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Sophnet x Barbour

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—01. Waxed cotton & camo broad cloth.

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I like Barbour, but its a brand that I've never felt too compelled to buy into. It's a classic and I've recommended it to people, but I just don't need one. That said, I would happily accept this one. With a couple of subtle updates, this makes for a very nice, tasteful collaboration.

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Reader Comments (9)

Barbour or any other waxed cotton jackets are best for rainy winter in Vancouver and especially for shorter men like me who cant wear a 3/4 mac. I had a filson waxed, an olive barbour and now on a third one a black bedale. Every one serves a purpose from dog work, to weekend gardening to office. IMO and my lifestyle, waxed cotton are superior to any goretex; I just cant imagine wearing a goretex (plastic) jacket to the corporate office. The Sophnet is great too for the youths in preppy colleges. :)
October 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterV6B0C5
I got my vintage bedale of eBay, its got anwesome patina in a waxed olive color. Paid $40, love it.

Now I am searching for a barbour westmorland waistcoat.
Love this stuff.
October 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJason J
i can imagine wearing my veilance jacket to a cooperate setting. i do it all the time.
October 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commentern.s.
I have a 20 year old barbour that i switch off with a more modern steven allen waxed cotton jacket. Frankly despite the re waxing, which i have done twice myself, it is the best piece of outerwear for the long long Vancouver rainy season. gore-tex has its place but there is something special about being able to wear natural fibers.
October 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterreader
Barbours are fantastic, but I'd take a vintage Bedale, or even a regular one, over this version any day of the week.
October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDiego
I'm intrigued, why's this jacket any better than a regular Barbour? Because it's more expensive?

The Beadle is the most practical jacket someone from the British Isles can own and all a patterned lining does is sum up how pointless 'colabs' are.
October 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Braddock
Its nice enough but doesn't really deviate much from the standard Barbour jacket. A shame, given the scope to experiment.
For my money, To Ki To's collaborations with the brand are far more modern...the bicycle jacket in particular is a great step forward for Barbour:
http://www.oipolloi.com/store/Barbour-ToKiToBicycleJacketSage-5082.html
October 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJR
Love the To Ki To bicycle. Gore-tex wins for me,though, because it actually breathes, packs light, and withstands an extended downpour without soaking in through the sleeves.
October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJorden
i've always loved barbour, ever since i first discovered the brand 20 years ago, however i've struggled all that time to find a model that i thought was perfect for me. unforturnately so many of the models are tent like and fit like a poncho. that was UNTIL i stumbled across a new model at Orvis that has just been introduced. It's the Middleburn model: http://www.barbour.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=products.view&ProductID=18640&FeatureId=547. The pic doesn't do it justice, but trust me, if you get it in the correct size it will practically fit you like a damn suit coat. It's even double vented in the back. And it's got a light quilting inside - perfect for fall winter. i absolutely love it.
October 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertons of land

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