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    Lightbulb In need of a new fall jacket suggestion

    Hello friends,

    I'm hoping to find a new light fall/spring jacket which I can layer underneath. Ideally looking for something water-resistant, since I live in rainy Seattle. Waxed Cotton has it's obvious appeal.

    I liked the Barbour Ashby, but the sleeves were a bit too long. Looking for something that isn't super casual, but not super formal. Any suggestions?

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    Try the filson cover cloth. Similar to the Barbour and isn’t crazy long on me and I am 5’8”

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    I think you could tailor the Ashby to fit your arms. The reason I would go with Barbour is because when it comes time to rewaxing, I would rather drop my coat off at Orvis and have them do it vs. trying to do it on my own.

    Filson does have a store in Seattle which I am jealous of.

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    I have the Ashby and I've got the sleeves cuffed to show a little bit of the corduroy underside. Cheaper than tailoring and looks like it's supposed to be that way.
    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by dappertert View Post
    I believe I own the same one, though I thought mine was a cotton blend. The site says it is 100% polyester.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheManJournals View Post
    I believe I own the same one, though I thought mine was a cotton blend. The site says it is 100% polyester.
    You probably had this earlier jacket that almost looks the same: https://bananarepublic.gap.com/brows....do?pid=228848 "Water-Repellent Four Pocket Jacket"

    The old one was too long on me, the new one is a bit shorter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dappertert View Post
    I tried both that one and this:

    https://bananarepublic.gap.com/brows...p-page-content

    Both look great, but I greatly prefer the faux-waxed one--the field jacket has a more modern tech look. Unfortunately, like most BR shirts and outwear, they're a bit too tight in the chest and shoulders for me (the field jacket less so because it has an action back). If the fit works for you, I think you'd be very happy with either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dappertert View Post
    You probably had this earlier jacket that almost looks the same: https://bananarepublic.gap.com/brows....do?pid=228848 "Water-Repellent Four Pocket Jacket"

    The old one was too long on me, the new one is a bit shorter.
    You are right, this is what I own.

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