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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

It's Back

I was browsing the J Crew website, and came across this jacket...



J Crew Barbour Classic Bedale Jacket

A Barbour Jacket? That rang a bell. I had a Barbour jacket years ago...now where was it? Two closets later I found it...

Now this just goes to show you should buy what you love! I bought this jacket 24 years ago when I was in Oxford, England for a year of school. This was all the rage among the hip, young locals, so of course, I had to have one. I have loved and worn it ever since. Except for the past two years when it got stuffed in the deep, dark corner of my entrance hall closet. It was like a family reunion when I found it. Oh, if this jacket could talk! It looks good for being 24 years old doesn't it?

Do you have an old timer in your closet?

25 comments :

  1. I can't believe that jacket is as old as I am! My winter coat of choice is actually one passed down from my dad from his college days...circa 1965. It's a brown corduroy lined with some sort of fake fur. It's certainly not pretty, but it's cozy and warm!

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  2. ha! too funny. It does still look good.

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  3. It still looks great!

    Quick cute story about Barbour jackets - one of my good friends was dating a great guy, and he got her a Barbour jacket for her birthday. He then told her to try it on, which she did. He then told her to feel in the pockets. Guess what? There was a little ring box with an engagement ring it! So not only did she get a beautiful diamond and a great guy, but she got an awesome jacket! I bet she'll save hers too!

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  4. It's totally a classic! Looks brand new! We used to call them oilskin jackets.

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  5. aren't they the best! mine is 10 years old and i think they get better with age
    debra

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  6. Sissy,
    I bought my husband a Barbour while visiting his parents in England about 25 years ago. He still has his too. His is long.
    Now that you have found yours, time to oil the fabric so that it does what it's suppose to do. Repel water while looking hip.
    xx

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  7. I'm so impressed that you still have it. There are several things that I wish I still had- but I tend to clean out too often!

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  8. I haven't been able to buy one for myself, but I got a Barbour jacket for my golden retriever. I think those jackets are awesome!

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  9. You keep things long enough, and they really do come back in style :)

    xoxo Laura

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  10. hmmm I cannot bear to part with my shin length black leather coat I wore in the 80's with my gigantic hair-looked like a female Bon Jovi!

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  11. Love a Barbour! My husband has one and it looks better today than he did the day he bought it.

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  12. FYI. I think you can buy a Barbour at Orvis. Jcrew is all out.
    xxmb

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  13. what an awesome find!!!! love that coat.

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  14. The coat looks great! Would love to hear about your year abroad in Oxford! I've always thought living in England for a few years would be amazing!

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  15. What a great story! Its like find forgotten money in a coat pocket - except you actually found the coat in the back of the closet! This post inspired me to buy a bunch of sweaters on clearance at Jcrew yesterday, So much fun - cheers!

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  16. Love!!! Such a treasure. Barbour is amazing. As is England. Can't go wrong. Hold onto it!! XO

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  17. great find - Barbour will look great in any decade! An old friend.....KG

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  18. Love these jackets- my mom has one and I try to convince her to give it to me all the time. I think its just time to get my own

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  19. Love these jackets and I really need to get one of my own. Congrats on your new find!

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  20. Now isn't that the greatest, and why I have a fear of throwing things away!!! I love the jacket and your site. come visit and follow me, I have a great give away coming up soon!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  21. Oooh, I love Barbour jackets. It's still on my wish list. A classic that will never go out of style!! Thanks for stopping by the other day! I love your blog and will be back to visit!

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  22. I love that jacket! Its already sold out at J. Crew! I guess I'm not the only one...By the way, if you are interested, I would love you to come join my Favorite Things Friday Mclinky party. You always have such great things on your blog.

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