If you’ve somehow made it this far without owning a Barbour — a menswear favorite and genuine classic — Kafka has some on sale right now at great prices. Until May 20th, they’re discounting all of their Barbour jackets by 25%. Add to that their usual VAT discount (about 20% off if you live outside of the EU) and Kafka’s low shipping charge (just $18 for sending a Barbour from the UK to US), and you can snag yourself a great piece of outerwear for about $190. Use the checkout code WAXED.
There’s a caveat. Kafka doesn’t have Barbour’s more popular Bedale and Beaufort in the company’s signature green, although the Bedale is available in camo (which is still great, but perhaps less versatile). However, they have the Ashby in green waxed cotton, which is basically the Bedale with a slightly trimmer body and longer sleeves. That should be good news since most customers size down on the Bedale for a trimmer fit, and then send their jackets to Barbour to get the sleeves lengthened (about a $50 alteration).
Kafka also has a few models in Barbour’s SL fit, which is a slimmed down silhouette originally made for the Japanese market. I prefer their more classic cuts (even with the regular-fit sized down, it’s fuller than the SL). But they could be good if you prefer something very modern looking.
Note, since Kafka is located in the UK, the sale ends May 20th at midnight, GMT time. We also have a full Barbour Buyer’s Guide, if you’d like to learn more about Barbour’s offerings.