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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Barbour Beaufort vs. Bedale

Beaufort in Sage
Bedale in Navy

“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.”  

- John Barbour & Sons

Many ask about the differences between the Barbour Beaufort and the Barbour Bedale.

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Barbour Border

Which Barbour for a Tall Person?
The Border is the longest of Barbour's three traditional waxed jackets. The Beaufort is designed for shooting, the Bedale - the shortest of the three - was designed for equestrian purposes, and the Border is built for extended walks, in often inclement weather, across uneven terrain including deep undergrowth.

The Border is particularly good for the rainiest or windiest days.  And with a zip-in liner, combined with the extra length,  it is even warm in the winter.  Of course, the longer the Barbour, the heavier it will be.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Barbour Ground Zero (US), Milford, New Hampshire

There is a ground zero for Barbour in the United States, and it is their U.S. headquarters in Milford, New Hampshire.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

Waxing the Barbours

How often should one reproof their Barbour waxed items?  The conventional wisdom is every year.  Surprisingly, a new Barbour may sometimes need it after just a few months.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Overview of Companies, Past and Present (Including Those Often Referred to as Preppy and Trad)

Here is the most recent life cycle chart.  This chart is an opinion piece, for fun and conversation starting, not complete, nor actual analysis.

For those new to this, this chart strives to plot the current state of some clothing and accessory vendors - including some described as preppy and trad - as they evolve from young, innovative companies on the left of the chart to company shells/cautionary tales on the right.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Schoolboy Scarves

Barbour Beaufort in Navy, Barbour Waxed Dog Coat from Royal Male, Newport <>;  Norfolk's Schoolboy Scarf Compliments of J. Press, New York

Friday, September 4, 2015

A Classic, Semi-Casual Winter Coat for Men

Original Photograph from Archives

First off, I would like to commend you on your fine blog; such a great variety. Anyways, I am hoping that you might be able to offer your opinion on something. I am looking for a classic, semi-casual winter coat. I often find myself just wearing a ski jacket during the winter months but am looking for something more appropriate and refined. What style/brands would you recommend. I am ideally looking for alternatives to the peacoat.

Here are some suggestions:

Tweed Shooting Jackets
Duffle Coats

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Picking Up the CSA

At this week's CSA pick-up were...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wearing Pearls

18 Inch Classic Knotted Pearl Necklace and Bracelet in White
The most quintessential piece of jewelry just might be the single strand of pearls.  They have an unparalleled range, going with just about everything,  and can effortlessly and instantly take an outfit up a level.  How to wear a pearl necklace depends on many circumstances. They can be worn both over sweaters and under blouses.

Monday, April 6, 2015

The Borough of Fenwick, Old Saybrook, Connecticut

The Fenwick Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995 which included 66 of the cottages and 195 acres.

Fenwick is a borough of one of the oldest towns in Connecticut, Old Saybrook.  A summer colony since the late 19th century, it currently consists of 77 houses that sit on 238 acres at the mouth of the Connecticut River. Architecturally, it is known for its Shingle Style cottages.