Does your Barbour need some R&R? (That’s repairs and reproofing…)
We’ve seen all sorts of Barbour wearers in our time: from those who religiously repurchase a tin of thornproof wax to reproof their beloved Barbour with meticulous attention to detail, to the laid back Barbour veteran who loves the ‘lived in’ look of their years-old coat, sporting torn pockets, tattered tartan and various tears and holes, each with their own story of how they got there. But even the most vintage Barbour jackets need a little TLC from time to time, so whether your statement International jacket needs re-waxing so it’s looking its best as you dart around the city, or your Bedale has a torn sleeve from a freak country sports fiasco, you’re safe in the knowledge that Barbour has a dedicated team on hand to nurse your jacket back to health.
Rewax your Barbour
It’s actually really easy to rewax your Barbour Jacket, and you’ll find tins of the thornproof wax in all of our stores and online. Heat the wax up in the same way you would melt chocolate (by placing the tin in a pan of hot water, for the kitchenphobic amongst you), and use a sponge to work the wax into the jacket. Start with the back, then move onto the sleeves and the front, not forgetting under seams and along the placket.
Reproofing and Repairs
Regular care of your Barbour waxed jacket will ensure it will last for years to come, so periodically sending it off to the Barbour factory in South Shields for a little TLC is well worth doing. In fact, now’s the perfect time to get it reproofed so that it’s good as new for the winter season. If you’ve got a busted zip, torn pocket, or a worn out collar, Barbour can pretty much fix it all – you can even have brand new sleeves, pockets and wind cuffs fitted.
We’ve said before that a Barbour can last a lifetime, and often we’ll meet Barbour lovers who love to sport their parent’s (or even grandparent’s!) old Barbour jackets for that authentic vintage look. Even if you’re a fan of your jacket looking a little less than pristine, you can send your Barbour off for alterations so that it suits you and your individual style.
Small repairs start at around £20.00, and large scale repairs can cost up to £70.00. You can send your jacket to Barbour directly by filling out this form or bringing it into any of our Outdoor and Country stores where we’ll be happy to help you.