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Offical Barbour Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES

    TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES Well-Known Member

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    There seems to be many scattered discussions about barbour so I believe an offical thread might be useful. Feel free to make comments ask questions, etc.
     
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  2. danilo

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    can a mod consolidate the barbour threads into here so we can have all that info?
     
  3. bigbjorn

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    Yeah or alternately we could have separate threads for Yorkshire farmers' wear and crappy Italian motorcycle-inspired clothing. In other words, Barbour makes more than the Intl, so it makes no sense to consolidate these brands into one thread.
     
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    I own some items from both brands, but they serve different purposes.
     
  5. ManofKent

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    Yeah or alternately we could have separate threads for Yorkshire farmers' wear and crappy Italian motorcycle-inspired clothing. In other words, Barbour makes more than the Intl, so it makes no sense to consolidate these brands into one thread.

    +1 - A consolidated Barbour thread would be good, but I don't think shoving Belstaff into the equation helps.
     
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  6. TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES

    TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES Well-Known Member

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    Ok just removed Belstaff from title. When time permits I'll post some useful info for da newbs.


    So let me start it up asking, what do duralinen jackets (International, flyer, etc) look/feel like? I sent an email to a Brit provider and they said it looks leather(y). Any truth to this?

    Also any information on Carbon finshes? If you are familar with both, which would you choose?
     
  7. ManofKent

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    Ok just removed Belstaff from title. When time permits I'll post some useful info for da newbs.


    So let me start it up asking, what do duralinen jackets (International, flyer, etc) look/feel like? I sent an email to a Brit provider and they said it looks leather(y). Any truth to this?

    Also any information on Carbon finshes? If you are familar with both, which would you choose?


    Duralinen is linen with a thick plastic coating that looks like tar. Imagine getting some cloth, painting it with road tar then leaving it to dry. Does it look like leather? Vaguely I suppose. The surface sort of cracks slightly as it ages so it does look a bit like an old dried leather chair, and the slight stiffness of the fabric means it hangs more like leather than linen.If you like an aged look it's pretty cool. I don't own one but I don't think it's waterproof though would obviously cope with a light shower better than pure linen. There are different versions of duralinen - some (e.g. the duralinen International) have a slight glossy sheen, others (e.g. the field jacket) are more matt.

    Carbon - basically a reasonably heavy polyester jacket with a definite metallic sheen. Not my cup of tea, but looks better than the memory finish which is pretty bog standard polyester.
     
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  8. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Well-Known Member

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    yeah i figured the Barbour International thread was the official thread but might as well make this one the official one

    i am heading to georgetowns barbour store to figure out international original sizing. i have the tokito bicycle in small so trying to get a similar fit. ive heard sizing all over the place regarding the international original so ill just try it on myself and figure it out from store.

    i guess ill size down to like a 34 since im a 36r chest. maybe even 32 ... [​IMG]
     
  9. ManofKent

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    yeah i figured the Barbour International thread was the official thread but might as well make this one the official one

    i am heading to georgetowns barbour store to figure out international original sizing. i have the tokito bicycle in small so trying to get a similar fit. ive heard sizing all over the place regarding the international original so ill just try it on myself and figure it out from store.

    i guess ill size down to like a 34 since im a 36r chest. maybe even 32 ... [​IMG]


    I would guess sizing down to 34 on the original would do if you want a slimmish fit. The cut is slightly boxy and designed for a thick winter liner + sweater.
     
  10. El Argentino

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    I would guess sizing down to 34 on the original would do if you want a slimmish fit. The cut is slightly boxy and designed for a thick winter liner + sweater.
    True - I got mine tts in a 42, and it's almost too big. The waist cinch saves it. If I had a do-over, I'd probably do the 40, but I love my jacket too much to entertain the thought. I've gotten some great wear out of it this winter. Also, I read in another thread that they sometimes do a two-way zipper on the international? Mine is just a standard zipper, and was wondering if anyone could elaborate on that.
     
  11. ManofKent

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    True - I got mine tts in a 42, and it's almost too big. The waist cinch saves it.

    If I had a do-over, I'd probably do the 40, but I love my jacket too much to entertain the thought. I've gotten some great wear out of it this winter.

    Also, I read in another thread that they sometimes do a two-way zipper on the international? Mine is just a standard zipper, and was wondering if anyone could elaborate on that.


    Yes I'm a 43 and went for the 42 - it's not a slim fit, but I wear the fleecy liner and a 40 would have been too snug on the shoulders.

    The A7/Original International has a one way zip in the current release. There are numerous modified versions of the International though (most of them slimmer cut but limited to M, L, XL etc.) and they may well have two way zips...
     
  12. TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES

    TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES Well-Known Member

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    yeah i figured the Barbour International thread was the official thread but might as well make this one the official one

    i am heading to georgetowns barbour store to figure out international original sizing. i have the tokito bicycle in small so trying to get a similar fit. ive heard sizing all over the place regarding the international original so ill just try it on myself and figure it out from store.

    i guess ill size down to like a 34 since im a 36r chest. maybe even 32 ... [​IMG]


    The chest measurement on a (32) is 42 inches, so sizing down 2 for slim flt sounds highly plausible assuming the sleeve length is not too short.
     
  13. randomkoreandude

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    The A7/Original International has a one way zip in the current release. There are numerous modified versions of the International though (most of them slimmer cut but limited to M, L, XL etc.) and they may well have two way zips...

    yeah i know theres so many other variations of the international. i just figured if its a jacket i want to keep for a long time, i might as well get the original. plus the original has the 8oz vs most of the other ones are 6oz but i would probably never know the difference.

    if people have handled the other variations like the active international or the slim one, are they better worse? i know some of the other variations are also not made in england and do not feature the classic barbour tartan ... wonder if they are better or worse for the price
     
  14. deputychino

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    True - I got mine tts in a 42, and it's almost too big. The waist cinch saves it. If I had a do-over, I'd probably do the 40, but I love my jacket too much to entertain the thought. I've gotten some great wear out of it this winter. Also, I read in another thread that they sometimes do a two-way zipper on the international? Mine is just a standard zipper, and was wondering if anyone could elaborate on that.
    i have a size 38 distressed international and a size 42 original green international (both 75th anniversary, it's a long story), they both have the double zipper on them. Here is a pic of the zipper: [​IMG] and here is a pic of the original green jacket: [​IMG] Oh, and the sleeves on these run on the short side, so depending on how tall you are they may be an issue.
     
  15. randomkoreandude

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    lol why do you have both and are you planning on keeping both?
     
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    lol why do you have both and are you planning on keeping both?

    nope, i would like to sell the size 42, but i have to wait 45 days before i can post in the for sale thread.

    I got myself into this predicament due my neurotic nature. I was afraid if I didn't act fast I wouldn't be able to get one of these jackets. They made such a big deal about how they only made 75 of each style.

    I ordered a size 44 in the distressed, realized it was going to be way too big. I contacted the store and they attempted to recall the package, but it was too late it was already on it's way. since the jacket was only produced in limited numbers they didn't have any 42s in stock. I managed to find another site that had a size 42 in the original green so i ordered that one. the 44 arrived and in order to get the fit that i wanted i knew i would need to size way down-either a 38 or a 40. i returned the 44 and had them send me the 38 in the distressed.

    the size 42 was held up in customs, so it showed up like 2 days before the 38 got here. after the money i had to pay in shipping costs to get the 44 back to the UK I decided that I'd rather not return the 42 and just sell it either on ebay or on here.
     
  17. tweedydon

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    Oh, and the sleeves on these run on the short side, so depending on how tall you are they may be an issue.

    I believe that Barbour in New Hampshire will lengthen the sleeves for $75; this could be worth looking into for some people.
     
  18. PaulYAY

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    yeah i figured the Barbour International thread was the official thread but might as well make this one the official one

    i am heading to georgetowns barbour store to figure out international original sizing. i have the tokito bicycle in small so trying to get a similar fit. ive heard sizing all over the place regarding the international original so ill just try it on myself and figure it out from store.

    i guess ill size down to like a 34 since im a 36r chest. maybe even 32 ... [​IMG]



    There is 10" of clearance for a reason. I'm a 36r and wore a small Barbour one year and felt good about the fit. Not SF-fitted, but how it's supposed to fit. One down sounds safe, two sizes down sounds bad.


    On another note.. any opinions on duracotton vs. waxed? I liked the duracotton that I had but was surprised just how much it develops a patina and even smells like waxed after a season.
     
  19. ihatelucy

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    I'm not sure if it's sage or olive, since they both look very similar, but I have a feeling it's sage.
     
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  20. randomkoreandude

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    Looks sage to me and matches my currentsage jacket
     

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