Don’t need, must have

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Alexa Chung has collaborated on a capsule collection with Barbour, and it is so, so damn good, if a little pricier than seems strictly necessary. This jacket is just a perfect swingy shape—meant for ease of layering, apparently—and ideal for cold, wet fall days (I adore this coat too). Do I go for it, people? And if so, do I get to justify the purchase by telling myself it’s a replacement for the Barbour jacket I left in a rental car one unseasonably cool day this summer?

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    c.w.
    1 Oct 2019
    1:42pm

    I’m the dissenting voice here regarding the quilted one––I don’t think it’s flattering or attractive. The swing jacket is ok, but, truthfully I like regular old Barbour as well if not better. There’s alway one grumpy old lady in the group! Barbour is such a high quality product that you’ll have whatever you decide on forever (as you know) which makes that price-per-wear reasonable. (it pained me to hear you’d left your jacket in a rental car––ugh––huge sympathies for that one)

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    Jax
    1 Oct 2019
    3:50pm

    Speaking of lovely quilted jacket/coats, I was really ruminating on this Madewell one for a couple weeks. I finally decided against it, as I’d just gotten a similar colored quilted long jacket last year (the rainy season was cooler than usual in SF) and didn’t need another one. Plus, this Madewell one wasn’t water-resistant like mine. But I love that forest floral side and the shape of it. Nowhere as expensive as Barbour. It has already sold out of the X and XL now, so it’s fairly hot. I don’t mean to always bring up Madewell, but now and then they have a winner.
    https://www.madewell.com/reversible-quilted-liner-jacket-in-forest-floral-AA329.html

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      Candy
      1 Oct 2019
      4:53pm

      Thanks, Jax, for this tip. Very cute, especially the floral side. Plus a price that doesn’t make me gasp

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    tamara
    1 Oct 2019
    1:04pm

    scary good. life is short…buy the shoes. or…in this case…the jacket. if i hadn’t just had a retail accident on top of the retail accident that was…(oh yeah, you!) the purple no.6 clogs (talk about don’t need! must have!) COMPOUNDED by a red leopard zadig dress (so perfect for my trip to italy in a few weeks!)…i would be flirting with it too 😉

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    Kate
    1 Oct 2019
    10:45am

    Find one on eBay for a fraction of the price. The one you featured is terrific, but not so different from any of the Barbour classics. That quilted one with the corduroy pockets though… tempting to say the least.

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      Betsy Palmer
      1 Oct 2019
      10:48am

      I agree. When did a basic hacking jacket start costing more than my first car? Love the quilted one though.

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      Tammy Madsen
      1 Oct 2019
      4:38pm

      I found a Barbour waxed coat at a consignment shop for $28. SCORE.

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        Mamavalveeta03
        3 Oct 2019
        2:29am

        Now THIS is smart!

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    Tammy Madsen
    1 Oct 2019
    11:05am

    What a gorgeous coat! The swing is the thing. 🙂

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