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I'd like a Barbour or Barbour style coat...

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MichKit Tue 22-Sep-09 11:48:31

Leaving the UK soon, and really want a Barbour or similar coat to keep the memories. I am a short 5'1, a size 8 with a pot belly.

Suggestions please?

EldonAve Tue 22-Sep-09 21:20:59

john lewis sell them
otherwise esprit do similar but not the wax version

Buntytea Tue 22-Sep-09 21:23:32

Since you are petite, I would suggest getting a large or extra large children's jacket (boys) as they are much cheaper (around £99(.

movingnow Tue 22-Sep-09 21:33:06

Are you going somewhere cold? I have a wonderful woollen/waterproof barbour coat (think Austrian loden style) that looks stylish but is comfortable. Have had a look at barbour website but they obviously don't make them any moresad

MamaG Tue 22-Sep-09 21:39:03

God I love my Barbour., Its so good for keeping the wind out

movingnow Tue 22-Sep-09 21:39:45

Like [ Coat this]

movingnow Tue 22-Sep-09 21:40:24

Sorry, this

MichKit Tue 22-Sep-09 22:19:23

Hi, thanks for suggestions so far. Yes, moving to Edmonton in Canada in Jan so will be much cold (-32 sometimes).

Does anyone else own Barbours? Are they worth paying the money for? Or should I opt for something cheaper, in the same style?

Its also a 30th birthday pressie to myself, so will be happy to spend a little more than I normally do.

Sorry too many questions

MichKit Tue 22-Sep-09 22:38:46

EldonAve, didn't realise that you meant John Lewis actually sold Barbours... just twigged it, so will go have a look at what they have in-store tomorrow.

Loving this one, what do you think?

dexter73 Tue 22-Sep-09 22:52:05

I have 2 - this and this for colder days.
I love mine and they are great for dog walking.
The one you linked to is really lovely.

MichKit Wed 23-Sep-09 11:41:56

Just been to JL, they had no Barbours in 8 at all I still love the rose lined one, am going to see if I can find it elsewhere.

Dexter, how warm are the coats overall, can I get away with them for a cold and windy winter? I have a long dress coat for formal ocasions and a shorter MandS one for work, I want the Barbour for casual, camping, canoeing etc.

IWantCleanCarpets Wed 23-Sep-09 12:47:08

I would suggest that a "normal" Barbour is not going to suffice in freezing need a bit of wool/tweed etc grin

dexter73 Wed 23-Sep-09 15:05:39

The parka is quite warm but I always have layers on underneath. It is no way as warm as a North Face parka though! It is fine for here as it rarely gets that cold and I just add another layer if it is.
The wax ones aren't warm but they are windproof.

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