I'm thinking of getting a black, belted Barbour waxed cotton jacket - I can't post a picture as I don't know his to on my iPad Anyway, I think it is really lovely. But it is £250 which would be the most I've ever spent on a single garment. Does anyone have one and if so would you say it is worth it? The quilted polyester ones cost much less, but I hate polyester and I think they would be all sweaty.
Felix - unfortunately I live hundreds of miles from South Shields otherwise that sounds right up my street cos I love a factory outlet and hate paying full price for anything. Bit wary about people saying they smell bad when wet though . Will take a look at the Jack Murphy alternative, thanks very much for the suggestion Sorrel.
I have a £50 Liberty gift card, plus Liberty are doing the £30 discount when you spend £150. So if I bought the £250 jacket, it would 'only' cost £170 actual cash money. If I don't buy a Barbour jacket, I'm planning on buying an Ally Capellino navy tote (£150). Either way, I want something that is going to last a long time and be loved for years.