Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Barbour Beadnell Coat Review and Style Ideas

I received a Barbour Beadnell coat for Christmas and I thought I would write about my opinions on the coat!
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The Barbour Beadnell coat is made of a waxed cotton. When it rains, the raindrops just drop right off of the wax.  It has a corduroy collar around the face which helps wick away the drops from your face.

It has two smaller pockets that you can put your hands that are lined with moleskin - it helps keep your hands nice and warm on wet rainy days! I love this feature!

 The plaid is also cute and you can roll up the sleeve to show it off.
It also has two larger pockets - you can put your phone in it. There are holes at the bottom of these big pockets - small ones, built in on purpose, so if you happen to be sea shelling, you can put them in your coat and the water will drip right on out!

Barbour started in England in 1894.  It is one of the few companies to have received 3 royal warrants - from the Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Charles. 
Barbour coats can last for years. You just have to send them into be re-waxed occasionally to keep them in tip top shape.  You can send them into Orvis if you live by one or the official Barbour store in the USA.

I love my coat. I bought the detachable hood for the coat and it is wonderful in the rain. It has a built in metal wire in it so the hood stays propped up and so it doesn't fall in your face!

 Here I am showing off my coat. Sorry for the phone pictures... it's hard to take a picture of yourself!  I wanted to show how I like to wear it and show off the little hand pocket.
You can roll up the sleeve once and show off the cute little tartan plaid inside! You can also kind of see the plaid on the inside of the hood. I like to wear it with my riding boots and my brown LV.
Lots of celebrities wear the coats too...


How I imagine how the English really wear their boots and coats...

This is from a cute blogger, classy girls wear pearls...

And the picture below too...
from classy girls wear pearls
Below is another cute blogger, College Prepster, who wears her coat quite often...
from the college prepster
Below are some outfit idea boards I put together on how you can style your Barbour coat... 

For board one, I like to wear my coat most with my riding boots. Pair it with a plaid shirt, some jeans (white or dark!), and a statement necklace.
The next look is for those rainy days...
Pair a chunky knit sweater with those Hunter rain boots and a nice scarf! 

The next look is for running around town...
You can pair your stylish workout leggings with a grey sweatshirt. Can you believe grey sweatshirts are all the rage in Paris right now? Pair them with some low boots (or even tennis shoes) and a purse with a shoulder strap so you can do your errands or sightseeing! 

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All and all, I am loving my coat. It wasn't cheap but I haven't bought a new raincoat in 10 years. So I think it was time! I can say when I wear mine with my leather riding boots I feel positively English!

Hope you all enjoyed the post!

18 comments:

  1. You look positively English with your new coat and boots. I love all the pictures-- what a surprise to get a coat that is stylish and looks great for years!

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  2. That is a nice coat, and it looks great!

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    1. Thank you! I have been wearing it through these California storms!

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  3. OMGosh, I have this on the long list of someday! I love these coats! You have my style pinned to a tee! Great post. I have always been English country girl at heart! Thanks for linking with Home Sweet Home!

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    1. Like I said, I love the coat! I highly recommend it! Sometimes I think they go on markdown after Winter, keep your eyes open!

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  4. You look great in that coat, with your boots and your brown LV bag.
    I love it too. I also just acquired from hubby for C'mas a quilted Burberry coat I'm loving and always wanted. Yes, I'd love to get this one too, lol..
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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    1. Oh thanks very much! I have always wanted one of those quilted Burberry coats too, but I needed a raincoat more! Maybe next coat purchase...

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  5. A Barbour store just opened nearby. I really like the way it looks on you - I may go try one on!

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    1. Go try one on! Trying on is free! (and frankly most of the fun anyway)

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  6. I love this coat! One of these days I'll get one. To me it's a coat that you'll wear for life, so it's worth the cost.

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  7. I love those coats and have always wanted one! Maybe I will have to take the plunge now!! Looks so, so cute with the boots!! :)

    Sheila
    xo

    www.maisondecinq.blogspot.com

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  8. Ok, this is about the coolest looking coat ever! I'm a huge Anglophile, but had never heard of this coat. All you need now is to work on a posh London accent. :-)

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    1. I'm writing this comment in a posh English accent... If you are an Anglophile then you *must* get one of these coats! There are tons of different styles!

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