Rated 5 out of 5┬áby DrWooster Perfect Layer
Incredibly versatile and looks great in so many combinations on top of or under anything I wear.
I keep it in my office in the summer. It gets quite warm here in the south and then my building overcompensates with too much air conditioning, making for some chilly hours during the day. I slip this gilet on to stay the perfect temperature without excess bulk, and it can easily be shed or folded into my bag when I have to walk somewhere across campus. In the later fall and early spring it is perfect to layer under/over a sports coat when an overcoat would be too much. In the dead of winter when it drops below freezing, it is the perfect addition to sports coat and overcoat.
As for the size, I usually wear a medium and found that I needed a large with this.
May 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby MTBarbourfan Barbour Quilted Vest
Owning a few other Barbour pieces, this vest a wonderful addition to my insulating needs. Stylish and classic, this slim fitting vest is a great layering piece that can hold its own during the spring thaw here in Montana. Pockets hold key or phone without looking to billowy. If you plan to wear anything more than a shirt and thin sweater underneath, order a size up as this is a slim cut vest. Great silhouette for the well dressed man.
April 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby RickyRoma92 Practical and stylish
This vest is indeed made slim. I am 5'10", 172 lbs, 40 chest, 31 waist and went with a Large. Even at a large, I cannot wear an overly thick sweater under it. That being said, the vest is ideal for my intentions. I plan to wear the vest over a light weight sweater for a chilly late summer evening or under my overcoat in the dead of winter to add a nice layer of warmth. Back to the sizing, I often have difficulty finding slim fit items in Barbour so I was pleased that slim fit - means slim fit. So guys that are bigger, barrel chested may have some challenges. I would recommend this vest for looks, quality and practicality.
September 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby Corey Awesome, but runs quite small
This vest is intended to fit snug. I'm 5'10" with a 40" chest normal built, and was between M and L. It is snug in the belly area only, so if you have a gut, upsize. A shirt with light sweater was snug, but not tight. Anything more, like a cable or heavier sweatshirt, and the vest won't fit. It's not a finishing outer layer like a down vest, but more of a transitional season layer, or under a wool blazer like a gilet for winter. I went with the M because I liked the trim fit, and intended on wearing under a blazer and as a fall top layer.
It is deceiving warm, but breathes, and seems well made. It is made in China however, not England, incase you have an ethical thing. I noticed this after the fact and was a little turned off, but I got over it. I do not think this effects quality when compared to my other England made Barbour products, but time will tell.
November 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby Borntoshop A good looking vest perfect for our weather
It is a great looking piece. We initially ordered a medium, which is the size my husband takes in most Jcrew items ( he wears 34 size trousers), but we had to exchange it for a large since it was too tight. The large is perfect.
December 29, 2014