MasterCard is offering 24 months same as cash. My instinct leads me to choose olive if I were to go with Filson. Any thoughts ?

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    1. I have about a dozen Filson garments but only a single Barbour vest/waistcoat, which I picked up on a trip to the U.K. a few years ago. Only one of my Filson jackets is waxed cotton, their so-called Cover Cloth. It's the old field jacket model, no longer available. Their range is a little different from Barbour. I've had the jacket for several years and wear it in inclement weather mainly. It is perfect for days like that and can be layered up for as cold as it ever gets around here, rarely below about 20 degrees.

      Barbour jackets are available in a few places around here, including a tack shop just up the road from here but none are offered in tall sizes, which the Filson field jacket was. I've struggled with sizes all my life.

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  3. In response to the question of the larger size Barbour, I echo the response to try the men's version. I found that what I liked about Barbour - the knitted cuff, the double zip and the back flap (Bedale style) had been removed from the women's versions in the name of style and fashion. Barbour's are meant to be practical and are ideal for changeable Fall and Spring weather which generally requires a sweater underneath.

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