John Barbour, founded J.Barbour and Sons Ltd in South Shields, North of England, in 1894 and started out as an importer of oil cloth. Barbour was the originator of waxed cotton motorcycle suits and jackets and are synonymous with high quality waxed and quilted outdoor jackets and apparel.
For Barbour fans after something a little different we have a true vintage wax cotton Barbour 4 pocket Bedale Jacket darned, repaired and patched up at Darned Fine Studios, in Ouseburn, Newcastle. Made In England from English fabric. The Bedale, originally designed for riding, is favoured by many Britons, from royalty to pop icons. Made with medium weight waxed cotton the Bedale is a great all-year-round jacket.
Used and in good vintage condition with general signs of wear, abrasion, creasing and discolouration throughout. There have been professional patch repairs added throughout the jacket to the chest, back and arms. A restored bit of vintage given a new lease of life.
Please note wax cotton has a unique smell even when new, and over time for a vintage jacket this can become a stronger more enhanced smell. PLEASE BE AWARE - If you have never had a wax jacket and are unfamiliar with the type of smell then we would not recommend to buy a used or vintage wax jacket.
All my vintage listings unless otherwise stated are true vintage and have been worn before, therefore they will typically show signs of wear and will not smell like new, which is all part of the vintage look and appeal.
COLOUR: Distressed Olive Green.
SIZE: 42in (UK Sizing) and this fits like size M / L (UK Sizing) with a generous 50in full external chest and the overall fit - but it depends how loose you like to wear (please see below for all key measurements to check against a similar garment of your own to ensure a good fit).
FABRIC: 85% Wax Cotton Shell (typical of vintage Barbour); Cotton inner lining.
- YKK 'Barbour' branded chunky aluminium 2 way zip
- Darn and patch repairs
- 'Barbour' branded poppers throughout
- Cord collar and popper throat tab
- Storm front with popper fastening
- 2 flap chest pockets
- 2 lower below pockets with popper storm flaps
- Rear side hem vents with popper fastening
- Storm cuffs with internal knit rib
- Underarm ventilation eyelets
- Fabric back neck hanger loop
- Internal velcro patch pocket
- Fully lined
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SIZE: Please DO NOT solely rely on the listed size for your correct fit. Designers often use different measurements for sizes depending on the overall look they desire, so sizes can not only vary brand to brand but also within the same brand. Also, for vintage and pre-worn items the shape may have changed after years of being worn. The best way to ensure your correct fit is to compare the measurements listed to a similar item that fits you well.
EXTERNAL MEASUREMENTS: Please check against a similar garment of your own that fits you well, measuring flat and fully zipped or buttoned up (if applicable) on a flat surface:
A - CHEST - armpit to armpit (double for full chest): 25in (63.5cm)
B - SLEEVE - armpit to cuff end: 20in (50.5cm)
C - SHOULDER - n/a
D - LENGTH - at the centre back from the base of the collar to the hem: 30in (76cm)