I have a Barbour Beaufort that I wear all the time. I had it reproofed earlier this year, and the good folks at New England Reproofers did an outstanding job. I’ve wanted to expand my Barbour collection for quite some time, and have been on the lookout for a Navy Bedale via Ebay, various fashion forums, and the like. One thing I wanted was the vintage Bedale with the flap pockets on the chest.
Well – I recently found this beauty and won the auction for $80 USD. The auction description stated that it was in great shape, just needed a cleaning and re-waxing – meaning that it had a distinctive odor and was pretty dried out. Well, they were right on both accounts. Regardless, the jacket fits perfectly, and should look great after sending it up to New Hampshire to New England Reproofers. I expect to get this back in about a month, and will post pictures after they have worked their magic.
One tear – on the left sleeve. Should be an easy fix.