Barbour Philippa Quilted Coat in Mist/ Silver Birch Tartan, 4 US/8 UK | Free Assembly Women’s Breton Stripe T-Shirt, size XS | Similar white skinny ankle jeans here and here | Cole Haan Caddie bow flats (review here) | Safavieh Tulum Area Rug in ivory/grey (3′ x 5′) | Click here and here (back view) to view a few clips of the coat on me
I tried to order this new coat as soon as I saw it online since the sizes were selling out fast. The quilted style reminds me of a Burberry coat but at $300 it’s about $1000 less than what Burberry would probably charge for a comparable coat. I love that Barbour coats and vests are well made as well as machine washable which is very convenient (I haven’t used the dry cleaners in a few years). I was hoping to use the coat as a lightweight spring and fall layer. If you live in a milder climate this coat would make a great winter coat option.
Unfortunately size 4 runs true to size in this coat and it has a boxy fit so it was too oversized on my petite frame. The relaxed fit of the coat is different compared to the two Barbour vests I own which run small/very fitted and I went up two sizes to size 6 US / 10 UK (as reviewed here and here) in the vests. For size reference I’m 5′ 2.5″ and 113-115 pounds and I usually wear size XXS, XS petite, 00 or 0 petite in other brands for tops and bottoms.
The measurements of size 4 US/8 UK in this coat are as follows: 14.5″ shoulders, 24.25″ sleeve length, 14.5″ upper arm circumference, 10″ wrist circumference, 37″ chest, 40″ waist, 42″ hips, 42″ along the bottom hem and 34″ total length. It’s 100% polyester so it’s machine washable and it has two roomy front pockets that are secured using snap buttons.
I ordered the coat from Nordstrom but you can also check your local Barbour retail store. Currently only size 6 US / 10 UK is available online but sizes will continue to pop in and out of stock as many interested people will order it to try on. The first time I placed my order it was cancelled within a few hours so when I noticed that the smallest size (4 US/8 UK) popped back I ordered it again and this time I received it promptly in the mail.
Barbour’s outerwear sizing is confusing so I hope this review will serve as a helpful resource for those of you who are trying to order the coat in the right size. I’ve also been eyeing this quilted Cuyana wrap puffer jacket but I prefer the longer length of this Barbour jacket.
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