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    I have been thinking about getting a Barbour jacket for about a year now. I tried on some Bedales when I was in London last spring but just couldn't find the right fit. Either good fit but too loose and baggy (I know this is the classic look) or trim but too tight. I really really love the look but started thinking that this jacket wasn't for me. I finally discovered the Ashby and love the fit much better. I'm still on the fence. I love the look but fear buyer's remorse. I live in Atlanta and see this as a perfect jacket for November - March. I really don't ever need anything heavier. I do run hot so I'm a tad concerned about the breathability.

    Thoughts? Pros/cons? Do I finally pull the trigger?

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      Originally posted by goodwillhinton View Post
      I have been thinking about getting a Barbour jacket for about a year now. I tried on some Bedales when I was in London last spring but just couldn't find the right fit. Either good fit but too loose and baggy (I know this is the classic look) or trim but too tight. I really really love the look but started thinking that this jacket wasn't for me. I finally discovered the Ashby and love the fit much better. I'm still on the fence. I love the look but fear buyer's remorse. I live in Atlanta and see this as a perfect jacket for November - March. I really don't ever need anything heavier. I do run hot so I'm a tad concerned about the breathability.

      Thoughts? Pros/cons? Do I finally pull the trigger?
      If you like the look then pull the trigger, it's an absolute classic and looks great with almost anything. The main downside is that it's not breathable and if you start to sweat in it, all that moisture is gonna be trapped. I run hot as well, and if I'm going to be doing any sort of physical activity I'm not wearing my Barbour, and if it's above 50 ish F I'm probably not wearing it either.
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        Originally posted by goodwillhinton View Post
        I have been thinking about getting a Barbour jacket for about a year now. I tried on some Bedales when I was in London last spring but just couldn't find the right fit. Either good fit but too loose and baggy (I know this is the classic look) or trim but too tight. I really really love the look but started thinking that this jacket wasn't for me. I finally discovered the Ashby and love the fit much better. I'm still on the fence. I love the look but fear buyer's remorse. I live in Atlanta and see this as a perfect jacket for November - March. I really don't ever need anything heavier. I do run hot so I'm a tad concerned about the breathability.

        Thoughts? Pros/cons? Do I finally pull the trigger?
        Have you thought about buying a used one to try it out or buying it from a store with a solid return policy (Nordstrom)? You're reaching the end of the Nov-Mar season so this might be something to put off buying if you're not feeling 100%.

        All of my waxed cotton jackets (Barbour and Filson) are far from my most breathable jackets, but they work well enough for the Nov-Mar season here in Seattle and do better on mass transit than a soft-shell.

        -Vic
        "It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness, that is life." - Jean-Luc Picard

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          Originally posted by LesserBlackDog View Post
          I do like this Swatch (quartz, not automatic):


          https://www.amazon.com/Swatch-Quartz...eywords=swatch
          That looks AWESOME

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            Originally posted by goodwillhinton View Post
            I have been thinking about getting a Barbour jacket for about a year now. I tried on some Bedales when I was in London last spring but just couldn't find the right fit. Either good fit but too loose and baggy (I know this is the classic look) or trim but too tight. I really really love the look but started thinking that this jacket wasn't for me. I finally discovered the Ashby and love the fit much better. I'm still on the fence. I love the look but fear buyer's remorse. I live in Atlanta and see this as a perfect jacket for November - March. I really don't ever need anything heavier. I do run hot so I'm a tad concerned about the breathability.

            Thoughts? Pros/cons? Do I finally pull the trigger?
            I live in texas and own a Filson Cover Cloth Mile Marker (similar if not a tad lighter than the Barbour). I also run hot so I was a bit concerned when I bought it. I find it useful below 50-60 degrees like most have said. Being from a warm, humid climate similar to yours, we do not layer much here. It is common for the heat to be set at 75 all winter long. I often wear it over a t-shirt on the weekend for this reason.

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              Originally posted by goodwillhinton View Post
              I have been thinking about getting a Barbour jacket for about a year now. I tried on some Bedales when I was in London last spring but just couldn't find the right fit. Either good fit but too loose and baggy (I know this is the classic look) or trim but too tight. I really really love the look but started thinking that this jacket wasn't for me. I finally discovered the Ashby and love the fit much better. I'm still on the fence. I love the look but fear buyer's remorse. I live in Atlanta and see this as a perfect jacket for November - March. I really don't ever need anything heavier. I do run hot so I'm a tad concerned about the breathability.

              Thoughts? Pros/cons? Do I finally pull the trigger?
              I live in Atlanta and have worn a Barbour Ashby through this winter season. It's served me best for temps between 40-60 degrees, especially since I drive to work. It's definitely not my most breathable jacket, but it works well for temps in the higher range (50-60) when I don't want to wear a sweater and isn't uncomfortable in the lower range when I want to layer.

              I will say that it does gather lint very easily, but it may look worse because I have it in a darker color, the navy. That said, I wipe it off with a damp cloth every so often and have gotten used to a little lint gathering.

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