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When not teamed with skinny jeans and deck shoes they are alright.
There appear to be loads of pictures of completely different coats on the first page. I'm not sure which one I'm supposed to be commenting on. I vote 'probably not'.
Any time I've encountered someone wearing such a garment they've turned out to be a cock of the highest order.
This may just have been coincidence, or a matter of it being Edinburgh Ya types I've encountered wearing Barbour jackets. People who are generally cocks of the highest order regardless of the branding of their outer garments.
I first found out that sort of jacket had a name and the name was Barbour when I was about 18 and met a somewhat posh girl who used the term 'Barbour jacket' and then couldn't seem to handle the fact that I had no idea what she was talking about and then that I hadn't know what sort of jacket had an Important Brand Name.
I took against them after that.
I had a pair of Rockports when I was 13 and they're v. posh!
they haven't made the sarcasm symbol thing yet.
stay waterproof for many years.
Anaemic London hipsters and their provincial acolytes who have just 'discovered' Barbour can fuck right off though.
I wouldn't go for the classic model ('Bedale', I think?), but some of the old British Army patterns like the Cowen Commando are great:
I'm off to buy myself a donkey jacket to redress the balance.
weren't til' the age of 18! :p
My name was created by my great (great?) granddad so he could get with some posh totty. It worked. RESULT! :D
Oundle, but since have lived in Tunny Wells and spent time in Lewes also. I have retired my jacket since moving closer to the city, but it WILL be back when I'm out somewhere I can ramble.
but if you're wearing one in the city, you're a prick.
Only ever seen hipsters or poshcunts wearing them around campus.
in manchester they're ubiquitous.
add to hipsters and poshcunts; young business types.
My dad used to wear one constantly (as well as a tweed flat cap) so he could pretend to be an English country gent. Instead of a silly Turkish oik
only """lads""", coupled with them smurf hats and shiny plastic Converse.
I hope that this is that sarcasm thing I keep reading about on Wikipedia. Are you being arch?
they're so ugly, almost as bad as fleeces.
I've spent many a winter's day in the Scottish Highlands fully protected from the weather's best efforts by my trusty barbour. Moleskin lining ftw.
I expected all no's.
Also surprised at the attitude that they should be worn for practical purposes as opposed to fashionable ones.
Surely this rule should only be applied to 'The North Face' and other horrible Primary-School-Teacher clothes?
i find it really funny that all the London hipsters are dressing like farmers. It's almost like 'derelicte' chic.
When I was back home in Norfolk I joked that one of the farmers was a trendsetter because he was wearing big boots, jeans and a barbour jacket.
they're really uncool, I'm amazed to hear hipsters are wearing them. They're very cosy and practical and smell of wax, my parents used to make me wear my dad's one when we went on country walks and I looked stupid. They're very heavy too.
Waterproof hiking clobber is always bad. With its big hoods and horrible bright colours and draw strings everywhere.
Barbour coats are low key. The huge wax farmerman ones are pretty noticeable but a slim quilted jacket looks great with the right footwear and trousers.
And then this weekend, they bought me one! It was reduced from £240 down to £60. It is a lovely thing, though I haven't worn it out yet (I am a country boy at heart though, so I'm allowed").
the one that looks like it's being worn inside out that all the rahs have started wearing this year N
If you have a pair of those oversized spectacles and a quiff - KILL YOURSELF.
"If you have a pair of those oversized spectacles and a quiff - KILL YOURSELF." Xylopwn
when I used to go to the farm supplies shop with my dad, I used to loiter around the Barbour room, it smells amazing. You wouldn't need one unless you were going rambling though, I've never seen anyone in a city wearing one.
but then i go to newcastle university so ... y'know
I live in London, are people wearing them in Shoreditch, or is this just toffs who spend weeks in the city and weekends in the country? I guess they've always worn them.
Obvs on students so mainly around the uni. But all the student trends start of up here. Has dubstep reached the capital yet?
who works outside / on a farm / owns land, then you look like a cunt wearing a wax jacket.
they need to stink and have twine for bails pour out of the pockets too. Plus you need an accent that is so out there and rural that not even the person on the next farm can understand you.
They're apparently for the farmer to wear when he's bringing his wife into the city for a romantic meal.
I think thats what they meant.
They're basically worn by self-made builders that voted for Margaret Thatcher.
I am just familiar with your standard wax jacket old man type. So much in the world of Barbour is passing me by, clearly!
this one: http://www.barbour.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=products.view&ProductID=11296&PCategoryID=23&RangeID=1
there's millions of types! Some may be more fashionable, I suppose.
It was really, really excellent
i think it's fit. i like the quilting.
I do think they look pretty good, on their own. But they look awful when worn in the city. Fashion is to a certain extent environment based, right? It would be like trying to make a space suit fashionable anywhere other than space. Maybe it would look good but its just too entrenched in the environment its associated with to look anything other than hipcunt outside of it.
my mum and dad have been wearing em for years in the city and they are literally the least hip people ever. Sometimes it rains and is cold in the city, so why not wear a warm waterproof raincoat that happens to look cool?
I like the idea of a fashionable spacesuit :D Surely someone in dalston has done this already though...
genuine or otherwise, that just falls flat on its face when worn in the city.
what if i justified turning up at the MOBOs in a klan outfit because it was comfortable and i thought it looked cool?
an exxageration, but i think theres a point in there... somewhere. something to do with 'the personal-political'.
to an extent
you cant separate what people wear from people and you can't separate people from their environment.
class, society etc
Because by default being 'free to do all the things you enjoy and define you' is a privelege in itself, y'see? A lot of people have neither the moneyor support to do that.
I want this one answered!
Because it would just be one thing, with the subject matter changed ;-)
I was in the Old Blue Last on Sat and couldn't help but see a guy with those massive superbig spectacles and an army jacket and think 'twat!'
but judging personality on it is where the problem arises.
HOWEVER, people within cliques often band together/form friendships based on initial appearances, so is it any different in ethos to avoiding someone for the same reason? Just because the former is a positive slant means it's okay?
mine is quilted. It's a lightweight Liddesdale.